Blind Courage

Karen Marie
Karen Marie

A couple weeks ago I was in a stall at the yacht club restroom when I heard an older man and woman entering the rest room.  She was saying the doors are on your right. As he tested the door to the stall I was in, I said, “almost there, go one more door down”. After hearing me, he told his wife, “someone is in here, I’ll figure it out”, and she closed the rest room door. I heard him find the door and find the handicapped hand rail on the wall when he said, “oh nice, a handicap stall”.

When I came out of the stall, I saw a bold yet wandering man standing in the center of the room working his way to the sink area, so I offered an arm to guide him. We washed our hands as I gave a narrative of soap and towel placement. We introduced ourselves and conversed. I learned he had been blind since birth. I could feel the sense of excitement and adventure in his voice as he explained how he had arrived to this location.

While this was taking place, Karen had met his wife in the hall outside and was reassuring her that her husband is in good hands running into me as they heard our voices through the door.

I escorted him outside as we all joined in conversation.  It turns out that they had arrived to the yacht club by kayak and since she didn’t bring shoes, he gave her his socks from under his sandals!

As I think back on that day, I think of the courage of a blind man on a kayak, out on the water, going to new places, and boldly walking into the center of a rest room to find a sink. They did not plan each step, shoeless at the club, but improvised and made it all work. They didn’t expect help, but welcomed it.

i have been working on this project for some time now. Recently I became aware that I needed to lower my shields and grow my internet, social network image if I am to get people to follow me and my new ideas. People hear ideas but follow leaders. (Seven years completing my doctorate in leadership speaking there! Haha)

Meeting a blind man and seeing his courage may have encouraged me to take chances. Following that weekend, I started working on videos to explain the project and 3D technology in my designs. I know I have a lot to learn about video camera settings, staging, relaxing,and filming. But, I proudly published the first video in all of its imperfection. Maybe you will see more personality in my next video if I just hit record and post the results.

I am sure I will get better at it. I have courage.

Social Networks – Search Engine Optimization

flickr - Social Media
flickr – Social Media

Interesting thing… I am trying to take a common phrase “Walk the Web” to search engines and make it mine! So here comes the study on Search Engine Optimization.

First, on my web pages I had created as much supportive content as possible, changed meta tags, page titles, etc… Then I tried to register the name in as many social networks as possible, because it appears that the social network user names are commonly listed in the search results (and not to mention the ownership or partnerships tend to marry the search engine to the user databases of social networks). Sometimes the name “Walk the Web” is not available so I had to go with variations such as “WalkTheWeb” and “WalkTheWeb3D”. In addition, I have ADishno, HTTP3D, and HTTP3DInc as some of my social network names before this effort.

So, now “WalkTheWeb”, “HTTP3D Inc”, and “ADishno” all have good responses in the search engines and each time I have something to post, I post it in approximately 20 social media websites (well, me and a couple others assisting now). Some day I might have to have a contest to see who is following me on the most networks (excluding my supportive wife Karen of course)!

So I have to keep working to get “Walk the Web” and “HTTP3D” to show higher.

The good news is that if you find any one of my sites (web or social network sites) they tend to all be connected and point to the others with links. Maybe it is time to become a Wiki writer, it has to be easier than my dissertation!

My First YouTube Video – ish…

I have been in videos, and I am sure some are posted on the internet, but today was the first time I tried to produce my own information video about my work.  I bough a tripod, set up my Panasonic 50X zoom camera, bought a light, then set up the scene in my living room. I then wrote some notes on a white board, moved around the light, and began testing the video scene. First thing I knew was that I had to shut off the noisy air conditioning and fan to make the sound clear. As you imagine on a day over 100 degrees, the room temperature shot up as I attempted to record the message. As sweat rolled in my eyes, the 12th attempt was pretty good run through, so I decided to call it a wrap and publish the video. Room for improvement? of course! But the first video is published, one of many.

Learning experiences? Well… better lighting would allow me to meet the screen brightness and then it wont look like I am in the dark… would be a good start. Also, if I have a cable to copy the files off the video camera, then I do not have to store it on SD ram, which only let me set the video resolution to a lesser degree. So… yes, it will get better. But overall, I feel it was a good experience and a relief to get the first one done. Thanks for reading!

Flier for La Sierra University Students

Student Flier
Last week I met with three key people in the Computer Science Department at La Sierra University to discuss my project.

I just wanted to say thank you for allowing me the time to present my vision for 3D Internet. It was a pleasure to meet you all. I appreciate your kind welcome and the possible opportunity to work with La Sierra in my endeavor. I look forward to building a strong partnership between HTTP3D Inc. and my Alma Mater.

Thank You,

Aaron

New www.WalkTheWeb.com Information website

imageInterested in understanding what I have been working on for 3 1/2 years? check out my new www.walktheweb.com information website. It is mobile friendly. Make sure you click the FOLLOW buttons and have your friends and family do the same. I need to build up an audience. Thanks everyone!

Walk the Web!

ad3My name is Aaron Dishno Ed.D. I am a programmer and education guru. For over 3 years I have been creating a new internet experience in 3D I call “Walk the Web” (http://WalkTheWeb.com). It is like combining a first person video game with web browsing. (For the tech savvy, it is not a game, download, or browser add-on, but pure HTML 5 and JavaScript so it works on most of the latest browsers). It is 3D interactive browsing (instead of clicking a link and waiting for a webpage to load). Websites are 3D Buildings, web pages are Walls, and you Pan and Walk in and out of the 3D Buildings that can be combined to form Virtual Communities. I believe it is the next generation of Internet. But you have to see it to decide…

I have been the webmaster for the county of San Bernardino for about 10 years, programmer for over 25 years, and have a doctorate in Education, Administration and Leadership. For me it is time to start promoting the website and new 3D Internet technology in the hopes to build a company (HTTP3D Inc. @ http://3d.http3d.net) and attract users and investors. Most importantly, I want to change the world and leave a legacy.