Friday, September 4, 2009

Adding pictur in my blog

This is my first time to add picture to my blog. It was a kind of easy.


Friday, April 18, 2008


I choose Autism as my topic to search in Google and Medlineplus. I was very surprise with the different results I got. The search with Google was very fast and easy, I just had to type Autism in the search field. The results were so many excellent variety web pages with out going to links. Looking at the top ten results the top three hits were dot org, three dot gov, two dot com, and two more dot org.

Searching the topic Autism on Medlineplus was easy and quick but the results or hits were not diverse. The top three hits were the same web page addresses. Eight of the hits were dot gov and two of them dot org. There were many sponsored links.

Google seems to have the ability to bring from diverse sources unlike Medline. I would probably start with Medline to get information from concentrated sources then go to Google to find sources from variety sources.

Monday, March 10, 2008

How full is your bucket?

I found it to be very interesting and powerful book. It will help me the way I relate to people at work and at home.

Saturday, March 1, 2008


To me Reference means the foundation or backbone of sources that can be used as a means to answer questions or supplement information.

What is library reference work?

Library reference work is the process the librarian goes through to find the right source for customers inquires. There could be more than one source available for a specific inquiry but the librarian has to decide the appropriate source for the specific customer.

What is the process?

First thing in the process the librarian has to understand the need of the customer in order to come up with the right source. Then, the librarian has to choose the kind of reference tool to use based on his/her knowledge of the reference tools available at the branch.

Once the librarian locates the information needed then she delivers to the customer and mentions the source.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mystery Shopping @ Eggexpectation

I took my kids to eat for breakfast this past Sunday at the Eggexpectation restaurant in down town Silver Spring. It was very busy time so we had to wait for thirty minuets. After we got seated, the waiter came right away and greeted us warmly. My kids ordered pancakes and chicken nuggets, and I ordered spinach omelet. The food took a little longer than I expected, and the waiter apologized for the delay. However, the food was very tasty and the service was excellent. My family plan to go to the same restaurant again.


Verizon Telephon Company Real Mystery Shopping Experience

Six months a go I had signed up for the triple play for $ 99.00 which included telelephon, Direct TV, and high speed internet in one bill. I have been happy paying $126.00 per month including taxes and service charges.

Yesterday, when I opened my bill it was $137.00. Today I called Verizon billing department to discus regarding the increase in my bill. It took me a long time to reach to the right person who can help me. I was being transferred from one person to another person. I was very disappointed. Finally, the last person who answers the phone was very helpful. He was willing to help me without transferring me to other people. I found out that Direct TV did not post the adjustment given for the triple play customers. Now, I have to contact Direct TV and discuss with them regarding my overcharge.

I expected Verizon to contact Direct TV and resolve the issue. I guess it is time for me to switch Telephone Company.

Monday, February 25, 2008


1) What was the minimum wage in 1977 and what is it now?

In 1977 minimum wage was $2.30 for non farm workers and $2.20 for farm workers. Now it is $5.85 for both non farm workers and farm workers.
Page 98 , Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Labor

2) What is El Nino?

El Nino is a climatically significant disruption of the ocean-atmosphere system characterized by large-scale weakening of trade winds and warming of the surface layers in the central and eastern equatorial pacific.
Page 294, Source: National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S.Dep. of Commerce

3) How do you get a passport?

Passports are issued by the Department of State to U.S. citizens and nationals to provide documentation for foreign travel. Passport applications should be submitted well in advance. Fees for a new passport for persons age 16 and older total $97.
Page 83, Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State

4) How tall is the Sears Tower in Chicago?

Sears Tower height is 1451 ft.
Page 731, Source: Marshall Gerometta and Rick Bronson,,; council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Illinois Inst. of Technology,

5)What is the Internet?

The Internet is a vast and rapidly growing computer network of computer networks.
Page 352, Source: Consumer Electronics Association

6) What is a bond?

A written promise, or IOU, by the issuer to repay a fixed amount of borrowed money on a specified date and generally to pay interest at regular intervals in the interim.
Page 63, Source: Reviewed by William M. Gentry, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University

7) What are the top U.S. Cities with the highest population?

Cities with the highest population in the U.S. are New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Page 595, Source: Annual Population Estimates, Decennial Census Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Commerce.

8) What daily newspaper has the highest circulation?

USA Today has the highest daily circulation.
Page 237, Source: 2007 Editor & Publisher International yearbook

9) What is the boiling point of alcohol?

The boiling point of alcohol is at 148 F.
Page 345, Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

10) What is the formula for the circumference of a circle?

The formula for circumference of a circle is pi(3.14) multiplied by the diameter.
Page 345, Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Dept. of Commerce