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BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life

Skipjack K8 28 May 06 - 03:55 PM
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John MacKenzie 29 May 06 - 07:43 AM
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Subject: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 28 May 06 - 03:55 PM

I am probably damning myself by bucking the apathy, but here goes.....

I hang out here a couple of times every working day, for a few minutes, and maybe once during a slow evening. When the weekend comes, I'm out doing something, gigging, sailing, whatever, and on a Sunday night I check in here to see what gives. What amazes me is who gives, and how much. There must be people here giving their entire waking hours, writing screeds and polemics that are read by (as my violing-playing friend says) literally tens of people.

So my question is this. Is over-participating here like being in a bad marriage? Is it something you do and do and do, because that is what you do, and then you eventually hit one of life's flippers, and you realise it was all a terrible waste of time?


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 May 06 - 03:59 PM

Yes. As you say. It's an addiction. An emtional and mental addiction. An attempt to fill the empty glass. When one hits a full stop in one's life, and it's really not clear just what to do next, well, then one can get addicted to just about anything.

Mudcatting is probably less harmful than acoholism or hard drugs, though. Probably...


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 28 May 06 - 04:11 PM

What if one only Mudcats under the influence of booze and or hard drugs???

(seems to me to be the best use of this place....)


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Amos
Date: 28 May 06 - 04:22 PM

Clinton reveals his dark secret.... LOL!!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 May 06 - 04:28 PM

Ha! Ha! Good one, Clinton. Well....I guess that would be a pretty nasty situation, wouldn't it?

Look, man, I'd be out there playing music if it gave me any satisfaction to do so. It just does not seem that important anymore. For decades it seemd of paramount importance. Things change.


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Don Firth
Date: 28 May 06 - 04:30 PM

Yeah, Skipjack, I've often wondered about that myself. Some folks seem to spend all their time, not just on-line, but right here on Mudcat.

I spend most of the day writing (that's my job right now), but I take breaks from time to time, sometimes to pick up the guitar and practice a bit, and sometimes to check in on Mudcat. I usually check in a couple times a day. I post fairly frequently, and often quite long posts—but—I have a gimmick. Sometimes I write using the keyboard, but since I do a lot of writing, I often give my back a rest, pull up Dragon Naturally Speaking (a voice recognition program), and dictate. That's downright magical!   I just talk, and the words appear on the screen! I love it! A quick proof-read, a few corrections, and it's ready to go.

With a program like that, you can really crank it out (I use the same approach that Woody Guthrie did writing songs:   If I crank out a lot of stuff, most of it is going to be garbage, but just by accident, I may come up with a few good things. It's all in the editing). So I don't spend as much time on the Cat as it may appear. I just don't have the kind of time some folks seem to have.

But—well, politics, for example:   why knock yourself out arguing with someone here on the Cat whose views you already know and know you'll never change their minds when you can spend that time and effort writing to senators, representatives, letters to the editor, that sort of thing, and possibly actually have a modicum of influence? Sometimes what I write and post in a political discussion on the Cat becomes the first draft for something that I send to Senators Murray and/or Cantwell and/or the Seattle Times op-ed page.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 May 06 - 06:29 PM

Don, do you really like that program? I've heard of it, off and on, for years and am interested. Which version do you use? Did it take long for it to recognise you voice and become accurate? I think it would help with my shoulder and carpal tunnel.

Thanks!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 28 May 06 - 07:15 PM

"Real Life?"   "Real Life?" Whaaa.....??

"So my question is this. Is over-participating here like being in a bad marriage? Is it something you do and do and do, because that is what you do, and then you eventually hit one of life's flippers, and you realise it was all a terrible waste of time?"

You've been talking to my wife!   No fair!

Actually, I find over the last five or six months I'm more selective. I go through the list of threads more skippingly (if there's such a word), and often am off Mudcat again in 10 minutes.

I must say that it's much more pleasant lately since MG is gone.

Dave Oesterreich

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 May 06 - 07:17 PM

No question about that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 May 06 - 07:20 PM

Is this a trick question?


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: bobad
Date: 28 May 06 - 07:34 PM

Mudcat as mythic god Zeus/Jesus/Julius Caesar/Little Hawk ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 May 06 - 07:54 PM

Damn! Now that it's out I'll never have any peace!

My first official act as reigning deity will be to drop Clinton Hammond stark naked into the middle of the Grand Mosque in Mecca during afternoon prayer time...


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 May 06 - 07:57 PM

And right after that, George W. Bush and Karl Rove get the same treatment, only I'll drop them stark naked into a marketplace in Sadr City instead.


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: pdq
Date: 28 May 06 - 07:59 PM

Mudcat is real. It's life that is an illusion.


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: number 6
Date: 28 May 06 - 08:15 PM

Interesting post .... being one of those that "hit one of life's flippers, and you realise it was all a terrible waste of time?" I can attest to there being a life outside of the Mudcat, one that I somehow forgot ... and believe me, this life outside of the Cat is much more interesting and rewarding.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: number 6
Date: 28 May 06 - 08:19 PM

BTW ... my 'flipper' was a spell of consistant good weather and a vacation. Not much, but it was a good bong on the head.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 29 May 06 - 07:43 AM

Some of us are retired, and home a lot!
When/if the weather improves and my hips are sorted, I shall be AWOL from the Mudcat more often, and the sooner the better!
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: hilda fish
Date: 29 May 06 - 08:09 AM

Mudcat seems to be the only way these days I hear the good and the bad news about nice people such as yourself Giok. How would we have ever met without Mudcat time? How is the hip progressing?


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: nutty
Date: 29 May 06 - 08:19 AM

My Mudcat 'addiction' helped to solve my real addiction --- to cigarettes. When I was trying to give up smoking, whenever I felt like a cigarette I used to come into theback room ad log onto Mudcat. I had a lot of support from the Mudcat community so reading helpful threads took my mind off my problems.

I still tend to use the same pattern for logging onto Mudcat.... after meals.

My Mudcat addiction is still beneficial in so many ways, most important is the lovely people I've met - both on line and face to face.


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 29 May 06 - 08:20 AM

Amen to that, Hilda. No one is more appreciative of this community than me, as I have made countless friends worldwide, and enjoyed six Eurogatherings to boot. My point was very specifically 'over participation' to the exclusion of stuff we did before the electric internet came along.

BTW, good point, John, there are them as have mobility issues to the degree that the internet is access to the outside world, and where better to be than here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: bbc
Date: 29 May 06 - 10:30 AM

Mudcat, as an entity, may not be real life, but (at least some of) the folks in it are. Some have become dear friends; some have taught me things about music. Those are the things I cherish & the reason I check in most days. Yes, I *do* have a "real" life, too. Sometimes it's good & sometimes it's bad--just like Mudcat.

best,

bbc


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 29 May 06 - 11:03 AM

Its a sort of alternative folkscene for many of us. you get to hear of a lot of artists who haven't got major recoding deals and the muscle that goes with that. and also you can talk about the practicalities of music making. If you have a technical problem - you will early always find someone on here who has dealt with it - and that's better than boring your friends by agonising over what to do.

The ones I feel sorry for are the poor sods who come on mudcat, and get truculent.

Very frequently you meet them some time later on another thread - and its all 'poor bloody me, nobody loves me' despondency. Some people manage to isolate themselves even in this most undemanding and amiable atmosphere.

I suppose the relationships are superficial - compared to those who are lumbered with the physical reality of dealing with us on a day to day basis. However no relationships are perfect, and life would be a dreary business without superficial relationships to keep us going.

best wishes to all

al


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Bill D
Date: 29 May 06 - 11:14 AM

Folkies are like Left-handed, Red-headed, barbed wire collectors....they ain't so common anymore. But at Mudcat, it's possible to find folks who share that basic music interest-- which often leads to fascinating stuff about OTHER things....and it whets the mind to discuss & debate and joke.
   Some use this place as a tool only...others as a social club, and some only as a place to hear themselves pontificate...(fortunately, these are the minority). For me, it's a window on parts of the world I'm not likely to see in person, as well as a newspaper about people and things I'm interested in.

Yes, it can be way too easy to sit here, rather than get OUT and do local things...but there are lots of other ways to waste time in the "real world", so I just try to be reasonable. A scan of my posts the last month will show a drop-off as I prepare for a craft show/folk festival....but I can pop in on breaks each day, just to be sure all you guys and gals are behaving! *grin*....


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: jimmyt
Date: 29 May 06 - 11:33 AM

Bill!@!! Maybe you have hit on it for me!!! I am left handed and red headed! I just didn't know about the BARBED WIRE!!! I am off to load the pickup and get some leather gloves! My vortex is in sight!


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Bill D
Date: 29 May 06 - 11:39 AM

jimmy...be sure to get all the info first! http://www.antiquebarbedwiresociety.com/ See!


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: pdq
Date: 29 May 06 - 11:44 AM

Let's all send jimmyt our best samples of barbed wire...

                                     Devil's rope


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 May 06 - 11:49 AM

Ha!

I'm not using Mudcat as much, and though I still read the BS section and post to a few, I spend more time "upstairs" these days, mostly reading and occasionally posting.

The moment came for me a while back when I accidentally lobbed a standard Mudcat retort back--on a scholarly thread. Geez. The target wrote back channel and said he didn't think he deserved that response, and I apologized and told him that because we were discussing one of the "hot button" topics that I was just too quick on the draw (it was--had to do with hunting).

I decided right then to take to heart what I already understood: that Mudcat can be a bad influence if you let it. It's too easy to let people with nothing better to do BUT argue drag you into those verbal slugfests. Do that often enough here and it becomes a habit elsewhere. I can't afford to start any those kinds of pitched battles in my scholarly lists, so I have mostly just been reading those, also, not posting much. Breathing space.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Don Firth
Date: 29 May 06 - 01:29 PM

Hi, Kat,

I have Dragon NaturallySpeaking 7 Preferred and I'm planning on upgrading to version 8. I got mine for $99.00 on a special, but for some reason (change of management, I think) they no longer discount it. List price is $199.00. But you can get version 8 from Amazon now with a combined discount and rebate that brings it down to $79.99. Not bad! Clicky

I like it really well. It takes awhile for the program and the user to train each other, but that's no problem. You get some text on the CD (novel and short story excerpts and a business document or two) that you read into the program so it can get used to you voice, pronunciation, pace, etc. Maybe about an hour's worth, but the more you do it, the more accurate the program gets. Then as you use it, if it goofs on a word or if you use a word that isn't in its vocabulary, you can correct it on the spot. Good to do consistently, because that's the way it adds to its vocabulary, and the next time it gets it right. It can be a little frustrating for the first week or two that you use it, but the more you use it and make corrections, the better it gets. But even so, just like with typing, it pays to proof-read.

A little oddity that takes some getting used to is that you have to say the punctuation. "Comma, semi-colon, period" and so on wherever you want the comma, semi-colon, or period to go. Not quite like Victor Borge's "Phonetic Punctuation," but close.

Although I haven't used it that way very much, it's also suppose to be able to operate a lot of Windows functions by voice command.

I'd say for shoulder and carpal tunnel problems, it would be a good investment.

And kinda fun, too, watching the words appear on the screen as you speak.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 May 06 - 01:58 PM

As an Early Retired Pro Muso , I am home quite a lot and find that Mudcat is not only Inexpensive but is one of the few activities I have found which is NOT Illegal (YET) , Immoral (Well , not ALL the time) or fattening (I can ignore the Recipe threads)


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Ron Davies
Date: 29 May 06 - 02:12 PM

If you like to debate, hearing somebody else's views can help you to hone your own skills--and there are a lot of intelligent, articulate people who post--even on BS threads. And adjustment of one's views is possible.   There's wit and humor of various types. And it's even possible to learn a fair amount. Case in point-- thanks to AR282 and his views on Caesar and Jesus, I've been given the impetus to find out about Bruno Bauer. It's always worth it to learn more--though there may be admittedly pressure on the home front to Mudcat less.

It helps that the one person who only posted in order to pull chains-- in the most vulgar and despicable manner possible--is--finally-- no longer with us.

Added to which, it's always fun to meet Mudcatters--since we're all by definition music people in some context.

As some posters have already indicated, there's no hard and fast line between Mudcat and "real life". Mudcat is part of "real life".


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 May 06 - 02:35 PM

LOL, Leadfingers...good reasons to Mudcat!!

Don, thanks so much. I'd looked at version 8 and have pretty much decided that's the one I want. Thanks for the link, that's a great price! I am about to input my granmother's 75 page or so memoirs and it'd be a lot easier on my bod to read it in, rather than type!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: CarolC
Date: 29 May 06 - 02:47 PM

My life is so drastically changed (for the better) because of the Mudcat, I can't really imagine what I would be doing had I not found it. I know I would probably have a lot less going on in "real life" had I not started participating in the Mudcat than I do now. So for me the question of what I would be doing if not participating here is one I don't like to contemplate.


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: GUEST,Barb Dwyer
Date: 29 May 06 - 03:36 PM

Who is this jimmyt and why have I been abducted/"collected" to be sent to him? Is he the same Jimmyt who is said to have conquered the Tartar Invasion? Is it true he wants to experiment with my denatalia?
I keep hearing about "cats going down" from the next room, and I'm scared for my life!

A computer I found where I'm being kept was set to this site. Can someone here save me from an uncertain fate? Will someone named "Joe" toss out my urgent plea for help as "second -guest thread drift", (whatever that may be)?

Help Me, Please!

Barb Dwyer from Tuscaloosa


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Amos
Date: 29 May 06 - 03:42 PM

Barb:

The problem is JimmyT sees you as his Personal Vortex.

Now, I am sure hundreds of men would like to make such a claim on you, but JimmyT has made it.

But don't worry too much -- being someone's Personal Vortex can be quite rewarding. Just make sure to keep the flows balanced, so to speak.

You may be in a unique position with JimmyT presently. Be sure and take full advantage if you are in such a position.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: gnu
Date: 29 May 06 - 03:59 PM

I have a question regarding Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Can two users on the same computer use this program or is it just a "one-user".

Of course, I ask this on behalf of Clinton, as he sometimes posts sober. Well, I can only assume such. This could cause a problem as Dragon, if he were to post sober, may not recognize words which are not slurred.

Having said that, I will also say that I only poke fun at Clinton because of his earlier post and because I know he doesn't give a shit... and is likely having a good laugh. And, well, anyone who knows me knows it's a legitimate question on my own behalf as well.

So... more than one user per Dragon?


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Severn
Date: 29 May 06 - 04:38 PM

Slurring his speech, or just dragon his words out a little?

Drawl your own conclusions......I certainly do.


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: number 6
Date: 29 May 06 - 04:39 PM

In regards to the subject of this thread and my previous posts I must clarify that I have made a few good friends here in the Cat, and hopefully I will meet some time in 'real life' one day. Overall I'm one who has spent too much time here, and realized it is time wasted. Basically most of the threads are all the same.

There are people in my own community that I can share, participate, laugh with. Getting out on the salt flats at sunrise with my camera (as I did yesterday) is exhilarating. Meeting with a town councilor every now and then and having a good argument. Spending time with my grandson. Jamming with an old retired Scots guy 2 evenings a week. Jamming with some bluegrass friends weekly. Reading a book. Long walks with the hounds. A Sunday drive down along the coast with my wife. All this more meaningful than spending time here on the Cat. Hell, weeding the garden is more even more meaningful. This is what I did before I stumbled on this forum, and have realized how much I miss it. Maybe I'm lucky I can exist and enjoy, share, laugh and participate in life without the spending endless hours here on the Mudcat.

L.H. … I admire your honesty in admitting to addiction as being the reason on spending your time here.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Amos
Date: 29 May 06 - 04:49 PM

Number 6:

Well, that is a good thing to own up to -- but if coming here too often is the disease you are confronting, why are you coming here to announce it?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: number 6
Date: 29 May 06 - 04:56 PM

I'm not owning up to a disease. ... I'm just posting to the subject of the thread .. I'm one who has spent too much time here.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: CarolC
Date: 29 May 06 - 06:25 PM

In my case, number six, I met my husband here in the Mudcat. I realize this is not a common experience for people, but in my case, my 3D life is made very much more rich and full as a result of my having spent time here. And a side result of getting together with my husband has been that we have moved to a town that my son has also decided to move to, and for this reason, I get to see my son two or three times a week as opposed to two or three times a year, which was the case just a short while ago.

And of course, my only ever accordion teacher, and the person whose accordion playing I most respect and enjoy (of all the accordion players in the world... you know who you are, Skipjack) is someone I met because of being here in the Mudcat. So my musical life has been greatly enriched and enhanced by my involvememt here.

So for me, there just isn't any downside. If I don't have time or the inclination to post, I don't post. But my involvement here has been nothing but beneficial for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Don Firth
Date: 29 May 06 - 06:31 PM

Gnu, I'm not really sure if Naturally Speaking can be used by more than one person or not. I started out with an earlier version and I think it could be, but you would had to set up separate vocabulary and speech files for each user. But when I got the version 7 upgrade, I think they may have rescinded that feature, limiting it to one user only (#%&*@#%! Money-grubbing bas**rds!). But I couldn't swear to that (!).

I just did a little arithmetic, and instead of buying the upgrade from version 7 to version 8 for $99, I'm going to get a whole new complete version 8 (comes with a headset with mike) for $79 from Amazon. I'm gonna order it right now! So as soon as I find out for sure about the multible user possibilities, I'll let you know.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 May 06 - 06:34 PM

Congratulations on kicking the habit, Number 6!


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 29 May 06 - 07:39 PM

Don, firstly I must say that I always enjoy your writing, or dictation, as it turns out, and I appreciate your temperate and intelligent contributions here.

Secondly, I must fall on my sword, or its mightier cousin in the country governed by truly just men, my pen, and admit I have just bought the voice recognition programme you recommend. It was a revelation to me that here in good ol' Mudcat BS section, I have found what I hope is the answer to the big problem of my day job. I generate income by phone. I have to type a lot of stuff to document the transactions, specifications, quieries, complaints etc, which severely limits the time I'm on the phone generating income. Considering that there are chipanzees typing Shakespeare faster than I bungle two finger stabbing, it should improve business life immeasurably.

Given my point of departure in this thread, and my arrival at this point, I guess I should promise not to abuse the bandwidth here with the new programme!

Thank you, sir.


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Don Firth
Date: 29 May 06 - 07:52 PM

Great, Skipjack! I hope it works well for you.

As I said I was going to do above, I just ordered it, version 8 Preferred, from Amazon (went through Mudcat, of course). Two rebate coupons downloaded, one for $50 and one for $20. Every little bit helps.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 May 06 - 08:52 PM

The rebates are only if you've had an earlier version, the way I read it, Don. Am I missing something? I'll bite the bullet, anyway, but just want to make sure I read it correctly. Tks!

Kewl, Skipjack8!


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: jimmyt
Date: 29 May 06 - 09:12 PM

the skip does in fact generate income by phone and I have the 1-900- naked-accordianist bills to prove it...but money well spent I maght add


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: jimmyt
Date: 29 May 06 - 09:29 PM

I never been to Tuscaloosa, but I been to Oklahoma...Well I'm lookin' for my vortex, and I'm wearin' layers of spandex...


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 29 May 06 - 11:56 PM

"Real life"? I've heard of the that. Do people actually do such things?

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 30 May 06 - 01:02 AM

"BarbDwyer": that's an old pun that I've laid claim to for years, actually being an owner of the second, more significant of the two names appropriated to make it come about. Just so you know!

Skipjack, I should make a point here--Don has a great speaking voice and articulates very clearly, always did, even before this software that he says required some practice to use. So don't be disappointed if it takes a week or two longer than it took Don to master this program.

Don, I wonder if you could modify it to let you use Borge's punctuation? As long as you didn't spit on your microphone I think it would be a very interesting way to dictate.

SRS (the real McCoy)


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Subject: RE: BS: Balancing Mudcat and real life
From: skarpi
Date: 30 May 06 - 02:36 AM

hehehehehehe

Greg don´t you have anything better to do with time :>) "joke"


Greg if it weren´t for MUDCAT I would not have all thouse
friends around the world ..........

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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