[bksvol-discuss] OT: Re: New Volunteer/Member

  • From: "Kaitlyn Hill" <Kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 16:18:23 -0700

Hi Jenny, 

As many of the volunteers know I am very much into the sport of dragon
boating. Actually, I believe you said you are in the Houston area? We were
working on going down there to race next month but it hasn't panned out.
From what I understand Houston has a very active dragon boat community. 

It's a great sport that is very doable for a visually impaired/blind person
to do. We paddle on 48 foot boats with 20 paddlers and a caller and tiller.
I started doing it three years ago and have been on the river here ever
since! 

Have a good evening:) 

Kaitlyn 
Healing Practitioner
"The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life, which is required to
be exchanged for it immediately or in the long run."
Henry Thoreau 


-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jenny Wood
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 3:42 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: New Volunteer/Member

Hi Kaitlyn,

Dragon boating huh?  Wow, I must be behind! LOL  Thanks for the words of
encouragement.  I will certainly do my best, but simply cannot garantee
spectacular results right off the bat. <grin>

Jenny



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kaitlyn Hill" <Kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 7:41 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: New Volunteer/Member


> Welcome Jenny,
>
> Join the club! Starting as a volunteer is like going out dragon boating
the
> first time. WE start with the first book:) This is a very knowledgeable
> group here so if you have questions just send them along .
>
>
> Kaitlyn
> Healing Practitioner
> "The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life, which is required
to
> be exchanged for it immediately or in the long run."
> Henry Thoreau
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jenny Wood
> Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 5:04 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: New Volunteer/Member
>
> Oh wow!!  Coincidentally enough, we just moved from Jupiter and Arapaho
> ourselves in May.  Actually, we lived on a small winding street called
> Wheaton, just off of Jupiter.  In fact, I used to catch the DART bus there
> at the intersection near the Minyards every day.  Talk about a small
world!
> LOL  We lived there for six years.
>
> Thanks for the information on the running headers.  Actually, I do recall
> reading about normalizing the running headers, but well..I have to admit,
I
> wasn't completely sure I knew what was considered a "running header".
But,
> now I know! :)
>
> Jenny
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Gerald Hovas" <geraldhovas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 6:48 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: New Volunteer/Member
>
>
> > Hello Jenny,
> >
> > Welcome to the list, and we're happy to have you as a volunteer.
> >
> > What you're describing with the title and author at the top of the page
> are
> > running headers.  You'll find that your validation instructions talks
> about
> > normalizing them (making them consistent) in order for a tool we call
the
> > Stripper to be able to find page numbers in them and strip the rest.
It's
> > often easier to strip them manually rather than normalize them, so many
of
> > us do just that.  Remember to leave the page numbers there if they're in
> the
> > headers, though, since the Stripper attempts to find and process them in
> > order to make navigation in the DAISY books easier.
> >
> > BTW, we're practically neighbors.  My wife and I live in east Richardson
> > around Jupiter and Arapaho.
> >
> > Gerald
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Jenny Wood
> > Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 6:39 PM
> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] New Volunteer/Member
> >
> >
> > Greetings all!  My name is Jenny, located in Sachse, TX. (near Dallas),
> and
> > I am a new volunteer as of last night. :)  I have already submitted two
> > books I managed to finally get scanned within the last week, but
> > unfortunately, I submitted them before I had a chance to actually sign
up
> as
> > a volunteer.  I just downloaded my first book for validation last night,
> and
> > admittedly, I probably had the "deer in the headlights look" as I
skimmed
> > through the first chapter. <grin>  I have read through the instruction
> pages
> > for validating thoroughly, but find that I am still incredibly nervous.
> > Please excuse my glaring ignorance as I may ask questions that seem
> > hopelessly elementary.
> >
> > One question that came to mind almost immediately, and this also
occurred
> to
> > me as I was scanning, but is it preferrable that the chapter title or
> > author's name remain at the top of each page, or should I remove this
> > heading from each page?  For instance, in the first book I scanned, the
> book
> > title was present on the top of every other page, and the chapter title
> was
> > present on the rest.  I certainly don't mind removing these headings,
but
> do
> > not want to do so if it should be left alone.
> >
> > So far, this appears to be a great list, and look forward to learning a
> lot
> > over the coming weeks!
> >
> >
> > Jenny
> >
> >
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