Lisa T
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Anti-Virus Software--What are you using?

I wanted to get a consensus on what folks are using out there.

It seems there are some Anti-Virus software programs that disrupt or slow down my Eclipse.

What have you found to be effective without slowing down your other programs?

Thanks for your input!

Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:23 — 8 Comments

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At 10:36 on June 14, 2009, Christine (Steno Nerd) said…
Hi, Lisa.

WOW! You're amazing! You said you generally stay in a speed group for ONLY 2-3 weeks??? To me, that's seriously unheard of... but so encouraging to know there are other CR students who actually do this! You're such an inspiration... and I hope to be able to do what you're doing right now! :)

How many tests do you have to pass in order to get out of a speed group? In our school, we have to pass 3 types of tests in each speed group to pass out: Literary (straight matter), Jury Charge, and Testimony (Q&A).

- How many hours a day do you practice?
- Do you also work full/part-time besides going to school?
- What is your practice routine like?
- Are you taking any academic classes (Medical, Legal, and English) while you're working on your machine speed?

Before you answer those questions that I just asked of you, it's only fair to share my answers to them as well:

- I really only practice while I'm on the school campus, so that would be an average of 3-4 hours a day. Not nearly enough, huh?
- I work part-time (26 hours a week) at a law office, and I'm a freelance transcriptionist on the side besides going to school full-time. I've had to start turning down transcription jobs lately because I want/need more time to focus on school.
- Unfortunately, I've been thrown off my "rhythm" of a practice routine recently because my laptop fan is broken. So I don't have my handy laptop with me anymore, and it took a while to figure out what to do with it. I was stressing myself out! (BTW, nothing to worry about anymore. I extended my Dell warranty, and will be shipping my laptop to them shortly! YAY!) But I normally just practice to my 150% best while at school, and do that again the next morning. You see, after school, I go to work and by the time I get home, it's pretty late already and my brain is just fried! I use the night time to catch up on email, chores, etc.
- I'm done with my academic classes (Medical, Legal, and English) except for one more called Transcript Prep, which I'll start in September. It's a year-long course, and I heard it's very demanding. I definitely will learn a lot, but I also definitely have to keep up. Looking forward to finally finishing this last non-machine course in my CR program!

I know I write a lot! I'll stop now! Hehehe.

Hope to read your answers soon! CONGRATS again on your quick speed jumps! You're my hero! :)

- Christine
At 16:57 on June 10, 2009, Christine (Steno Nerd) said…
Hi, Lisa.

Thanks for the compliments about my pics and the messages. I like looking at them all myself! :)

GOOD NEWS! I just found out that I passed my last real time test at 160 wpm. I'm officially done with that class! WHEW! Feels so good! We are allowed 32 errors, and I got 19 errors! :)

Now, I just gotta pass my last 140 Q&A, and keep going, going, going... :)

I go to Tri-Community in Covina, CA. It's about a 30-minute drive for me, but I really cannot complain because we have students who travel much, much further than me! They have to carpool and everything! I'm really happy with my school! :) Just wish I could go full-full-time and not have to work part-time, period! Hehehe. I think I'd be out of school faster if that were the case. Oh well... can't have it all! :)

What school do you go to? Your profile states that you're preparing for the exam. Is that "the" exam for Arizona? Do Arizonians (is that even a word? Sorry, don't know! Hehehe) have to be licensed to work in your state? How long have you been in school? What do you want to get into once you're a working reporter?

I'd like to do closed captioning and/or freelance deposition work. I'm thinking of becoming an official reporter down the line like when I'm ready to retire. I really dread the 9-5 working hours... or I'd do official work if there was a part-time opportunity. We'll see! Can't really dream about all this yet! Hehehe. But one day it'll become a reality... sooner rather than later hopefully!

Hope you're having a great day too! :)

Keep in touch...
At 15:32 on June 10, 2009, Christine (Steno Nerd) said…
You're welcome! :) Hope you had a happy one! :)
At 8:14 on June 6, 2009, Christine (Steno Nerd) said…


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