Saturday, October 23, 2010

It's like making a mixed tape for the whole world ;) is a music site where you can listen for free to mixes made by fellow music lovers!  You can also create a mix; which, to me, feels like I'm making a mixed tape for the whole world to hear :)  Ahhh mixed tapes!  how I miss them....

So go to the site and click where appropriate to listen to some great mixes or you can search for specifics up on the right hand side at the top.  If you want to hear a clever mix from me type in "sounds from jenoe" and get to listening!  Another great mix is called "music for the reluctant studyer".  You can also (on the right hand side) listen to Halloween-type mixes; I just saw one called "Vampire Dance Party" ;)  And if you make a mix, post it on here so we can listen to it too!
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Ok, I forgot to put this the first time: If you are creating a mix, when you get to the "select tracks for your mix" page, click on the "all tracks" tab, type what you want to search for in the box, and then hit enter.  Once you see the song you want appear, drag it over to the left side box.  It took me a little bit to figure this out on my own ;)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A clever book club you'll have time and energy for:

Real Simple Magazine has an option for those of us who want to have the literary joy ;) of belonging to a book club, but without the pressure, planning, or even leaving our houses!

Each month people vote online which book they want to read (there's 3 or 4 options posted and you just have to pick one).  After the votes are in, the book is announced, and you get to reading.  During the month you can go on Real Simple's website and submit comments about the book/comment on what others have said.  Didn't finish the book within the month?  You're not the only one!  You can still go on after the month and post/comment.  Sometimes I just use this club to find good books to read and I skip the book club all together ;)

Check it out for yourself:

Google Docs ;)

Have you used Google Docs yet?  If you haven't, you will after you hear more about them!  It's a clever tool to create a document online and share it with others.  No more emailing drafts back and forth to others-do everything in real time.  It is great for working on projects with colleagues who are in a different location, or even on a different computer ;)  It would also be great for students working on group projects together.  My friend and I are constantly creating/updating our resume's.  Google Docs lets us show each other what we're working on and then invite one another to view and edit OR just view what we've put together.  It's very handy!

Here is a link for more information and how to use Google Docs (Google says it better than I can and why reinvent the wheel?!)