As for my braille display, I'm using the Focus 40 Blue, mainly because it was cheap (for the government agency who bought it for me), and it's made by the same company that produces my screen reader. It's currently in my office, where I do most of my programming work. Never heard of the show you referenced, sadly.
Again, unfortunately the only GUI environments that are accessible in Linux are Gnome and LXDE, and maybe parts of XFCE (I'm not that brave though).
It's also possible to use a computer soully with a refreshable braille display device, though it gets aggrivating, and there's no way in hell I'd do it for a week.
On the Linux side of things, the accessibility is far worse than in Windows, but Gnome provides a lot of the same types of keyboard navigation mechanisms as Windows (Orca doesn't work on KDE, sadly).
... Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003 Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
Microsoft Office home and student 2007 and standard 2003 seem very important to me, as does Nortan Ghost. Hopefully the program lets you select which programs you want to remove.
That brings me to another point. Whenever there's a song that's even remotely decent/catchy/ETC on the radio, they play it over and over again until you never want to hear it. Thus, commercial radio rapes good music by repeatedly shoving it down your throat.
I have an EEE 901 (the xp version), which has the following:
Now, if only sound that didn't go through Microsoft's DirectSound was played at the same volume as sound that was. This is really annoying when you're trying to listen to music and read Slashdot or something and the music totally dwarfs your text-to-speech software in volume.
Anyway, what I'm trying to say is
An algorithm must be seen to be believed. -- D.E. Knuth