Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thing 8

I really like spelling with Flickr ( I was being picky and trying to find my last three letters as lowercase letters, but then I got the Scrabble "A" and had to keep it. I love to play Scrabble. I couldn't get the embed code to work to post my name picture, so I saved it to my hard drive. However, it would only save each letter individually. So I added each letter to my blog separately and, after a couple of tries, got it to look like this, but I couldn't get it in a nice line like "23 Things" is for their blog. This tool is one of the most fun for me, but I don't quite know how to use it properly. Also, the dark blue font on a black background was not visible to my eyes! I had to highlight the page to read what it said.

Looking at Flickr pictures in specific colors ( makes me feel artsy and as if I want to do something creative. Too bad I'm not terribly creative when left to my own devices. It is really interesting to see the multitude of photos available in every color of the spectrum.

The Flickr Montager ( was interesting, but not all that effective in creating one large picture. The individual pictures are too small to appreciate separately, although I did discover that if I rested my mouse on a tiny picture, I could see it a bit larger. The whole picture doesn't clearly represent the design for which it's aiming. I would like to be able to select which picture is used for the overall large one. I searched "cats" and "dogs."

Flickr Sudoko ( could be very addictive to sudoku fans. Thankfully, that doesn't include me because I have enough internet addictions with which to fill my time. Now, Flickr Memry ( is one I could become addicted to...mindless fun. I am going to forget I ever saw that website.

I made my permit for Ginger at I saved it to my computer to be safe and then clicked "share" to see if I could get a code to embed here. Well, that asked me to set up an account. When I tried to go back to the previous page, my badge was gone. So, I still haven't figured out how to embed photos in my blog, darn it. There are a lot of other fun tools at Big Huge Labs (
There are many fun things to try at Image Generator ( It seems to be a listing of other sites that have image generators. Some require registration or even paid membership. I tried out different hairstyles at They weren't so great. :)

I can't figure out how to move pictures around in my blog. I'd like to be able to slide them to different locations. I also wanted to put one at the bottom, which isn't an option.
This was the most time-consuming "thing" so far. There are just so many photo tools to explore.


  1. Your name mashup is awesome. I've also been struggling with trying to get the location of images where I want them. I keep thinking that it should be as easy as dragging it around but it doesn't seem like it. Thanks for sharing your reflections.

  2. I wish we could drage and place the pictures. That was the same thing I tried to do!

  3. Wow! You did a lot... and your blog looks so fun with the pics on it. You are limited to how you can move them around on your blog - but I think it looks GREAT! Well done!