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Special New Year Edition of the Desert Cafe Coming Right Up

December 29, 2008 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker
Hello Everyone,
 
Coming up at 02:00 UTC (6:00 PM Pacific, 7:00 PM Mountain, 8:00 PM Central and 9:00 PM Eastern) on ACB Radio Interactive, we bring you a special New Year edition of the Desert Cafe. Hear some New Year tunes, potentially interesting chat and more. So, visit http://interactive.acbradio.org and listen with your favorite media player.
 
Happy New Year,
 
Darrell and Karen
The Desert Cafe
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Desert Cafe Christmas Special and Brand New Slot on ACB Radio Interactive!

December 21, 2008 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker
Hello Everyone,
 
Tomorrow come visit us, Polar Bear and Frosty, in the newly re-opened Desert Cafe. Join us Tomorrow (Monday) evening on ACB Radio Interactive from 6:00 to 8:00 Pacific, 7:00 to 9:00 Mountain, 8:00 to 10:00 Central or 9:00 to 11:00 Eastern time for our special Christmas show.  Our Doors will be open Every Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 UTC as we proudly settle into our brand new time slot.
 
Though there will  not be snow, there  may be mistletoe. 🙂 We definitely will have hot beverages and tasty treats and  Christmas  Tunes to entertain you in our special virtual cafe.  Perhaps you may want some    gingerbread coffee? Coco with whip cream? or   hot chocolate chip cookies right  out of the oven? We will  definitely have music for children  young and  old.  So, hope  to see  you all there.
 
The Desert Cafe may now be heard every Tuesday morning from 2:00 to 4:00 UTC by visiting http://interactive.acbradio.org and selecting your favorite media player to listen.
 
Merry Christmas to all, and to all many a great show,
 
Darrell and Karen Shandrow
The Desert Cafe on ACB Radio Interactive,
Where Your Listening Is Our Business
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The Desert Cafe Re-opens Tomorrow on ACB Radio Interactive

December 19, 2008 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker
Hello Everyone,
 
We have reopened our doors and just in time for the Holidays.  WE have rennovated the place and  have created  some  new flavors and tasty treats for you all.  We will still have our traditional favorite beverages, sweets and music.      Our hours right now vary so please call or stop by and see the signs posted. We will be open  beginning  Tomorrow with some early Bird Christmas specials as we fill in for Naama, so there is a reason to stop by and start the season off with the right blend.
 
That’s right! Tomorrow, December 20, from 14:00 to 16:00 UTC (6:00 to 8:00 AM Pacific, 7:00 to 9:00 AM Mountain, 8:00 to 10:00 AM Central and 9:00 to 11:00 AM Eastern time), I’ll be covering Naama’s Breakfast in America, serving up the best in Christmas tunes from the re-opened Desert Cafe. The show may be heard on ACB Radio Interactive by visiting the following link:
 
 
All the best,
 
Darrell and Karen Shandrow
The Desert Cafe
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Demonstrating the Fully Portable Accessibility Command Center and Announcing Our Return to ACB Radio Interactive

December 19, 2008 • Darrell Shandrow Hilliker

We are proud to report that the Accessibility Command Center, the headquarters of Blind Access Journal, is now fully portable and capable anywhere a 3G cellular connection exists. The computer driving the show is the MSI Wind netbook, a highly functional, ultra-portable computer with a near-full-sized laptop keyboard, specialized 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 2 GB of memory, 160 GB hard drive storage, a 10-inch screen and approximately five hours of battery life under full usage. The computer is connected to a Motorola Q9H cellular phone by way of a USB cable. Connectivity over the AT&T network is facilitated by PDANet, software that enables access to the Internet using a separate computer over a cellular phone using its existing wireless data plan. The 3G connection appears to be fast and reliable. As I write this post, I am listening to ACB Radio Interactive. While all this is happening, Mobile Geo is running successfully in the background, tracking satellites through the Bluetooth connected GPS receiver and announcing positions and points of interest.

Now that my first semester back in college has concluded successfully with two A’s and one B, you can count on increased activity here on the journal. In addition, Karen and I have returned to broadcasting on ACB Radio Interactive. Your first listening opportunity is tomorrow, Saturday, December 20, from 14:00 to 16:00 UTC (6:00 AM Pacific, 9:00 AM Eastern), as I cover for Naama’s Breakfast in America show. As many of you may expect, I will be playing the best in contemporary and traditional Christmas music.

Karen and I would also like to take this time to wish all of you who are loyal journal readers a Merry Christmas. We hope you are able to spend the holidays with your family and close friends. Karen has to work on Christmas Day, so the two of us will be celebrating on Wednesday.

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