Making Blogging Smarter and Easier

If the only blog tools you’re using are your favorite web browser and your blogging host’s default editor, you’re working a lot harder than you need to.

Ian Soper (The Nameless Church and iansoper.com just introduced me to a new browser, Flock, which is the first web browser optimized for blogging, photo sharing, and other social networking tasks.

Flock makes it this easy to blog about a web page:

  1. Open the web page in Flock
  2. Right-click on the page
  3. Select Blog This
  4. Flock opens its integrated blog editor and adds a hyperlink.

Flock can do much, much more: check it out.

Blogged with Flock

Classes, Uncategorized

See you at IvyTech in July…and beyond

I’ll be teaching a trio of non-credit courses in July at IvyTech’s Evansville campus:

– Digital Photography (using my own Easy Digital Cameras book for the text)

– Scanning and Archiving Your Photos  – learn how to convert your old photos into digital format, edit, enhance, print, and share them

– Buying and Selling on eBay

Download the summer 2006 non-credit class catalog. The catalog is in Abobe PDF format; use Acrobat Reader or equivalent to view it.

Get Adobe Reader (free!) here.

For more information, call the Workforce and Economic Development Continuing Education office at (812)429-9807 or drop Lisa Harvey a line at ldharvey@ivytech.edu.

If you’re looking for a way to make the summer more interesting, join us! These classes are fun, provide personalized instruction, and will get you off on the right foot with a new hobby, or make the hobby you have more enjoyable and profitable.

If you haven’t been to IvyTech’s Evansville campus lately, be prepared to be stunned. It’s a terrific facility with many new classrooms, offices, and other enhancements. Get a Mapquest map here.

If your summer is already booked up, these classes and more will be available this fall.

Books, Events

Mark on the Road, June 28

I’ll be speaking to the new GETIT (Greater Evansville Territory Information Technologists) organization (write to getit.info@gmail.com for more information) on Wednesday, June 28th, from 11:45AM to 1PM in Evansville Central Library’s Browning Events Room B. Central Library’s at 200 SE. Click for Mapquest map.

I’ll be discussing my new book Upgrading and Repairing Servers during my talk, What Makes a Server a Server? If you’re thinking about building or buying a server, work with servers, or just wonder what makes them different from PCs, join us.

It’s a lunchtime event, so bring your lunch with you, or order one no later than Monday, June 26 (they’re $10 each). Contact Mary Rhodes at mary.rhodes@gmail.com to RSVP your lunch reservation.

I will have copies of Upgrading and Repairing Servers  and other recent books available at special prices. I’ll be happy to autograph these books and copies you already have.

It’s a great deal: feed your mind, your face, and meet new technology pros – three for one! See you there!