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Letter Case Mania in MS-Word

ByMichael McCarty-November 30, 2006Ever find that you’re constantly trying to change the capitalization of words or sentences? What do you do?Maybe you highlight the word or phrase and retype it.Maybe you’re the type who only replaces the individual letters that need to be changed. What a headache!Are you the person who found the Change Case feature on the Format menu? You know, where you get the choices of sentence case, all lowercase letters, all uppercase letters, all title case letters or to toggle all letters between upper and lowercase. There’s a faster way than this.Let’s start with the most versatile choice.Once you highlight the text to change, use Shift + F3. You’ll scroll between sentence case letters, all lowercase letters and all uppercase letters.But what if you’re tired of rotating through the choices and just want to jump straight to UPPERCASE?You could use the Format menu, Change Case choice, but there’s a faster way, Control+Shift+A.

To change a single word, si…Post a CommentRead More »

Accessible City Information

ByMichael McCarty-November 29, 2006This site is really neat. Not only can you find out information about the city you live in, but if youare moving, you can check out your new hometown too!There are a couple of ways to navigate. You can check out the links: Top 100 Lists where you can find lists of the top 100 cities and pertinent information like the highest income, the least crime, the newest houses, the most females, the shortest commute, the best educated residents, etc. You can also use the search engine to look up your current city.

So, go ahead and check out your city or your future city, for that matter by clicking this link: http://www.city-data.com.Post a CommentRead More »

A Different Word in Word

ByMichael McCarty-November 29, 2006Have you ever listened to a document and found a word that just doesn’t seem to fit what you’re trying to say? You listen to it over and over again, trying to come up with a replacement word but nothing comes to you.It’s at this moment that you need Word’s thesaurus. The only question now is: where is it?If you’re inclined to use menus, you’ll find it buried in the Tools menu, Language submenu.If you’re more in tune with keyboard shortcuts, you simply need to remember Shift + F7.Highlight the word you need to replace (if you don’t highlight it, Word will automatically select the word to the left of the cursor) and hit Shift + F7.On the left, the selected word is listed along with meanings. On the right, there are suggested synonyms. (Antonyms may also be listed and will be noted as such). Screen reader users will find a list of available words and can tab through the various options.Find a word that suits your needs, select it and click Rep…Post a CommentRead More »

Nickelodeon Dora Talking iCrayons

ByMichael McCarty-November 29, 2006Talking crayons have been developed to help toddlers learn colours and how to spell. They talk through a battery-operated plastic base in which they are inserted. The base reads the colour of the crayon and relates the information to the child. Blind and visually impaired children have found another use for the talking crayons.They’re called Dora i-crayons (i’ for interactive, which is becoming a norm with many of today’s children’s toys and learning methods). They give blind or visually impaired children the ability to colour without having to ask anyone for help.

Product Features

Dora introduces kids to colors and beginning spelling
Includes 6 custom crayons, 1 electronic crayon topper and 6 pages to color
Set speaks in both English and Spanish
Drawing has never been so divertido!
For ages 3 years and up

Click this link to purchase the Nickelodeon Dora Talking I-Crayons from Amazon.com.Post a CommentRead More »

Snapalarm Smoke Detector

ByMichael McCarty-November 28, 2006While the Snapalarm doesn’t improve on the functionality of smoke detectors, it does improve on the form. Normally to install a smoke detector, you need to first drill a hole into the wall or ceiling and then attach the unit with a couple of screws. As a result most people only have a single smoke detector installed in their home which can be dangerous depending on how big your place is and where the device is installed.The Snapalarm is designed to be easier to install than a standard smoke detector. The device opens like a clamshell allowing it to be fastened to the cord or chain of a hanging pendant lamp which is ideal given the proximity of these lights to the ceiling. And as an added safety feature the halves of the alarm can’t be closed if a working battery has not been installed.

Click this link to learn more about the Snapalarm from their website: http://www.snapalarm.com.Post a CommentRead More »

Search the Zoo

ByMichael McCarty-November 28, 2006We’re not talking about a trip to your local zoo, but a great search engine for the net called zoo.com. This is a kid-friendly search engine that should be bookmarked in every parent/school’s Web browser. It’s custom made just for kids. When you use Zoo.com, it brings you search results from different search engines like Yahoo!, Google, Wikipedia, etc. The good thing is that it censors the search results before they are displayed on your computer screen, which stops the chances of anything unsuitable being presented. There is also a News tab, which brings all the latest news from ABC, FOX and Yahoo! Although you can customize any of the individual search engines to censor the content and the links in search results, one big advantage with Zoo.com is that it brings you the collective results from most of the more prominent search engines.I tested the site by searching for different terms and found that when Zoo.com encounters something that might be offensive, it simply…Post a CommentRead More »

Fiber Optic Flashlight Adapter

ByMichael McCarty-November 27, 2006This flexible fiber optic wand provides pinpoint illumination when used with an AA-sized mini-flashlight (like the Mini Maglite). Bend and direct the light of your flashlight simply by flexing the non-conductive fiber optic tube. Requires AA-sized mini flashlight, not included.This tool is nothing more than a short fiber optic wire attached to a rubber hood, which goes on the end of a Maglite or equivalent. It completely gets rid of the problem of aiming a flashlight beam into a small hole. Just insert the end of the adapter and voila, the inside is lit up and you don’t have to contend with all the glare from the light hitting the edges of the hole. Comes in 7″ and 20″ versions.

Click this link to purchase the Fiber Optic Adapter from X-Treme Geek.com.

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Fortune Cookies in Braille

ByMichael McCarty-November 27, 2006I don’t know what it is about me and those little cookies. I’m afraid to have someone read one to me. “Beware of buses”, or “Don’t cross any busy streets” seem to come up for me all the time! Maybe I should start calling them unfortunate cookies.Maybe its the person doing the reading that’s the problem? I don’t know. It doesn’t matter because you’ll never find fortune cookies in braille right? Never say never my friends.The Lucky Touch Fortune Cookie Company, a student-operated business at the California School for the Blind specializes in braille and large print fortune cookies. The company offers customized fortunes to fit all types of events, including birthdays, weddings, or conventions. There are even chocolate-dipped fortune cookies for the chocolate lovers among us!The cookies range from $1.00 for three small Braille cookies to $13.00 for one giant, customized, chocolate-dipped fortune cookie. You can place your order …Post a CommentRead More »

American Science & Surplus

ByMichael McCarty-November 22, 2006This website is a tinkerer’s delight. One legendary source of cheap parts, weird stuff, cheap knockoffs, and plain junk is American Science & Surplus. They sell “closeouts, inventory overruns, mis-manufactures, and items whose time has not come. When a surplus item is gone, it is gone.” It’s the ultimate hacker’s mail-order junk store.They don’t take themselves too seriously, either, often belittling the scrap they are selling. The items are illustrated with crude sketches on yellow newsprint paper in their crowded 95-page paper catalog. It’s a cornucopia of irresistible bargains. Science fair motors! Chemistry kits! Craft tools. I dare you to open it without finding something you have to have. In addition to the doodles, you can click to see a photo of an item as well.) While funny, their descriptions are always honest, and the stuff delivered will be entirely useable. More so than most catalogs, the bulk of the items listed are inspirational: &quo…Post a CommentRead More »

How to Make a Root Beer Float

ByMichael McCarty-November 22, 2006Nothing feels more refreshing, than a tall glass of ice cold root beer, topped with a large scoop of ice cream sitting atop the glass, and served with a straw and spoon. It is delicious, nutritious (OK, maybe not nutritious) and is known as a Root beer Float! Follow these steps and you’ll have a great treat for any occasion.

Fill each glass 3/4 full with root beer. Set the glass on small plates so you can catch the overflow from the fizz.
Slowly add one scoop of vanilla ice cream into each glass. Add a little more root beer on top of the ice cream. This will turn to foam.
The glass will begin to overflow as the ice cream begins to float. Keep the foam to a minimum by pouring the root beer first, stirring and waiting for the bubbles to subside before adding the ice cream.
Eat slowly, starting with the cold frozen foam on top, scooping ice cream and root beer together with your spoon.
Use the straw to sip the remainder of creamy carmel colored root beer left in the glass.You can use col…Post a CommentRead More »

My Grocery Deals

ByMichael McCarty-November 22, 2006mygrocerydeals.com is a free service that allows consumers to go online, do their grocery pre shopping based on advertised grocery flyer specials, look at nutritional information, create their shopping list and then head out to their selected store(s) with list in hand. The site allows members to search through local grocery weekly ads to find deals and sales. Then you can customize your very own price optimized shopping list. It is really pretty handy as it shows the original price, with what the sale price is, and is very easy when working with coupons to see what you have and what you will save. It does the work for you. After you’ve made your shopping list, which can be categorized by store, etc. you can save your list and print it or send it via email, which is another really handy feature.Another feature I found quite interesting and probably quite handy for some, is that there is an allergy alert system. If someone you shop for in your household has a food allergy of so…Post a CommentRead More »

Ten Tips for Family and Friends of People with Vision Loss

ByMichael McCarty-November 21, 2006Guest Blogger, Priscilla Rogers, Ph.D. posted the following tips on the American Foundation for the Blind’s Blog. Here are ten tips for family and friends of people with vision loss. Please share others that come to mind:

Learn all you can about your relative’s vision loss; different types of eye conditions affect vision in varying ways. For example, some people can see to get around but not see people’s faces. Others lose their side vision but have some central vision.

Learn about resources, techniques and products that can help your relative continue to carry out everyday tasks and enjoyable activities independently.

Talk directly to the person with vision loss instead of “around” him or her.

Don’t walk away without telling the person you are leaving.

Communicate verbally instead of through gestures that cannot be seen.

Don’t move things around in the persons’ home without asking.

Give clear and specific directions. Remember the person may not be able to…Post a CommentRead More »

Decorate Your Walls with Braille

ByMichael McCarty-November 21, 2006I’ve seen some cool ways to promote the use of braille. There are candy bars with braille, T-shirts, bracelets, necklaces and now wall tyles.Inhabit’s Embossed Wall Flats are designed to expand in any direction. With peel-and-stick adhesive tabs and an automatic pattern repeat these wall tiles are simple, modern, versatile and goof-proof. You can cover a existing wall, help disguise a not-so-smooth wall or add a modern pattern to any room setting.Customize them by rotating every other tile or row, mix-and-match patterns or paint them to coordinate with your decor. The rule is there are no rules and the important thing is to have fun with it. It¹s low stress, low commitment and a big payoff in the way these tiles will impact a space. Only for use indoors. Sorry but they are made of paper. Wall Flats can be used to do an entire room, one wall or to create free-standing-art pieces. Dimensions: 18″x18″ panels Content: 10 panels per boxCoverage: 22.5 square feet C…Post a CommentRead More »

The Wrapmaster

ByMichael McCarty-November 21, 2006Do you use a lot of aluminum foil or plastic wrap in your kitchen? Do you have a hard time cutting off the right amount for the task at hand? If so, it’s time for you to be come a Wrapmaster!The WrapMaster is an aluminum foil and plastic wrap dispenser. You load the foil or wrap,pull out the desired amount, and press down on the lid. The lid has blades that are specially designed to cut either foil or plastic wrap. It holds rolls up to 200 sq. ft. I liked the idea of this contraption because my aluminum foil and plastic wrap boxes are always getting mangled in my drawer and I have difficulty cuttingoff pieces of plastic wrap without getting it tangled up. The foil and wrap is relatively easy to load–although it is a three step process, which could be a problem if you are lazy (like me). Once loaded, it’s easy to pull out the desired amount of foil and wrap, and the blade will cut very clean and neat. It’ll be much easier than taking foil or wrap from the box. My on…Post a CommentRead More »

Tips for the Dip

ByMichael McCarty-November 17, 2006Good manners are not something we are born with: they evolve with our social and cultural growth and help us emerge as thoughtful, caring humans. Dipping habits are important because they can be very annoying and unconsciously reflect one’s true lack of manners. In an old but tried and true study conducted by Land O’ Lakes, guests were asked what they hated most about other people’s dipping habits. The survey revealed the following in order of annoyance:

Double dipping: This involves scooping from the community bowl, taking a bit and then re-dipping.
Tasting the dip with a finger: Self-explanatory and gross!
Digging a submerged chip out of the bowl by hand: This is a party not a hunt for buried treasure!
Eating straight out of the communal dip bowl: Why not just lick up all the dip when everyone is looking? You will turn everyone off instantly!
Sticking foods into someone else’s dip: Who invited this person anyway?Post a CommentRead More »

The Blind Geek Zone

ByMichael McCarty-November 13, 2006Welcome to Rick Harmon’s Blind Geek ZoneThe zone contains lots of tech goodies for all you blind geeks out there. There are audio podcasts to show you how to use many popular programs with JAWS as well as audio demonstrations of tech gadgets of all kinds. There are links to mailing lists and websites to places of interest to blind geeks everywhere. Even if you’re not a geek come on in and have a look. I’m sure you’ll find something of interest.

Click this link to visit http://www.blind-geek-zone.net.Post a CommentRead More »

Grant for Disabled farmers

ByMichael McCarty-November 10, 2006AgrAbility Unlimited, a joint program of U of I Extension and Easter Seals offers Assistive Technology, the equipment that might be additional handholds and steps to access the cab of a tractor or combine, or a specialized utility vehicle for someone with limited mobility or helping make the farm office easier to access and use.To qualify for assistance, applicants must be in production agriculture, have a significant disability that limits farming activities, be able to contribute financially to the purchase of the items needed, and have a no-cost on-site assessment done by AgrAbility staff. The dollar amount available will vary on a case-by-case basis. Larger amounts may be available if the circumstances warrant the additional dollars.These dollars are very limited. Awards will be on a cost sharing basis and available to those who do not qualify for full assistance from Division of Rehab Services.For more information about AgrAbility Unlimited, or to schedule an assessment, …Post a CommentRead More »

Finding Stuff with Nemo

ByMichael McCarty-November 10, 2006Travel with ease! The pocket-sized Nemo is lightweight and affordable. Look-up phone numbers in seconds and perform simple household tasks with ease. Incorporating a 4″ viewing screen with digital magnification – this ultra portable device can go anywhere.

Key features:

4″ Viewing Screen
Anti-Glare LCD Screen
Lightweight & Compact
4.5 to 9x Magnification
Brightest Image in its class
Three step digital magnification
6 viewing modes (including 2 color select)
Freeze Frame control takes a temporary picture
Tactile Controls allow for ease of use
Three hour battery life
Two year warranty
30-day money back guaranteeFor more information,or to schedule a free product demonstration please contact:

Enhanced Vision Headquarters
5882 Machine Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Toll Free: (888)811-3161
Phone: 714-374-1829
Fax: 714-374-1821888-811-3161, or fax at 1-714-374-1821, or
Email: evinfo@enhancedvision.com
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Healthy Fridge

ByMichael McCarty-November 10, 2006One of the big health concerns facing people right now is heart disease. This site is devoted to providing heart healthy tips for you and your family. Navigation is pretty simple here. There are buttons near the top of the page that break the site down into four sections. Under those, there are two more links: What’s New and Search. The Healthy Fridge: Here you will find 10 tips to a heart healthy refrigerator, the FAQs, Meet the Doctor and “Open the Door to a Healthy Heart.” The tips have great suggestions for organizing your fridge so you eat better and the FAQs have some great answers to our burning questions.Good Nutrition: Here you have a quiz that tests your knowledge of Saturated Fat, you can find Heart Healthy recipes for both kids and adults, you can even figure out what you should eat, check out the section on women’s eating habits and so much more. This section is all about good nutrition and how you can get to where you do have good nutrition, if you …Post a CommentRead More »

Pointer Control from the Keyboard

ByMichael McCarty-November 09, 2006What would you do if your mouse happens to stop working for a day or two, you would have a really tough time trying to get your work done on your computer wouldn’t you? You would have to spend most of your time working with your keyboard, trying to remember all the shortcut keys and the combination keys to use and all of this would have to be done from your memory. How about something a bit better? Windows has a facility where you can use a keyboard to control the mouse pointer in the absence of a mouse. Note that this trick will not work if a screen reader or screen magnification program is running because these programs remap the keyboard.

Open the Control Panel.
Select the Accessibility option.
From the dialogue box, click on the Mouse tab.
Tick the checkbox of Use Mouse Key.
Click OK to close the Accessibility Options window.Note: You can also press Left Alt key + Left Shift Key + Num Lock together to open the MouseKeys dialogue box. Then press Enter to turn MouseKeys ON. Press …Post a CommentRead More »

The Orchestra: a User’s Manual

ByMichael McCarty-November 09, 2006The Philharmonia orchestra offers this introduction to the orchestra, orchestration, composition, and instruments, using text, quicktime videos of Philharmonia musicians, audio clips, and “illustrative musical examples.” Composition students will find this especially valuable.

Click this link to begin your exploration of an orchestra.Post a CommentRead More »

Printing Folders in Windows

ByMichael McCarty-November 08, 2006I had written a post on this before and found it to be too unreliable to leave in the database. I found two programs that do the same thing and are much simpler to install.When you browse a folder in windows explorer, you sometimes would like to print the content of that folder. Unfortunately there is no option to print the content of a folder from Windows Explorer.You can add your own print folder (or list the folder content to a text file) by using the following programs.

Dirlist adds an option to your send to menu that will create a file of the directory listing of all the file names in that folder. Simply right-click any folder you wish to save/print.

Click this link to download DirList.

Run print folder from your programs menu or choose print folder from the context menu of a folder to create a file of the directory listing.

Click this link to download Print Folder.Post a CommentRead More »

Notepad: The Accessible Way to Organize

ByMichael McCarty-November 08, 2006Do you use Notepad? Do you like to make lists for the things you need to get done throughout the day? Then this is the tip for you! Did you know that you can use the Notepad application from Windows to write down any information you needto remember on a day to day basis? You know, you can use it to record any appointments you have or you can even use it to make an accessible grocery list. The options are endless. Here’s how it’s done:

Open Notepad by clicking Start, All Programs, Accessories, Notepad.
Type .LOG (in all caps) as the first line of the file, followed by a carriage return (Enter). Then save this file and close it. (You could save it as example.txt, for instance).
Navigate to where you saved the file and double click it. You may notice that Notepad appends the current date and time (the system date and time) to the end of the file and places the cursor on the line after it. With the date and time in place, you will never forget to do something on a certain day. How…Post a CommentRead More »

Turn Off Website Animation

ByMichael McCarty-November 07, 2006I think we’ve all run into this at one time or another. You go to one of your favorite websites and each time you get more and more frustrated with the animation it has on the pages. Sometimes it’s something scrolling across your screen and other times, it might be a flashing image. Whatever it is, it can cause lots of problems for your screen reader or screen magnification program. Would you like to turn those annoying animations off? Here’s how using Internet Explorer.

Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools, Internet Options. Use the keyboard command Alt+T and arrow down to Internet Options if using a screen reader.

Click on the Advanced tab. If using a screen reader, use Control+Tab to navigate through the tabs until you get to Advanced.

Scroll or tab down until you see the Multimedia section. Disable the option that says “Play animations in Web pages” by unchecking the box.

Click OK when you’re done.From now on, you will see the images from the animations…Post a CommentRead More »

Shop for Assistive Technology Online with MSN

ByMichael McCarty-November 07, 2006Empower Technologies has created an Assistive Technologies (AT) comparison shopping experience via a number of Microsoft Web sites, including MSN Shopping and Windows Live Shopping.The arrival of this new shopping service coincides with a growing audience for Assistive Technology products, such as those who have physical or cognitive difficulties, disabilities, and the rapidly growing baby-boomer population who may need AT products as they grow older and live longer.The AT product catalogs can be accessed directly through the following links:

MSN Shopping: shopping.msn.com/results/shp/?bCatId=4524

Windows Live Shopping: http://shopping.live.com/#m=results&query=%3FbCatId%3D4524&reloadRef=truePost a CommentRead More »

Napkin Folding 101

ByMichael McCarty-November 06, 2006Wouldn’t it be cool if tonight, you could surprise your dinner partner by making fancy folded napkins? I found a site that will tell you exactly how to make all kinds of designs. I didn’t know you could fold napkins in so many different ways. Check out this list:


Click this link to learn how to fold these styles, and more by visiting the Napkin Folding 101 website: http://www.customlinenservice.com/napkins.htm.

Click this link for another site with PDF instructions on folding napkins and towels.Post a CommentRead More »

Mildew in Your Towels? What About Stinky Dishcloths?

ByMichael McCarty-November 06, 2006Towels and other linens can be a haven for bacteria and mildew, even when fresh from the washing machine. The following tips will help you to prevent unwanted spores in your laundry.

Remove towels and other linens from the washing machine as soon as possible. Allowing laundry to sit for even short periods of time in warm or humid conditions can quickly lead to mildew. While you might not see or even smell it, mildew spores can grow rapidly.

If it has been several hours since the washer stopped, re-wash the load. Even if it doesn’t have a noticeable odor, mildew could be lurking. At the very least, run the rinse cycle again.

When drying towels, use the highest setting on your dryer and make sure to dry towels thoroughly. Some people take them out when they are still a little damp, in order to conserve energy. If you do this, towels should be hung until completely dry, so moisture isn’t trapped where it can lead to mildew and other bacteria growth. Folding towels while even a litt…Post a CommentRead More »

Retrieve Lost Data with Copy Cat

ByMichael McCarty-November 03, 2006Remember when we used to save our documents to 3.5 floppy disks? It wasn’t that long ago! I found one of my old floppy disks the other day and wanted to copy the files from it. It was very annoying to discover that the disk was damaged and Windows couldn’t copy some of the files. I used Copy Cat to copy the disk and was able to retrieve the data perfectly.Copy Cat will not only copy the bytes of a disk that can be read, it will also attempt to read the bytes that have been damaged or that are not normally picked up through the standard Windows copy operation.Copy Cat is great for copying a CD or DVD that has been scratched,when you want to copy data from an area of a hard drive that is partially damaged or when you want to copy data from a floppy that is currently not being copied correctly by windows.

Click this link to download Copy Cat from http://www.vcsoftwares.com/cc.html.Post a CommentRead More »

Mp3 Knife

ByMichael McCarty-November 03, 2006Have you ever wanted to save a portion of a podcast? Maybe they talked about a great new website that you wanted to check out and you wanted to save that information for later? Mp3 Knife is a simple tool for extracting mp3 clips from large Mp3s. The extracted clips will be stored in mp3 format. This is the simplest and fastest tool in its category which has the ability to extract long mp3 clips in seconds. Its so simple, only three steps to get the clips: select start, select end and save.

Click this link to download MP3 Knife: http://www.vcsoftwares.com/mk.html.Post a CommentRead More »

National Center for Blind Youth in Science Web Portal

ByMichael McCarty-November 02, 2006The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its National Center for Blind Youth in Science (NCBYS) Web Portal (www.blindscience.org), a clearinghouse of information and resources related to blind youth and their participation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).The NCBYS Web Portal, funded under a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), provides easy, centralized access for teachers, students, parents, and others to gain the knowledge necessary to make STEM fields accessible to blind youth. Users can not only find high tech solutions but also low tech, simple tools and strategies to teach and learn STEM subjects.This portal also provides users with a career section where they can read biographies and hear interviews of blind scientists and engineers, including Abraham Nemeth, developer of the Nemeth Code. Users can also explore career opportunities and science programs available to blind students, such as th…Post a CommentRead More »

Organizing Books by Color

ByMichael McCarty-November 01, 2006Organizing books in a personal library can be a challenge, especially if you are visually impaired. Finding a science fiction book by removing each book to read the larger print on the cover is not practical.Design Observer recently blogged about a slightly unconventional way of Organizing Our Books by Color instead of by author, title, or subject. According to the article, arranging books by color is not only “cool to look at”, but some even argue that it helps “discover new and unexpected relationships between books” – suggesting that certain color books are associated with certain subjects or moods.I can see this working organizationally for a visually impaired person’s small library, because for books we are very familiar with, we often recognize them by the color of the cover. Sorting your books by color gives you a reference point for where to look on the shelf.Post a CommentRead More »

True or False in Braille

ByMichael McCarty-November 01, 2006Message: I’m looking for a braille math indicator for “is the equation true or false” In print the indicator is a question mark over an equal sign. Is there a braille symbol for this math expression?Thank you.
Location: CT

Dear Carol,You will find the sign you are looking for on page 136 of the print edition of the Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Scientific Notation. It is under comparrison signs. The entire sign is this:

dot 5, dots 4-6, 1-3, 1-2-6, 4-5-6, 2-3-6, 1-2-4-5-6.

I hope this helps.

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Quit drinking my drink

ByMichael McCarty-November 01, 2006As a parent, I know the aggrivation of the kids getting out cup after cup, not keeping up with it, and before too long, you have no idea which cup belongs to which child. This is especially annoying when you are a blind parent and can not rely on colors to differenciate the cups.Here’s a product that can help with this and a host of other labeling issues in the kitchen.Bumpy Name labels are elastic rubber “orbit” labels that come in sizes to fit a variety of containers.They’re dishwasher-safe and can be made in print or Braille, and you can order custom labels with a second line of information, such as “No Dairy,” or the child’s phone number.They are available at http://www.bumpyname.com in either a package of three stock names or a package of four custom labels. Get a bunch of these and just go crazy labeling stuff!Post a CommentRead More »More postsPowered by Blogger

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