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Be sure to keep the temp files and cookies cleaned

Posted By: up and (see msg) on 2005-07-31
In Reply to: Anyone having troubles with DocQScribe/pedal making your typing lag and freezing the voice? Any solu - tions?? Not with MQ. nm

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Have to disable Norton Internet Sec & Del all Temp files every time, why???
I cannot get the links to stay but I know it has to be due to something in Norton because if I disable Norton Internet Security and then go to Tools, Internet Options, choose General tab, then Temporary Files, Delete Files, Delete all off line content, and hit okay, then I get them back, but they don't stay consistently. :(

Can anyone tell me what needs to be changed/added in Norton's Internet Security to keep the links/forums available in the blue/on the left side??? I have tried everything I can think of. I sure would appreciate your help.

I think it's the temporary files because when it starts acting like this, there are TONS of temp

Even closing Word doesn't make the files go away--I have to delete them manually.

As far as plug-ins, I have tried disabling them before but no luck. I can go months without a problem, plug-ins and all, and then, BAM, it starts happening all the time. I usually start holding my breath when I have a string of "crash-less" days (even more than I usually do to hold my gut in).

I'm beginning to think it's those automatic updates from Microsoft that are adding gremlins...can't say that I'm not beyond thinking that Mr. Gates would have his reasons for doing that, although I can't say for sure what they might be right now.

I'm open to any more ideas you might have.

Now I cant see the different broads again. Everytime I clean out my cookies and offline files I cant
get in the different boards. Any suggestions. They are gone again.
Temp files disappear when you shut down Word. System restore does not recover documents .
I see you cleaned up your original post!

You know, shear versus sheer?  Your post is still not good enough to pass on to a client, so you better practice what you preach!  I QA and MT, have a college degree, have done this for more than 20 years, and guess what?  I am still not perfect and someone QAs my work and I am glad they do.  It seems to me that you hate your job.  What may seem like a "guess" to you with all your experience and knowledge may not be a "guess" to someone new.  Do you have a GOTCHA attitude, or do you do your job with the hope that you have helped teach someone else?  I have worked in hospitals where between 5 people on a shift we had 100 years of combined experience and we all still passed our work a few times a shift to someone else to proofread just because we had pride in our work and sought accuracy.  That is the name of the game.  We are all humans and even terrifically educated and experienced people who use books, Google, and other resources make an error or miss something, especially with a new dictator, an ESL dictator, a dictator who dictates 100 mph like his pants are on fire.  Maybe you can get a job you actually enjoy.  I hope so.  By the way, do you send along 100% correct samples for each of your accounts, each of the dictators on that account, and each type of report for those dictators?  If not, you should consider that as an option in order to obtain a better quality of work from the MTs  who work so hard to transcribe the dictation from your company.  Remember, success breeds success.  Try to put the previous sentence to good use in your life and maybe the quality of work you receive to QA will improve.  MTs like to be right, so maybe if they have friendly QA people who help them along, help them attain success, and give them decent resources they will produce the work you seek.  It also would be nice if some QA persons did not cherry-pick all the best work and shared some of it around.  I don't mean all QA persons, only some and you all know who you are and what kind of integrity you have.  This reply is not meant to offend, by the way.  It is offered in the spirit of getting a job done, solving a problem.  I am blunt, but I am right.  This problem is legion.   




82 and falling in MS.  2033 hours.  100% humidity.  I am having a bad hair week.
I live in PA and the temp is now
almost 90 with a predicted 99 degrees for us later today. I just brought in both horses, started up their personal fans, filled their 6-gallon water buckets and sprayed them like crazy for horrible flies. This is just too hot for me!
Though there are not that many to be had right now ... in a large city, in the late 80s to 90s, paid $16-$17/hr.
Though there are not that many to be had right now ... in a large city, in the late 80s to 90s, paid $16-$17/hr.
temp+heat index= HOT!
Heat index here Sunday (according to National Weather Service) was 126! 97 temp and 77% humidity = 126. Not sure how they got that figure, but it was during the county fair parade, and some high school kids marching barely made it the 3 mile route. Kids and I escaped to a movie theater!
And PS: There's plenty of temp. work out there!
Here's another suggestion--temp work.
No, seriously. If you can transcribe, you are well-qualified for many, many temp jobs that might be available to earn a little extra cash while you hunt for a real job. I did the temp thing via Kelly Services when I was younger; did several one and two-day assignments, and even a 2-month one once. When I last job-hunted 7 months ago, I was about ready to go sign up for temp services, and in fact did go to that office--but they had closed early that day, so I didn't get to it, and about 2 days later I got hired for a permanent job.

Anyway, it's well worth a try if nothing else is popping, and you could even make some local contacts that way. You never know.
Has anyone ever worked for a temp agency? sm
I am thinking of working for a temp agency for extra income. I am trying to find out what kind of testing do they do.
Mom-CMT..when you get those cookies done
how bout sharing them around here LOL...heck at this point, I'll take the ones that don't have any shape.  Sounds good!
Thanks for the info. Will try the chilling, as I am not at a high altitude. Sure would like to make some pretty sugar cookies and gingerbread men!
You take cookies?????

Gee, does your doctor bake you cookies when you make an appointment with him?  What about your attorney, your accountant, your plumber, and your carpenter?

Baking cookies, to me, is so totally unprofessional.  I would NEVER do that.  It's almost comical, as a matter of fact.

Office jobs for temp service?

If you do office work for a temp service you can pick/choose which jobs you like and if you don't want to work for a 20-something it won't be a problem.  Most of the temp services also offer software classes and you can upgrade your skills or learn something new and then after you've mastered it, ask for more money!  I got back into the workforce about 2 years ago after MT burnout.  Most of my assignments were pretty good.  I had one really BAD one and I quit after a day.  The woman was absolutely impossible to work for.  I later learned I was the 4th temp in a week and the temp service owner finally said they were "firing" that client - LOL.

I asked her why she sent me if she knew the woman was that difficult.  She said she figured I could handle it.  Gee, thanks!

I worked in the computer industry as a temp for large giants, Intel and Oracle, before deciding on a job in the regulatory affairs division of a medical device manufacturer.  It was fun working at the big companies and I became badly spoiled with all the latest/greatest technology and on-site cafes.  I learned a LOT!

Unfortunately, big companies are doing more temp help now and its all but impossible to get a perm job.  Don't sell yourself short & think you can only be a Wal-Mart greeter.  You do have valuable skills from MT and could utilize them in a higher paid position than a greeter.  Leave that job to the poor senior citizens who are now having to go back to work.

Filezilla is the software used to transfer files to an FTP server where the files "reside".
My cookies do not keep my accounts for me

Gee thanks a lot, guess it is my cookies that do my 35,000  to 40,000 lines per month for my accounts.  All I do is that if they respond to my brochure, express interest or talk with me I swing by with a plate of cookies to say "thank you" or if it is an account I really would like I swing by with a plate of cookies with a brochure and more times than not at least the brochure will make it to the manager's desk.  It is the same as giving out pens with your business name on it.  Again I stress, if I did not do a decent job I could not have stayed in this business as a MTSO for 18 years, support myself, own a home and have a half way personal retirement fund set up.   Guess I will put on my tombstone, "I owe my success to my cookies".  And really my flyer is a brochure. 



I received cookies
I received cookies from an MT company I know longer work for and of course nothing from the ones I do work for!!
Not sure what you are looking for. Deleting cookies
should take about 30 seconds. 
Did you clear your cookies? nm

cleared the cookies
Just the usual clerical crud that temp companies have. nm
Day Labor/ Temp Agencies/pizza delivery
You only asked for meal advice.. I just wanted to tell you about these places in case you didn't know. Every city usually has several "day labor" companies. Your dh would have to arrive around 5-6 am, they would take him to a site all day. They usually pay the same day. He would need is license and ss card.
Most temp agencies have jobs immediately available too.

Another idea is to deliver pizza at night. He could still do real estate during the day. He would get cash right away. They pay for gas mileage, at least minimum wage, he would get tips, and PIZZA! :-)

call me when the cookies are ready
and pour me some warm milk!
She wasn't asking how to delete cookies, she was going
to be instructing people on how to do it. 
Converting voice files to digital files

I have a Voice Solutions dictation system that will happily convert DS4000 voice files to digital when they are downloaded (wave files). However, it will not recognize any other files for conversion. I had a physician download .WAM files from his DS-30 and my dictation system would not convert it. Anyone have any suggestions?  I would greatly appreciate any input.


Cookies! Uhm, well, now I do have some cookie dough in the fridge!
Perhaps I should dollop a few out and bake'em and eat'em while they are hot with some cold milk before bed?!?! Then, I can fall asleep as my blood sugar plummets to new lows! ROFL

No, don't read those posts. It's irritating! Who wants to be irritated?! NOT ME!! LOL
Just got back from a booth sale for GS Cookies - sm
been doing that for the last 3 Saturdays....working some now....will do the rest tomorrown. Have an easy weekend as I only took on about 40 minutes of dictation and my own acct. did not upload any work Friday though I will pay for that on Monday. Plan to clean out my older daughter's closet tomorrow and organize their close (i.e. remove all the stuff too small from one kid and give to the other while removing some of hers as well)...very time consuming and desperately needs doing.
My daughter's Brownie Troop is sending GS Cookies - sm
A few people in the troop know people in Iraq and the soldiers they know said they don't care if any melt.....of course we are not sending all mints, or all chocolate ones but a mixture. Needless to say I am sure they will all be gone in 10 minutes!
Homemade cookies? A nice potted plant?
What do they like? Do they have a hobby, or collect anything?
deleting cookies-go to TOOLS, internet options

Once you get to internet options from TOOLS at the top of your browser, you have a radio button to delete cookies, one to delete history, one to delete online files and then offline files - that is how you delete the cookies AND the cache/memory/history.

Is that what you need to know?  Hope that helped!! 

BBQ chicken, baked beans and garlic toast with M&M cookies for dessert! nm
Does anyone send Christmas cookies or presents TO your office, if you are a remote employee? sm
Just wondering if that's a weird thing to do or not.
My sister makes Clipper Ship Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Milk chocolate chips, sometimes toasted pecans, and varies between Grand Marnier or sometimes Amaretto in them!

Oooooooooo!!!! Large cookies, and fresh baked with a glass of super cold milk!

Now my mouth is watering! LOL
Did you save files in .rtf format? The files need to be
as a Word document or it won't count them. Could be the problem.
Most companies do no use their only files (HIPAA). They use files provided by other companies, serv
If you can get through the test files, then the sound quality on the actual company files is better. And, the dictation is never as bad as the test files, plus you have QA to help with hard blanks.
wav files
I receive my wav files via an FTP site and return the completed files the same way. I have a digital voice file player program on my computer, with a foot pedal, and play them that way. I type in Word, save the file, and send them back via the FTP site again. I like it alot, but the program costs $200 including the foot pedal. some have demo versions, like express scribe, I think, but I have heard alot of complaints about foot pedals not being compatible with it. email if you have additional questions.
FTP files??

I am really curious about these FTP files I see.  Someone has suggested to me using FTP and a digital drop box through the internet, rather than using email to send and receive.  Could someone email me and explain more about this to me. 


wav files
Hi, I am assuming that you have a digital wav player and foot pedal, that it is already installed and operational?? I hope so. Anyway, you need to download your wav files to a certain folder where you will be able to *find* them. I download mine to a file folder I named *new voice files*. Your digital voice file player should have an area labeled *jobs* or something similar. I have Start and Stop digital voice player. once I click on the *jobs* button, a second window opens and there is a button called *settings*. Click on this, and you have the option of where to select your *new voice files from*. there should be a *browse* button so you can locate where you downloaded the wav files to. then click *ok*. You may have to close the *jobs* window and then reopen for it to take effect. Once reopened, all the downloaded jobs should be there and you highlight which one you want to play next. You may also have to click the drop down box in the file where you placed your downloaded files and click *all files* for them to be viewed. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me. good luck. ks
FTP files
Try downloading your FTP files to your "My Music" folder.  After you're done make sure the files appear in the "My Music" folder.  Then when you bring up the Express Scribe and click on load the files should be there.   Good luck!
Wav files
I work for a local company that has been using cassette tapes to do their work, but they have decided to try and do wav files on CD's.  My question is - What exactly do I need to purchase in order to transcribe from this CD?  Do I need just a wav pedal or do I need a pedal and software to go along with it?  My company doesn't know because this is all new to them too.  ~ Do you have a good wav pedal brand to recommend?   Thanks in advance.
Okay, this is probably a pretty dumb question to most of you, but what is an FTP file?  Is this something that all computers have, or do you have to download something to access this capability.  I have been an in-house Transcriptionist for 14 years, and we still transcribe from minicassette tapes.  I worked for services many years ago, and again we transcribed from tapes.  I am thinking of doing some part-time at-home transcription and see this term being tossed around.  Could someone tell me what it is?
DSS files
I do dictation for a doc in Arizona and he uses DSS files. At least that is what my file extensions say when I D/L and U/L them. I go through a site called MedeDocs. They are in Texas. They use FTP to send things over the 'net. It is really easy and user friendly. I like it. I am goign to assume that my doc in AZ has a handset of some sort too. I am hazy on the details. I just type the reports. LOL.
.dss files

I am helping this girl get her computer to play these files.  She had her OS reinstalled (windows XP) and now the .dss files show up with 0 duration.  We have installed every codec and made sure that the .dll was in place.  We even installed an olympus player on her machine in case there were other codecs needed by windows (thinking surely this would resolve the problem) but nope!  Olympus won't play them either. 

I know it's they are valid files because I had her email one to me and I can play it.  When I go through explorer and tell it to open with windows media player or olympus, and even start/stop, nothing.  I am completely at a loss.

Right now, she is loading them into olympus, converting to wav then loading them back into express scribe, since she has a pedal for express scribe. 

If there's something we missed or can do differently please let us know!!


dss files
Does the Olympus IN-USB-1 foot pedal play dss voice files?
.zix files????????
How do I open a .zix file?  I'm so confused right now
FTP files
  Help! I am stuck in the 20th Century.  I just applied for a job (not medical) where I may have to use Express Scribe or FTP files. I think I can handle Express Scribe, but what are FTP files?  What do I need? 
FTP Files
FTP is not really files, but a way to transfer them. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. I use FTP for both of my MT jobs. It is easy as pie. Think of it as two computers sharing information. I copy my jobs from an FTP site onto my harddrive and back again everyday. :-)
Unfortunately, if she files (sm)

bankruptcy she will actually be protected.  You will not be able to post the information as you will be barred by the bankruptcy order; in fact you will need to cease all communication with her regarding the amount owed.  She will not need to shut down her company to file bankruptcy.  She can file initially for the "relief" it will afford her and go from there, i.e. reorganize, etc. 

I was just throwing the thought out there.  I think what she did is absolutely wrong and horrible.  How the heck can you afford to work for free though for her?  Basically, that's what it comes down to isn't it? 

Good luck.