RE: ur last to Jarod

Yeah, Word’s corrections aren’t always perfect, and I didn’t look closely enough.

 

 

 


From: Lourez Bullock [mailto:lourez_bullock@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 3:02 PM
To: ‘Scott Royall’
Subject: ur last to Jarod

 

Did you mean to say intelligibility rather than indelibility? Not to play critic, just didn’t know what the “indelibility” meant.

RE: i have parkensin’s syndrome

A very valid point, Jared, but the basic truth still remains: There are few hand-held AAC options, and strangers struggle to understand what they say. The choice sadly boils down to portability or indelibility.

 

 

 


From: Phishingjl@aol.com [mailto:Phishingjl@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 10:38 AM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: Re: i have parkensin’s syndrome

 

thank you for the info . however i am looking for something that is hand held as i am un able  to speak at this time  but i am very proficient with my computer skills

Sincerely.

Jared M. LaPorte

RE: i have parkensin’s syndrome

Jared,

 

Xpress-It is software only. It runs on any Windows machine, including tablet PCs presumably and possibly the newer Origami-class portables. The advantage of being only software is that Xpress-It lets you decide which Windows machine is right for you.

 

I will offer one piece of advice. It takes about 40 watts of audio power to equal the volume range of the human voice. That means you need to think really carefully about the environment you need to talk in. Hand-helds and most laptops are ok in small, quiet rooms. If you ever do anything like presentations, then you’ll need to have a laptop with something behind it. In that case, we can discuss options. You see, the beauty of Xpress-It is exactly that it isn’t a device you’re tied to. It makes any Windows computer equipped with a sound card speak.

 

Scott

 

 

y.


From: Phishingjl@aol.com [mailto:Phishingjl@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 7:22 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: i have parkensin’s syndrome

 

Hello

 i was  wondering if your  device is a hand held model. And if so how to i get one?

thank you for your time and efforts  in answering my question

sincerely

Jared M. LaPorte

 

RE: checks

Employees require deposit in order to pay their bills, because major banks regard my paper checks as out-of-state. That means those checks don’t clear for four to ten business days The only way I can do direct deposit is with Quickbooks through Intuit.  That takes two business days, with the funds removed from my account one business day before deposits are made.

 

MetLife normally deals only with businesses, and 30 days is considered current in their world. Thus, they cannot do direct deposit without rewriting their accounting software. Also, their auditors, which are their gods, prefer paper. Colleen pushes their system as much as the MetLife gods allow.

 

In short, Mom, it’s the same old tale. I’m caught in the middle because I’m a disabled person who dares to try to retain control over his own life although I need caregivers and can’t sign checks.

 

 

 


From: Lourez Bullock [mailto:lourez_bullock@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 3:22 PM
To: ‘Scott Royall’
Subject: RE: checks

 

Question: do you have Jack’s and Robin’s paychecks set up to be written automatically?  Reason I ask is, can they wait a couple of days to get their pay to see if Metlife’s infamously late checks arrive?

 

Question 2: is there anyone at Metlife we can contact on your behalf to find out their justification for regularly being so late – especially when you depend on this infusion of money to pay salaries?  It just seems they are totally insensitive to your situation and not inclined to change for the balance of time this policy runs…………..

 

This deficit has gone from  $500 yesterday to 1100 tomorrow……is that even a final figure?  Again, are J’s and R’s checks automatically cut?

 

—–Original Message—–
From: Scott Royall [mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 2:13 PM
To: ‘Lourez Bullock’
Subject: RE: checks

 

I don’t know what to tell you. I just checked the credit union, and this week’s checks still haven’t posted (meaning they’re not there yet). That means I’ll be $1100 in the red in the morning. Goddamnit. To answer your question, if not for the late and missing checks (3), I’d have about $200 tomorrow.

 

 

 


From: Lourez Bullock [mailto:lourez_bullock@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 1:49 PM
To: ‘Scott Royall’
Subject: RE: checks

 

Is this due to the check that’s missing or just the usual deficit?

 

—–Original Message—–
From: Scott Royall [mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:59 AM
To: ‘Lourez Bullock’
Subject: FW: checks

 

Looks like I’ll be short 500 even if this week’s checks arrive on time. L

 

 

 


From: Scott Royall [mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:49 AM
To: ‘ccarswell@metlife.com’
Subject: RE: checks

 

The credit union didn’t know, but said it’s the one that never cleared. (Translation: your computer knows.)

 

 

 


From: ccarswell@metlife.com [mailto:ccarswell@metlife.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 8:40 AM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Cc: cjtaylor@metlife.com
Subject: checks

 

Mr. Royall,

I have made the request to have the outstanding check stopped and the payment will be reissued.
Mr. Royall in order to expedite this do you have the claim number of the check which was cashed? Let me know.

The information contained in this message may be CONFIDENTIAL and is for the intended addressee only. Any unauthorized use, dissemination of the information, or copying of this message is prohibited. If you are not the intended addressee, please notify the sender immediately and delete this message.

Scobleizer – Microsoft Geek Blogger » Can this week ever end?

Guys,

I realize that you get very busy and rushed, but you owed your listeners a little better investigating regarding Vista. The Aussie claim should’ve tripped your bullshit detectors off at full volume. If you had written one line of code, the claim would’ve seemed immediately bogus because the slip was only 90 days. If 60% of any OS (including the precious OS X) needed a rewrite, the slip would be years. Instead, you said that you were inclined to believe the report.

If you want to be considered as journalists, you can’t take any blogs, Microsoft, mine, or Aussie at face value.

http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/03/25/can-this-week-ever-end/

Another paper Chase

The enclosed letter is pretty self-explanatory. While I expect that Chase will ultimately do what’s right and in their own best interest, it’s sad how everybody kicks you when you’re down.


15906 Manfield

Houston, TX 77082

 

March 25, 2006

 

 

In regards to: Account … 4783

 

Cardmember Services

P.O. Box 15298

Wilmington, DE 19850-5298

 

 

Dear Cardmember Services:

 

 

On February 25th of this year, I contacted your Financial Operations department and opted out of the new 29.99% interest rate by closing this account. They agreed to reset my interest rate to 19% and said my monthly payments would be $373. However, I just received an email from your system indicating that I owe $639 a month. I called Financial Operations again, and spoke to a supervisor who identified herself as “Kendra.”

Kendra did remove the excess finance charges that had accumulated this year. She also acknowledged the prior agreement Chase had made with me, but claimed it was in error because the APR could not be changed. Considering that my prior contact involved several people in multiple departments, I have to really doubt Kendra’s knowledge.

I should also make you aware that I am classified as severely disabled. I can neither speak nor write. I did manage to hold an Applications Developer position with Shell Oil for 14 years, but lay-offs have reduced my income to $1,500 per month in disability benefits. You don’t need a degree in accounting to see that an APR of 29.99% is completely impossible on my income. The situation is that, unless Chase returns to our prior agreement, it will be pointless for me to make any payments because the APR will consume them. Any threats involving collection agencies and damaging my here-to-fore excellent credit rating would be fruitless, as I’m already on a subsistence income. I don’t see any hope of making any major purchases unless my fortunes reverse again. I am someone who does want to work with you, but reality demands it be on my terms, sorry.

Lastly, I should tell you that a copy of this letter will be published in my blog. The same applies to any written response you wish to provide. In this way, the world will be able to see for itself how Chase Bank treats a long-term customer who has hit dire straits.

 

Scott Royall

 

 

RE: CONTACT

Katie,

 

I forgot to add that I’d love an opportunity to talk with you, and allow you to experience Xpress It for yourself. It should go without saying (but apparently doesn’t) that there is no single correct AAC solution for everyone; different users have different needs. Xpress-It, as I’ve indicated, is targeted for disabled people with good mental functionality who want to participate in Life on a conversational level.

 

Scott  

 

 

 


From: Scott Royall [mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 8:09 PM
To: ‘KATIEB@TAICENTER.COM’
Cc: ‘jaimie@rehabspecialties.com’; Blaise; Blog; bradgsmith@mdanderson.org; Brandon Milligan; Carol McKinney; Dianne; DSloan; DVM Marsha Anderson; Jack Davidson (jack_davidson681@yahoo.com); janis.nicol@nau.edu; John Royall; ‘Michelle Luster’; Ming Zu (mzu@cs.uh.edu); Mom (lourez_bullock@sbcglobal.net); Richard Becton (flight@flash.net); Sakina Lanig (sakinalanig@hotmail.com); Tao Ju
Subject: CONTACT

 

Katie,

 

I was in Rehab Specialties today and picked up one of your cards. I haven’t heard of you so I assume you haven’t heard of Xpress It either. Xpress It is an AAC product I created after existing products failed to meet requirements of my former bosses at Shell Oil. In other words, Xpress It was born out in the real world to meet real-world needs. The amusing part is that SLPs who have seen it have complained that it doesn’t go out of its way to predict entire sentences. Well, if you go through your day repeating sentences, you might have people snickering at you behind your back. Xpress It does allow you to assign shortcuts to entire speeches if you wish. It simply focuses its own time on learning which words its current user is more likely to use next. I’ve found that feature much more useful.

 

You can learn much more about Xpress It here.