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Re: OT Gene

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

Are you guys referring to Gene Asner? He was always such a great help on this list. I hope he recovers fully and is back here to help all of us soon!

On 12/13/2015 8:03 AM, Carlos wrote:
Aside from his Email address, I don't have any contact information, but I will pass on all the good wishes and let everyone know if I receive any news.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] OT Gene


Hi all,

Well, we wish him the very best. God bless him. Do you have a contact number for his family? Do let us know if you get any updates.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."






Re: OT Gene

Carlos
 

Aside from his Email address, I don't have any contact information, but I will pass on all the good wishes and let everyone know if I receive any news.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@samobile.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] OT Gene


Hi all,

Well, we wish him the very best. God bless him. Do you have a contact number for his family? Do let us know if you get any updates.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: OT Gene

Ann Parsons <akp@...>
 

Hi all,

Well, we wish him the very best. God bless him. Do you have a contact number for his family? Do let us know if you get any updates.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Overcrowded Sata Power Cable

Rob <captinlogic@...>
 

Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> wrote:


What specifically leads you to believe that you can only run three at a time? Does it state this in the specs for the power supply?
Because only three drives power up instead of 4. In order to get the fourth drive to power up, I have to connect a molex/sata adapter and connect it somewhere else.


Re: IOS 9.2 is out now!

rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hello,
It's out since Tuesday or Wednesday.



Sent from an iPad. Please excuse any spelling errors.

On 12 Dec 2015, at 11:42 pm, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:


Re: win 10 popup

Smiling?
 

Did you reboot? You will need to hide that particular update as well (which’ll be an optional update), but that still doesn’t explain why you are still receiving that update window. Is it still showing in the system tray?

If it is, it sounds like you just might need to run the software again.

 

From: Jerry hathaway [mailto:jerry.hathaway2@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2015 6:41 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] win 10 popup

 

I ran the program, but I am still getting the win 10 promp.

 

Jerry

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Smiling?

Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 7:24 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] win 10 popup

 

This is the way that I chose to accomplish the task you are after accomplishing. This was posted to the list some time ago.

 

Download and run the "I don't want Windows 10" app.

 

Download Link:

https://github.com/rn10950/I-Dont-Want-Windows-10/releases/download/2.0/I_Dont_Want_Windows_10.zip

 

Free for users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.x, I Don’t Want Windows 10

removes notifications of the coming upgrade. It doesn’t prevent you

from installing the upgrade.

 

It works by automatically removing the KB3035583 update from Microsoft,

so is in effect a “clean” version of the previous fix. After

downloading the I_Dont_Want_Windows_10.zip file, unzip the contents and

run I Don’t Want Windows 10.exe. The utility will warn you of a few

things (such as it isn’t a Microsoft patch, and that you use it at your

own risk) and you’ll need to click I Agree to continue.

 

With the patch applied, restart Windows to enjoy life without the

upgrade notification for Windows 10.

 

From: William Vandervest [mailto:timelord09@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] win 10 popup

 

using a win 7 with window-eyes, how do I get rid of this anoying popup reminder to get windows 10?

thanks

 

 

 

There Are None So Blind As Those Who Will Not See
William and LD Lynerd
timelord09@...


Re: OT Gene

James Bentley
 

I also do not know Gene personally.

However, he has contributed thousands of hours over the years sharing his skills and knowledge with those who have a serious need for assistance with computer and software technology.

I wish Gene a speedy and complete recovery. I sure will be thinking about him especially here during the Christmas season.

Hope to have him back soon.

James Bentley

-----Original Message-----
From: Christina Stolze
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 3:21 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] OT Gene

Thank you very much for letting us know. I'm sure he wouldn't mind that you told us only after everyone kept asking about him. I will keep him in my prayers. I hope he is OK.
Christina

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 12:41 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] OT Gene

I just posted this on the chat group so I might as well say it here. I've
been trying to decide whether to say anything, but I'm hoping he won't mind.
Gene sent me a private message on the 30th of November asking to be switched
to "no mail" until further notice because he was very sick and going into
the hospital. I don't know him very well on a personal level so I didn't
feel comfortable asking for specifics, but I wished him well and told him I
would take care of the "no mail" issue. I figured it's been 12 days and a
couple of other members have asked me in private messages so I would have to
say something eventually.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy Hill" <girlyscream@comcast.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 12:31 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Re: OT Gene


I am concerned about Gene and wonder if anyone knows how he is doing.

Thanks,
Nancy





Re: May I pick your brains, garbage to the roadside

Iaen Cordell
 

maybe a flagpole?
that way you can be practical and patriotic.
cheers

----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas N. Chan" <thomas.nchan@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] May I pick your brains, garbage to the roadside


Personally, I will just get a solid pole and put it where the bin should or slightly towards your house. Put whatever marking on it, some tapes whatever that its unique. As you use the cane, you can feel it and touch it with your hands to make sure.

Ask the hardware or gardening place, they might suggest something permanent to put it so that you can use it.


--------------------
regards
Thomas N. Chan

-----Original Message-----
From: Blaster Nil8 [mailto:blaster.nil8@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, 11 December 2015 10:44 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] May I pick your brains, garbage to the roadside

If you can find a large stone or old brick you could half bury it at
the end of your walkway or driveway to let you know where to drop your
garbage can. I like the wireless doorbell idea as suggested too. You
could leave your door open and your tv or radio up real loud to give
you an audio beacon so you can navigate back to your front door.

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/11/15, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello,

I am haivng trouble pulling the garbage can out to the street for pick up by
the waste disposal department. The so called curb in front of my house has
no curb, instead, it is a nearly undefined grass to gravel to road line that
is very short and the road is completely flat and is, what I am told, a 1.5
car road. Meaning the road is very narrow. This morning, for the second
time, I have ended up across the street and completely lost.

Can anyone suggest any way for marking or any items I may purchase that will
allow me to figure out where I am or to relocate my house after pulling the
garbage can to the road? Thank you very much.

Keith Steinbach







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Re: OT Gene

Christina Stolze
 

Thank you very much for letting us know. I'm sure he wouldn't mind that you told us only after everyone kept asking about him. I will keep him in my prayers. I hope he is OK.
Christina

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 12:41 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] OT Gene

I just posted this on the chat group so I might as well say it here. I've
been trying to decide whether to say anything, but I'm hoping he won't mind.
Gene sent me a private message on the 30th of November asking to be switched
to "no mail" until further notice because he was very sick and going into
the hospital. I don't know him very well on a personal level so I didn't
feel comfortable asking for specifics, but I wished him well and told him I
would take care of the "no mail" issue. I figured it's been 12 days and a
couple of other members have asked me in private messages so I would have to
say something eventually.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy Hill" <girlyscream@comcast.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 12:31 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Re: OT Gene


I am concerned about Gene and wonder if anyone knows how he is doing.

Thanks,
Nancy





Re: wireless phone jacks

Aman Singer
 

Hi Matt,

I see exactly what you're saying and wish you the best. As a fellow
cheap/lazy technology user, there are two things I should say, just in
case you didn't know them. First, keep in mind that there are cheaper
services than viaTalk. Callcentric and les.net the ones I've mentioned
before are a bit cheaper, though I would only recommend them to
someone who wants to have fun with VOIP. They are accessible. There
are tons of services and some very low-priced equipment at
voipinfo.org.
Secondly, keep in mind that there are ways to connect your computer or
mobile phone to the VOIP network. I believe ExpressTalk is free and
accessible for Windows, and Groundwire is quite cheap and accessible
for the iPhone. I'm not sure of a good softphone for Android.
HTH,
Aman

On 12/11/15, Matt <matt.from.florida@gmail.com> wrote:
No not under contract just trying them out and they are and was recommended
to me thru Mystic access as it was totally accessible and there customer
service so far is very good. Yes they told me I could have brought my own
equipment if I wanted to and it would have saved me like 10 bucks. But if I
brought my own equipment they did not support the service as it was not
their equipment.
Now I went up and looked at some of the ata adapters and they are way more
than what I want to spend. I can run the line for nothing but the hassle in
it or I can buy another handset to go with the existing cordless system I
have and just go ahead and put the base station in my office and will be
good to go and not worry about the hassle of setting up and doing my own
support of the control panel that with that ata adapter might or might not
be accessible.
Yes I am cheap. I am also lazy and just too dag gone old to want to hassle
with that kind of thing.
Thanks for the input though.



Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Aman Singer [mailto:aman.singer@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2015 11:10 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] wireless phone jacks

Hello Matt,

Thank you, I am starting to understand, though perhaps I'm not as clear
about this as I think I am. I always build my own PBXs, so have never used
ViaTalk myself. Google seems to show that you can use your own VOIP gateway
with ViaTalk, though
http://www.viatalk.com/broadband_phone_features_byod_service_access.htm
This means you can buy an ATA adapter, plug it into your router or connect
it wirelessly, enter the credentials, and you'll be up and running. You
don't need to run any phone wire, all you need is an internet connection to
the adapter. What I'm not sure of, and this you would have to ask ViaTalk
about, is whether you can use their gateway and your own ATA at the same
time. That is, you would use their gateway in one room and your own ATA in
another. There is no technical reason you can't, you understand, but their
policy might prevent it.
Even if they do, you can switch away from them to other services which allow
multiple VOIP extensions like les.net or callcentric.com if you're not under
contract.
HTH,
Aman

On 12/11/15, Matt <matt.from.florida@gmail.com> wrote:
Well, I have from what I see a VoIP gate way box from ViAtalk it is a
box that hooks to the internet and then you hook your device telephone
to the VOIP box and then you have voice over the internet. You can
hook up to two phone lines to this box. The problem is with me is here.
I want more phones to hook to the VOIP box. Which you are calling the
gate way. I have one phone hook to this box in my office. I don't
want another phone in the office. So here lies the problem.
I have to either hook a line in to the back of the other port on the
box and run that line to another room to hook a cordless phone system
to it than giving me however many phones that my cordless system can
handle and I can afford . Here again I did not want to have to go to
the hassle of pulling and running a line to another room.
I could if I did not have to keep my present telephone company phone
system I could have then just used the lines and jacks that exists in
the house by simplify hooking a phone line to the VOIP box as you call
the gate way and then hooking it to the phone jack in my office and
bingo I have VOIP in all the jacks in my house. Just find a jack I
want to use and plug in a corded or a cordless system into it and ready to
go.
Here again is a problem. I still have my old telephone system active
and hooked up to these jacks. I have to have my old telephone company
service as that who I have my internet service thru. This is my only
choice where I am at as this is the only phone company there is with
service in my area. So I get my internet service thru them which is
DSL. I cannot have DSL thru them without having phone service. I
cannot get rid of them the only other internet service is dial up or Sat
and neither is good with a VOIP service.
So both is out and the Dial up and the Sat internet is lacking when
compared to DSL. Plus Sat internet service has a FAP ( Fair Access
Policy). And the upload will have a 1 or second or so before it gets
to the Sats in the sky and this is not good for VOIP phone service or
things like gaming and such.
So any rate all these is out and Cable I don't get that in my area for
sure . If I did I would have it for my internet and get rid of my old
telephone service all together and just have internet with a cable
company and then my VOIP telephone service. In this case all would be
good.
The reason I cannot use the existing phone jacks in my house is I
still have phone service thru these jacks by no choice of my and if I
took my VOIP to one of these boxes It could fry the Box. As the
telephone service carries more voltage they say then the box can
handle. So If I was to use my existing service jacks it might or
might not fry my VOIP box. I not willing to take that chance.
So they don't make these boxes with wifi or Bluetooth to them. So no
way to hook to them wireless . Also I talked to my VOIP service and
they said that using the wireless jacks like I was talking about would
be or could be not getting the quality service or other problems as
their service is meant to be hard wired to a phone by it being hooked
to the back of the VOIP box. Now this hard wire could be to a jack or
several jacks in the house. Or to a cordless base phone system and
then the cordless system would then make the other extension to the
base cordless so to speak. So here again the only way and the easiest
way to do this is to run a line to the other room I want and then hook
my cordless base to it and then I will have VOIP where ever I have a
handset that is hooked to that base.
The only other way to use my existing jacks would be to have some kind
of filter hooked to the jacks that would filter the voltage out from
the telephone system making my jacks safe. I sure if there was some
kind of animal like this out there it would cost more money than it was
worth.
So I hope this explains the problem more! If you have a solution then
tell me about it!
telephone

Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Aman Singer [mailto:aman.singer@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 8:48 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] wireless phone jacks

Hi,

I'm sorry but I'm a bit confused. If you already have VOIP, why not
just get a VOIP gateway and set it up as an extension on your VOIP
account? Even with the pre-built VOIP services like Vonage, you can do
this though some of them charge a fee. Obviously, if you're running
your own VOIP PBX, there's nothing simpler. I assumed you were using
POTS because VOIP doesn't require the headaches and troubles of these
phone jacks, putting in another extension is very easy.
Aman


On 12/10/15, Matt <matt.from.florida@gmail.com> wrote:
Well. That was what I was wanting to use them for was to expand my
VOIP service. Not mormal PBX phone line. But if they have issues I
will stay away from them and see if I can figure something else out.
Which is far as I know is running a phone wire from my VOIP box to
another room or seeing if I can buy another extension for my cordless
phone and then having two phone in the same room as the base station
would need to be in there to hook to the VOIP box. Which I really did
not want another phone in my office. So it looks like I will be more
than likely running a phone line from the ViAtalk box to another room
that is not that far from my office. And hooking the base phone to
that phone line and then putting the extension in my bed room.


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Aman Singer [mailto:aman.singer@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:06 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] wireless phone jacks

Hi,

I have used these once for myself and once for another person. I
found sound quality degraded, but they more or less worked. I'm
sorry, I don't remember either of the brands I used. If I were buying
them now, I would buy from someone who had a good return policy.
Personally, unless I had a bad or limited internet connection, I
wouldn't bother with them, setting up a VOIP gateway will provide
better sound quality, you don't have to be on the same electrical
circuit, you can take your VOIP gateway/ATA anywhere with an internet
connection, and it might, depending on what you have available, be
cheaper, at least up front.
HTH,
Aman

5, Matt <matt.from.florida@gmail.com> wrote:
Have anyone out there ever used these wireless phone jacks? That
allows you to have a phone jack anywhere in the house that has an
electrical outlet in the room? So you don't have to physically run a
wired phone jack.





Matt.from.florida@gmail.com






















Re: Putting Goldwave Scripts In Jaws

Curtis Delzer
 

did you compile them?


At 12:54 PM 11/16/2015, you wrote:
I’m trying to put scripts into Jaws seventeen. I thought they went in the enu folder in settings, but when I put them in, they didn’t work. I’m using Goldwave 6.something; I think it’s the latest version. I know the scripts work in this version of Goldwave because a friend uses the same version and scripts. Am I supposed to compile them? Perhaps I forgot to do that. Any help is appreciated. Thanks bunches.
Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Re: May I pick your brains, garbage to the roadside

Thomas N. Chan
 

Personally, I will just get a solid pole and put it where the bin should or slightly towards your house. Put whatever marking on it, some tapes whatever that its unique. As you use the cane, you can feel it and touch it with your hands to make sure.

Ask the hardware or gardening place, they might suggest something permanent to put it so that you can use it.


--------------------
regards
Thomas N. Chan

-----Original Message-----
From: Blaster Nil8 [mailto:blaster.nil8@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, 11 December 2015 10:44 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] May I pick your brains, garbage to the roadside

If you can find a large stone or old brick you could half bury it at
the end of your walkway or driveway to let you know where to drop your
garbage can. I like the wireless doorbell idea as suggested too. You
could leave your door open and your tv or radio up real loud to give
you an audio beacon so you can navigate back to your front door.

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/11/15, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello,

I am haivng trouble pulling the garbage can out to the street for pick up by
the waste disposal department. The so called curb in front of my house has
no curb, instead, it is a nearly undefined grass to gravel to road line that
is very short and the road is completely flat and is, what I am told, a 1.5
car road. Meaning the road is very narrow. This morning, for the second
time, I have ended up across the street and completely lost.

Can anyone suggest any way for marking or any items I may purchase that will
allow me to figure out where I am or to relocate my house after pulling the
garbage can to the road? Thank you very much.

Keith Steinbach


Re: OT Gene

Carlos
 

I just posted this on the chat group so I might as well say it here. I've been trying to decide whether to say anything, but I'm hoping he won't mind. Gene sent me a private message on the 30th of November asking to be switched to "no mail" until further notice because he was very sick and going into the hospital. I don't know him very well on a personal level so I didn't feel comfortable asking for specifics, but I wished him well and told him I would take care of the "no mail" issue. I figured it's been 12 days and a couple of other members have asked me in private messages so I would have to say something eventually.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy Hill" <girlyscream@comcast.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 12:31 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Re: OT Gene


I am concerned about Gene and wonder if anyone knows how he is doing.

Thanks,
Nancy




Re: Making sense of links

Carlos
 

In some cases it is for security reasons, but often it is the need to
generate unique URLs. This is especially necessary on websites like Amazon
that sell so many products and sites like Dropbox which host millions of
files.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 12:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Making sense of links


Hi Carlos,

I have noticed that the URL schemes seem to be getting longer and longer
as time goes by. In the past, you could see a link in an e-mail for a
shopping site or business that would about this long.

http://www.store.com/consumer/retail.htm.

Now of days, you see such a link like you get on amazon or Target more
akin to:
https://www.amazon.com/lbazei98;/knip09jkoijulmkoipojjhhguiljnhnuhiopjn.

I wonder why this is. Is it for security reasons? Does it make it more
difficult for hackers to compromise sites? I just want to know. It
sure is more annoying when you are subscribed to e-mail lists associated
with business.



On 12/12/2015 8:35 PM, Carlos wrote:
Top 10 Discoveries of 2015I don't believe there is any convenient way to
have JAWS just say "link". Besides, while I understand that having JAWS
get bogged down reading particularly long URLs can be annoying, there are
also times when you might want to hear the URL text. I suppose the
optimal solution would be to add such a mode with the ability to quickly
toggle it on/off.
----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Foster
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2015 7:34 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Making sense of links


We all receive numerous emails like the one below that if you wish to
skim, it is impossible to do so without getting bogged down in the long
Urls and missing any tet that may be hiding there! I would prefer to do so
before choosing to click on a link.

Is there any way to simply have JAWS to say link without the long
winded url??



Thanks,

Joe

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Sent: 2015-Dec-10 2:39 PM
To: joe01foster@gmail.com
Subject: FW: Top 10 Discoveries of 2015



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Re: OT Gene

Nancy Hill
 

I am concerned about Gene and wonder if anyone knows how he is doing.

Thanks,
Nancy


Re: looking for a labeler that works with the Perkins brailler and dymo tape

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I got my Perkins labeler from the NFB. I think after I purchased it, heard you could get it for half the price at Humanware of Maxi Aids or some such place; I don' remember just where.

On 12/12/2015 11:04 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hello Pat,

Do you remember where you bought yours, and/or do you know who sells them in the United States? I just googled Perkins dymo adapter and I found it at a company called Worldwide Vision, but I couldn't tell if they are in the US or not and I'd rather purchase it from within the US so the shipping cost won't be so much.

Thanks.

Troy


----- Original Message -----
From: Pat Seed
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2015 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a labeler that works with the Perkins brailler and dymo tape


Hi Troy and Everyone,
Yes, there, indeed, is a device for labelling that can be used with the Perkins Brailler. I know, because I have one. The one I have is metal, and it sits under the carriage of the Braille writer. It is as long as the Braille writer line, and the one part that holds the tape lays on the Braille writer, with the tape ending up underneath the Brailing head as it moves from left to right. The other edge of the device hangs down, making sure that it is positioned properly for the Braille to be written.

It is called the Perkins Dymo Adaptor.

Blessings and All the Very Best,
Pat




----- Original Message -----
From: Troy Burnham
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2015 9:38 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] looking for a labeler that works with the Perkins brailler and dymo tape


Hi All,

I thought there used to be something that you could use with the Perkins brailler to make braille labels on dymo tape, but I called Perkins this week and although the guy knew what I was describing he said they didn't have it and he sent me to Maxiaids, but I called Maxiaids today and the lady I talked to had no idea what I was talking about and said that the only thing they have that sounds close to what I described is a dymo tape holder.

Does such an item still exist, if it ever did, and if so where might I find it and what is it called if anybody knows? I was talking with some friends a couple of months ago and they seemed to know what I wanted and they said they do exist, and they gave me a place to try if I wanted a plastic one and another place if I wanted a metal one, but I can't remember now where they said to go.

I have one of the metal braille labelers that has the braille dial that you turn to select what letter you want, but of course that dial doesn't have nearly all of the braille contractions so that's why I want this other item is so I can use more contractions and thus make shorter labels since I'd be using the Perkins brailler.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Troy


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Re: Making sense of links

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Carlos,

I have noticed that the URL schemes seem to be getting longer and longer
as time goes by. In the past, you could see a link in an e-mail for a
shopping site or business that would about this long.

http://www.store.com/consumer/retail.htm.

Now of days, you see such a link like you get on amazon or Target more
akin to:
https://www.amazon.com/lbazei98;/knip09jkoijulmkoipojjhhguiljnhnuhiopjn.

I wonder why this is. Is it for security reasons? Does it make it more
difficult for hackers to compromise sites? I just want to know. It
sure is more annoying when you are subscribed to e-mail lists associated
with business.

On 12/12/2015 8:35 PM, Carlos wrote:
Top 10 Discoveries of 2015I don't believe there is any convenient way to have JAWS just say "link". Besides, while I understand that having JAWS get bogged down reading particularly long URLs can be annoying, there are also times when you might want to hear the URL text. I suppose the optimal solution would be to add such a mode with the ability to quickly toggle it on/off.
----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Foster
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2015 7:34 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Making sense of links


We all receive numerous emails like the one below that if you wish to skim, it is impossible to do so without getting bogged down in the long Urls and missing any tet that may be hiding there! I would prefer to do so before choosing to click on a link.

Is there any way to simply have JAWS to say link without the long winded url??



Thanks,

Joe

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Re: NVDA, problem with systray add in!

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I have not had this issue with NVDA 2015.4. It seems to work just fine.

On 12/12/2015 6:57 PM, Marion Woods wrote:
Hi all,

Since installing the latest version of NVDA 2015, the systray plugin
no longer works, everything else works fine, has anyone else had this
problem?

Marion

Contact marion_woods38@yahoo.co.uk
A proud member of the Roses Forum.

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Re: does system access work on windows 10

joanne
 

It just keeps playing its sound and not installing. I don't know if it's supposed to take a longer time loading than it did in other Windows versions, but it just doesn't seem to want to completely install. Maybe I should just let it try for a longer period but a sighted person said it's not even moving or doing anything.



--------------------------------------------------
From: "Blaster Nil8" <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2015 8:52 PM
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] does system access work on windows 10

What type of problem are you having?
Are you getting an error message?

Regards,
Blaster


On 12/12/15, joanne <grandma1323@gmail.com> wrote:
I've been having trouble loading System Access Mobile using my friend's
Windows 10 computer. Is this program not ready to use in windows 10?
Thanks for any input.


Re: Toaster Oven

Matt
 

Yes and they make newer models as I have sent out links to them. Most all the major brands make them like that. Like Hamilton beach and black and decker and weaver and the list goes on. If you read some of my earlier emails you will see links to them. If you think about it really makes a lot of sense  instead of having a toaster and then a toaster oven. Just have it all in one and it will not take up any more space if as much.

 

 

 

 

From: Jim Wohlgamuth [mailto:wohlggie@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2015 9:56 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Toaster Oven

 

Pam, we have an older model toaster oven that has a door that opens on the front for things such as sandwiches and other things you would like to warm. There is a large open slot on the top where you place your bread, I think it will hold 4 slices of bread.  As I stated, it is an older model and I'm not certain of the brand.  There are several adjustable knobs on the front for setting the temperature and time.  What I like is the timer actually has a bell that will let you know when your food is done.  Just some info for you and the group.  Have A Good One! de
<KF8LT><Jim>.

On 10-Dec-15 16:42, Pamela Dominguez wrote:

I have never seen toaster ovens, even fancy ones, that have separate slots for toast.  The kind I miss is the kind that had a lever you push down to start the toaster oven, like toasters do, so that you can leave your time and temperature controls where they are.  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Matt
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 3:02 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Toaster Oven

Well, yes they are both toaster oven anything you can make toast in could be called a toaster or toaster overn the latter is infact usually have a elament in the top and some even have one in the top and bottom. And the real fancy ones will have a tray and eleament in the top and one in the bottome and slots on top for toast as well.  It all depends on what you want and how much money you want to spend.


Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Traxler [mailto:howard@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 2:27 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Toaster Oven

I have seen small standalone ovens that have a broiler element in the top and I've seen some with slots in the top for making toast.  Are they both called toaster ovens or could one be a broiler oven?  Just wondered about the proper names?  The one I have does not have bread slots.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marie" <magpie.mn@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Toaster Oven



Thanks to all the info and I am ordering one today. I hate using the
conventional stove for heating up small items and my regular toaster
is on its last days. Living alone it seems a waste to use the big oven
when a little toaster oven would do the trick.
Marie


-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy
Sent: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 4:12 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Toaster Oven


Yeah, there's some unhealthy gooey glop inside a Pop Tart, which is
why I only eat them once in a while.  And god only knows what's really
in the topping of those Ellio's frozen pizzas that I love so much
because they fit perfectly on the toaster oven baking pan.  But, hey,
I just had my annual physical exam, and the doctor pronounced me in
perfect health, so I must be doing something right.  For the record, I
work out religiously at least 2 hours daily, 7 days a week, so an
occasional Pop Tart probably won't kill me.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 7:00 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Toaster Oven

...well enough about the toaster ovens, I use them a lot also.  But
you actually eat those pop tarts?  Do you know what's inside of them?
Don't ask! Just eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow--oh well, cancel
that last part.

Sorry couldn't resist!


On 12/8/2015 6:47 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:

I have a Black & Decker 4 slice toaster oven, model TO-1313, which is
extremely easy to use.  It has 3 mechanical knobs.  The top knob sets
the temperature, the middle knob sets the cooking mode (warm, broil,
bake or toast, in that order), and the bottom knob sets the timer for
up to 30 minutes.  I placed tactile dots at the 5 minute and 15
minute positions on the timer to make it easy to set, and I rarely
adjust the temperature knob, which I leave turned all the way to the
right at the 450 degree setting for toast and baking.  This is by far
the most versatile appliance in my kitchen.  I use it to make
everything from frozen waffles and Pop Tarts to pizza, chicken
patties, broiled salmon and plain old toast.  I never use my
full-size oven anymore except for cooking on the stove top. My
toaster oven is so indespensible that I ordered another one yesterday
as a backup just in case the current one dies.  The unit I ordered is
the Proctor Silex 4 slice toaster oven broiler, model 31140A, which
is available on EBay for a limited time while supplies last for only
$15.99 with free Fedex shipping.  .  My exsperience is that a toaster
oven won’t last very long, especially if you use it daily, because
the heating elements will eventually burn out. These units are all
made in China now, and the product quality is not what it used to be
when they were actually made by Black & Decker and Hamilton Beach, respectively, here in the US. But for only $16, you can’t go wrong.
Based on the product description, the Proctor Silex unit has the same
three mechanical knobs as the Black & Decker model, so it should be
just as easy to use.  For anyone who is interested in a great ,
inexpensive Christmas gift for themselves or somebody else, check it out:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/391322090357


Gerald



From: Marie
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2015 6:43 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Toaster Oven

I am thinking of getting a small 4 slice Black and Decker Toaster Oven.
does anyone on the list have any experience with this unit and its it
possible to mark the controls for accessibility?
Thanks, Marie























 

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