Hey so you may have noticed I have been gone for a bit from the online world. Things just seemed to get busy, and then I was without a computer until today. Do not fear I am back and after a lovely call to apple I have a brand new Mac Book Pro, which can I say is so hott. The new design is really sleek, if apple could get any sleeker. So I'm back online and a little behind I only have to read 90 blogs posts on my reader, and respond to countless emails, being away from the internet is not easy.
TED is really one of my favorite things, I found out about TED back in February of 2008 when somebody told me bout this great video they had watched about a brain scientist who had a stroke. When I moved to Regina and had the luxury of High Speed Internet, I decided to check out this TED thing. Well soon enough I was loosing hours on this thing, and I am still finding great videos, so when I saw the tech task I didn't say "what the hell is TED" I said "oh no I have so many favorite videos which one will I present on".
I decided on my original favorite video about the brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor and her Stroke of Insight which is also the title of her book that she has written about her stroke and her full 8 year recovery back to being a brain scientist.
I decided to watch Robin's recommendation Robert Lang folds way-new origami which was an extremely interesting look at origami and how once we found out the laws of origami through mathematical process we could really make just about anything.
Here is a screen shot of my new best friend, my igoogle. I used to have so many tabs open, one for facebook, one for g mail, and those were just the standard ones. Now that I have also started using Remember the milk, twitter, and Google reader it is really helpful to have them all in one place. Now lets talk about some of the widgets I have added. I have my G mail, and my facebook, my reader, and also many news sites too. I added the how to of the day which I find more entertaining than educational, the how to's range from "How to Grind" to "How to Clean Ugg Boots". One of the widgets that I find disappointing is the del.icio.us one, it seems clunky in appearance, and I find the two buttons located beside the home key on my browser are much more effective, if I press the checked one I get the full version of my bookmarks, and if I hit the tag one I get the delicious bookmark window.