Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Google Sites Story

K8OMS is my amateur radio call. I first became licensed in 1958. I became interested in Google Sites when I created a site for our new amateur radio digital repeater system. The call of the repeater is W8SHI.  The site is at  I have other sites here and here.

I have been involved with creating and maintaining websites for a long time. I don't consider myself an expert but I keep learning. I had never purchased my own domain name but after creating a Google Site I decided to try it. As I often do I looked to see if there was a help forum for sites and when I found it I started reading the posts. I found all of the information I needed by reading the answers from contributors like Steegle. After getting the domain up and running I kept visiting the forum and noticed people were asking the same questions over and over, like "Why is my new website not in Google Search?".  So I started answering questions and then got recommended to be a "Top Contributor". Mostly I just repeat what I have learned from Steegle, BCJ19, Philridout and others, and I often get in over my head and have to ask one of them for help.  But it is fun!

 Other Sites I Am Involved With
 Michigan 600 Bowling Tournament  Owosso Musicale  Shiawassee Arts Center

And Shiawassee Regional Chamber I helped design and build their first site. It has gone through many changes since then and is presently created through a CMS system called Weblink.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Cloud Computing and Google: Docs Date: 11/1/2011
Time: 6:00 PM TO 8:30 PM

621 West Oliver Street
Owosso, MI 48867

(989) 729-3603

Event Description: Explore today's computing and movement to smaller machines which are capable of accessing "cloud" based documents and applications. Learn how to use word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet documents using Google Docs, which allows you to access your documents from any computer or mobile computing device with internet access. Google Docs is one of the top online office suites and a FREE alternative to Microsoft Office. Participants should create and email address prior to class. Prerequisites: Ability to use a mouse and computer.
Baker College, Bentley Campus

Thursday, October 20, 2011