<DIV>I apologize to the list for the anger I gave. I have asked privately for that information for about 6 months now, and after the 300th message with the same reply, I, apparently, hit my point.</DIV>
<DIV>I am sorry to offended others.</DIV>
<DIV><BR><BR><B><I>Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod <firstname.lastname@example.org></I></B> wrote:</DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE class=replbq style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"><BR>Charles<BR>I just find it incredible to see the kind of message you send to the list and the way you turn down Valerie and Stephen's work!<BR>how dare you? couldn't you just ask what you need like anyone else does... without trowing your angryness around...!<BR>No one ever need such kind of messages!<BR>thanks<BR><BR>Anny<BR>
<BLOCKQUOTE><BR><B>De : </B>"Charles Butler" <chazzer3332000@YAHOO.COM><BR><B>Répondre à : </B>email@example.com<BR><B>Date : </B>Wed, 19 Oct 2005 18:10:22 -0700 (PDT)<BR><B>À : </B>firstname.lastname@example.org<BR><B>Objet : </B>[sw-l] Sutton@signwriting.org<BR><BR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>
<BLOCKQUOTE>Valerie, I now feel that I am justifiably angry, and most of the anger is not directed at you, but the programmer of Sign Puddle, who should be ashamed of himself.<BR><BR>You are not a programmer, but you, by now, should know what programmer's are capable of.<BR><BR>First of all, the following email is not a gentle email, it is pointed Be prepared.<BR><BR>Your ADVICE, Valerie.<BR><BR>The old sign should be <BR>> deleted because that symbol is really not in the IMWA any <BR>> longer....we are just seeing a picture of it...so you will need to re- <BR>> load all the signs using that symbol to fix each one up...go into <BR>> Dictionary editors and then start changing them...<BR><BR>You can find all <BR>> the signs that use that handshape by searching through the Symbol <BR>> Frequency section of SignPuddle...<BR>><BR><FONT size=5>WHAT</FONT>--- And I thought you said that the old 10 handshape was NOT going to be removed from IMWA, bec!
there are far too many of us from a prior generation.<BR><BR><FONT size=4><U>That is what you said in a prior email, both publicly and privately. You are now going back on your given WORD, Valerie, and that is WRONG. Do I have to find that old email and make you read it in public, apologize, and do it RIGHT? I feel like an old school marm, holding a person to the task that they said they were going to do.<BR></U></FONT><BR>1) First, I am an American, and we have been taught to speak our minds, and not mince words, particularly when normal channels have been exhausted. Mine have, both on private and public lines. <BR><BR>2) I have tried to softpedal this and have gotten nothing but stonewalling, Valerie. I honestly feel that you made a major programming mistake, not simply an error, but a downright mistake that will now cost the SignPuddle community 1,000s of hours in programming time that are simply NOT necessary and that belong in your programmers' lap, n!
else's, certainly not YOURS.<BR><BR>Valerie, This direction is exactly what is WRONG with Sign Puddle.<BR><BR>I'm really annoyed, because this time you frankly have gone too far. I'm putting this on the public site, because that is where it belongs. <BR><BR><FONT size=4>You, Valerie, and the chief programmer need to apologize for not working and doing it for us, as a programmer has the <U>responsiblity</U> to do, even if working as a volunteer, <U>across the board</U>. That is not the way to do it, is not appropriate at all</FONT>. <BR><BR>Yes, we have a utility that can look at how many signs use that handshape (which now no longer exists). IS THAT NOT WHAT A COMPUTER IS FOR? You tell us to go to a utility to find those signs. Why can that not been done by computer? A keystroke, is a keystroke, is a keystroke, and it doesn't matter whether I do it, or a computer code does it, it still gets done.<BR><BR>1) A Computer Macro can scan !
documents for a handshape and an orientation, what you are asking the editors to do, sign by sign, and replace ALL of them at once to the correct handshape, orientation, and place on the page.<BR><BR>2) A computer Macro CAN, and not piecemeal, by piecemeal, save each and every one of those signs as a dummy file, change the dummy, change the old title to a discarded title, and resave the new file in its place. That's what editing programming is for. To do repetitive tasks. <BR><BR>3) To FORCE every one of us who have worked across this system to load thousands of signs from programs which YOU yourself created, and then NOT take the time to create a utility to move old data to the new IMWA before you disseminate the new IMWA is just plain NOT good practice. <BR><BR>4) You DON'T have the time to do it yourself for hundreds of documents. You work 3 hours a day at the most, and I DON'T EXPECT YOU, as the inventor to do the work alone, nor to do it A!
<BR><BR>5) It honesly belongs on whoever created the Sign Puddle program. He caused the error, and is now demanding, by not doing it, 1,000 of hours of people energy which is not necessary.<BR><BR>6) Do you honestly think that all the rest of us have any more time than you do to do that work? <BR><BR>7) This is not cooperation. This is bad planning, and bad programming.<BR>. <BR><BR>Charles Butler<BR><BR><BR><B><I>Honza <email@example.com></I></B> wrote:<BR>
<BLOCKQUOTE>Hi Val,<BR><BR>thanks for picture Stefan.<BR>10handshape is a little bit confusing.<BR>Older handshape seems to be clearer, but it is not written in the same <BR>way as other handhapes..<BR><BR>so I have to get used to new handshape.<BR>thanks<BR>Honza<BR><BR>Valerie Sutton wrote:<BR><BR>> SignWriting List<BR>> October 19, 2005<BR>><BR>> On Oct 19, 2005, at 1:09 PM, Honza wrote:<BR>><BR>>> sure, yes I know this handshape has been improved.<BR>>> I mean improved 10 handshape.<BR>>> Thumb is not towards body, but up.<BR>><BR>><BR>> I would write the Czech sign for ZITRA like zitra_2 ...see <BR>> attached...the first one is the old sign and the second one is my re- <BR>> writing which I just put in your SignPuddle...The old sign should be <BR>> deleted because that symbol is really not in the IMWA any <BR>> longer....we are j! ust seeing a picture of it...so you will need to re- <BR>> load all the signs using !
symbol to fix each one up...go into <BR>> Dictionary editors and then start changing them...You can find all <BR>> the signs that use that handshape by searching through the Symbol <BR>> Frequency section of SignPuddle...<BR>><BR>><BR>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------<BR>><BR><BR><BR><BR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR></BLOCKQUOTE>