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Re: Zoom info?

Gene
 

Go to this page:
https://zoom.us/test

You will find a join meeting button or something like that. If you press it, you can then join a test meeting where you are the only participant to test your audio, both play and your microphone, and you can look around the interface. The meeting automatically ends in a minute or two, I'm not sure how much time you get, but you can look around by going to the page repeatedly and joining a meeting as often as you want.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 3:00 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Zoom info?

Hi all,

No, don't know about the test meeting, explain please?

Ann P.

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Re: Gmail questions

Gene
 

I agree that with a good e-mail provider where you don't have bouncing problems, it is very unlikely that a message won't reach a group. I like getting my messages because a message can be in the sent messages folder because it is sent and for other reasonss, not reach the list. But if I can't see my own messages, that wouldn't stop me from using an e-mail provider if I want to use that specific one, despite that minor disadvantage.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 9:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Gmail questions

On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 10:16 PM, Gene wrote:
With other groups. you won't have messages you send a group sent to you.-
Gene, I am not arguing, in any way, with what you've said. But what I will say is that I fail to understand even why that's needed. The message is in your sent folder. When you send e-mail to other individuals it does not come back to you, because you don't need it to - you sent it.

If someone answers a question sent to a group, then you'll see it, likely with that original message bottom quoted if it's a blind-centric group.

I just don't get why there's this belief that you can't trust email list services to send messages you send to groups to which you're subscribed out to the group. I think I've had a couple of "burps" over a period of decades. That's not worth worrying about.

--


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Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

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Re: re GPS apps for mobile both platforms android and i OS

g melconian <gmelconian619@...>
 

Tell me what you do like about these two apps lazaro and get there. I am
still holding on to my near by explorer app. Till good map exploere comes
to android.


Re: re GPS apps for mobile both platforms android and i OS

g melconian <gmelconian619@...>
 

Thanks, I still prefer near by and that is why I have not pulled it off my
system. Its backed up in my drive folder. If you would like to play with
that one .

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] re GPS apps for mobile both platforms android and i
OS

General Gary, welcome aboard this train.

On GPS apps, I've been taking GetThere for a ride. I like the fact that it
reads out street names as I pass by them, tells when I am either close to,
or at a particular corner, and shares general info with me as to what is to
my left or right as I walk down the street.

That said, there are few things I don't quite like about the app:

1. I was unable to get the app to find a McDonald's that's about 600 feet
from my store. When tapped on GET DIRECTIONS and chose to type in a name,
it simply spitted out that the place I was trying to get to could not be
found. I also typed in the address and got the same result. Hmm, that sort
of shocked me, but I'm not a programmer.
2. I wish it were possible to simply download a map of the United States!
No, I could not do that. I had to download a map for each state; I grabbed
the one for my coveted state, typed in an address without including city
name or ZIP code. What happened next was a shocker! It pulled up the
address in Baltimore, Maryland. Wait a minute! I didn't download a state
of Maryland map. So, how was the addressed I typed in found in Baltimore
and I'm right here in my bush?
3. Perhaps I don't quite understand how the app's Alarm works; I had set it
to alert me when I arrive at the address I am tracking. Nope, the alarm DID
NOT EMIT ANY SOUND, and, worst still, the app didn't indicate to me that I
had arrived. It just kept on tracking until I exited the app.
4. The app HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED in a long, long time. This gives me the
impression that the DAYS OF THE APP may be numbered. That will be sad
'cause GetThere does have an interesting potential.

I should go try to find the app's manual and read it; may be this will help
me fine-tune a few tweaks and the app's response may be different. I
certainly do like it better over Lazarillo GPS!


Another app I just grabbed to play with is Seeing Assistant Move. There are
so many settings in this app and I don't understand most of them. For
example, I don't know what will happen if I don't turn Monitor on. Will it
get me to my destination? With Monitor turned on, the app blabs at me every
five or ten seconds and I found that somewhat distracting. I probably need
the manual for this app, or, better still, ask my question on anatad and
hopefully I'll be able to give it a good spin.

I do not know if these apps are available in iOS country playground, but I'm
an Androidian!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: re GPS apps for mobile both platforms android and i OS

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

General Gary, welcome aboard this train.

On GPS apps, I've been taking GetThere for a ride. I like the fact that it
reads out street names as I pass by them, tells when I am either close to,
or at a particular corner, and shares general info with me as to what is to
my left or right as I walk down the street.

That said, there are few things I don't quite like about the app:

1. I was unable to get the app to find a McDonald's that's about 600 feet
from my store. When tapped on GET DIRECTIONS and chose to type in a name,
it simply spitted out that the place I was trying to get to could not be
found. I also typed in the address and got the same result. Hmm, that sort
of shocked me, but I'm not a programmer.
2. I wish it were possible to simply download a map of the United States!
No, I could not do that. I had to download a map for each state; I grabbed
the one for my coveted state, typed in an address without including city
name or ZIP code. What happened next was a shocker! It pulled up the
address in Baltimore, Maryland. Wait a minute! I didn't download a state
of Maryland map. So, how was the addressed I typed in found in Baltimore
and I'm right here in my bush?
3. Perhaps I don't quite understand how the app's Alarm works; I had set it
to alert me when I arrive at the address I am tracking. Nope, the alarm DID
NOT EMIT ANY SOUND, and, worst still, the app didn't indicate to me that I
had arrived. It just kept on tracking until I exited the app.
4. The app HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED in a long, long time. This gives me the
impression that the DAYS OF THE APP may be numbered. That will be sad
'cause GetThere does have an interesting potential.

I should go try to find the app's manual and read it; may be this will help
me fine-tune a few tweaks and the app's response may be different. I
certainly do like it better over Lazarillo GPS!


Another app I just grabbed to play with is Seeing Assistant Move. There are
so many settings in this app and I don't understand most of them. For
example, I don't know what will happen if I don't turn Monitor on. Will it
get me to my destination? With Monitor turned on, the app blabs at me every
five or ten seconds and I found that somewhat distracting. I probably need
the manual for this app, or, better still, ask my question on anatad and
hopefully I'll be able to give it a good spin.

I do not know if these apps are available in iOS country playground, but I'm
an Androidian!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Gmail questions

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 10:16 PM, Gene wrote:
With other groups. you won't have messages you send a group sent to you.
-
Gene, I am not arguing, in any way, with what you've said.  But what I will say is that I fail to understand even why that's needed.  The message is in your sent folder.  When you send e-mail to other individuals it does not come back to you, because you don't need it to - you sent it.

If someone answers a question sent to a group, then you'll see it, likely with that original message bottom quoted if it's a blind-centric group.

I just don't get why there's this belief that you can't trust email list services to send messages you send to groups to which you're subscribed out to the group.  I think I've had a couple of "burps" over a period of decades.  That's not worth worrying about.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: Gmail questions

Gene
 

That works with Groups.io because they have a setting to get around the GMail behavior. With other groups. you won't have messages you send a group sent to you.

Groups.io uses the send messages by default.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 6:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Gmail questions

On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 07:35 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:
I’m afraid there’s no way to see messages you sent a list in Gmail unless you send yourself a copy.-
This is incorrect. Gmail behaves just like any other e-mail service. You can set whether you want to have a copy of your own messages sent back to you in Groups.io Account Settings, Preferences page, I always want copies of my own emails checkbox (which I cannot recall what the default state is, mine is off, as I do not either need nor want copies of my own messages coming in to my inbox - they're already in sent).

If I want to know what I sent to a given list I just look in my Sent mail box and search using a term that will limit the result to the group or groups I want or by subject line, in most cases.

--


Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: accessible disk imaging software.

 

even after adding audio drivers and getting narrator to run at boot
there is no audio.

On 10/7/20, Monte Single <mrsingle@sasktel.net> wrote:
So right.
Sometimes, I get the cats and dogs mixed up.

Cheers,

Monte

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve
Matzura
Sent: October 7, 2020 7:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible disk imaging software.

No, not a disk. An audio tutorial of how to make a disk is what I will
make. You have to make it yourself because it's a very localized thing.


On 10/6/2020 10:25 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi Steve,

Please make a disk.
I think many people could use such a utility.


Cheers,

Monte









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Re: Gmail questions

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 02:31 PM, Greg Wocher wrote:
First, if I create a label in gmail will that come down to my email program as a folder? I like sorting my mails into folders to make it easier to go thru.
-
Yes, labels in Gmail are implemented as IMAP folders in email clients accessing via IMAP, which is the vast majority of them these days.

And you can create filters using Gmail's webmail interface for same so that the filtering is done on the server side and will have everything sorted into the same label/folder no matter what device you're reading on.

See:  Creating IMAP Labels (Folders) and Filters for Gmail
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: Gmail questions

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 07:35 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:
I’m afraid there’s no way to see messages you sent a list in Gmail unless you send yourself a copy.
-
This is incorrect.  Gmail behaves just like any other e-mail service.  You can set whether you want to have a copy of your own messages sent back to you in Groups.io Account Settings, Preferences page, I always want copies of my own emails checkbox (which I cannot recall what the default state is, mine is off, as I do not either need nor want copies of my own messages coming in to my inbox - they're already in sent).

If I want to know what I sent to a given list I just look in my Sent mail box and search using a term that will limit the result to the group or groups I want or by subject line, in most cases.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: Gmail questions

Abbie Taylor
 

I’m afraid there’s no way to see messages you sent a list in Gmail unless you send yourself a copy. As for labels, I’m not sure what to tell you because I don’t do that. Good luck.
 
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http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: re GPS apps for mobile both platforms android and i OS

g melconian <gmelconian619@...>
 

Ok, will see how that does.i will most likely  be looking at an I phone as I currently have an  Android device.most of all the gps  apps, lately are going in the  I oS direction before they come to  the android direction.is it better  to  have both platform if one can afford it. 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 3:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] re GPS apps for mobile both platforms android and i OS

 

Nearby Explorer has been replaced by Goodmaps, which is also free. Lazarillo is also free and Blindsquare is also good, costing $39.95.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 10/7/2020 5:33 PM, g melconian wrote:

Since near by explorer on line has been removed from both app stores.i wonder what are the alternatives or what are people using for gps on mobile. I still will use near by explorer on my devices till then. But I wonder the alternatives on both platforms on mobile Android and I OS. 

 


Re: re GPS apps for mobile both platforms android and i OS

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Nearby Explorer has been replaced by Goodmaps, which is also free. Lazarillo is also free and Blindsquare is also good, costing $39.95.
David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 10/7/2020 5:33 PM, g melconian wrote:

Since near by explorer on line has been removed from both app stores.i wonder what are the alternatives or what are people using for gps on mobile. I still will use near by explorer on my devices till then. But I wonder the alternatives on both platforms on mobile Android and I OS. 



re GPS apps for mobile both platforms android and i OS

g melconian <gmelconian619@...>
 

Since near by explorer on line has been removed from both app stores.i wonder what are the alternatives or what are people using for gps on mobile. I still will use near by explorer on my devices till then. But I wonder the alternatives on both platforms on mobile Android and I OS. 


Re: Zoom info?

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

No, don't know about the test meeting, explain please?

Ann P.

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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

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


Re: playing books on thumb with victor

Monte Single
 

Hi Laz,

Thanks for the info.
My Victor Strean warranty expired about 6 months ago.
I'll stick to s d cards.

Cheers,

Monte

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laz
Sent: October 7, 2020 10:10 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] playing books on thumb with victor

Monte, If the thumb drive is larger than 32GB you'll have to format it as FAT32 so the Victor Stream can see it. I recommend you just use an SD card though instead of a thumb drive as that charging port design isn't the most reliable thing in the world and unless your Stream is still under warranty it'll cost you a pretty penny to have it fixed.

Stay safe,

Laz

On 10/7/20, Monte Single <mrsingle@sasktel.net> wrote:
Hi list, and Laz!



I want to put talking books on a usb thumb drive and play them with
Victor Second Gen.

Does the thumb drive have to be formatted like the s d card.

Can I put daisy and mp3 formatted books on this thumb drive.



Thanks for suggestions,



Monte







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Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
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Re: aph light touch brailler?

Josh Kennedy
 

I figured out the problem with the electric perkins brailler. It was user error. I was not putting equal pressure on the keys, probably confusing the electronics resulting in very faded dots or no dots at all. Once I made sure to use equal pressure on all brailler keys for the dots I wanted to emboss, it worked perfectly and I got 25 lines of 40 cells of great quality braille on some leftover braille embosser paper I have around here. well I am glad it turns out it was user error, and the electric brailler will work just fine and I can keep it and also recommend it to people wanting a very light touch perkins brailler and the ability to write a bit faster. I think it also goes for the standard non-electric perkins metal brailler as well, making sure to use equal key pressure when writing gives the best quality braille dots. the electric perkins brailler is also made of sturdy durable metal. 


Re: playing books on thumb with victor

Laz
 

Monte, If the thumb drive is larger than 32GB you'll have to format it
as FAT32 so the Victor Stream can see it. I recommend you just use an
SD card though instead of a thumb drive as that charging port design
isn't the most reliable thing in the world and unless your Stream is
still under warranty it'll cost you a pretty penny to have it fixed.

Stay safe,

Laz

On 10/7/20, Monte Single <mrsingle@sasktel.net> wrote:
Hi list, and Laz!



I want to put talking books on a usb thumb drive and play them with Victor
Second Gen.

Does the thumb drive have to be formatted like the s d card.

Can I put daisy and mp3 formatted books on this thumb drive.



Thanks for suggestions,



Monte






--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Player/book Reader, Victor
Reader Stream & Trek, blindshell Classic phone, Bluetooth devices, and
accessories
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr


playing books on thumb with victor

Monte Single
 

Hi list,  and Laz!

 

I want to put talking books on a usb thumb drive and play them  with Victor Second Gen.

Does the thumb drive have to be formatted like the s d card.

Can I put daisy and mp3 formatted books on this thumb drive.

 

Thanks for suggestions,

 

Monte


Re: accessible disk imaging software.

Monte Single
 

So right.
Sometimes, I get the cats and dogs mixed up.

Cheers,

Monte

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: October 7, 2020 7:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible disk imaging software.

No, not a disk. An audio tutorial of how to make a disk is what I will make. You have to make it yourself because it's a very localized thing.


On 10/6/2020 10:25 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi Steve,

Please make a disk.
I think many people could use such a utility.


Cheers,

Monte

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