[bksvol-discuss] Re: OK, HUGE question, esp to Grandma Cindy:

  • From: Monica Willyard <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 19:45:11 -0500

Lol. Liz, most of us multitask. I sit and work with people on the phone in my dad's office while I'm scannning. Our business is home-based, and my schedule is flexible. Validating chores like stripping headers bore me, so I sit and chat with people in the Bookshare chat room while I fix headers and page numbers. I was talking to a friend on the phone this afternoon and scanned two books while doing so. I have Kurzweil set up to tell me when a page scans poorly, and I take care of that page as soon as I hear the announcement. Otherwise, I just keep scanning and talking till the book is finished.

As for validating, I can't afford any kind of Braille device, so I listen to books with speech. That means reading with my hands free. I read while doing dishes, during my physical therapy sessions, and for a couple of hours before bed. I don't have a commute to get to work, or I'd probably validate during a bus ride. I answer mail on this list when I have time, and I delete messages unread if they don't concern me. I also have several filters set up to put certain messages in my trash folder automatically. I filter out messages about things like note takers since I don't have one and messages about Outlook Express since I don't use that program. That's how I get things done. Grandma Cindy probably does things very differently since she can see.

Monica Willyard

liz halperin wrote:
With all of the traffic on here, and I note that Cindy posts 24 hours a day,
when do y'all do your scanning and validating, and sleeping and LIFE?????

Liz in Portland, another confirmed failure at validating--so I send up the
cleanest scans possible

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