Build the Open Shelves Classification

July 14, 2008

Build the Open Shelves Classification

Description: I hereby invite you to join the Open Shelves Classification (OSC), a free, “humble,” modern, open-source, crowd-sourced replacement for the Dewey Decimal System.

—from LibraryThing.

You can follow its progress or contribute to its effort here

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Flowchart — new free online flowchart site and I have invites!

July 13, 2008


So, I volunteered to whip up a little flowchart of a project. It’s fairly straightforward and the critical path is rather obvious. I also think I’m pretty good with flow charts. Not only have I been to lots of project management workshops and classes, but I spent way too much time in a previous position (information/document specialist & blueprint librarian) working with Visio. Somehow, not only the job of managing the organizational chart for a relatively huge division of a global company, but much of record keeping of their project management, had fallen to the IS at some point.

Unfortunately (or perhaps, fortunately!) I no longer have Visio to spit out those beautiful interconnected flowcharts and structured org charts. So, in the past, I’ve used Word, Excel, or some other product, when I’ve need to fake a flowchart. Today, in digging around on the net a little, I found a beta test of a new free online flowchart creator, flowchart.com (think you can remember that? LOL). It is not perfect (for one, entering colors by hexcode didn’t seem to work, and the colors are very standard, otherwise) , but whoa! it works otherwise.

So, if you want to try this flowchart site, you can either add your name to the que for an invitation, or you can drop me an email, and I’ll send you an invite. I only have 6 invites left.


Flowchart — new free online flowchart site and I have invites!

July 13, 2008


So, I volunteered to whip up a little flowchart of a project. It’s fairly straightforward and the critical path is rather obvious. I also think I’m pretty good with flow charts. Not only have I been to lots of project management workshops and classes, but I spent way too much time in a previous position (information/document specialist & blueprint librarian) working with Visio. Somehow, not only the job of managing the organizational chart for a relatively huge division of a global company, but much of record keeping of their project management, had fallen to the IS at some point.

Unfortunately (or perhaps, fortunately!) I no longer have Visio to spit out those beautiful interconnected flowcharts and structured org charts. So, in the past, I’ve used Word, Excel, or some other product, when I’ve need to fake a flowchart. Today, in digging around on the net a little, I found a beta test of a new free online flowchart creator, flowchart.com (think you can remember that? LOL). It is not perfect (for one, entering colors by hexcode didn’t seem to work, and the colors are very standard, otherwise) , but whoa! it works otherwise.

So, if you want to try this flowchart site, you can either add your name to the que for an invitation, or you can drop me an email, and I’ll send you an invite. I only have 6 invites left.


need an invite?

October 2, 2007

So, with all the various invite stuff (Yahoo’s new social networking service, mash), pownce, etc. if you didn’t receive an invite, you probably get tired of trying to figure out which one of your technie friends received an invite, so you could go bug them, right?

Well, here is your answer.
Inviteshare


Yahoo tests social network

September 18, 2007

Article about yahoo’s attempt to crack myspace and facebook’s domain; more at techcrunch. Also some brief discussion about whether this is the end of Yahoo 360. I wondered the same thing.

Of course, mash is invitation only and I didn’t receive an invitation (despite the fact that I really have been using yahoo’s services for EVER it feels like…)

I always wonder how they determine who gets invites….
Anyhow, if you have one, would you mind sharing? email me at georgiawebgurl@yahoo.com


del.icio.us testing new features

September 14, 2007

If you are a del.icio.us user, you may be interested in knowing that del.icio.us is testing some new features. If you didn’t receive an invite (I didn’t, which doesn’t mean much…) then you can request to be added to list.

I do hope that this will also mean more functionality in searching. For example in the Cataloging links page which is populated by del.icio.us links, it would be great if I could include a search box limited to user … Currently, searching by user is limited to being logged in.

http://blog.del.icio.us/blog/2007/09/taste-test.html


a little news on freebase

September 3, 2007

While freebase.org is still developer only (are these related? a little hard to tell, but I think yes) freebase.com is now open, no invitation needed.

So, there. Go play in a new sandbox! ;-D