Jubaru’s Blog

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Polar Bear on a Treadmill March 11, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — jubaru @ 10:12 pm

You just gotta watch this! It is so funny … brings back memories of my days at the gym.

Maybe we should get Polar Bear to use our new security door for the User Services Workroom?  My nose is getting sore from banging into the door – I dread to think what would happen to Bear!

I hope the embedding works our no-one will have a clue what I’m laughing at.

No change there then!


Library Thing February 3, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — jubaru @ 10:46 pm

Nah, not for me, this one I’m afraid.  I do read alot (an awful lot!) but I can’t do with reviewing books, pulling them to pieces and putting them back together again.  If I like it, I like it and I don’t want to have to think about why I like it – I just accept that I do.

I don’t see the point in cataloguing my books either.  I have a book shelf for that.  A bookshelf that I can look at much easier than I can any database.  OK maybe not if I am away from home but then I have never been in such a rush to see what books I possess that it can’t wait till I get home.  After all, if I needed to know something about the book so badly I would probably have to thumb through it anyway to make sure it was the right one/said what I thought it said, etc.


But then again, there was a link through to ReadIt, SwapIt – now there’s a site I could use.  I have dozens of books that I know I won’t read again that I would happily swap with someone for something better.  And it’s free!!!! (apart from postage and packing!). A bit of an online Stringers-meets-Ebay, but less complicated.  Brilliant idea!  Why didn’t I think to look for something like that before?  I am still back to cataloguing but at least there is a purpose to it now.  I am a happy bunny.


South Park/Comic Strip/Image Chef combo February 2, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — jubaru @ 10:33 pm

Love it!  Me and the boys had a hoot creating these pictures.  I could have spent hours doing this task.

Me as a South Park character

Me as a South Park character

This was done on the South Park site suggested in 25 things.  I then put the picture onto a banner using Comic Strip:

Me on a banner

Me on a banner

And then made myself into a jigsaw using the Image Chef

And now I'm a jigsaw

And now I'm a jigsaw

Good or what??

I wasn’t too impressed with the smiley faces – they were just plain boring in comparison.

But then I made myself into an avatar using the last site suggested:

... if only!

... if only!

OK – so I was a bit creative here.  I only actually look like that in my dreams!  Ah well – maybe I’ll put more slap on tomorrow.  :o))


Social Networking February 1, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — jubaru @ 10:19 pm

I love Facebook.  I have been on it for a few months now and have now become addicted.  It started when I created a new group – just to see what happened and left it alone for a while.  The next time I looked I had 44 members!  There are now 53.

Facebook is a fab way to keep up with friends that you don’t see very often.  You get to find out what they are up to, where they have been through photos etc.  You can also do compatibility tests, send each other virtual gifts and make little comments on their status.

I have been lucky enough to find two old school friends that I had lost touch with and now love to see what they are up to.

Just joined Twitter tonight and I am unconvinced at the moment.  I definately prefer Facebook because there is more of interest to me but Twitter could be handy as a quick catch up.  Unfortunately none of my friends other than those doing 25 things are on Twitter so it is not too good for me just yet – but we’ll see …


Google Mapoogle January 18, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — jubaru @ 3:40 pm


I created a map here showing 3 different locations for people who are important to me, but close enough to fit on one map.  I have used Google maps before loads of times, but have never saved them because they are usually one-offs.  This might come in handy in future, we will have to see.


Just Del.icio.us December 1, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — jubaru @ 10:53 pm

Now this is one I REALLY like  :o))  How have I survived without it?  How many times have I sat at work and wanted to access a website that I have bookmarked at home and can’t remember the name?  Too many to count. Very handy for people as forgetful as me.

I like the way bookmarks can be organised by tagging too.  I have lots of bookmarks at home that are not in any particular folder because I know I would spend ages looking in the wrong folders.  You can have as many tags as you like on one website and whichever tag you look under you should find the one you want.

It could be really handy on the help desk.  There are loads of IE icons on the desktop, tabs and also bookmarks in IE all going to different sources of information.  We could tidy it all up and put it on delicious.  Just need to find the time to do it now :o(


RSS Feeds November 27, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — jubaru @ 10:07 pm

Yep.  I get this one.  I think that this could be really handy for both home and work.  I have subscribed to:

  • A site that provides tips on using Macs – not got a clue so every bit helps!
  • Techie blogs – might be a bit too indepth for me though.
  • Huddersfield Examiner for local stuff
  • Budget Fashionista – for money saving fashion tips
  • 25 Things – of course!
  • Dilbert – to keep me smiling  :o))    See?  It works

… and a few others.

I like the idea, but I’m not sure how much I would use it.  I have subscribed to regular email newsletters in the past and after reading the first few I end up just deleting them.  I have a feeling I would look at these for a few weeks and then just stop looking.  But we will wait and see – you never know I might surprise myself.