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Monday, 26 July 2010

Maps




According to Google maps - the 6 miles from my house by car will take 24 minutes, not taking into account the usual road works that you tend to find on the M11 plus the rush hour traffic....if I were to walk the same distance it would take me well over 2 hours going via a different route, having taken just over 2 hours to walk from the Town centre of an evening after missing my last bus and my refusal to pay £15 for a Taxi.

I very rarely travel from home to the Medical Library, apart from the odd occasion when I've worked on a Sunday....My usual route to the Medical Library is from Grange Road, this route is slightly quicker...

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Youtube and Goodle videos

I must admit, You Tube is very popular with myself and the children in our home, I normally use it mainly to watch old songs from years gone by on Top of the Pops and various clips from old programmes from my youth. I followed the instructions and went to Youtube education's Health and medicine section, and picked a very informative section on diabete's, as my daughter had been diagnosed with the condition just before Christmas, as I don't tend to get too involved in the injecting and diet myself being at work most of the time, and as we've also introduced the carb counting to meal times when we have to weigh each item of food so she has enough carbs etc - the healthy diet video I found on youtube was very interesting and helped alot with understanding a diebetic's diet.




Staying with youtube and the my main use of watching videso, I've gone down memory lane with Mud's appearance on Top of the Pops with Tigerfeet, a great song and some great dancing...In this day and age of all these covers....No one's attempted to cover this classic....I wonder why not.




I hadn't used Google videos before, but it seem very straight forward, just an initial problem when embedding the video, but I sorted it out, although most youtube videos came up when I went through Google videos, but I did find a variety of other options and using the video from sciencestage.com and found this useful information on Diabetes stage 1 (insulin dependent) which is what Beth is diagnosed with.


What is Type 1 Diabetes?>

All in all using Youtube and Google videos, I've found them very informative weither I'm using the Cambridge University Channel, Health & Medicine, or just for my own enjoyment, this exercise has been very useful.

Monday, 12 July 2010

You Tube - Lego




I seem to be getting the hang of this now, I've completed this task without any problem at all, above is the You Tube video I've embedded in my blog, A family connection, my 13 year old son Sam has been doing some stop-gap animation in his bedroom, and with his lego collection has created a scene of Batman/Spiderman and the Bank Job, without sound, and posted it on You Tube, I was very impressed with the finished article and the time it took, sam has been continuing to enjoy doing it, so hopefully he can progress to bigger and better things, after all - I'm sure thats how Nick Park started.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Optional Task....Follow that Reader

An extra task was emailed round on Friday afternoon - so I thought a chance to get something finished and Blogged on time and to finish before home time, with even a chance to win a prize....so I've gone about this task...and alas have fallen short...but here are my answers so far, with a chance to finish on Monday....Apologies but no time to correct the spelling either.

1-IMAGING PICTURE TEST FOR MRCPCH(STUDY GUID) BY ANDREW P WINROW = WN.18.51.1-2

2-TOWARDS MRCPCH (THEORY) EXAMINATION PART2 ,HOLDER ARNOLD PUBLICATION
BY SURAJ GUPTE,TAPABRATA CHALLERJEE,DR JO KOSTER

3-questions for MRCPCH part 2 written examination by dr nick barnes and
dr julian forton isbn no 9781904627166

4-250 questions for mrcpch part 2 (MRCPCH STUDY GUIDE ) by james L R
obertson,adrian P Hughes = WS.18.115.1

5-MRCPCH DATA INTERPRETATION QUESTIONS (GET THROUGH) BY NAGI GIUMMA
BARAKAT = C203.c.7121

6- DATA QUESTIONS FOR MRCPCH PART 2 (CHURCHILL'S PASS PAEDIATRICS) BY
JAMES ROBERTSON AND AP HUGHES = WS.18.76

7- MRCPCH PART 2 PAEDIATRICS PRACTICE EXAM BY D. PAL ,P GRINGRAS, M
GREENBUR = WS.18.92

8- PAEDIATRICS GREY CASES FOR MRCPCH (STUDY GUID) BY ALAN FENTON = WS.18.86

9-MRCPCH PART 2 PRACTICE EXAM BY GILES KENDALL ABD IAN POLLOCK

10 MRCPCH PART 2 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR THE NEW FORMAT EXAM ;THE
COMPLETE REVISION GUIDE BY KATE H GREES, COLIN VE POWELL,PATRICK H. T
CARTILAGE = WS.18.125.1-2

Thursday, 8 July 2010

iPod Touch and Wireless

I had a couple of teething problems to start with, but then went very smoothly, first I had ago on a borrowed Laptop, not being that familiar with laptops, it took me a while to get used to it, I've been using a mouse for too long, but managed to get my account details in and access the Library homepage etc.
Onto the more familiar iPod touch, I owned one of these, basically for my vast amount of tunes I own, but on this occasion left it at home so used the Library's iPod touch, although I use the music and videos side a great deal, I've never used the internet on it, so, I gave it ago, it did take a while to enter details to get onto libair, but I blame my fat fingers for that, the same fingers I tend to have trouble with using my Blackberry, so am familar with the internet on the go via my Blackberry, but using the internet on the iPod Touch excellent and the map page was a great idea, especially for someone who's always getting lost when they're out in the Car.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Follow that Reader - Scanning and Photocopying




Can this be right...I'm almost up to date, just a few other things to blog from last week, I think......Scanning the attached went very smoothly until I tried to save the file, then seemed to cause me a few problems, but managed to get it sorted in the then.........I have also just done a double sided photocopy of the above aswell, which went without any hiccups.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Wikis





Like others, I thought this was a great idea, especially for Groups of Students collaborating on papers etc. or Committee agendas, it would come in very handy with Cubs and relaying and getting information and feedback between leaders and parents.