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Re: Let's Get Social

Marco Curralejo
 

Hello everyone,

 

Welcome to episode 82 of the Blind Tech Guys. Thanks as always for tuning in and we would love it if you would share this with anyone you feel may benefit from checking out our blind tech podcast.

 

On this week's episode of the pod, Nimer continues our series on web apps by demonstrating how accessible Facebook and Twitter are on Android, iOS and Windows and in our Did You Know section, we continue our series on phone settings by exploring the Bluetooth settings on both Android and iOS.

 

To listen, head on over to the Blind Tech Guys website, where you can easily subscribe and listen in your favourite podcast player, or you can simply ask your smart speaker to "play the latest episode of the Blind Tech Guys podcast".

 

Look out for our Apple wrap-up mid-week special which will hit within the next twenty-four hours and we welcome Marco back from his sojourn in Western Australia.

 

Warm regards,

 

Marco Curralejo

 


NVDA keyboard list

heather albright
 

Hello, does anyone know where I can find a file for NVDA commands. I am working with a person and they find the guide overwhelming that comes in the NVDA user guide. I wish they would just have all the commands separated.  I know why they did the guide like they did by listing all the commands touch, laptop and desktop. But, this person just wants the commands for a desktop and not all the other info. They are very overwhelmed with to much info and they do not know how to skip the info they do not need.

I do not want them to be discouraged and I want them to use their computer. If anyone knows where I can find  an NVDA command file list, please let me know. Thank you, Heather


This week on Eyes On Success: Designing a Profession

blueskies11
 

This week’s episode of eyes On Success is:

2117 Designing a Profession (Apr. 21, 2021)
Show Notes
“Who Wants to Hire a Blind Interior Designer?” was the subject of an introductory email we received from John Robert Wiltgen’s publicist. So we decided to find out! Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with John about his very successful career, how he worked around his impaired vision, and about some of the other challenges he had to overcome.

 

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You can also subscribe to the podcast wherever you get your podcasts if you don’t want to miss an episode.

 

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Chomping on Apple's New Toys

Nimer Jaber
 

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Re: using power tools around the yard grass and snow?

Dave Mitchel
 

oh heck yes! you can do it just fine with the borders you are talking about. just remember that string is moving quick and will rip up a pair of shoes if not careful. also eye protection, and long pants. get extra string as you will probably go through it fast until you get used to handling the weed trimmer. with the right borders etc. you can even mow parts of the yard.

my wife and i just expanded our back yard and I'm getting used to almost an extra quarter acre of lawn and my dogs are loving it.

Jackie does the mowing but I do all the fence building etc.

have fun.

On 4/20/2021 4:03 PM, Josh Kennedy wrote:
Hi,

I rent a house with a pretty sizeable yard. Maybe a 1/3-acre yard plus a small side yard. My son is sighted and we just got a Ryobi 40-volt lawn mower self-propelled withg variable speed lawn mower. Anyway he cuts the grass but I want to help out. So I found this at home depot: and I plan on buying it, along with the snow-thrower attachment. The link is below but my question is can this string trimmer and the snow thrower attachment I plan to buy with it, be used safely by someone who is totally blind? I may not be able to mow the lawn myself because if I understand correctly the self-propelled mower just goes forward and I would lose track of where I am and what I already cut. But I think I could use this because I would either be using the fence, sidewalk, street, or snow-banks as borders to help guide me as I cut weeds, long grass, or throw snow from the driveway or sidewalk and it also uses the same 40 volt batteries as the mower we got. And for those curious folks, the mower sounds like a computer hard drive starting up and when it is running it sounds like a small turbo prop airplane. So here is the link. Suggestions and ideas about these products are welcome oh and I do not need the other equipment other attachments like the leaf blower or poll saw attachment, not enough leaves in my yard to blow anyway and the lawn mower can mulch them with the mulcher attachment that my sighted son can use. Link is: I myself am more interested in using the string trimmer with attachments because it’s a stick, like a cane, sort of, I’ll have borders or guides made with the fence, sidewalk etcetera and I think I could manage that just remembering to keep it away from my body and or feet to avoid injury.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-40-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Brushless-Electric-Cordless-Attachment-Capable-String-Trimmer-4-0-Ah-Battery-and-Charger-Included-RY40270VNM/310463558


Josh

Sent from Mail for Windows 10






Re: How to I send a web link from Chrome?

Thomas N. Chan
 

There's one extension I use on all  chromium browser call Share link by email
It will fill up the email for you like subject and url on the body of the message.
You can use on web base email like yahoo, hotmail and gmail etc.
you can customize how many line before and after the url

If thats easier for you, you need to know how to access the toolbar and  pin it out.
Once you done that initial part, all is just,  alt key once, and shift - tab to access it.

Well, depends how you want it to be done.

Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Wed, 21 Apr 2021 at 06:41, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:
That's something I didn't know, Gene.
 Thanks.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to I send a web link from Chrome?

You don't have to select the address in the address bbar.  It is already
selected.  Just copy.  This is generally true in Windows browsers, at least
it is in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome based browsers.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to I send a web link from Chrome?

One way to do it is to press Alt+D, which  brings you to the address bar.
Then, press home to make sure you're at the beginning of the address.
Next, press ctrl+shift+end to select the entire address.
Press Ctrl+C to copy the address
Next open your email and start to  compose it Once in the body of the
message, press Ctrl+V  to paste that puppy in there.
Maybe not the  shortest way to go about it but it gets the job done.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn
Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:07 PM
To: Tech Talk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] How to I send a web link from Chrome?

How do I email a link from Chrome? I tried pressing Alt+F to see if I could
get to submenu, but I was not successful in finding out how - running
Windows 10 and JAWS 18.
























using power tools around the yard grass and snow?

Josh Kennedy
 

Hi,

 

I rent a house with a pretty sizeable yard. Maybe a 1/3-acre yard plus a small side yard. My son is sighted and we just got a Ryobi 40-volt lawn mower self-propelled withg variable speed lawn mower. Anyway he cuts the grass but I want to help out. So I found this at home depot: and I plan on buying it, along with the snow-thrower attachment. The link is below but my question is can this string trimmer and the snow thrower attachment I plan to buy with it, be used safely by someone who is totally blind? I may not be able to mow the lawn myself because if I understand correctly the self-propelled mower just goes forward and I would lose track of where I am and what I already cut. But I think I could use this because I would either be using the fence, sidewalk, street, or snow-banks as borders to help guide me as I cut weeds, long grass, or throw snow from the driveway or sidewalk and it also uses the same 40 volt batteries as the mower we got. And for those curious folks, the mower sounds like a computer hard drive starting up and when it is running it sounds like a small turbo prop airplane. So here is the link. Suggestions and ideas about these products are welcome oh and I do not need the other equipment other attachments like the leaf blower or poll saw attachment, not enough leaves in my yard to blow anyway and the lawn mower can mulch them with the mulcher attachment that my sighted son can use. Link is: I myself am more interested in using the string trimmer with attachments because it’s a stick, like a cane, sort of, I’ll have borders or guides made with the fence, sidewalk etcetera and I think I could manage that just remembering to keep it away from my body and or feet to avoid injury.

 

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-40-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Brushless-Electric-Cordless-Attachment-Capable-String-Trimmer-4-0-Ah-Battery-and-Charger-Included-RY40270VNM/310463558

 

 

Josh

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: How to I send a web link from Chrome?

John Holcomb II
 

That's something I didn't know, Gene.
Thanks.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to I send a web link from Chrome?

You don't have to select the address in the address bbar. It is already
selected. Just copy. This is generally true in Windows browsers, at least
it is in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome based browsers.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to I send a web link from Chrome?

One way to do it is to press Alt+D, which brings you to the address bar.
Then, press home to make sure you're at the beginning of the address.
Next, press ctrl+shift+end to select the entire address.
Press Ctrl+C to copy the address
Next open your email and start to compose it Once in the body of the
message, press Ctrl+V to paste that puppy in there.
Maybe not the shortest way to go about it but it gets the job done.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn
Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:07 PM
To: Tech Talk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] How to I send a web link from Chrome?

How do I email a link from Chrome? I tried pressing Alt+F to see if I could
get to submenu, but I was not successful in finding out how - running
Windows 10 and JAWS 18.


Re: How to I send a web link from Chrome?

Carolyn Arnold
 

Thanks. I will keep these instructions and apply them.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb
II
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to I send a web link from
Chrome?

One way to do it is to press Alt+D, which brings you to the
address bar.
Then, press home to make sure you're at the beginning of the
address.
Next, press ctrl+shift+end to select the entire address.
Press Ctrl+C to copy the address
Next open your email and start to compose it Once in the
body of the message, press Ctrl+V to paste that puppy in
there.
Maybe not the shortest way to go about it but it gets the
job done.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:07 PM
To: Tech Talk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] How to I send a web link from Chrome?

How do I email a link from Chrome? I tried pressing Alt+F to
see if I could get to submenu, but I was not successful in
finding out how - running Windows 10 and JAWS 18.


Re: How to I send a web link from Chrome?

Gene
 

You don't have to select the address in the address bbar. It is already selected. Just copy. This is generally true in Windows browsers, at least it is in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome based browsers.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to I send a web link from Chrome?

One way to do it is to press Alt+D, which brings you to the address bar.
Then, press home to make sure you're at the beginning of the address.
Next, press ctrl+shift+end to select the entire address.
Press Ctrl+C to copy the address
Next open your email and start to compose it
Once in the body of the message, press Ctrl+V to paste that puppy in
there.
Maybe not the shortest way to go about it but it gets the job done.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn
Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:07 PM
To: Tech Talk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] How to I send a web link from Chrome?

How do I email a link from Chrome? I tried pressing Alt+F to see if I could
get to submenu, but I was not successful in finding out how - running
Windows 10 and JAWS 18.


Re: podcast recording on iPhone

Kay Malmquist
 


It is the Zoom iQ 7.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] podcast recording on iPhone

What mick do you have?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kay Malmquist
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] podcast recording on iPhone

 

Well, I'm back.  I got the mic and it seems to work, but I can not get any sound from the monitoring jack on the mic to come out.  The only thing I hear is voice over from my iPhone.  When I listen to the recording I have made, I can hear the volume being  adjusted and everything else that I am playing back through the recording.  I was just using the voice memos app.  Any ideas?


Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

 

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 

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

From: Victor

Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:46 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] podcast recording on iPhone

 

Hi:

 

There are many powerful and accessible recording apps for the iPhone.  These include Dolby On, Ferrite Recording Studio, GoldWave, Hokusai and TwistedWave.  I strongly urge you to look up each one of these apps in the app store and elsewhere on the internet to learn all about them so that you can decide which ones will best suit you.  You might want to use several of these apps so you can get the most out of audio production and editing.

 

I hope others will contribute their own suggestions and advice on this matter.

 

Blessings,

 

Victor



On Apr 14, 2021, at 8:00 AM, Kay Malmquist <kay.malmquist@...> wrote:



Hi Peoples,

 

Today we are venturing in to a new possible catastrophe.  If I, like a million other people want to create a podcast and I wanted to record on my iPhone because I have a really neat adjustable stereo mic that plugs in to my iPhone via the lightning plug, what app or app would I use?  And for that matter, what would be the best way to just simply record things on my iPhone that I might want to keep?  Also, could I use said microphone if I created videos?  Thanks for all thought about this.


Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

 

"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear"
Author Unknown.


Re: How to I send a web link from Chrome?

John Holcomb II
 

One way to do it is to press Alt+D, which brings you to the address bar.
Then, press home to make sure you're at the beginning of the address.
Next, press ctrl+shift+end to select the entire address.
Press Ctrl+C to copy the address
Next open your email and start to compose it
Once in the body of the message, press Ctrl+V to paste that puppy in
there.
Maybe not the shortest way to go about it but it gets the job done.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn
Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:07 PM
To: Tech Talk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] How to I send a web link from Chrome?

How do I email a link from Chrome? I tried pressing Alt+F to see if I could
get to submenu, but I was not successful in finding out how - running
Windows 10 and JAWS 18.


How to I send a web link from Chrome?

Carolyn Arnold
 

How do I email a link from Chrome? I tried pressing Alt+F to
see if I could get to submenu, but I was not successful in
finding out how - running Windows 10 and JAWS 18.


Re: podcast recording on iPhone

John Holcomb II
 

What mick do you have?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kay Malmquist
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] podcast recording on iPhone

 

Well, I'm back.  I got the mic and it seems to work, but I can not get any sound from the monitoring jack on the mic to come out.  The only thing I hear is voice over from my iPhone.  When I listen to the recording I have made, I can hear the volume being  adjusted and everything else that I am playing back through the recording.  I was just using the voice memos app.  Any ideas?


Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

 

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 

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

From: Victor

Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:46 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] podcast recording on iPhone

 

Hi:

 

There are many powerful and accessible recording apps for the iPhone.  These include Dolby On, Ferrite Recording Studio, GoldWave, Hokusai and TwistedWave.  I strongly urge you to look up each one of these apps in the app store and elsewhere on the internet to learn all about them so that you can decide which ones will best suit you.  You might want to use several of these apps so you can get the most out of audio production and editing.

 

I hope others will contribute their own suggestions and advice on this matter.

 

Blessings,

 

Victor



On Apr 14, 2021, at 8:00 AM, Kay Malmquist <kay.malmquist@...> wrote:



Hi Peoples,

 

Today we are venturing in to a new possible catastrophe.  If I, like a million other people want to create a podcast and I wanted to record on my iPhone because I have a really neat adjustable stereo mic that plugs in to my iPhone via the lightning plug, what app or app would I use?  And for that matter, what would be the best way to just simply record things on my iPhone that I might want to keep?  Also, could I use said microphone if I created videos?  Thanks for all thought about this.


Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

 

"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear"
Author Unknown.


Re: podcast recording on iPhone

Sean Paul
 

Might be helpful if we knew what kind of mic your trying to use here? 

Sean Paul informs y'all from my iPhone 

On Apr 20, 2021, at 17:00, Kay Malmquist <kay.malmquist@...> wrote:


Well, I'm back.  I got the mic and it seems to work, but I can not get any sound from the monitoring jack on the mic to come out.  The only thing I hear is voice over from my iPhone.  When I listen to the recording I have made, I can hear the volume being  adjusted and everything else that I am playing back through the recording.  I was just using the voice memos app.  Any ideas?

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Victor
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] podcast recording on iPhone

Hi:

There are many powerful and accessible recording apps for the iPhone.  These include Dolby On, Ferrite Recording Studio, GoldWave, Hokusai and TwistedWave.  I strongly urge you to look up each one of these apps in the app store and elsewhere on the internet to learn all about them so that you can decide which ones will best suit you.  You might want to use several of these apps so you can get the most out of audio production and editing.

I hope others will contribute their own suggestions and advice on this matter.

Blessings,

Victor


On Apr 14, 2021, at 8:00 AM, Kay Malmquist <kay.malmquist@...> wrote:


Hi Peoples,
 
Today we are venturing in to a new possible catastrophe.  If I, like a million other people want to create a podcast and I wanted to record on my iPhone because I have a really neat adjustable stereo mic that plugs in to my iPhone via the lightning plug, what app or app would I use?  And for that matter, what would be the best way to just simply record things on my iPhone that I might want to keep?  Also, could I use said microphone if I created videos?  Thanks for all thought about this.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear"
Author Unknown.


Re: podcast recording on iPhone

Kay Malmquist
 


Well, I'm back.  I got the mic and it seems to work, but I can not get any sound from the monitoring jack on the mic to come out.  The only thing I hear is voice over from my iPhone.  When I listen to the recording I have made, I can hear the volume being  adjusted and everything else that I am playing back through the recording.  I was just using the voice memos app.  Any ideas?

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Light houses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - just shine.
Dwight L. Moody – 1837-1899, Evangelist and Publisher
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Victor
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] podcast recording on iPhone

Hi:

There are many powerful and accessible recording apps for the iPhone.  These include Dolby On, Ferrite Recording Studio, GoldWave, Hokusai and TwistedWave.  I strongly urge you to look up each one of these apps in the app store and elsewhere on the internet to learn all about them so that you can decide which ones will best suit you.  You might want to use several of these apps so you can get the most out of audio production and editing.

I hope others will contribute their own suggestions and advice on this matter.

Blessings,

Victor


On Apr 14, 2021, at 8:00 AM, Kay Malmquist <kay.malmquist@...> wrote:


Hi Peoples,
 
Today we are venturing in to a new possible catastrophe.  If I, like a million other people want to create a podcast and I wanted to record on my iPhone because I have a really neat adjustable stereo mic that plugs in to my iPhone via the lightning plug, what app or app would I use?  And for that matter, what would be the best way to just simply record things on my iPhone that I might want to keep?  Also, could I use said microphone if I created videos?  Thanks for all thought about this.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear"
Author Unknown.


Re: laptop

John Holcomb II
 

Also, it  is  able to detect what you already have installed and what you don’t, so things can go a bit faster too.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Thomas N. Chan
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:21 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop

 

The reason being that small in size because its just the setup file or downloader. 

It will download the rest  of the package as you open those program. this is how office365 works too. as you use your computer or connected to the internet, it will drag it down from Microsoft.

the DVD or CD of office is that huge for a few reason.

1. multiple languages support.

2. font

3. clip art

4. different versions

 like standard, professional and professional plus  etc. you can even just install one program without the rest. office tools and so on.

 

if you take away the above items, a small setup is all they need to get the installer going for you since the rest of the package, dll, data will come later.

 


Regards,
Thomas N. Chan

 

 

On Tue, 20 Apr 2021 at 09:25, Monte Single <mrsingle@...> wrote:

Hi Thomas,

 

The last 2 versions of micro soft office I have, I just purchased the product key on line and then went to the m s store and downloaded the program.

Actually I didn’t even download the program,  I think it was more like  a program installation file.  It was probably only a several megabytes, not a few gigs.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Thomas N. Chan
Sent: April 19, 2021 5:42 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop

 

It's even harder to get a laptop which comes with an optical drive. 

most are getting, thinner. Thinner means, optical drive need to go.

Especially ultra book series.

Netflix, disney plus, HBO are streaming  new shows online nowadays.

so its even harder to get a DVD movie online, so a lot of people, just don't need them.

Beside, you need to wait for the movie company to  make the DVD as compare   streaming service, when its coming out today, its just out. all you need to do is, to stream.

DVD, you need to wait for shipment.

no doubt, you still can get it on amazon  and a lot online places for the latest movies but movie company are just making, lesser du to demand

Even Microsoft windows, office all can be downloaded onto a thumb drive and install from there.

 


Regards,
Thomas N. Chan

 

 

On Tue, 20 Apr 2021 at 07:26, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:

Ok, so I’d need a GUI and I’ve never used Linux before, also didn’t use DOS.

SO I’d definitely need a GUI.

Never heard of a VI Linux before….

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Thomas N. Chan
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 2:10 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop

 

It should work. 

I am mainly using distribution from Ubuntu and centos.

Gui is good but I like to type command, I can accomplish more but it might not be for everyone. Isn't it there's a VI linux distribution? Is it still being updated?

I mostly ssh over using putty, and do the things I want to do. But  for the NAS linux, once you setup, you go in by the web UI. and setup those drives.

 

For NAs I mentioned earlier, try

freenas and now known as truenas.


Regards,
Thomas N. Chan

 

 

On Mon, 19 Apr 2021 at 22:32, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:

So I could put Linux?

Maybe X Ubuntu?

Would this tdistro even  support32-bit legacy hardwhere like this?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Thomas N. Chan
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 10:25 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop

 

You are running a machine series that I used to own. Its only 100mbps ethernet port lol...

 

I got a lower end machine, without those serial ports, still got a DVD burner, 8gb of ram (I max it out already), I upgraded 256gb to 640gb harddrive.

Its running windows 7 though.

Works fine, I can surf net on it which its the only thing I does with it.

Even if I would get the latest OS, I will not run windows 10 on it. too much work to get the driver to get going. I done once, last year on one of the computer in the office. 

in the end, i load up linux on it and put whatever gui for the user to use it as the day to day processing unit. still alive as we speak.

 

Too much limitation to get an old machine to work.

 

If you don't want, run a NAS on it. linux base, and you can put multiple drives on them external or internal and you can put on the network for file sharing. i done for a customer previously.

if it die, thats all it can do. surfing net will be a pain. you can listen to music on it, watch youtube... simple stuff. opening document, edit a few page but if you want to to do more, then it will be too slow.


Regards,
Thomas N. Chan

 

 

On Mon, 19 Apr 2021 at 22:12, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:

Lmao um. Yeah back then.

Core duo, 4GB of DDR2 ram. (it had 2GB and I upgraded it to the fastest speed possible and the most amount it’d support in 2011.

WiFi g

DVD-RW

Still has a 56K modem and parallel port! Serial too if I’m remembering correctly.

Has ethernet (though I’m not sure if its 10, 100 or 1000.

It’s a Dell Inspirine E-1705

I actually replaced the still working original 80GB SATA 2 drive with an SATA-based SSD that I believe is 200 GB and tried to put Windows 10 on it.

No go.

I’d love to put a lightweight OS on it but not sure what or how.

All of the hardware works perfectly!

If you’ve got any ideas, let me know!

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Thomas N. Chan
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 4:52 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop

 

Good machine.



Regards,
Thomas N. Chan

 

 

On Mon, 19 Apr 2021 at 10:52, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:

Hey there,

I have a laptop from 2006 which started off with XP and then I  put 7 on it.

The hardwhere still works! But 10 won’t run on it.

The only thing I could possibly do is  put Linux on it.

But the Linux would have to support 32-bit.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marvin Hunkin
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] laptop

 

Hi, my first laptop a satellite a 300 toshiba lasted for 6 years, then my mom had it for another 4 years, running windows xp or vista. I think. And second machine, lasted almost 5 years, and was windows 7 pro 64 bit with a dvd drive. Gave it to a friend, who is a sighted programmer, and then he put in a new ssd for his mom,  windows 10. Now had to get a new Samsung external ssd drive 500 gb, as my 1 tb Toshiba external  drive, was about to die. Able to copy all files from that. And so got a new assus vivo book with a ssd. First time using that and yes, takes about 30 secs to power up and hear the windows chime and the login screen with jaws. Do have 8 gb ram, do have a spare 8 gb two spare 4 gb slots. Could have used 16 gb, when doing my network course and ran out of memory for running multiple virtual machines. And like to get a new laptop every 6 to 7 years or 5 years. So had this assus a couple of years. Thanks.

Ps: I 3 7 dual quad or quad core, up to 8cores. 2.3 ghz processor, 8 gb ram, 500 gb ssd. One usb 3, two usb 2 ports. 15.inch passive colour I think, or maybe active colour. Not sure. Standard keyboard, built in web cam, mike. Surround sound and using the real tech surround sound app. Two speakers. No card reader.

A good machine.

Excellent sound. And do have windows 10 pro 64 bit, it came with windows 10 home 64 bit 1809. So upgraded it a few times.

Marvin. .


Re: Creating a 24/7 Radio Stream on YouTube?

John Holcomb II
 

I don't know of a way to build a radio station on youtube.
I don't think that's what its designed for.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:18 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Creating a 24/7 Radio Stream on YouTube?

I would like to know the answer to this question as well.

Victor
On Apr 19, 2021, at 9:12 AM, Merv Keck via groups.io <blind5sparrow=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

There may be a group that is more suited for this question. If so I am not on it yet.
Currently the Church I am associated with as a Pastor of the prayer ministry has a stream that goes 24/7 on Live 355. They pay one monthly fee and everything is managed on the Live 365 servers. It is not operated like Legend or Mushroom or our familiar radio stations where we stream from our own computers or Spotify or a similar platform. Everything is uploaded to Live365 and managed right from the servers and royalties are paid taken care of no muss no fuss.
However, the Church would like to move to a more popular medium and they have chosen YouTube. They do not wish to worry about streaming locally from a PC or Mac. They wish to do it from YouTube the way they did it via Live 365.
We are currently rebuilding the Web Portal for the ministry and we just want to be able to reference the station on the site and the ministry app. And also the YouTube site and app as well.
Does anyone have any knowledge and or experience with YouTube radio or 24/7 streaming? Information is all I am seeking. I do not need anyone to build anything or sell me a service. I’m just looking for a resource at this time.
Thanks in advance.
Merv





Re: setting up a new Sonos speaker

chris judge
 

Hi Troy. You want the first app showing, the one that says, introducing S2.

Once you download the app you can go in and create a sonos account. I haven't set up a new device in quite some time as my rooms are all full of sonos gear and I have nowhere else to use one right now lol. The process of setting up a new device should still be completely accessible and fairly straight forward. Give it a go. If you need some assistance give a shout.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: April 20, 2021 8:53 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] setting up a new Sonos speaker

Hi all,


I'm supposed to receive the Sonos Roam speaker today, what will I need to do to set it up and can I do it all myself or will I need sighted help? This will be the first Sonos product I've ever had. I know I need to put the Sonos app on my phone but when I looked in the app store there seemed to be 2 apps, which one do I need to get? I have an iPhone SE.


Thanks in advance.


Troy


Android TV Boxes

Fanus
 

Hello list
Are there listers who use such boxes with TalkBack? A friend thinks of
getting one but we are not sure how accessible these boxes are. Her finances
are a bit limited so she does not want to spend so much for an Apple TV.
Regards
Fanus

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