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17:07 Wednesday 10.08.2008

Flock – trying out a new browser

Filed under: internet — Cait @ 5:07 pm
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Here I am — experimenting again. Don’t like this interface as much as I do Scribefire/Firefox — but until I can get that fixed, this is an alternative.

I’m also checking out some of the other features of Flock. It interfaces with Twitter, but not with Plurk – which is a shame.

And, althought I can add tags – don’t see a way to place in a category while composing within Flock. Will look somemore… ah… problem solved!! As soon as I hit “publish” — a window pops up asking for the category! :)

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16:58 Saturday 09.20.2008

@ComcastCares

Filed under: opinion — Cait @ 4:58 pm
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Don’t know if anyone has noticed — but there appears to be a team of people with the email addy We_Can_Help@cable.comcast.com .  They are on Twitter, Plurk (although not actively plurking), and commenting on blogs all over the net (including my previous post “I Called Comcast…” .) 

I hesitated to respond to the commenter — I had no idea who these people were — where they really Comcast employees?  Did they have nefarious intentions?  My friend Gary’s wife, a middle school teacher, had recently completed a state-required course on internet safety — and was told to *never* respond to such posts with any personal information — so I didn’t.

It seems, however, that perhaps these folks are for real.

Another blogger, a comp sci professor in California, also had an issue with Comcast — and the ComcastCares team resolved the issue — in a manner that exceeded his expectations. 

So perhaps I *will* contact them.  Gary suggested I should ask @ComcastCares “about what?”, since caring is *not* the experience that any of my circle of friends have had.  But perhaps they have finally realized that customer service actually has value.  Should I stay with Comcast or not?  Verdict is still out here — especially with Fios at my doorstep…

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13:08 Monday 08.18.2008

Web 2.0

Filed under: blogging — Cait @ 1:08 pm
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I just learned this term yesterday — apparently it refers to all the stuff I know nothing about — all the social networking stuff that has appeared since my computer broke 2 years ago…

I signed up for Twitter — then followed a tag to Sarah Hartley — and although I don’t know her — she has taught me so much! Thanks to her, I’ve signed up for twhirl, plurk, facebook (although I didn’t like that I couldn’t just use my nick there, so I deactivated), twitterfeed…. and I’ve gotten a bit confused about how to integrate all of these things….It seems like any one of them could occupy all of my time… detrimental to “real” life ;)

9:40 Saturday 08.16.2008

Scribfire!

Filed under: blogging — Cait @ 9:40 am
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Once again — I started at one place on the web — and before I knew it I had spent the day making new discoveries! :) Yesterday I signed up for twitter — and linked my phone — haven’t made proper updates — will get there, I suppose. But that led to —

Foxmarks — a fantistic way of keeping bookmarks available online — and synced with my favorite browser — Firefox — which I have configured with a kitty theme — makes me smile each time I use it! :) which led to —

Scribfire — a way of posting to blog from within my Firefox browser — how cool is this ;) Will have to see if the posts post immediately (like Word Doc), or in 4 hours (like Google Doc).

Update: posted immediately!!! Now if I can figure out how to add categories and tags… Or will just have to edit from website like I do with the others :) Oops — just looked around — I can add categories and tags directly from within Scribfire prior to publishing!!! This is great!!!!! Well, it *would* be great if I could remember to add categories and tags *before* I hit the publish button ;)

p.s. there was a question about posting to Twitter from Scribfire — that involves configuring Ping.fm — which allows you to publish to Twitter using various sources — including your blog.

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