Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Professional Website

What a great exercise!! It will be fun to play with. I looked at a bunch of other sites/templates that looked awesome. Will be fun and worthwhile to figure out all the ends and outs of these sites. Will be time consuming at first but will be way worth it in the end. I just included my resume and a basketball philosophy along with a couple of conduct code artifacts. Some people really are dialed in on these sites and their sites look fantastic.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Plaxo + LinkedIn

Plaxo and LinkedIn are very good networking sites. You can put all your information on there for your contacts to see. This will allow their contacts to see the information as well. And it will go out to anyone that you release it to. Like with the other social networking sites, these sites will make you known all over the world on the professional side of things. You can update your resume, qualifications, experience, etc. on a daily basis. It updates you on anything that you may be interested in. You can search for jobs by category. Just a real good place to promote yourself professionally.

If you had your own website, I am sure that you could make your resume look really good, however this has it set up for you already and you just enter in your material. Also, I am sure that plaxo and linkedin have protection software.. (hopefully) and i am not so sure how you would set this up on your own page. Identity theft is a major problem nowadays, hopefully these information sites will not add to that problem

With everything going online, I imagine this will be the job market type sites of the future. Really cool stuff.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Library Thing


Library Thing is another cool site that allows you to catalog your entire book library or just the books that you are reading. You can add tags or any type of headings that allow you to find the book in your catalog easy. Other people can see your library, and the site groups people together that may have the same or similar book interests. You can chose to keep your information private if you wish. You can review the books and read others reviews. Library thing will even recommend books that may interest you.

Image Generator

This is something I made using letter James. I can not believe how easy it was to make. I am still in the process of exploring the other websites that have more ways of making cool images and editing the text. Once again a new internet related way of making/creating things that I wouldnt have even thought about. Very Cool!!!!

Cant wait for 7/29/2011.. Going to be fantastic!!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Exercise-World Fitness Social Network

I subscribed to the podcast link for exercise-world Fitness Social Network. It is like the myspace for fitness. I had some trouble subscribing to other podcasts that I listened to. Some were actually very interesting and were subject specific on things like, why are muscles are sore and just some general things about fitness. My trouble was that my bloglines site couldnt find the site that I transferred over. I dont think I did anything wrong because I was able to add some the same way. Would like to know if anyone else has these same problems. Aside from that, podcast alley and podcast.com were awesome ways to find podcasts. Very similiar to finding blogs and other internet related items. I think podcasts numbers will grow tremendously and blogs will slow. Just my opinion.

You Tube

You Tube was an instant success and still is. You can find anything you need. Just for fun stuff or how to score inside against a 2/3 Zone and your biggest player is 5'6. And a million other ideas. My only concern, like with most things on the internet, is the amount of artifacts. But with new search engines it makes it really easy. I love how I just start typing and then the search bar tells me what I am looking for. Its awesome.

I picked that you tube video, because its one that I am in, and it was a fun day for me and some friends and family. Sometimes we forget that here in central Cali we are only an hour from snow. What a fund day.

My future brother in law is the one who decided to try and do a sled jump on a snow hill, and as you can see, the results were not so good for him. Im the good looking guy in the blue jacket that decided to laugh instead of helping him. I think everyone was laughing.

Check out the other you tube links that come up.. Very Funny!!!

Man Vs Snow Hill


I find it amazing that there are so many blogs. So at first I thought it would be impossible for anyone to find a blog because there are so many. You would have to go through thousands to find the type of blog that you are looking for. But after further review of the site technorati, its just the opposite. Its the google search of blogs. By refining my search I can narrow down my choices to find exactly what I am looking for. And with almost 100 Million blogs out there, anyone could find just about anything they would like to read about.. Amazing.


Del.icio.us is another great idea for using the internet. It is a social bookmarking manager. Basically, when you are on the web and you are at a site that you like you can add it to your favorites. Or like me I just hope that the next time I want it, the site is still listed in my history and pops up after I type in a few letters. With del.icio.us it allows me to save these sites on my del.icio.us page so I can access these sites from anywhere that has the internet, unlike just adding them to your favorites. Adding to Favorites only allows you access from that computer that has your favorites. I see this being used mostly for personal reason, but I often use interntet sites to do research for my basketball program as well. I could save these sites to my del.ico.us page for future reference. And trust me, there has been many times that I want to look something up and cant remember where to find it. I could also use this to share with other coaches. That way we can all see each others bookmarks. Good way to gather more references.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How will I benefit now or in future with all of this technology??

Facebook and twitter can be used immediately in my profession and even better in the future. I would love to create a facebook page, twitter page or a site for basketball team that gives live updates in real time. This would be awesome for players, families and fans. We could post practice times and locations, along with schedule for the day. Players can post questions back. Parents know what time practice is and when it will end. We could do the same for games. Post time and locations (would come in very handy during tournament time), depart times, etc.. Along with all the pictures of games and team events this site could be lots of fun and very useful.

Facebook and other interactive sites would come in handy now but down the road even better. As a basketball coach, I know that about 25-40 percent of my players have internet access. Most all have phones but not all have internet access or mobile devices to keep them constantly connected. I think this number will go up in the near future, providing or economy get better. That would be my concern. Relying on something that not everyone has access to. Hopefully 100% of my players will be connected soon.

WEB 2.0

Amazing!!!! I know there must be a zillion websites, but just looking at the web 2.0 awards really shows how much is out there. And this site gave us only the top 4 in each category. I looked at several of these. And may continue to look into them with all the spare time that I have right now.. I looked at the spanishpod. It seems to be a great way to learn spanish. I also looked at netvibes and pageflakes. These are start up pages for your computer that have links or whatever you want to have on your computer all in one page. Very nice. I looked at several others, and most already have apps for iphones or other mobile devices. I believe there is an app for everything..


Being a coach for the last 17 years has really helped me out with the computer. I have had to make a million forms, calendars, budget organizers, car wash tickets, pamphlets, enrollment sheets, contact sheets, dinner flyers, etc. etc. etc...... Google Docs has everything that I need and then some. I do agree that this will be the new wave of using document tools. I have ran into problems with opening attachments from other coaches, and/or they having problems opening mine. This is the new wave software tool. I am already thinking of the new ways I can use it now. For sure I can use it for what I mentioned above, but cant wait to keep playing with it to find new tools to incorporate into my program.

RSS assignment

Just completed another assignment for week 3 and once again came across some information that I did not know about. I often go to websites, mostly newspapers, and read the blogs from the writers. Now I have them all in one location, and I believe it will notify me of new posts. I have been looking at Gizmodo website for years, not even realizing that its just a bunch of blogs. I recommend this site to anyone. It lets you know about all the new technology and technology rumors. Adding sites to bloglines is a piece of cake so I anticipate that I will be using this site more often.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

3 articles that I found interesting

First Article:

Social Networking: I found this article to be very interesting. Right off it grabbed my attention. The article discussed the Virginia Tech mass murder and explained how my space, facebook and other social networking sites put families at ease when wondering how their loved ones were doing. With social networking this is done in real time. The article then went on to success in social networking. I was surprised to learn that wikipedia is a non-profit site and makes no money. When I think of these sites I am always amazed that they sell them to bigger companies for 100's of millions of dollars. The article went on to point out the number of users on these sites, and they are amazing. I am sure they will continue to climb. 217,000,000 my space users!!! Wow!! Finding out that facebook was started by a Harvard student in 2004 was no surprise, but learning that Harvard restricted the site to is students was. Oh how things have changed.

Second Article:

Emerging Technologies Changing Public Library Service Delivery Models: This article did a great job explaining to me Blogs, Wikis, RSS (really simple syndication), podcasts, vodcasts and instant messaging. The article summarizes what these social networking tools are and how to set them up and use them. Somewhat like a tutorial and some background information. The article then provides great ways to use these tools and examples of how many libraries are using them along with links/references to the examples. Easy and great Read.

Third Article:

Always On: This article was the longest and a little hard for me to read or get into. But, it turned out to be real good. Basically it explains how the Neomillennial Students will learn using all the new modern technologies and how these technologies can be incorporated into teaching. It explains how the Neomillennial Student is always connected to the world with their computer, pda, phone, games, etc.. And because of this we must use this in our educational programs. The article goes into great detail on how to do this and how to engage different types of learning. Finally, the article provides us with good examples of how some schools and universities are already doing this. Very informative read.

View From My Front Door

View From My Front Door
Originally uploaded by tjwilkins34
I took this picture looking NWW outside my front door. Its a gray day as a storm is approaching. The wind and the sprinkles are already here. It is supposed to just keep on coming and get stronger as the afternoon approaches. Its going to be a wet week, but we need it here in the central valley big time. Let it Rain, Let it Rain!!!!

I love the Ocean!!

Eddie Aikau 2009
Originally uploaded by L u s i t a n o
This is a picture from flickr. I could sit out on the beach all day and watch the waves, surfers, seals, birds, dolphins, sandcrabs, etc..... The beach is my favorite place on earth. Some are better than others, but have never seen a place by the water that didn't feel nice. I can't wait to go to Kauai in July 2011 for my wedding. Its going to be awesome.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Isnt Technology Great!!

Technology is awesome. This post goes out to my iphone. I have had this phone now ever since they came out. I have purchased all three models. I had the first generation, and the second (which I still use now) and my fiance is using the 3GS. It amazes me how awesome this phone is. I have my entire personal and work calendars in my hand. And because I am a big dummy who hates to remember things I have mostly everything set to an alarm so I don't miss meetings or any event. I set my alarm to remind me whenever I want... Five minutes before, 15 minutes, or even 24 hours. I have the internet hooked up for when I am not by a computer, my email comes right to my hand, I check the weather constantly (even to places where I am not going, sometimes just wondering how cold it is in Truckee or how hot it is in Palm Springs). My maps application gets used constantly, and on the new version the gps shows me exactly where I am so its almost impossible to get lost. I have tons of games and apps just for killing time when I am bored. All my favorite music, TV shows, movies are always with me. My scorecenter updates me when my favorite teams are playing and what the outcome is immediately. ITS AMAZING. I rarely even use it as a phone because there are so many things to do on it. I just recently added DVR programming to it so I can set my TV to record whatever show I may miss. This phone is glued to me.

The other day it went down and stopped working for some unknown reason. I was suddenly without it. It was a weird feeling, like if I was stranded on an island and disconnected from the world. Beware folks.. These gadgets are addicting. I advise everyone to purchase a back up phone in case your phone goes down or be close to the ATT or Apple store for a quick purchase. I was lucky to fix mine on a reboot, but OH BETSY.... It was rough. And yes I do have a back up phone just in case it happens again.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Busy days but well worth it

Day one went well. I was able to get a ton of work done without missing a beat at work or practice. However, I realized that my day went from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM with the only breaks being in my car driving from Visalia to Porterville (25 minutes) and then Porterville to Lemoore (1 hour) and then back home to Visalia (40 minutes) after we finished practice at 8:15 PM. I got home in time to eat some dinner, work on my class and catch up on everything. My schedule should be pretty consistent but busy.

Going to really cherish my weekends and relaxation time that I can get with family. Right now text messages and phone calls, while i'm on the road, is all the contact we get. Need to find some time in there.

Today will be another 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM day.

I've also added a home studies student and soon will be adding independent study students to my work load.

This will all pay off and thank the Lord for the great support from my loved ones. And I am thankful for the opportunity to get my masters and for these extra duties at work. Absolutely helps with the finances

Bring it on!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010


I am in day one of the Masters in Kinesiology online program at Fresno Pacific University. So far it looks to be challenging and a ton of work, but the kind you want to do. I can't wait to dive in and get into it further. Its going to be time consuming and worthwhile. The Professors are great and willing to help with all aspects of the course.