[bct] Re: Intro and thanks

  • From: "Rose Combs" <rosecombs@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 10:47:53 -0700

Welcome.  You aren't alone in not knowing much about digital recording.  I
put up one item using an Olympus DS2 digital recorder and using
yousendit.com to send it to Larry.  That is the extent of my digital
experience at the moment.  The one thing I hated was not being able to
rewind and re-record, which meant that I tried about ten times to do the
file I did and finally just said it was going regardless of how it sounded.

I have a beta version of Studio recorder on the computer but, in reading the
manual I think I am more confused about how to begin using it than I was the
Olympus and that is hard to do.  If I do much more in digital recording I
need to have a way to edit or to fix things if I think something I said or
did is not exactly what I meant to convey.  I suppose I will get there,
since I have been using analog recording equipment for some 45 or more
years, I should figure this out if I give it some time.  My work schedule
has been hectic lately so I have been giving this a few minutes a day or two
a week.  It literally did take all day to record my career submission and I
did not like parts of it but finally just said I had to leave it alone.  

Rose Combs

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joni Colver
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 7:22 AM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Intro and thanks

Hi everyone,

I have been listening to BCT podcasts for several months but just joined 
this list.  I have enjoyed so many of the podcasts that I could never 
remember everyone's name to say thanks.  It has been so much fun sharing 
slices of life experiences with people from all over the world.

Neal I really liked your In The Well podcast.  You did an excellent job of 
describing lots of sensory experiences and your description of being in the 
well was a unique perspective.  I hope you will let us know when the second 
edition of your book is available.  I also enjoyed hearing the story read by


Jeff I enjoyed walking in the Minnesota snow with you and meeting your wife.

I share her enthusiasm for roller coasters.  For anyone who likes coasters, 
Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, is a must visit.  They have over a dozen 
coasters and some of them are truly awesome!  The amusement park is on Lake 
Eerie and you can stay at hotels very close to the gates of the park.  The 
last time my husband and I were there we went parasailing which was a blast 

Lynette I have heard about talking ATMs but never actually heard one 
demonstrated.  I would love to use one of them.  How do you activate the 
speech in a talking ATM?  Are any of the keys Brailled or is the keypad 
fairly straightforward and easy to intuit?  I have never even examined an 
ATM, just stood by while my husband did transactions.

I love the sound seeing tours and career casts.  I am not experienced with 
digital recording in any way, shape or form, but maybe one day I will be 
brave enough to try to learn what so many of you all seem to know so well. 
In the meantime, I look forward to visiting the BCT website every day to see

what is new and listening to the podcasts I download on my Book Port.

I enjoyed Robert Carter's demonstration of the BrailleNote GPS.  I would 
love to hear a description and demonstration of the Trekker if anyone out 
there is using one.  It seems like the least expensive GPS option for the 
blind that I am aware of, which is why I am considering buying it.

My husband and I have lived in Nashville, Tennessee, for the past twenty 
years but we are planning to move to Florida in the spring to live near my 
family.  This year my job of twenty years at a local hospital was 
outsourced.  I am now doing medical transcription for the company the work 
was outsourced too and so my job is portable, which is one nice factor in 
many bad factors in losing a 20-year job.

Thanks Larry for hosting the website and thanks to everyone who adds 
podcasts and makes it such an irresistible place to visit.


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