My Perspective on an Ethical Foundation

The Foundation of Ethics – Right and Wrong, True and False Over my sixty-plus years I have certainly been exposed to a number of viewpoints on the subjects of ethics, right and wrong! No less important have been the definitions of true and false. I subscribe to the Ten Commandments as the yardstick for ethics which have been deeply rooted and disseminated throughout the ages. Although there are many examples that expose humanity’s imperfections, there is a truth that supersedes all the confusion, all the fuzzy justifications that stand in the way of humanity’s justification to do the right thing. …

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The New Version Of The Syrinx Twitter Client Is Awesome

I have been using the new version of Syrinx by MRR Software for the Mac to handle my Twitter interactions for a week now. Syrinx is an absolutely stellar Twitter client because the author has worked very hard to make the entire experience of using Syrinx a breeze with VoiceOver. The new Twitter list support has been added along with the ability to preview the tweet timeline using any of the VoiceOver navigation functions. Now, I am able to quickly and efficiently read, review, and answer the tweets in my many lists. I am constantly amazed at how productive the …

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Accessible Productivity And Spell Check On The Mac

Operating With A PC Moving to the Mac with VoiceOver from Microsoft WIndows and JAWS was a great organizing exercise for me. I took a look at my daily tasks and realized that I spent the majority of my computer time in the following programs: • Microsoft Outlook 2003 • AOL, Yahoo, and MSN Instant Messaging • Firefox • Adobe Reader • Microsoft Office Email was handled by Microsoft Outlook 2003. Contact management, calendar maintenance task management, and note taking was also handled by Outlook 2003 I used the Miranda instant messaging client for AOL, Yahoo, and MSN messaging. Although …

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Using Vienna As An Accessible Twitter Client

In my quest to move all my activities to the Mac one of the first items that needed to be handled was an accessible Twitter client. Although I am not a power user, the number of people that I follow on Twitter has crossed the three thousand mark. This means that there is a need for a precise filtering mechanism that permits one to take a Twitter stream of over Twenty Thousand tweets a day and quickly glean the high priority Tweets. I chose Vienna version 2.3.4. This solution is totally accessible with VoiceOver and permits one to specify the …

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Palm Pilot Replacement

I remember in the late 90’s buying a Palm Pilot for my wife because it was the latest thing out there for organizing one’s life! Organizing is a very general term and definitely means that the Palm Pilot could claim to be a general device. The razor blade concept was just as true for the Palm Pilot at that time as for the razor manufactures. I think we spent more on replacement pens for that Palm in the first year than the entire cost of the Palm Pilot and it’s accessories. WIth the iPhone we now have a device that …

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Guest Post From Monica Willyard

Hi. My name is Monica, and I’m doing some work for Kevin to give his blog some great new social media features. Since I have to publish a post to make sure everything is working well, I want to tell you something about Kevin that he’ll never tell you himself. 🙂 Kevin is a fair businessman, and he’s also a person who educates his business associates. He doesn’t seem to do it deliberately. He just shares his knowledge and problem-solving strategies while he works. He says he shares his knowledge because it helps people grow, and it’s the right thing …

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Connecting and Organizing

For as long as I can remember I have marveled at the various methods we employ in an effort to stay in touch with our world. I remember the first time I saw a bible. I was amazed at how many pages were in the compact book that I held in my hands as a child. I received my first new testament in the third grade from my grandparents. The new testament in Braille consists of four volumes. Each volume is at least three times thicker and four times longer and wider than that first printed bible I was shown. …

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Children Are Awesome

I saw a Twitter post from a Blind friend recently that went something like this. “I wonder if Blind people can adopt children?” This question gave me a bit of a pause for reflection because we adopted four children! Adopting is an incredible miracle and life is so fully manifested in the incredible gift of bringing a new child home to the family. I remember the wonderful bonding that took place immediately after holding a newly adopted baby in my arms! What awesome family experiences can you share?

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Moving Applications On The iPhone

I noticed today that my iPhone was getting a bit crowded and unorganized. I had added some applications to handle Twitter and Skype. The applications ended up on page two of the display. The iPhone is such an amazing device! I have the ability to check my Email, read a book, listen to music, read my calendar, talk on the phone, manage my contacts, talk to people via Twitter or Instant Message, time things with a stop watch, figure out what direction I am walking with a compass. And that’s just to name a few! I was thinking about how …

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A Warm Welcome From Kevin Fjelsted

Thanks for stopping by. I’m Kevin Fjelsted, and I’m glad to meet you. I’m excited about connecting with you and hope you’ll say hello either here on my blog or on your favorite social community site. Community matters to me, and you’re part of it. I’m a guy who likes people, all kinds of technology, and the possibilities created when the two combine. I’m a business entrepreneur which lets me use my passion and interests to help people everyday. I’m a problem-solver, and I’ve been known to tame computers of all kinds, including the old reliable punch card IBM and Control …

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