Monthly Archives: June 2006

Maryland Governer Chooses Blind Running Mate

Maryland Governer Chooses Blind Running Mate

Awesome! She’s a great lady too. She’s the former Assistant Director of Governmental Affairs for the NFB.

Md. governor chooses blind running mate
6/29/2006, 12:12 p.m. CT
The Associated Press

(AP) – ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Gov. Robert Ehrlich announced Thursday that Kristen Cox,
the state disabilities secretary, will be his new lieutenant governor running mate.

Cox said she agreed to join the ticket in part because the governor has stepped up for people with disabilities who, she said, “tend to be marginalized, overlooked, diminished.”

Cox praised Gov. Ehrlich for making Maryland the first state in the nation to have a cabinet-level Department of Disabilities. The state’s department was created under Ehrlich in 2004.

Before she joined the Ehrlich administration, she worked for the U.S. Department of Education and the National Federation of the Blind. She is legally blind. She will replace Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele on the ticket;
Steele is running for the U.S. Senate.

Making a pot of tea, by text messaging

Making a pot of tea, by text messaging

I don’t know whether to think this is cool, or just plain lazy. Making a pot of tea, by text messaging | News.blog | CNET News.com.
I can see potential if they leverage this for things like changing your thermostat when coming back from vacation (which you can do, but it requires either a thermostat that connects to your phone, or some funky set-up) and/or mixing it wiht X-10 technology so you can control lights while away.

That Smart Alec Upstart Indianapolis

That Smart Alec Upstart Indianapolis

The following is excerpted from “200 Years of Richmond History” in today’s paper.

The June 29, 1874, Richmond Dailey Independent reports:
[…]
Richmond has grown deservedly, earning every stiver she owns. No bawling money lenders wallowed our way who would pasture a pig on his mother’s grave. This remark has a high falutin’ tinge but is too true to be wicked! We venture the assertion more men in Richmond own their own homes, earn more money weekly, live better, and are better satisfied when Saturday night comes than any of her comrades in the state… including that smart Alec upstart Indianapolis!

I’m sure not going to pretend I understood the first couple of sentences, but I guess those Richmondites thought rather highly of themselves. So highly in fact that they, in order to become the count seat, nearly went to war with Centerville. Ah, but that’s a story for a different time.

Fare Use No More

Fare Use No More

Wow, if this legislation passes it would dramatically change how you can use the music you purchase. It looks like you could, in theory, be charged for buying the song, for ripping it to your hard drive, and for putting it on your MP3 player. I don’t know about you, but I think being told what I can’t do with something I paid money for is a little ridiculous.

I’m all for companies turning a profit, but when most of that money doesn’t even go to the artist, it seems a little idiotic.

Howdy

Howdy

Howdy yall. Welcome to our new home on the Internet.

Treva and I decided to combine our blogs and rather than pick one of our existing blogger sites we decided to put it on our domain with a new, fantabulous, WordPress site. I may or may not move all the old entries over, haven’t decided yet.

That’s about it for now. Sit back, relax, and we’ll try to post more.

Quick Update

Quick Update

Okay, I know, I’m a slacker. Got a bunch of stuff to write about though.


  • Active Shooter Drill at RCS & the Sheriff’s Mobile Command Center.
  • How I fixed the BrailleNote to work with my Bluetooth
  • Firefox and JAWS
  • Our trip to Wisconsin
  • My awesome KNFB Reader

I’m pretty sure there was something else, but I blanked… so just hang in there. I’m flying to Nebraska on Thursday so I should have some time to catch up on my blogging on the plane.

Also, another quick note. My wife and I are going to combine blogs and move to WordPress on our own server. I’ll give you more details when we get the software up. Also, watch for the upcoming podcast… um when we finish, I guess we have to start first, recording.

To completely seal the deal on my status as a nerd… I give you the list of old television series currently parked in my NetFlix queue.


  • Emergency! – Totally the best paramedic drama ever.
  • Dougie Houser M.D. – I don’t even know, but we watched the first season a few months back and it’s still good.
  • SeaQuest DSV – Season 1 rocked. Season 2 kind of sucked. Season 3, well I hope NBC regrets even going there.

I’m outta for now.