Friday, September 10, 2010

Geek Out

I'm such a geek.

Last year the school librarian taught me how to enter books into the library's computerized version of what used to be called a "card catalog." (I used to type the index cards for actual card catalogs when I worked in a library during high school!) This involved using Mac computers, with a whole new operating system, not to mention the software for the library program.

So I made myself a little one-page "cheat sheet" to make it easier to remember these instructions week to week--not like I even had the opportunity to get to this task each week, so I didn't have enough time to really get familiar with the job.

Now I have a Kindle, and some handy-dandy software that allows me to convert .PDF files to ebook format. I also have some other handy-dandy software that allows me to make .PDF files by copy-and-pasting from WORD. So I took that WORD document, changed it into a .PDF, then changed that into an ebook, which I promptly imported into the Kindle.

I'm a proud geek tonight.


Sarah Oldham said...

I am not a tech person. I wish I was more so.
I tagged you for a meme.

Rosemary Bogdan said...

I am so jealous of your tech. ability. The kindle seems fascinating. I just wish they had an option of changing the background color so people (like my daughter), who can read more easily with a bluish, background could use it for reading.

Laura said...

I would love to know your thoughts on the kindle. I love books...but I think the kindle is the way to go...saving the planet yada yada yada...seriously.

Barb, sfo said...

Laura, I don't think I could ever give up on "paper" books but the Kindle is awfully nice for when I'm out and about. I can carry 100 books but not add to the bulk or weight of my device!