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Welcome to Wayneism.com!

An 'ism', as in "Wayneism," may not be an actual word, such as you might find in the dictionary. However, to me, an ism is a characteristic that sets you apart from other people. This characteristic, or ism, usually is unique, but it can be anything really. For instance, the fact that I like creating different words, many of which probably are not real, would be considered an ism. Furthermore, when you put ism on the end of a word such as a name, that means you have distinguished the characteristics as belonging to you. To illustrate this point, consider the title of this site, that of Wayneisms.

In this site, you will find many of my characteristics and things I like to do, such as reading, watching movies, using my computer, and more. You will also find another category of isms for me, mainly ones that relate to blindness, for I am blind. I am open to any comments you might have on this site or its organization. Refer to the feedback form link at the bottom of each page.

I hope you find what you're looking for on this site. I love keeping up with resources for various things, and if I have missed something, or if you would like to see a category of resources and/or a specific resource added, then do let me know.


Gucci, my German Shepherd Seeing Eye dog, looking to the right at a colleague. Gucci is surrounded by various types of canes,.
This picture was taken in preparation for the upcoming White Cane Day event as a possible design.

Qwitter is a Windows Twitter client for the PC and netbooks. It is very popular among blind people for its easy to learn and intuitive keystrokes. Unlike other applications on the computer, there is no program oriented window with Qwitter. Rather, you use common keystrokes and can post tweets, retweet, and do other Twitter related actions from anywhere on the computer. It may sound weird, but once you get used to it, it's really cool! Qwitter also has some features that you may not find with other Twitter applications, such as being able to post audio recordings, which could be you talking or something completely different. A program like Qwitter has dramatically increased the number of tweets and retweets for me. See if it will do the same for you.

Have you gotten into financial trouble lately, or want to cut back in these economic trying times? I know someone who can help. It's Dave Ramsey and his Total Money Makeover Plan. Dave's plan for financial freedom really works. I've been following it for the past few years and I've been debt free for 2 years, as of this writing. Plus, I've got a constantly growing savings account and have cut down on my credit cards. I consider myself to be responsible financially, but Dave's Total Money Makeover is the one plan that I've come across that actually makes sense, or cents, depending on your perspective. This site contains articles, resources, RSS feeds loaded with helpful information, and lots more to help you in your own total money makeover, including helping to pay off all that debt and start building wealth.

You can visit the White Cane Day official site. This site includes history of the day, media coverage from around the world of the event, and more.

If you live in Austin, TX, and want to know the list of stores and shops at Highland Mall, then check out this directory of stores at Highland Mall. This page contains a table with the store's name, the zone or area its in, the level, and their phone number.

First Evangelical Free is the church that I attend in Austin, TX. Their Online Sermons page has sermons and messages from several of their ministries, including the weekly message. If you consider yourself to be Christian or nondenominational in your beliefs, this is good stuff!

From time to time, a scam circulates around the Net saying that there will be a list of cell phone numbers made available to telemarketers, and that interested persons should put their number on the national Do Not Call Registry. The Federal Trade Commission has put out a notice on The Truth about Cell Phones and the Do Not Call Registry. If you are thinking of putting your number on the registry, have told someone else to do so, or just want to know what's really going on, then I encourage you to read this notice.

The Empowerment Zone has lots of information covering a wide range of topics and issues. You are sure to find something to read about here. They also have a number of computer related downloads and information. Check it out.

Dadnab is a text messaging service that offer transit information at your fingertips. the service is free, with any normal text message cost. At this time, its offered in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Boston, Chicago, New York and other areas in the Northeast, and Seattle. This is a new service that is expanding all the time, so it may be in your area of the U.S. soon. Have you ever found yourself standing at the bus stop and wondering when the next bus will come? Dadnab can help you answer that question. Check out the site for more information.

If you have ever wondered about the history of the Wayneism site, where the concepts came from, why some things are displayed and not others, and so forth, then read the Site History.

If you're looking for a church, then try the Find a Church page from Dallas Theological Seminary. I've found this to be a good resource when looking for churches.

Take your searches to a new level with Soople. This tool is from Google, and allows you to conduct a basic, news, stock, definition, or other kind of search.

Indeed.com allows you to search for jobs from one central location. It searches hundreds of newspapers and job postings. In addition, after searching for a particular kind of job, like computer software technician, you can have it email you job alerts when positions in your area open up for that job. You can also get the RSS feed for that position. Check it out.

Job Spin is an accessible job search site. It also offers information about further educational opportunities, allows you to post a resume or job opening, and more.

In August, 2005, I visited my missionary parents in Guatemala. You can view pictures of my trip on the My Pictures page. Please be patient as the page might take awhile to fully load. It has more than 30 pictures. You can read about my trip on my blog, which you can find on the Blogs to Watch page or by clicking here to read my blog. Look at the entries starting August 26 to the first few days of September.

If you're tired of getting pre-approved credit card offers in the mail, you can opt out of them. Note: this is limited to pre-approved offers, and does not affect mailings from other types of businesses. If you'd like to do this, then you can either call 888-5OptOut ( or 888-567-8688), or click here to go to the Opt Out website, which is run jointly by all the credit card reporting agencies. This will help prevent your identity from being stolen. Note that if you are blind, you will need help with one part of this form, which uses a word/visual verification field to combat spammers. You will need someone to read the letter/number combination to you in order to submit the form. But don't let this keep you from opting out of those card offers.

yellow question mark Have questions about blindness? Then visit the Questions from Kids and Adults About Blindness, or the 10 Courtesy Rules of Blindness pages. If you still have questions or want to know more, then contact me.

The American Foundation for the Blind has put together a video called A Hire Vision which you can stream or watch over a high speed Net connection. This video is meant for employers and provides information on the benefits of hiring blind and low vision people.

If you have any comments on this page, site, errors you've encountered, or any questions, fill out my Feedback Form in the links area at the top of this page.

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