Thursday, September 21, 2006


Trogluddite Leading Cave Dance

Trogluddite Leading Cave Dance
Originally uploaded by schw4452.
The Trogluddite has taken another step forward in the evolutionary process and learned how to upload pictures from his computer and post them into a blog. You are rewarded with a rare photo of the Trogluddite in his native environment. Here he is, in his cave, leading a group of small ones in a cave dance. Some might say that this picture is actually from last November's Teddy Bear program at Imaginon, but all learned socieites and experts on prehistoric phenomena agree that the dancing figure shows unmistakable signs of being a Trogluddite.

The Trogluddite wants to post a disclaimer. I was afraid that people might misinterpret my Big Boy sign. My reference to "Bronto Pups" is a pun (the lowest form of humor, appropriate to my prehistoric brain). In some areas of the South, corn dogs are called "Pronto Pups". This was a cave dweller's attempt at subtle humor; in no way does the Trogluddite recommend the cooking of young dinosaurs--even for $3.99!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Boy, did I ever find something REALLY addicting! The Trogluddite thought that image generating was fun but had no idea how absorbing Library Thing could be. I could spend all evening reading the different posts, lists, groups, blogs, etc. on there! It's great fun to input favorite books into my library and see how many (or how few) others share the same books. It's particularly fascinating when I list a really good but not well-known picture book and see who else has on their lists. The Trogluddite hasn't this much fun since getting my first bow-and-arrow set. But, alas, I can't do this all night; I must turn away and do other library work. I'll be back to it, though!
PS--My prehistoric brain forgot to post the URL of the Big Boy Sign image. Here it is:

A quick post--the Trogluddite's brain is moving rapidly for once. Must be the influence of all these highly-evolved cowrkers. Here is the link to my Library Thing library:


Big Boy Sign

big boy sign
Originally uploaded by schw4452.
This is seriously addicting! The Trogluddite has spent several hours going through the Generator Blog site, looking at and playing with several different generators. I enjoyed many of them but this was the only one that I liked well enough to post. There were a couple of others that were great as well, but my prehistoric brain did not comprehend how to save and post one of them (the Jackson Pollock painting generator). The other one that I really wanted to try was the Picasso painting generator. It took me to a site called "Mr. Picasso Head". It looked like a lot of fun, but ever time I tried to work in it, nothing happened. There were no instuctions either, so the poor Trogluddite had to leave empty-handed. Has anyone tried that site successfully? Please let me know if you have.

Monday, September 18, 2006

As I said yesterday, the Trogluddite often acts in haste. Today I have spent a little more time looking at feedlines calmly and understand more. I actually added 2 feeds to my Bloglines page--Boy Meets Book and the feed. I looked over some of the other feedlines (Technorati and Syndic8) but didn't find much that was useful. I found all that I wanted on the Bloglines directory. I'll probably go back and investigate some of these again, but for now I'll move on to Item #10. The Trogluddite moves at the pace of a brontasaurus (except when he acts hastily) and has fallen far behind the more-highly-evolved species.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Trogluddite is very confused today. I've spent the last 30 minutes looking at feeds and don't understand why I should add any more to the feeds I already have. I have some good news feeds already--why do I need more? But the Troluddite often does things in haste. This was a lot of new information for my prehistoric brain (the size of a walnut), so I'll take more time tommorrow and really look things over. I am actually looking for sites about boys' reading. I think I added one called Book Meets Boy. I'll have to check to be sure it's really there. Should I look for information on this topic in feeds or should I wait for until I come to another of the 23 things? Maybe one of those will help me find the right info. These feeds seem to be either news or blogs and neither has yielded the information I want. Am I looking in the right place?

Thursday, September 14, 2006

All right, everyone, the Trogluddite's head is spinning. This is the URL to my Bloglines account (Bloglines page? Bloglines site?) and anyone is free to go look at it, but I'm not sure if I've put it in the right place or not. Does it belong in this post? I think so. But why did all my feeds show up on the left side of my blog page? I've asked and none of my younger and knowleable coworkers understand either. The Trogluddite is very confused. I need some time away from all this. These feeds look like a lot of fun, so the Trogluddite is going to go outside the cave and play with these new toys for a while.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Trogluddite has spent the morning in the Wikiencyclopedia, looking up computer terms and definitions. I started out by learning the meanings of unfamiliar terms such as mashups and API and went on to refresh my memory and understanding of very basic terms as RAM, bit, integrated circuits, etc. Wikiencyclopedia was very helpful and let me understand a lot of things that I knew only vaguely. It was very interesting--there was even a particularly fascinating article about the development of the transistor. The Trogluddite reflected, as he worked, on the amazing changes and advances in computer technology because, being prehistoric, he can remember the days when volcanoes erupted, dinosaurs roamed about, and the only computer languages were COBOL, FORTRAN, and BASIC. PC's were only a dream and Windows were holes in our caves that we looked through. The Trogluddite is constantly in awe of the amount of change he has seen over the years, especially in the speed and complexity of modern computers and the incredible things now possible with them. That's my blog about technology. Has anyone out there ever felt the same?

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


My Billboard

My Billboard
Originally uploaded by schw4452.
The Trogluddite has played around in Flickr and created a billboard! It's taken me alost 45 minutes to do it, though. I had to figure most of this out on my own. I thought the site (fd's Flickr Toys) would have given me step-by-step instructions on how to do this, but that's all right--the Trogluddite needs something to challege his prehistoric brain now and then.

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