January 23 2017

Medical Monday: Fovea

Fovea is defined as: “A small depression in the retina of the eye where visual acuity is highest. The center of the field of vision is focused in this region, where retinal cones are particularly concentrated.”

Machine Briefs:

OPTION #1: fovea= FOEF/YA*
OPTION #2: fovea= FOE/VAOE/YA*
OPTION #3: fovea= FOE/VAOE/A*
OPTION #4: fovea= FOEF/YI/A*

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January 18 2017

Case CATalyst: What Are Work Units?

I Love Steno Logo (Cropped)Work units are a function of Case CATalyst that is usually used in network situations when reporters provide daily copy, or take turns using the same computer.

Work units are consecutively numbered files that are created as a separate copy while a reporter writes realtime. Meanwhile, the original realtime file remains as one cohesive file.

A work unit can be programmed to be created every minute, every 60 minutes, or any increment in between. The work unit setting allows a scopist to access a realtime file as it is being created, with a minimum of a one minute delay and a maximum of a 60 minute delay. This allows for immediate editing. This helps to increase the rate of transcript turnaround.

The work unit that has been created and sent can be set to be displayed on the realtime screen in a shaded colored area.

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January 13 2017

Briefs, Phrases, and Legal Terminology From Boston Legal Season 1, Episode 3


jury= JIR
I don’t think= YONG
sincerity= SNAOERT
maintenance= MAINS
construction= KRUX
this is= TH-S
months= MOS
forehead= FHED
specialty= SPERBLT
champions= KHAONS
I do not need= YO*FRN
contribute= KR-BT
city council= SKOUNL
officer= OIFR
of the= F-T
capacity= KPAFT
facility= FAEFLT
procedural= PRAOERL
sexual harassment= SWARMT
basis= BAZ
disqualify= SQ-F
conduct= KUKT
eyewitness= Y-NS
litigation= LIGS
accident= SD-
so forth= SFO*RT
compromises= KPROMS
decent= DAOENT
eliminate= L*IM
distinction= DINGS
administration= M-RGS environmental= VAOIRNL
endangered= SBAIJD
species= SPAOES
president= P-T
romantic= ROEMT
at first= TWIRS
I think= AOING
lunches= LUFPS
pursue= PRAOU
eventually= VAENL
brokerage= BROERJ
ratification= ROIFGS
prospective= PROFPT
employers= PLOIFRS
depict= DPIKT
or not= ORNT
embarrassment= KBARMT
guilty= GELT
what happened= WHAPD
pictures= PIRS
cross-examination= KR-GS
research= REFP
testify= TEF
I didn’t see= YIZ
vicious= VIRBS
obstacles= STABLGS
trivialize= TRIFLZ
apologize= JAOIZ
outburst= TB*URS
unemployment= NROIMT
benefitting= BEFG
billion dollar= B-LD
lawsuit= LAUT
ladies and gentlemen= LAIJ
ladies and gentlemen of the jury= LAIJS
reasonable doubt= -RD
coffee= KO*EF
ugly= OIG
instincts= KBINGTS
enjoin= KBOIN
prima facie= PRAIRB
common law= KMOL
Atlantic= TLAK
variance= VAIRNS
restraining order= STRAENGD
restraining orders= STRAENGDZ
versus= VS
institutionalized= SNAOULDZ
dimensional- DMENLGS
not guilty= N-G
that’s right= THAERT
fifteen= FAOEN
paternity= PA*ERNT

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January 13 2017

Friday Phrases

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special circumstances= SPERKS
make a finding= MAFG
Internal Revenue= SBEFRN
Internal Revenue Service= SBEFRNS
Internal Revenue tax= SBEFRNT
Internal Revenue taxes= SBEFRNTS
driver’s seat= DRIFRT
driver’s seats= DRIFRT
not that I remember= NAIRM
at some time= STAOIMT
mandatory minimum= MARM

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January 1 2017

2017 Dictionary Challenge

For the past couple of years, I’ve been building my dictionary by using the deluxe encyclopedia edition of “The New International Webster’s Comprehensive Dictionary.” In 2016, my aim was to get through the dictionary from my starting point, at the end of the C words, up to the J words. However, I was only able to make it partially through the G words.

I started 2016 with 160,077 dictionary entries, and ended the year with a total of 207,595 dictionary entries. I inputted a total of 47,528 words in 2016. This exceeds the number of entries I inputted in 2015, although I didn’t make it to the J words like I aimed to.

I started 2016 on page 327 of “The New International Webster’s Comprehensive Dictionary,” and ended the year on page 522.

In 2017, I aim to get up to page 842 of “The New International Webster’s Comprehensive Dictionary.” If I can reach this page, I will have completed the A-Na volume of the dictionary. In order to reach this goal, I will have to input, on average, approximately 88% of the entries on a single page a day. I will try my best to finish out this dictionary volume this year.

All the best in 2017!

Love, Speed, and Accuracy,

Elsie Villega

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