The Pay Off

By BitcoDavid

All the Online study, all the DVDs and all the meetups have culminated in this. DeafInPrison.com’s first ever ASL video jokes. Please enjoy these immensely funny jokes, presented in full video splendor.

BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.

Stop Hearing Loss Bullying Video Now Online

By BitcoDavid

I was chatting over a plate of Edamame, with my good friend Quentin Tarantino  the other day, when he said, “BitcoDavid – dude! You did such a great job on Shanna Groves’ Stop Hearing Loss Bullying campaign video, I’m totally jealous of your immense talent.”

Well, all kidding aside – I’m deeply grateful to Shanna for allowing me the opportunity to work on such an important project with her. Shanna has agreed to do a couple of Supporter Contributions for us. She’s an awesome writer with a great deal of experience and insight. I’ll be getting that ball rolling in another day or so.

BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.

Broken Sign: Important Announcement from BitcoDavid

By BitcoDavid

I must admit, I learned this the same way a Japanese rock singer learns an American song. Nonetheless, I’m pretty proud of myself.

If you would be interested in doing this, use the contact form below. Please hurry, the window of opportunity is closing fast. Shooting is scheduled for the 1st week in June.

BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.

No Symposium Coverage Complete w/o the Tech

By BitcoDavid

One of the terp team at work. Photo: BitcoDavid

One of the terp team at work. Photo: BitcoDavid

True. There were 2 ASL interpreters, and what I noticed there, was that not only did they take turns interpreting for the individual speakers, but they did this cool tandem thing for audience questions. An audience member would sign her question, and Terp 1 would say it in English, then Terp 2 would sign the speaker’s answer back to the questioner.

C.A.R.T. in action. Photo: BitcoDavid

C.A.R.T. in action. Photo: BitcoDavid

C.A.R.T was also employed, and it’s the first time I have been privy to seeing C.A.R.T. in action. The operators – there were 2 of them, as well – would key in the spoken words, using a Steno machine. The output of the Steno was fed into the U.S.B. port on a laptop. The laptop drove a little DLP projector, onto a 60″ Da Lite screen. While what appeared to be the lead C.A.R.T. operator was keying in words, the backup operator would be using the Web on her own laptop, to look up words, spellings and other references.

My trusty little Sony Handicam, earning its daily bread. Photo: BitcoDavid

My trusty little Sony Handicam, earning its daily bread. Photo: BitcoDavid

On top of all that, they had a PC at the podium, and were running constant PowerPoints from the overhead DLP, onto a separate screen behind the speaker.

My little guy needs some Abilify and a hit of Viagra after seeing this monster. Photo: BitcoDavid

My little guy needs some Abilify and a hit of Viagra after seeing this monster. Photo: BitcoDavid

I wanted you to see more C.A.R.T.

The backup operator. Photo:BitcoDavid

The backup operator. Photo:BitcoDavid

All things considered, I was impressed by the accuracy and speed of C.A.R.T. As you know, captioning is something that’s important to me. The manual method I use is absolutely accurate, assuming I can hear the dialog, but it’s very slow and labor intensive. The computerized method employed by YouTube among others is horribly inaccurate – relying, as it does, on speech to text conversion. I noticed that C.A.R.T. wasn’t 100% accurate, but all things being equal it was sufficient to the task, and with almost no noticeable delay.

Here's the primary operator and her screen. at her lap level can be seen the Steno machine. Photo: BitcoDavid

Here’s the primary operator and her screen. At her lap level can be seen the Steno machine. Photo: BitcoDavid

BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.

Reminder: April 1st Deadline

By BitcoDavid

We interrupt the coverage of the Symposium, to remind you that April 1st is the deadline for entries into Shanna Groves’ #StopHearingLossBullying Campaign Video. Click the link above, for details.

She’s looking to put 10 people into a video about hearing loss bullying. You could be more famous than the Leave Britney Alone  chick. You can also find this event listed on our events page.

Shanna’s been a great supporter of DeafInPrison. She’s a prolific writer, a blogger, and an Internet personality. Join her in this worthy effort.

BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.

Marsha Graham Part 2

By BitcoDavid

I strongly suggest you watch these two videos. Ms. Graham’s personal story is fascinating, and her insight into the Deaf Community and law enforcement is both informed and entertaining. — BD

[OK. It looks to be good now. I went back to the original mpeg, re-edited it and re-rendered it.]

BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.

Marsha Graham’s Presentation Part 1

By BitcoDavid

BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.

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