Embedding a video in a Wordpress blog post

While doing the final week of SLA 23 Things, I was puzzled that the video I added wasn’t embedded in my post, but rather was hotlinked in the sentence about it. I had expected when I clicked on the “add media” icon in my Wordpress dashboard that it would be embedded (i.e., there would be [...]

SLA 23 Things Week 9 Podcasts, Video & Downloadable Audio

Video sharing sites
Youtube – I have favourite Youtube videos categoried as music (by artist for some of my favourite musicians), dogs (by activity for some), humour, and more). I’ve been using Youtube mostly for leisure activities, but lately have been finding news and instructional videos to be very useful. I haven’t yet uploaded any of [...]

SLA 23 Things Week 8 Online Applications & Tools

Online productivity tools
As part of this week’s tasks, I read the About.com article Top Ten Productivity Web Sites. Of these 10 tools, I already use:

TinyURL – I use this site when I’m not on my own computer. I have the FireFox add-on TinyURL Creator on my own machine.
Gmail – I forward all of my email [...]

SLA 23 Things Week 5 RSS & Newsreaders

I’ve been using Bloglines for years to follow (when I find time) news feeds, primarily those in information science, health policy and personal/professional productivity. I also follow some boxer feeds and art feeds.

Checking out the Quick Pick Subscriptions, I see there are quite a few that I’m already subscribed to, and others that I’ll check [...]

SLA 23 Things Week 4 Photos & Images – Part 2

Last weekend, I worked on SLA2Tthings with a friend using Skype. It was a fun way to explore flickr and delicious. We each brought our different expertise and questions, which enhanced the experience for both of us.
Since then, I’ve been exploring image sites further and learning more about mashups, of which I’ve had a general [...]

SLA 23 Things Week 4 Photos & Images – Part 1

I’ve been using Flickr for some time – I’m not quite sure when I created my account and starting uploading photos. I have a Pro account because I wanted to create multiple sets and not be limited by maximum allowable uploads in any given month. I have both private and public sets. I figured most [...]

SLA 23 Things Week 3: Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati

I was glad to see the deadline for completing SLA’s 23Things extended to December 15th. I’ve had a busy few months of back to back and overlapping projects. Now that I have a bit of breathing room, I’m picking 23Things up again.
delicious
I’ve had a delicious account for a while. I’ve made a start at organizing [...]

Working with WordPress themes – continuing with SLA23Things

I’ve spent several days “trying on” different WordPress themes for this blog, personalizing them a bit, and then seeing what they look like on the screen, abandoning the ones I don’t like. I now have something that’s workable, after changing colours for the header (which I discovered was in several pieces), removing elements that I [...]

Thoughts on creating a first blog

Yesterday I pored over WordPress blog themes until I was almost cross-eyed (and if I’d gotten there, it would have been a first – I tried without any success to do this when I was a kid because all my friends could do it). I’ve been thinking for a while that I’d like to try [...]