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This is my first blog entry, and it may be my last!

Posted on February 2, 2008 at 18:29 — 4 Comments

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At 13:05 on August 3, 2008, Sue @ The Brief Zone said…
Hi Rick, check out The Brief Zone !
Great Drilling Material For Any Steno Theory...
At 20:23 on July 8, 2008, Kris said…
Hi Rick,

Long time no talk. How is the LS treating you? Funny. I was getting pretty fast on that little machine, only to find out I was headed to court where it wasn't approved yet. So...I'm here with my 8000LX, but it's new and improved. I got so accustomed to the keypads on the LS that I added them onto the Stentura. It worked out well, and I realized I could even keep my nails longer with the pads on.

So...hope all is well. Take care.

At 9:41 on May 17, 2008, Rick Louie said…
I'm sure you'll do great! The writing on the old machine is not nearly as fun...but it IS more forgiving when it comes to misstrokes!

Doubt I'd go back to it!
At 23:36 on May 15, 2008, Kris said…
uh, oh. i better not speak too soon. not sure if my lazy butt can handle a full-time job. heheh. i'm at least going to give it a try.
At 23:34 on May 15, 2008, Kris said…
okay, okay. but if you ever need to borrow it, just let me know.

btw, how is your writing on your old machine? would you ever go back? i'm kind of bummed that i'll have to give it up for now.

yeah, get into the county!!! retirement. woo hoo!
At 22:57 on May 15, 2008, Kris said…
hey rick,

how long did they say it will take for them to fix your lightspeed? i hope that battery was just a defect and not the norm for their machines. that would be sad.

reason why i'm asking when you'll get it back is because i won't be using mine. i'll lend it to you if you'd like. i tried using my 8000 lx again, and it feels oh so foreign, so i know how it is to transfer back to the old machine.

i won't be using my lightspeed because i just got hired by la county. i'm not looking forward to getting on that 8000 lx again, but i guess i have no choice for now. just when i conquered that machine, i have to give it up. i've been writing on my lap, and i love not having back problems during long depos!!! i can keep writing and writing with less fatigue. i'm hoping county will approve it soon.

so...if you'd like to borrow it until you get yours back, let me know. :D then maybe you can compare the battery life with yours.
At 23:30 on May 8, 2008, Kris said…
okay. will do. i'll let him know, and maybe you can figure it all out. he didn't mention anything about his battery dying yet, tho. wonder if he doesn't use it for more than 2 hours in a row for it to run out of battery power. but he did say his bluetooth dropped once on case. he still can't figure out why.

so now that you're back on your stentura, which machine do you like better?
At 10:57 on May 8, 2008, Kris said…
hiya rick! sorry took so long to get back to you. neo said he tried the smartwriter emulation and had some problems. i don't know the technical stuff, but apparently he wrote to you in detail about it, so nothing i say would help. he's still having problems with opening up files from the sd card, but he doesn't know which way to go (baron or smartwriter) because there's something wrong with realtime translation w/ one or the other. don't know which one. you'll have to ask him.

as for the battery, did you send your machine back yet? what did they say? i guess i wouldn't know how long the battery lasts because i'm always plugged in. can't take the chance of it dying out in a depo; right? hope they can swap out with a better battery.

guess what? i am actually writing better on my ls. i am writing on that metal cool pad again which is great. i was writing on a tripod for a week, but then i started to get lower-back strain due to using different chairs every day. not good when you have an all-day depo with no back support. i felt like an old lady when i ached getting up from a chair.

however, it's soooo noisy. i have a feeling it's the stickiness of the keypads, so i'm heading to stenodoctor today to get the rubber pads. woo hoo, finally a day to run my errands. i'll let you know how it is. it's just as soft but not as thick, so it might hurt your fingers.

ttyl, kris
At 11:17 on April 19, 2008, Kris said…
oh mah gawd, i brought my lightspeed to a couple of easy jobs this week and thought, "hey, this isn't so bad." so i brought it to an expert yesterday and chemical names galore came up. i got a handle on it toward the end, but that was the longest warm-up period i ever had. i never dropped so much! good thing they didn't start asking for read-backs until mid depo. i'm still wary about those keypads. going to give it another week.

just thought i'd share. have a great weekend!
At 0:15 on April 12, 2008, Kris said…
naw, when i said "your style," i DID mean writing on your fingertips. i should have listened to the master. you've been writing on it far longer than i.

thanks for the response to my questions. i remembered you telling me your bluetooth was dropping, and i didn't want that to happen mid-depo.

did neal show you his tripod setup? he pieced it together, and it actually looks pretty good. yes, i have got to stop making fun of him.

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