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.

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4 thoughts on “Geek Out

  1. 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.

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  2. 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!

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