Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Bloglines account

I've created my bloglines account. I've subscribed to the Slashdot and Engadget feeds which are technology oriented as well as the Dilbert comic strip feed. :-)

Online Image Generator

There is an online image generator at
This will take an existing picture that you have and actually CREATE a mosaic image of it from other images. It's very interesting and I guess if you are looking for that kind of thing it's pretty cool. I've uploaded two images to my Flickr gallery that show the before and after pictures of this process.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Flickr and photos from erikcpattison

On the right you will find an RSS feed entitled photos from erikcpattison. These are my photos that I have put on my Flickr account.


Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Tasty sweet and sour meatballs with pineapple.
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 teaspoon salt
dash pepper
2 cups water
1 pound lean ground beef
1 egg, well beaten
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 cup sliced celery
1 red bell pepper, cut in strips
1 green bell pepper, cut in strips
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 slices pineapple, cut into quarters
In large mixing bowl, combine bread crumbs with minced onion, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup water. Add ground beef and egg. Shape beef mixture into 16 meatballs. Brown slowly in a large skillet over medium low heat.
When browned and cooked through, remove meatballs from skillet and set aside. Cook celery and pepper strips in skillet for about 5 minutes. Add remaining water, vinegar, brown sugar, and soy sauce. Mix cornstarch with a little cold water then add to skillet; stir well and cook for about 4 minutes. Add meatballs, pineapple slices. Cook until heated through. Serves 4.

Welcome video!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

RSS Feeds and blogs

Link your blogs into the RSS Feeds in Outlook 2007.

With Outlook 2007 you can display RSS Feeds. RSS stands for

Really Simple Syndication and it's a way for you to automatically collect information from the net and bring it to where you want it for easy viewing. On sites such as blogger, you can subscribe to the RSS feed and anytime the information is updated you will also be able to see it in your RSS viewer such as Outlook.

ITS Web 2.0

This is a result of setting up Microsoft One Note included with Office 2007 to automatically post and show blogs. I want to find out how dynamic this is and if it is a useful tool. Apparently MS Word is the editor used when creating a blog entry. EP.

Excercise 1 through 4 complete

Ok. I've completed excercises 1 though 4. Bethany should now have the link to this blog.

The 7 1/2 habits

Good day!
After viewing the presentation on the 7 1/2 habits, I realized just how much of a lifelong learner I am. I hope that we all are! I really do find that I am always trying to learn something new and preferrably fun and/or interesting.
My answer to the question about what is the habit listed that I find easiest is "Viewing problems as challenges". It's almost a life philosophy of mine. I believe that people can do anything with the right attitude and maybe a bit of hard work.
If I had to pick something that I was not very good at I would say the "playing" part. I really need to learn to take a break once in a while or enjoy something instead of continuing to push myself.

Hello Blogosphere!

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog. I'm creating this as part of the University of the Virgin Islands ITS Summer Web 2.0 project. Although I am very familiar with what blogs, wikis and the like are all about I have never really put them to any use. I sincerely hope that actually creating such things will encourage me to put them to some kind of practical use :-)
Until next time, take care!