Of course I love YouTube
I've posted so many YouTube videos on this blog already
But just to humor you all, I will post another (and maybe this time it will be more educational!).
The thing I really love YouTube for is the educational/DIY type of videos. Obviously some of them are really good and some are horrible but I am almost always able to find what I have been looking for.
Just a few weeks ago my friend Mandy and I decided we wanted to make crab rangoons for Jon and Sean but we had no idea what we were doing.
So we looked on YouTube and found this video:
It worked like charm. Gai (or Kai in some of his videos) not only gave us a recepie but step by step instructions for making the crab rangoons.
They turned out great!
Now, I've been subscribing to podcasts on and off for a while. Well pretty much since I got my first iPod about 5 years ago.
Right now I've been listening to Car Talk (from NPR) and the KnitPicks podcast (its knitting!)
And I love them both. They're great for long distances and don't get as messy on my iPod as audio books (which never have all of the tracks right!)
I think podcast would be great for recording special events at the library and sharing them with the public (video podcasts would be even better!) or as a kind of tutorial.
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I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO USE OVERDRIVE WITH MY MAC AND IPOD!
This is my number one greatest wish.
Santa, Please bring me Overdrive that works for Christmas. I promise I'll be good for the rest of the year.
I know its all the fault of Apple/Microsoft/the music and audiobook companies but I feel like we are not reaching a lot of our patrons because its not compatable.
I know there are cheap audio players out there. The $40-ish one offered as a prize for this program for example. But I really don't want something else. I want audiobooks on my iPod that I A) don't have to buy them from iTunes or someone else or B) I don't have to physically upload each CD. I don't mind the short lending period, I don't mind downloading new software, I just want it to work with my iPod.
So Santa, please fulfill my request.
And don't even get me started on MyLibraryDV.