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Re: songs out of order when I sinc with itunes

Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
 

If you do not use tags, when you sync your songs, you just get a bunch of unlabeled buttons. 


Re: blood pressure moniter

Gene
 

You could easily tighten it and experiment. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 10:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter

That would be my problem, Gerald.  I would make it too loose.

Jan



Re: blood pressure moniter

jan howells <gale7978@...>
 

When my asthma got out of control, they put me on 60 miligrams a day of steroid which elevated my blood pressure. They wanted to admit me, but I explained that it was the steroid, and that my pressure usually runs low as I am anemic.

Jan


Re: blood pressure moniter

jan howells <gale7978@...>
 

When my pressure was 80 over 40, I was admitted.

Jan


Re: blood pressure moniter

jan howells <gale7978@...>
 

That would be my problem, Gerald. I would make it too loose.

Jan


Re: blood pressure moniter

Monte Single
 

I would say my hands are definitely medium or morep; never have a problem with sliding on and off.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: October-14-19 4:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter


Which is okay if you have small hands. But if you have large hands, then it may not be so easy to slide the cuff on and off without making it too loose to take accurate readings.


Gerald



On 10/14/2019 5:15 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Yes Pam, I just slide mine on and off; works fine.
And if I take more than 1 reading in a few minutes, the results will not be the same.
And this model cost around 100 u s dollars!!!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: October-14-19 1:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter

I have an upper arm one, and what we did was to wrap it, velcro it, and then just slide it down when finished, so it can be slid up next time it needs to be used. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 12:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter


Another advantage of a wrist monitor over an upper-arm monitor is that
it is usually easier to wrap the cuff around your wrist yourself with
only your free hand. By contrast, an upper-arm monitor usually
requires two hands to wrap the cuff properly around your upper-arm,
which means that you may need somebody on hand to help you. So if you
livealone or do not always have another person on hand to help you,
you are probably better off with a wrist monitor, even if it is less
accurate as an upper-arm model.


Gerald



On 10/14/2019 11:48 AM, Hope Williamson wrote:
I somehow doubt in-home monitoring requires that accuracy as well. If
I want it to be that accurate I suppose I can go to the doctor's office.






Re: blood pressure moniter

Hope Williamson <hopeisjoyful@...>
 

I'm measured every time I go to the doctor's which is every 6 months. My doctor said my blood pressure was low when I came in last time but honestly, it was only 106 over like 60 or 70. Yeah I've seen lower, and higher.

    When the nurse came to check it it was 122 so it was more normal. They haven't said anything to me about it since. She told me they would be calling to schedule her to come here again, but they never have.


Re: blood pressure moniter

Gene
 

That isn't the case.  My hands aren't excessively large but they aren't small either.  There is plenty of room to slide the cuff on.  You can leave enough space to allow reasonably easy movement.  I haven't determined what the maximum space is you can leave.  I leave enough so the cuff slides up my arm without a lot of lose space but enough so sliding is easy.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 5:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter


Which is okay if you have small hands.  But if you have large hands,
then it may not be so easy to slide the cuff on and off without making
it too loose to take accurate readings.


Gerald



On 10/14/2019 5:15 PM, Monte Single wrote:
> Yes Pam, I just slide mine on and off;  works fine.
> And if I take more than 1 reading in a few minutes, the results will not be the same.
> And this model cost around 100 u s dollars!!!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
> Sent: October-14-19 1:23 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter
>
> I have an upper arm one, and what we did was to wrap it, velcro it, and then just slide it down when finished, so it can be slid up next time it needs to be used.  Pam.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
> Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 12:08 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter
>
>
> Another advantage of a wrist monitor over an upper-arm monitor is that
> it is usually easier to wrap the cuff around your wrist yourself with
> only your free hand.  By contrast,  an upper-arm monitor usually
> requires two hands to wrap the cuff properly around your upper-arm,
> which means that you may need somebody on hand to help you.  So if you
> livealone or do not always have another person on hand to help you, you
> are probably better off with a wrist monitor, even if it is less
> accurate as an upper-arm model.
>
>
> Gerald
>
>
>
> On 10/14/2019 11:48 AM, Hope Williamson wrote:
>> I somehow doubt in-home monitoring requires that accuracy as well. If I
>> want it to be that accurate I suppose I can go to the doctor's office.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>




Re: blood pressure moniter

Carolyn Arnold
 

I made up a chart for my (now deceased husband) that had
date/time; blood pressure; pulse rate - all in columns. He'd
take his reading and mark the chart and would take it to the
doctor's office. This was before his heart surgery, and his
pressures were running very high.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 8:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter

I didn't have to set up anything on the speak to me unit.
I'm sure you can set up some sort of profile for you, in
terms of seeing information under your name or something
similar, such as user 1. But I'm the only user. Andd I
have access to the memory, which allows me to go back and
see a lot of previous readings. Because I didn't set up a
profile, they weren't marked in any way as to time and day,
which I suspect is done with a profile. But if I take three
measurements in a certain morning and I want to check them,
I can go through and hear those measurements. The memory
goes back much further.

The machine isn't ideal because you can't set up a profile
by yourself but it is very adequate and completely
accessible for performing its main function. If you want
perfection, you often won't get something that is very
useable.

Regarding accuracy of measure, proper instructions tell you
to take three measurements of blood pressure for each
session. I don't recall how far apart they should be
spaced. I often take three.

As far as the white coat syndrome is concerned, that refers
to some peoples' reaction when having their pressure taken
in a doctor's office. I suppose some people might be
anxious at home, but I would think they would know it.

Where I find a home unit especially helpful is in the
following two areas:
It helps me know if the medicines, at the doses prescribed,
are working adequately or reasonably. That helps me tailor
the dose with the doctor in a timely manner.

Another very important use I find is that I can regulate and
really get a senbse of whether I've eaten too much salty
food, depending on whether my blood pressure goes up too
far.

I keep track of my sodium but this sort of monitoring helps
me know, in my case, not just from a general rule, about
what my daily limit should be.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
<mailto:ukekearuaro@...>
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 2:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter

Yes, indeed, the arm blood pressure monitors are far more
accurate. That said, blood pressure monitors never truly
give the same readings no matter how many times you run a
test. For example, someone could have the blood pressure
checked and it could be in the high hell; for such folks,
just wait a few seconds or about a minute and check again, a
different reading will be obtained. People who have what is
typically labelled White Collar Syndrome will usually have
their readings skying through the roofs at initial read.

My company has always wanted to carry for sale talking blood
pressure monitors; I personally had the honor and pleasure
of testing two such devices when the company was approached
by its makers. In fact, company still has these two demo
units on its shelf and I still play ball with them now and
then.

I didn't make a decision as to whether or not my company
will agree to be a reseller of the monitors I tested. Why?
Despite reading the instructions a thousand times over, I
didn't figure out an easy way of getting them set up.
I suggested to the two makers to consider a different
implementation of the speech readout; no, they weren't open
to that idea. I also told them that I didn't want the
selling price to go past $50 minus shipping should that be
necessary. No, my view did not count! They would sell the
product to my company at $58.75; hmm, not enough room for a
mark-up that will not break too many banks!

Ok, I let out too many secrets; so back to my hiding tent I
go! But just before I run, I agree with Gene's comments
that a reading comparison of some kind be done at a doctor's
office in order to help determine whether or not the
readings will be reasonably reliable. Anyhow, I keep
talking to blood pressure makers with the hope that my
company and I will stumble on one that we can put through
the torture test before announcing its availability to the
general public. Indeed, got to make a penny and a farthing
over there to stay employed, but, no, conscience won't let
me sell something that does not satisfy the torture test in
my covert chambers.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: songs out of order when I sinc with itunes

Gene
 

Does ITunes require tagging?  If tagging isn't used, does it revert to the numbering of the files in the names?  I wonder if the easiest thing to do is to just remove all tag information, or any information ITunes might use to determine playing order.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] songs out of order when I sinc with itunes

Josh.  I'm not sure if that will work, but you can give it a try, though as I wrote before, ITunes is a very fussy piece of software.  .

On 10/14/2019 11:20 PM, Josh Kennedy wrote:
sounds like a lot of work. I wonder if making an m3u playlist would be a better solution/ I tried vlc to make an m3u playlist, but I cannot edit it in vlc and it too uses the tags putting the episodes out of order. But at least the m3u file is easily editable in notepad. Could I build an m3u playlist from scratch in notepad and therefore, force my itunes and other players to play the episodes in order without all the extra work of re-tagging? also vlc seems to mark up its m3u playlist with comments. I am guessing these lines are ignored because they start with a number sign or hash mark. 

Josh


MP3 gain isn't showing my file list correctly & thus won't analyze or apply track gain

joanne
 

I don't know if anyone is using MP3 Gain or maybe there's a better volume normalizer out there.  If there is please let me know.  I used to have no trouble track analyzing and then applying track gain because it would show the list and you could see the before and after numbers so you knew it was doing its job.  But lately it won't do anything, and instead of listing the files as before it now says something like path files volume clip.  Not sure what happened, but can it either be repaired or do I need to find something in menus that will show the list the way it was?  Using Windows 7 and latest Jaws.  Thanks.
 


Re: blood pressure moniter

Carolyn Arnold
 

Yes, I have mine taped on the inside.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 7:55 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter

That isn't true, and I say that after using an arm monitor for something like fifteen years. Also, after you adjust the arm monitor, you can leave it as it is and just pull it off and push it on. You leave a little lose space so you can slide it. When you run the machine, the cuff fills with air and the free space is taken up with the air building up.

Also, I would imagine constantly opening the cuff before taking it off would put a lot of wear on the velcroe (spelling) over time.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Gerald Levy via Groups.Io <mailto:bwaylimited@...>
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 11:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter


Another advantage of a wrist monitor over an upper-arm monitor is that it is usually easier to wrap the cuff around your wrist yourself with only your free hand. By contrast, an upper-arm monitor usually requires two hands to wrap the cuff properly around your upper-arm, which means that you may need somebody on hand to help you. So if you livealone or do not always have another person on hand to help you, you are probably better off with a wrist monitor, even if it is less accurate as an upper-arm model.


Gerald



On 10/14/2019 11:48 AM, Hope Williamson wrote:
I somehow doubt in-home monitoring requires that accuracy as well. If
I want it to be that accurate I suppose I can go to the doctor's office.




Re: blood pressure moniter

Hope Williamson <hopeisjoyful@...>
 

I have about average size hands.


Re: blood pressure moniter

Gene
 

I didn't have to set up anything on the speak to me unit.  I'm sure you can set up some sort of profile for you, in terms of seeing information under your name or something similar, such as user 1.  But I'm the only user.  Andd I have access to the memory, which allows me to go back and see a lot of previous readings.  Because I didn't set up a profile, they weren't marked in any way as to time and day, which I suspect is done with a profile.  But if I take three measurements in a certain morning and I want to check them, I can go through and hear those measurements.  The memory goes back much further.
 
The machine isn't ideal because you can't set up a profile by yourself but it is very adequate and completely accessible for performing its main function.  If you want perfection, you often won't get something that is very useable.
 
Regarding accuracy of measure, proper instructions tell you to take three measurements of blood pressure for each session.  I don't recall how far apart they should be spaced.  I often take three.
 
As far as the white coat syndrome is concerned, that refers to some peoples' reaction when having their pressure taken in a doctor's office.  I suppose some people might be anxious at home, but I would think they would know it. 
 
Where I find a home unit especially helpful is in the following two areas:
It helps me know if the medicines, at the doses prescribed, are working adequately or reasonably.  That helps me tailor the dose with the doctor in a timely manner.
 
Another very important use I find is that I can regulate and really get a senbse of whether I've eaten too much salty food, depending on whether my blood pressure goes up too far. 
 
I keep track of my sodium but this sort of monitoring helps me know, in my case, not just from a general rule, about what my daily limit should be.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter

Yes, indeed, the arm blood pressure monitors are far more accurate.  That
said, blood pressure monitors never truly give the same readings no matter
how many times you run a test.  For example, someone could have the blood
pressure checked and it could be in the high hell; for such folks, just wait
a few seconds or about a minute and check again, a different reading will be
obtained.  People who have what is typically labelled White Collar Syndrome
will usually have their readings skying through the roofs at initial read.

My company has always wanted to carry for sale talking blood pressure
monitors; I personally had the honor and pleasure of testing two such
devices when the company was approached by its makers.  In fact, company
still has these two demo units on its shelf and I still play ball with them
now and then. 

I didn't make a decision as to whether or not my company will agree to be a
reseller of the monitors I tested.  Why?  Despite reading the instructions a
thousand times over, I didn't figure out an easy way of getting them set up.
I suggested to the two makers to consider a different implementation of the
speech readout; no, they weren't open to that idea.  I also told them that I
didn't want the selling price to go past $50 minus shipping should that be
necessary.  No, my view did not count!  They would sell the product to my
company at $58.75; hmm, not enough room for a mark-up that will not break
too many banks!

Ok, I let out too many secrets; so back to my hiding tent I go!  But just
before I run, I agree with Gene's comments that a reading comparison of some
kind be done at a doctor's office in order to help determine whether or not
the readings will be reasonably reliable.  Anyhow, I keep talking to blood
pressure makers with the hope that my company and I will stumble on one that
we can put through the torture test before announcing its availability to
the general public.  Indeed, got to make a penny and a farthing over there
to stay employed, but, no, conscience won't let me sell something that does
not satisfy the torture test in my covert chambers.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado    




Re: blood pressure moniter

Gene
 

I don't know if the Maxi Aids unit is the same as the one I have, which came from Speak To Me.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter

When I got the blood pressure unit from Maxiaides, it got so
tight on my arm, that it was painful.  It never gets like that in
a doctor's office.

Jan



Re: blood pressure moniter

Gene
 

That isn't true, and I say that after using an arm monitor for something like fifteen years.  Also, after you adjust the arm monitor, you can leave it as it is and just pull it off and push it on.  You leave a little lose space so you can slide it.  When you run the machine, the cuff fills with air and the free space is taken up with the air building up.
 
Also, I would imagine constantly opening the cuff before taking it off would put a lot of wear on the velcroe (spelling) over time.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter


Another advantage of a wrist monitor over an upper-arm monitor is that
it is usually easier to wrap the cuff around your wrist yourself with
only your free hand.  By contrast,  an upper-arm monitor usually
requires two hands to wrap the cuff properly around your upper-arm,
which means that you may need somebody on hand to help you.  So if you
livealone or do not always have another person on hand to help you, you
are probably better off with a wrist monitor, even if it is less
accurate as an upper-arm model.


Gerald



On 10/14/2019 11:48 AM, Hope Williamson wrote:
> I somehow doubt in-home monitoring requires that accuracy as well. If
> I want it to be that accurate I suppose I can go to the doctor's office.
>
>
>
>




Re: blood pressure moniter

Pamela Dominguez
 

Same thing when George's blood pressure was 84 over 59! Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 7:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter

Definitely. Mine has been accurate, and when I called the doctor in 2000, and told him my husband's blood pressure was 220/110, he said to get him to the hospital immediately, where their blood pressure reading validated mine, and he was put in ICU.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 12:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter

We don't know how often you are measured at a doctors. But accuracy in a home device matters if you rely on it. If it tells you your blood pressure is 130 when its really 150, over a long period of time that matters.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Hope Williamson <mailto:hopeisjoyful@...>
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 10:48 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter

I somehow doubt in-home monitoring requires that accuracy as well. If I want it to be that accurate I suppose I can go to the doctor's office.









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Re: blood pressure moniter

Carolyn Arnold
 

Definitely. Mine has been accurate, and when I called the doctor in 2000, and told him my husband's blood pressure was 220/110, he said to get him to the hospital immediately, where their blood pressure reading validated mine, and he was put in ICU.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 12:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter

We don't know how often you are measured at a doctors. But accuracy in a home device matters if you rely on it. If it tells you your blood pressure is 130 when its really 150, over a long period of time that matters.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Hope Williamson <mailto:hopeisjoyful@...>
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 10:48 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter

I somehow doubt in-home monitoring requires that accuracy as well. If I want it to be that accurate I suppose I can go to the doctor's office.


Re: blood pressure moniter

Gerald Levy
 

Which is okay if you have small hands.  But if you have large hands, then it may not be so easy to slide the cuff on and off without making it too loose to take accurate readings.


Gerald

On 10/14/2019 5:15 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Yes Pam, I just slide mine on and off; works fine.
And if I take more than 1 reading in a few minutes, the results will not be the same.
And this model cost around 100 u s dollars!!!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: October-14-19 1:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter

I have an upper arm one, and what we did was to wrap it, velcro it, and then just slide it down when finished, so it can be slid up next time it needs to be used. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 12:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blood pressure moniter


Another advantage of a wrist monitor over an upper-arm monitor is that
it is usually easier to wrap the cuff around your wrist yourself with
only your free hand. By contrast, an upper-arm monitor usually
requires two hands to wrap the cuff properly around your upper-arm,
which means that you may need somebody on hand to help you. So if you
livealone or do not always have another person on hand to help you, you
are probably better off with a wrist monitor, even if it is less
accurate as an upper-arm model.


Gerald



On 10/14/2019 11:48 AM, Hope Williamson wrote:
I somehow doubt in-home monitoring requires that accuracy as well. If I
want it to be that accurate I suppose I can go to the doctor's office.






Re: songs out of order when I sinc with itunes

Jaffar Sidek
 

Josh.  I'm not sure if that will work, but you can give it a try, though as I wrote before, ITunes is a very fussy piece of software.  .

On 10/14/2019 11:20 PM, Josh Kennedy wrote:
sounds like a lot of work. I wonder if making an m3u playlist would be a better solution/ I tried vlc to make an m3u playlist, but I cannot edit it in vlc and it too uses the tags putting the episodes out of order. But at least the m3u file is easily editable in notepad. Could I build an m3u playlist from scratch in notepad and therefore, force my itunes and other players to play the episodes in order without all the extra work of re-tagging? also vlc seems to mark up its m3u playlist with comments. I am guessing these lines are ignored because they start with a number sign or hash mark. 

Josh

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