Friday, May 22, 2009

Stone Quarry - Natural Stone For Sale !

P & P Stone, LLC
(570) 967-2279
See description below
<---------Half Inch Pattern
<-------1 Inch Pattern
We have been in the quarry business for 10 years. Right now we have 1 inch and 1/2 inch pattern - off color - faces are excellent. This would make beautiful landscaping material. If anyone knows of any buyers here in the northeast US.....please let us know! (570) 967-2279 or E-Mail at cathe@beenhereandthere.com.
We have also have C & S Enterprise Systems go to http://peacefullhills.com/blog

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Last Class - whole class was so great!

This is what I learned:

  • Create
  • add graphics
    • photo
    • clip art
    • stop sub list now
  • new

this is going to be centered

This is a list of ways to organize a memoir:

  • By geography
  • By chronology
    • Early years
    • Later years
  • By family
  • Matriarchal
  • Patriarchal
  • By education

Just type a couple of lines and go back into the HTML window in order to play with p tags and try compose and HTML.

    Last class miscellaneous topics

    Already talked about, quick review:

    • Permalinks & trackbacks
    • Splogs & comment spam
    • Anonymity
    • Captcha
    • Copyright, etiquette & ethics
    More technical details Growing your blog
    • Set goals
    • Network
    • Cultivate your readers
    Resources

    Sunday, May 3, 2009

    Photo storage, online backup

    • Shutterfly is currently totally free with no limits. BUT they do claim to acquire license to use/distribute/reproduce your photos. This is the same language Facebook ran into problems with recently. If you ever might want to sell your pictures, stay far away. For regular people, maybe not a problem... Reviews of Shutterfly
    • Snapfish claims unlimited storage with minimum purchase (1 print at 9 cents and 99 cents shipping). And it belongs to HP, so it's likely to stick around. They do warn that they may downsample (shrink) photos that are more than 9 megapixel resolution (HUGE, in other words). Same language as Shutterfly but (v. important!) specified to be for the service. Reviews of Snapfish
    • SmugMug, which I'd never heard of before (what an awful name, IMO), is extremely popular with professional photographers. $39.95/year, unlimited storage. Very elegant-looking features like albums & slideshows--they care about esthetics. Reviews of SmugMug
    • Flickr is $24.95/year (or $47.99 for 2 years) for unlimited storage.
    • Kodak Gallery (used to be Ofoto) requires a minimum purchase of $20/year for over 2GB. Doesn't look promising.
    • Zoto is like SmugMug but much smaller. $19.95/year
    In class, I mentioned how happy I've been with Carbonite for online backup. I paid $80.95 (with a coupon) for 2 years, which is only $3.38 a month. Restoring files (which I haven't had to do for real yet) is very easy. Here's a screen shot:If you're possibly interested, you can get a free month if I refer you and I get free months also. Let me know and I'll email you the link.

    Monday, April 27, 2009

    Strike-through in Blogger

    There's not a really easy way... but you can wrap your text with in the Edit HTML window. I'll show you tomorrow in classPrevious comments

    Tuesday, April 21, 2009

    Wonderful new book coming out on June 9th

    Be sure to check out A Cup of Comfort for Dog Lovers II!

    Beautiful Mountains

    Another Interesting Class

    All about linking. Let's try linking to a previous post about canoeing. You can find some great pictures of canoes.
    Photo from Flickr and it was from Inaz
    Here is a good online backup service

    Sunday, April 19, 2009

    How to add an image in Blogger

    Usually, you want to add an image from your own computer. You can link to an image elsewhere on the Web; that's called "hot-linking," and only some websites allow it. If you have a Flickr or other photo-sharing account, that's fine. If you hot-link to an image without checking whether it's OK with the site owner, you may end up with an embarrassing message instead of an image. Always, you want an image you have the rights to use. There are places to find public domain or Creative Commons images you can use. Here are a few:

    Here is a a list of one hundred sources from 2007. Some may have moved or changed, and some may be full of pop-ups or otherwise annoying to use! If you find an image from one of these sites you want to use, download it to your computer by right-clicking and choosing "Save Picture As" ("Save Image As" in Firefox). Browse to the location you want ("My Pictures" for example) and feel free to change the name of the image to something more meaningful to you. But, if the image requires attribution, do not leave the page where you downloaded it until you've copied the link and the name of the person--in other words, leave the page open until you've finished your post. Adding an image on your computer:
    • Click the image icon (to the right of the spell-check)
    • Click Browse
    • Find the image on your computer
    • Click the radio button under the layout you want (None, Left, Right, Center)
    • Click the size you want (Small, Medium, Large)
    • Click Upload Image
    • Click Done
    • You can click on the image and drag it elsewhere in your post
    Adding an image from the Web that you KNOW you can hotlink to:
    • You must have the link directly to the image--NOT to the website on which the image is.
    • The simplest way is to right-click on the image and choose "Copy Shortcut" ("Copy Image Location" in Firefox)
    • Once the link is on your clipboard, go back to your Blogger compose window and click the image icon.
    • On the right-hand side, click inside the URL box and paste the link (right-click and choose Paste, or Control-V, or Edit/Paste from the menus)
    • Choose your layout and size (see above)
    • Click Upload Image
    • Click Done
    • Once again, you can click and drag to move the picture
    If you change your mind or want to try a different size or layout, click the picture and press your Delete button. If your photo needs attribution (the author lets you use it but wants credit and/or a link), link the photo back to the author or the page it came from. In the compose window, click the photo and then click the Link icon. Paste in the link to the PAGE this time (not directly to the image). You should also add a note attributing the photo to its author. Unfortunately, doing image caption in Blogger is a little advanced. For now, I would recommend at the bottom of your post putting in "Image by so-and-so" with the name linked back to the person's profile (usually the name is a link on the page you got it from; right-click the name, choose "Copy Shortcut," and paste in the link as the URL). You can make the credit line italic and small to distinguish it as sort of a footnote to the post.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009

    How to make a link in Blogger

    Links are made of two parts:

    • the URL (address of the webpage you want to link to--in the address bar, starts with http://)
    • the link text (what you see to click on, usually blue and underlined)
    Normally they should be two different things. If you do want the webpage address to be visible, you at least want to take off the http://, which is visual noise. You want to copy and paste the URL, not type it in. So to make links, it's very very helpful to be able to switch back and forth between browser windows or tabs. One window or tab will have the Blogger post you are composing, and one will have the webpage you want to link to. To create a link: 1. Copy the URL to your clipboard:
    • In the tab/window with the website you want to link to, click ONCE in the address bar. This should turn the entire URL blue (highlighted).
    • You can right-click on top of the highlighted URL and choose "Copy"; OR use the keyboard shortcut (Control-C); OR use the Edit menu and choose "Copy"
    2. Click back to the Blogger compose window or tab and create the link:
    • In the Blogger compose area, type the link text you want to use.
    • Highlight the link text
    • Click the little icon of a globe with a link (about the middle of the formatting bar)
    • A pop-up window will open with "http://" already highlighted
    • Do not left-click!
    • Either right-click on the highlighted "http://" and choose "Paste"; OR use the keyboard shortcut (Control-V); OR use the Edit menu and choose "Paste."
    • Click "OK"
    You're done! Publish the post and test the link. If it doesn't work, edit the post, highlight the link text, and try again.

    Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    Here are some reaoil words:
    • Shoe
    • Horse
    • Dog
    • Cat
    • Bird

    Now my list is done.

    My friend said to me the other day:

    Hey, how about if we go get some ice cream? Let me just keep typing until I get to th e end of this line

    This is the better way to link

    The library in Susquehanna County has many wonderful books.

    Generic dull title

    I have control over font, and the appearance of my page. Google link, this the Baroni page. this is a new place to find a used car Then again, maybe I want to buy a canoe made by Harold Deal.

    Hardscape/Landscaping products

    Your Text Colorhardscape project is not only an investment , it is your out door escape in your world at home.Font size www.mastersconcrete.com

    This is a generic boring title

    Google this Best concrete company in the world!!!!

    Monday, April 13, 2009

    Follow-up from third class

    Powerpoint of the handout Recap of domain name purchasing: --If you want to pay a premium for highly-rated consumer service and a toll-free number, Network Solutions is the gold standard. Their rate is 34.95 per year, with a discount for multiple years; if you want to get 5 years at once, it goes down to $23/year. They make you a TON of offers when you go to buy, so make sure to click "continue" without selecting anything and double-check the price is what you expect before you log out. http://www.networksolutions.com/domain-name-registration/index.jsp --To save a little bit of money but still with a phone number (not toll-free), it does look like the one I use, enomcentral, is still considered pretty good. You also have to turn down a lot of extra services and on this one you have to unclick them. But they no longer offer a multiple-year discount! So if you're willing to buy a few years at once, you might as well use Network Solutions. http://www.enomcentral.com/domains/default.asp

    Saturday, April 4, 2009

    Follow-up from second class

    Powerpoint for the second class (the handout was a printout of the slides) Further reading:

    Monday, March 30, 2009

    Links for Tuesday's class

    Keeping up with blogs (feed accumulators):

    Different blog platforms with examples Twitter Some specialized blog platforms:

    Saturday, March 28, 2009

    Notes from the first class

    I've uploaded the first Powerpoint to Scribd--click here to view. Class participants will receive the syllabus/handout in an email--not something to post on the Internet at large since it has phone numbers in it! Here's some further reading if you're interested:

    Monday, March 23, 2009

    Welcome!

    Our first blogging class will be held tomorrow. During the eight weeks we'll explore the ever-growing and changing world of blogs, with lots of hands-on experimentation. See you at the Montrose High School at 5pm!