Latest from Pat Bliss

By BitcoDavid Pat Bliss sent me the following via e-mail: Felix arrived at the Wakulla prison yesterday to begin his new venture in Special Programming known as a transitional program or Lifer’s Program. He was sent there by the parole commission at his parole hearing in November 2014. It is an 18 month program. Last […]

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Pam Bondi, What Say You?

By BitcoDavid People often ask me why I write so much about the Florida DOC. Perhaps the best answer would be that it’s the single worst corrections system in the United States – and nowadays, that’s the same as saying in Uganda. Growing up, I was taught that here, in the U.S., we don’t torture, […]

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SI5S Provides the Ability to Write in ASL

By BitcoDavid   It’s written in an ASL finger spelling font, that is available for free download, from Gallaudet via LifePrint. This is useable as a novelty font, allowing the user to write English in the ASL finger spelling alphabet. But what if Sign actually had its own alphabet – orĀ Digibet, if you will? For […]

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Short Survey Helps HEARD and Deaf Inmates

By BitcoDavid The Internet has been a huge boon to the Deaf Community, and it can be leveraged into a great asset for Deaf inmates as well. One major problem facing the Deaf in prison, is access to telecommunications. There are numerous factors that go into this problem. Numbering among them are, time required to […]

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Skype and the Deaf

By BitcoDavid Video Relay is a godsend for the Deaf community. It allows those who cannot speak or hear, to engage in phone conversations with those who can. And it does so with far greater ease and speed, than its predecessor, TTY. But Video Relay has its drawbacks as well. It’s slower than full duplex […]

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2014 in Review

By BitcoDavid I hope you all had a great New Years holiday. Since my days of wearing lampshades have gone the way of the pterodactyl, my last vice consists entirely of food. Like all Jews, to me the last day of the year means one thing and one thingĀ  only – Chinese! I’ll be running […]

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