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March 08, 2008


Recently I applied, as one can, to the professional Institution of which I have been a corporate member since I passed the Member examination in 1981, to upgrade my membership to the next level. There are two ways you can become a Fellow of the Institution, one is by election and is usually as a result of outstanding achievement or services to the Institution, the other is by application and assessment of your portfolio since attaining the highest examination grade.

I have now received confirmation that my application has been successful and I am now elected to Fellow of the Institution.

I am delighted with this outcome since, having been a member of the Institution since I began my fire and rescue service career and have served in a variety of capacities at branch and regional level over the years. It is nice to be recognised in this way even if it is right at the end of my career. At least I won't have the Spell Checker trying to tell me that one of my Post Nominals should be "Mafia" any longer. The new one beginning with "F" should give it a new challenge however!

Posted by The Gray Monk at March 8, 2008 03:59 PM

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Posted by: skipjack at March 8, 2008 07:09 PM

My name is Ofer Chermesh I'm a 42 years old dyslexic from Israel.

I establish a company named Ghotit (www.Ghotit.com) that develops different internet services that helps dyslexics (5-17% of the population) to perform better in their day to day activities.

For many reasons regular spellchecker don't work effectively with people how suffers from dyslexia Ghotit first solution is an online context sensitive spell checker that is capable to coupe with severe spelling mistakes and misused word for example Ghotit will offer a user that spells "I will be happy to meat you at 8 o'clock" to change the word meat to meet.

Ghotit received a good review at: http://speedchange.blogspot.com/2008/02/ghotit.html

In order to improve Ghotit performance we need to receive inputs from people how know the problem.

I will be happy if you will be willing to ask people you know to take Ghotit for a test drive and send me there inputs to ofer.chermesh@gmail.com

Posted by: Ghotit at March 9, 2008 07:17 AM

Congrats!!! You are a Fellow now... Ohhh... the thoughts that pass through my mind on that one.

Posted by: vw bug at March 10, 2008 01:36 AM

Well, it doesn't invlove wearing buffalo horns, fancy robes, Ermine or anything like that ......

Posted by: The Gray Monk at March 10, 2008 06:54 AM