Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Goals and new things for 2009

While we were still on vacation in MD, my husband, all my kids and grandchildren took off to see the Air and Space Museum in VA. (It was raining and I opted not to go since I was still getting over my head cold.) So I was surfing for new things to learn and learn about.

It has been pointed out to me by several websites, newsletters etc that it is a "must" to have video on your web sites and blogs (unless you want to be behind) Of course, I don't want to be behind, so I've been looking into how to make a video for my web site and/or blog.

My mind is spinning! When it comes to communicating in the modern age, I do have a cell phone. But I never turn it on unless I want to call someone when I'm away from home. (Ask my daughter) So, iPods, Blackberries and the like are beyond me. But I've been working on it.

I now know about Audacity, and something called Lame MP3 and you must have iTunes on your computer to put it all together. (Even though I have a PC) I think I will need at least a microphone to do the audio file which is how I thought I'd start. My camera does short videos which does include the audio. Need to get organized but one step at a time.

I progressed during the afternoon while all by myself, to down load Audacity and iTunes. Now, I must explain that I had also, at the same time, completed about 6 inches of a fiber Kumihimo necklace I've been working on. You know the status lines that show the progress of your download? Cracks me up: 33 minutes left, 39 minutes, 20 minutes, 70 % Oh, yes, that was just for the first step. Now status is 25 minutes, 33 minutes. and so on and so forth!

Thus Kumihimo accomplished!!

And soon they came home! More later.



  1. Sound like you are having a marvelous time with family! I too have wanted to add a video (slide show), but couldn't get it to upload to blogger. Not sure what I was doing wrong. Maybe I need to try it again.

    Have a great New Year!

  2. Well that's quite an undertaking Bev. Not sure you have to have video, but I guess it's pretty cool if you do. I'm not concerned with having it on mine.
    I got a new camera for xmas and I have to learn how to use it. It's really fancy- 35mm digital slr. There are lots of features to learn and interchangeable lenses too-like I said very fancy! I'm hoping to read up on it and make sense of things! Everything is just so high tech. these days.

    Happy New Year to you and your family!