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I started this blog as part of a technology training I've taking through the Public Library System in my area. This is a work in progress while I learn about a variety of topics including: blogs, RSS Feeds, podcasting, social networking, language learning and more. As time pass by and I master all technological topics included in the training, I'll start adding posts with up-to-date information that I'm sure will be very helpful for you.
I hope you enjoy it.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
But as I said, it was 2 weeks ago. I decided to join all Facebook users. What a surprise! I started to find some of my classmates from elementary and high school. Thanks to Facebook I discovered that one of my high school friends was on vacation here in Orlando, FL, and we were able to meet after more than 10 years of not seen each other. This is wonderful, you can meet new friends and reunite with old friends.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
QuickBooks Pro Level 1
QuickBooks Pro Level 2
Monday, August 3, 2009
Who hasn't used an online map application to look for driving directions? Since I moved to Orlando, FL online maps are my best friends to anywhere I go. I don't leave my home without looking for driving directions if I'm going to a place for the first time. With CommunityWalk you can create personal or business maps where you can add markers to indicate your favorite places. Look at some of places around My Neighborhood.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I selected Diigo for my bookmarks. I picked this one because offer the ability to highlight text, and make sticky notes about the information of your interest in every site I bookmark and keeps it available for me at any time. Others will not see it, but I'll not need to read an article twice. Wonderful!
You can start using some of my sites by looking to my bookmarks page in Diigo. Have fun!
Well, when I started reading the lesson about Language Learning and discovered I needed to learn a language I decided to go for a third one and my pick was French. Why? Since I already speak and write English and Spanish I wanted to learn another one. Why not be trilingual! It has been really hard and I'm just starting the second lesson, but I hope I can get something good from it. I have learned so far how to start a conversation when you're meeting someone like: Good Day. How are you doing which in French is Bonjour! Comment allez-vous? and you respond I go well. Thank you and you? which in French is Je vais bien. Merci, Et vous.
One curious and important thing I have learned so far is, the French language makes distintion of gender when talking to someone by using a different word. For example, the word you in English is used when you're talking to someone who is a close friend or someone you're just meeting. In French, like in Spanish two different words are used. If you're talking to a close friend in French you say "tu" (curiously in Spanish we use the same word "tu"), but if you're talking to someone you should show respect or you're just meeting you need to use the word "vous" (in Spanish we use "usted").
Well, this is going to be all for now. I'll continue my journey and keep you posted on how my language lessons are going. Au revoir!