June 23 2014

I Love Steno: The Tour- The Gallery Of Shorthand

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting The Gallery of Shorthand. The gallery is located at the Federal Courthouse in Central Islip, Long Island (New York) (Eastern District).
Federal Courthouse (Central Islip)
The Gallery Of Shorthand (Full Shot)

The gallery exhibit is a comprehensive timeline of recorded words. It is organized in epochs, starting with the first epoch that depicts the ancient scribes of Egypt.
Epoch 1
The timeline ends with Epoch X, modern day CART and closed-captioning.

There is a very cool display of the various steno machines that have been invented throughout time. Amongst the machines are steno notes (on paper), and a variety of stenography educational tools (past and present).
Steno Maxhines At The Gallery Of Shorthand

The Gallery of Shorthand also displays speed contest medals.
Speed Contest (The Gallery Of Shorthand)

There is also a section of the gallery dedicated to “Legends of Shorthand.”
Legends Of Shorthand

I loved perusing all of the exhibits at The Gallery of Shorthand! I look forward to visiting the gallery again. Kudos to the gallery’s owner and director, Dominick M. Tursi.

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June 23 2014

Medical Monday: Anoxia & Hypoxia

Anoxia is a condition that occurs when oxygen is not properly delivered to a part of the body. The term anoxia is sometimes used as a synonym to the term hypoxia. However, hypoxia is also specifically defined as a variety of the condition of anoxia that “does not involve total oxygen deprivation.”

Machine Briefs:
Option #1: anoxia= A/NOX/YA*
Option #2: anoxia= A/NOK/YA*
Option #3: anoxia= A/NOX/SAOE/YA*
Option #4: anoxia= A/NOX/SAOE/A*
Option #5: anoxia= A/NOK/SAOE/YA*
Option #6: anoxia= A/NOK/SAOE/A*

Option #1: hypoxia= HA/POX/YA*
Option #2: hypoxia= HA/POX/SAOE/YA*
Option #3: hypoxia= HA/POX/SAOE/A*
Option #4: hypoxia= HAOEU/POX/YA*
Option #5: hypoxia= HAOEU/POX/SAOE/YA*
Option #6: hypoxia= HAOEU/POX/SAOE/A*

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June 21 2014

Practice Video: Jury Charge

Here are some briefs from the video:
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury= LAIJS
in this case= NIK
recess= RES
jury instructions= JIRKS
bailiff= BIF
is that correct= STHARK
closing argument= KLAOUMT
discharge= DARJ
ignore= GOR
intoxicated= SBOKD
misdemeanor= M-M
law enforcement officer= LAUFRMT
motor vehicle= MOEFK
beyond a reasonable doubt= Y-RD
equivalent= QIF
impairment= KBAIRMT
direct evidence= DRAEFD
circumstantial evidence= SKAEFD
greater weight= GRAERGT
bias or prejudice= BOP
leniency= LAONTS or LAOENT/S*I

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June 20 2014

What Is Cat Scratch? (For Case CATalyst Users)

The cat scratch function in case catalyst is akin to being able to place a neat Post-It list onto your screen while working on a transcript.

Cat scratch allows you to perform the following actions: Keep a suggested brief from Brief It on the screen to be able to easily reference it throughout a job, make a list of words and phrases in a separate pane on your screen, and make a list of the job’s most frequently used dictionary entries.

Below is a video showing the many functions of cat scratch:

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