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Re: Games to play?

Gerald Levy
 


It's very simple.  As in Windows 7, when you press the Windows key in Windows 10 to bring up the start menu, you can type in a serch term.  So if you type "kit" into the search field, it will bring up the icon to launch KitchensInc ggames. 


Gerald



On 4/12/2020 9:25 AM, Gene wrote:
This may help you when sighted people are telling you what to do.  The person you were talking to wanted you to open the start menu. I don’t know what she wanted you to do after that.  Others with Windows 10 may explain further what you do after you open the start menu.  I don’t have Windows 10 and my explanation may not completely apply. 
 
The start button is at the bottom left of the screen, but for you just pressing the Windows key opens the start menu and places you in the search field.  It does the same thing as clicking the start button with a mouse. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:43 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Games to play?
 
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it
with no problems.  I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it.  It has
been a long time.  I really enjoy that game.  Can you recommend any of
the other games in that package I just downloaded?  Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got
my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the
whole thing worked.  If you wish to write off line, please do.  Another
problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later,
it crashed on me several times.  Have you ever had this problem before? 
I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened
the app.  It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted
ten seconds and then the app crashed.  I will try downloading it again
like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother
using it.  One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find
friends?  Thank you all for your help.  It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
> Hello Olusegun,
>
>
> <Slight laugh>  I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
> something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.
>
>
> But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
> "Intro to Grumpiness" class.   Let me know eh?
>
>
> As for the Backgammon lessons-
>
>
> I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.
>
>
> However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
> me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
> walk you through the basics.
>
>
> If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
> these Games are similar to Backgammon.
>
>
> The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
> Doubling Cube.
>
>
> Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
> involved.  So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
> player if they were to only play one game.  The beginner player happen
> to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he
> had to.
>
> So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do,  is to play a
> Tournament.  Which is an agreed on number of Games.  Say 10 Games, or 50
> Games.
>
>
> At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game.  So if you
> should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.
>
>
> Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
> against Olusegun
> , and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
> placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.
>
>
> Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
> board, as he says, I Double you.  by my doing this, I have just
> challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
> what it had been before.  Since the game was worth only one game, to
> double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
> to the person who wins that game.
>
>
> Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
> arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
> win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
> over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
> game.
>
>
> Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
> rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
> losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.
>
>
> As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
> direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning.  You could then
> challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
> win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
> offer to Double.  Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
> playing, is now worth 4 games.
>
>
> the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.
>
>
> So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
> four games to the win column.
>
>
>
> Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.
>
>
> There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
> way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
> have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.
>
>
> Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
> Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
> and we would play for money.  In his case I had to give him money, or
> take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
> Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
> take off of my next months rent.
>
>
> Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
> gone down to just about Zero.
>
>
> Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
> Countries.  But, have never checked this out.
>
>
> Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
> instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.
>
>
> Grumpy Dave
>
>
>
>
>
>



Re: Games to play?

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Shelly,

The sports games are what I like. In particular, Golf and Baseball. There are Casino games.  The games gives you the instructions for each of the various card games and how to play if you don't know these real card games.

Trucker is also a nice game.  You are a trucker and you pick a route to go cross country.  You get to choose one of four routes.  There are advantages and disadvantages to each of the routes.  You get a certain amount of money to start, to pick sleep times, gas up times and so on.  If you complete the trick the game sis over and you win. If you are out of cash or out of gas and/or the police stop you too many times and you wind up in jail, you lose the game.

There are some adult oriented games such as coupling and dungeons and dragons.  The rules are explained when you launch these games. There is also a concentration game similar to the old TV game show. There is Monopoly similar to the board game.

I know there used to be a bop-it game but for some reason, this installation doesn't include it. Maybe it's on the site as a stand alone game somewhere.  I used to like that one.  I'll check it out.

On 4/12/2020 4:43 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it with no problems.  I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it.  It has been a long time.  I really enjoy that game.  Can you recommend any of the other games in that package I just downloaded?  Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the whole thing worked.  If you wish to write off line, please do.  Another problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later, it crashed on me several times.  Have you ever had this problem before?  I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened the app.  It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted ten seconds and then the app crashed.  I will try downloading it again like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother using it.  One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find friends?  Thank you all for your help.  It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh>  I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class.   Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved.  So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game.  The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do,  is to play a
Tournament.  Which is an agreed on number of Games.  Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game.  So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you.  by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before.  Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning.  You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double.  Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money.  In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries.  But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave





--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Games to play?

Gene
 

This may help you when sighted people are telling you what to do.  The person you were talking to wanted you to open the start menu. I don’t know what she wanted you to do after that.  Others with Windows 10 may explain further what you do after you open the start menu.  I don’t have Windows 10 and my explanation may not completely apply. 
 
The start button is at the bottom left of the screen, but for you just pressing the Windows key opens the start menu and places you in the search field.  It does the same thing as clicking the start button with a mouse. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:43 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Games to play?
 
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it
with no problems.  I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it.  It has
been a long time.  I really enjoy that game.  Can you recommend any of
the other games in that package I just downloaded?  Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got
my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the
whole thing worked.  If you wish to write off line, please do.  Another
problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later,
it crashed on me several times.  Have you ever had this problem before? 
I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened
the app.  It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted
ten seconds and then the app crashed.  I will try downloading it again
like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother
using it.  One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find
friends?  Thank you all for your help.  It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
> Hello Olusegun,
>
>
> <Slight laugh>  I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
> something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.
>
>
> But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
> "Intro to Grumpiness" class.   Let me know eh?
>
>
> As for the Backgammon lessons-
>
>
> I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.
>
>
> However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
> me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
> walk you through the basics.
>
>
> If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
> these Games are similar to Backgammon.
>
>
> The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
> Doubling Cube.
>
>
> Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
> involved.  So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
> player if they were to only play one game.  The beginner player happen
> to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he
> had to.
>
> So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do,  is to play a
> Tournament.  Which is an agreed on number of Games.  Say 10 Games, or 50
> Games.
>
>
> At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game.  So if you
> should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.
>
>
> Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
> against Olusegun
> , and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
> placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.
>
>
> Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
> board, as he says, I Double you.  by my doing this, I have just
> challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
> what it had been before.  Since the game was worth only one game, to
> double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
> to the person who wins that game.
>
>
> Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
> arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
> win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
> over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
> game.
>
>
> Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
> rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
> losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.
>
>
> As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
> direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning.  You could then
> challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
> win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
> offer to Double.  Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
> playing, is now worth 4 games.
>
>
> the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.
>
>
> So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
> four games to the win column.
>
>
>
> Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.
>
>
> There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
> way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
> have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.
>
>
> Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
> Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
> and we would play for money.  In his case I had to give him money, or
> take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
> Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
> take off of my next months rent.
>
>
> Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
> gone down to just about Zero.
>
>
> Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
> Countries.  But, have never checked this out.
>
>
> Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
> instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.
>
>
> Grumpy Dave
>
>
>
>
>
>



Re: Games to play?

Pamela Dominguez
 

Before I moved here, when I was supposed to be packing, I took out some time and started playing trucker, and sort-of got adicted to that. A long time ago in computer class when I was starting to learn windows here, we played the slot machine game. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 6:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Games to play?


Shelly, try the Skunk game. It is very simple but becomes kind of
addictive once you start playing. Also, you might enjoy the Casino
suite which includes Blackjack, Roulette, Slot Machine and Draw Poker.


Gerald



On 4/12/2020 4:43 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it with no problems. I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it. It has been a long time. I really enjoy that game. Can you recommend any of the other games in that package I just downloaded? Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the whole thing worked. If you wish to write off line, please do. Another problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later, it crashed on me several times. Have you ever had this problem before? I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened the app. It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted ten seconds and then the app crashed. I will try downloading it again like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother using it. One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find friends? Thank you all for your help. It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh> I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class. Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved. So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game. The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do, is to play a
Tournament. Which is an agreed on number of Games. Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game. So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you. by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before. Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning. You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double. Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money. In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries. But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave











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Re: OT, happy easter

Dave
 

To All:


Happy Resurrection Day.  For without it, all of Humanity, Spiritually
speaking, would be dead.


A Special Greeting to those of you who are not Spiritually Dead.


Grumpy Dave


Re: batch converting multi-folders in goldwave

Keith S
 

but the problem is that the my documents folder does not have anything under it, and if I select all sub folders, that means all the  files  in the my documents folder and all sub folders will be converted, which is not what I want to do.
 
Basically, I have a folder in my documents that is called 0 files to convert.  that folder contains other files.  I wish to covert all files in the 0 files to convert folder and all sub folders within that folder.
 
HTH
 
Keith

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 5:00 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] batch converting multi-folders in goldwave

Hi Keith,
Next to the "add files" button, there is an "add folders" button. You
can type the pathname in there or select browse to access a treeview.
Once selected, check the "include all subfolders" option.
Hope that helps.
Cheers,
Damien.

On 12/04/2020 10:53 am, Keith S wrote:
> Okay, not sure exactly how to find, let alone select multiple folders
> for batch conversion in goldwave.
> There is a folder in my documents folder I wish to convert all files
> inside those folders. But, the tree view does not have sub-limbs, so to
> speak in the various directories.
> How do I select multiple folders under batch conversion instead of just
> adding files under the batch conversion option?
> Thanks
> Keith
>



Re: Games to play?

Gerald Levy
 

Shelly, try the Skunk game.  It is very simple but becomes kind of addictive once you start playing.  Also, you might enjoy the Casino suite which includes Blackjack, Roulette, Slot Machine and Draw Poker.


Gerald

On 4/12/2020 4:43 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it with no problems.  I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it.  It has been a long time.  I really enjoy that game.  Can you recommend any of the other games in that package I just downloaded?  Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the whole thing worked.  If you wish to write off line, please do.  Another problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later, it crashed on me several times.  Have you ever had this problem before?  I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened the app.  It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted ten seconds and then the app crashed.  I will try downloading it again like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother using it.  One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find friends?  Thank you all for your help.  It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh>  I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class.   Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved.  So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game.  The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do,  is to play a
Tournament.  Which is an agreed on number of Games.  Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game.  So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you.  by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before.  Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning.  You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double.  Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money.  In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries.  But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave







Re: OT, happy easter

Victor
 

Hi all:

I also wish everyone a happy Easter!

Blessings,

Victor

On Apr 12, 2020, at 3:23 AM, aisha <2001.aisha123@gmail.com> wrote:

hi all,


I hope everyone has a great easter sunday today what ever you are doing.


and a safe one too


aisha




OT, happy easter

aisha <2001.aisha123@...>
 

hi all,


I hope everyone has a great easter sunday today what ever you are doing.


and a safe one too


aisha


Re: batch converting multi-folders in goldwave

Smiling?
 

By Tabbing to include all subfolders (and checking this option) before the OK button.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 2:54
To: tech talk for the blind <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] batch converting multi-folders in goldwave

 

Okay, not sure exactly how to  find, let alone select multiple folders for batch conversion in goldwave.

 

There is a folder in my documents folder I wish to convert all files inside those folders.  But, the tree view does not have sub-limbs, so to speak in the various directories.

 

How do I select multiple folders under batch conversion instead of just adding files under the batch conversion option?

 

Thanks

 

Keith


Re: batch converting multi-folders in goldwave

Damien Garwood <damien@...>
 

Hi Keith,
Next to the "add files" button, there is an "add folders" button. You can type the pathname in there or select browse to access a treeview. Once selected, check the "include all subfolders" option.
Hope that helps.
Cheers,
Damien.

On 12/04/2020 10:53 am, Keith S wrote:
Okay, not sure exactly how to  find, let alone select multiple folders for batch conversion in goldwave.
There is a folder in my documents folder I wish to convert all files inside those folders.  But, the tree view does not have sub-limbs, so to speak in the various directories.
How do I select multiple folders under batch conversion instead of just adding files under the batch conversion option?
Thanks
Keith


batch converting multi-folders in goldwave

Keith S
 

Okay, not sure exactly how to  find, let alone select multiple folders for batch conversion in goldwave.
 
There is a folder in my documents folder I wish to convert all files inside those folders.  But, the tree view does not have sub-limbs, so to speak in the various directories.
 
How do I select multiple folders under batch conversion instead of just adding files under the batch conversion option?
 
Thanks
 
Keith


Re: accessible air purifier

Mike Gurney
 

Hello Robin


This machine does attract some dust but I think that is inevitable because of the way air purifiers work.  As they suck the air and all that it contains towards the unit, it inevitably attracts some just Etc. which doesn't make it right inside the machine.  I find a regular wipe around and over the unit will keep it to an acceptable level.  I have used my machines both on top of cupboards and also stood on the floor.


The one in my bedroom is never turned off and provided I wipe it over it isn't a problem.  I also VACUUM the grills which helps keep the dust issue to a MINIMUM.

  I believe Heaven Fresh are based in America.


Best wishes


Mike.

1/04/2020 23:51, Robin Frost wrote:

Hi Mike,

One more question for you. Every single air purifier I've ever had has sadly had the terrible problem of attracting a grey or black residue near wherever it's set up even if I placed it the prescribed 1 to 2 feet away from walls and the like. Is this a table top or floor standing model and have you had any difficulties with this unit drawing dirt to itself and depositing it on surfaces nearby? Thanks again for enlightening us all.

Take good care.

Robin


On 4/11/2020 4:25 PM, Mike Gurney wrote:
Hello Everyone


I found my Heaven Fresh air purifier on the Web.  I believe Amazon used to sell them.


My machines consume 20 watts on low setting and I believe  it is 40 watts on high.  My machines include a 3 speed fan setting, a timer which is not accessible and a low level ozone generator.


I hope I have answered all the questions.


Best wishes


Mike.

#/04/2020 20:27, Curtis Delzer wrote:

Mike, where did you get your Heaven sent air purifier?

Curtis Delzer
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA

curtis@...

On 4/11/2020 12:15 AM, Mike Gurney wrote:
Hello


I have a couple of heaven fresh 300 models which are both reasonably accessible.  They have buttons and the unit bleeps when the buttons are pressed.They also have an ultraviolet lamp inside which they claim will kill bugs and virus.    Filters last approximately 2 years if the units are in use 24 hour per day and 7 days a week.


Best wishes


Mike

On 11/04/2020 07:18, heather albright wrote:

Hello, does anyone know of any accessible air

Purifiers? They the apartments said I cant get any knew air filters till all of this is over. So I needed away to clean my air around me. I just want to know has anyone found one that is accessible either with buttons or threw the app! It would have to be a stand alone, not one that is connected to my air AC  unit; it is not allowed! Thanks stay safe everyone Heather









When Notetakers Crash

George Zaynoun
 

Folks, what to do if any notetaker that runs on Android crashes and becomes unusable? On a pc we can reinstall Windows from scratch and it is accessible for us as blind users but how to solve such a problem on a Hims or HumanWare product if we want to avoid shipping the product to them in these difficult times?

--
Georges Zeinoun
Timmerv. 6A ITR LGH1102, 54163 SKÖVDE SWEDEN
Tel: +46 (500) 48 29 29 Mobile: +46 (70) 366 63 29


Re: Games to play?

Shelly Kane
 

Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it with no problems.  I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it.  It has been a long time.  I really enjoy that game.  Can you recommend any of the other games in that package I just downloaded?  Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the whole thing worked.  If you wish to write off line, please do.  Another problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later, it crashed on me several times.  Have you ever had this problem before?  I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened the app.  It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted ten seconds and then the app crashed.  I will try downloading it again like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother using it.  One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find friends?  Thank you all for your help.  It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh>  I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class.   Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved.  So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game.  The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do,  is to play a
Tournament.  Which is an agreed on number of Games.  Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game.  So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you.  by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before.  Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning.  You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double.  Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money.  In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries.  But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave





UBlock origin and Firefox

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi all,

So for some reason, firefox just removed UBlock origin from the browser without my consent.  I reinstalled it, but  the UBlock power button is missing in the toolbar, and Firefox  keeps telling me this extention isn't recommended.  What is going on here?? This is a very highly rated extention with millions of users.


Re: Games to play?

Dave
 

Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh>  I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class.   Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved.  So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game.  The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do,  is to play a
Tournament.  Which is an agreed on number of Games.  Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game.  So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you.  by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before.  Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning.  You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double.  Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money.  In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries.  But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave


Re: computer games

Shelly Kane
 

Thank you Ron!  My niece was trying to tell me over the phone to find start at the bottom of the screen and I had no idea what she was talking about.  I will definitely try it your way.  You have helped me the most over the years and you always give me excellent directions.  I will let you know if this works.  Thanks again.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 5:15 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
HI Shelly,
\
The icon is labeled Kitchensinc.  Focus on the desktop and press the letter K until you get to the icon.  This should work.


On 4/11/2020 6:14 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Group:


I downloaded Kitchen's games from the link Ron sent and I looked on my desktop and there is no icon for that.  Where would I find it and make it easier to find next time?  I have never done anything like this before so I am totally lost.  How do you get to the downloads folder?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I'm not tech savvy so simple instructions, please!

Shelly




Re: Saving the URL from an Internet Radio Station as a .pls or .m3u playlist file

Steven Johnson
 

Thank you Gene.  This web site has a lot of my stations in .pls format when you save target on the Media Player links.  I appreciate it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2020 2:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Saving the URL from an Internet Radio Station as a .pls or .m3u playlist file

 

Here is the page:

 

If you want to search for a station, use your sscreen-reader’s find command to look for the word search.  Be at the top of the page when you use the find command.  it’s a link.  Follow it and you will be on a search page.

There is an edit field, use the letter e to move to it and search for a station. 

When the results page comes up, use your screen-reader’s find function again and from the top of the page, look for the word results.

Then start looking down.

 

If the result you want has a play in media player link, that’s the one you want to follow.  You may find two links, something like play in browser and play in media player.  If you follow the media player link, the stream will play in your default player.  You can book mark it in the player itself or you can probably copy the link itself to the clipboard.  If you want to know how, I’ll explain it in another message.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2020 4:08 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Saving the URL from an Internet Radio Station as a .pls or .m3u playlist file

 

You may find streams you can use by using the Bill Sparks radio page.  I’ll look it up and send it in a later message. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2020 1:36 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Saving the URL from an Internet Radio Station as a .pls or .m3u playlist file

 

Hi Steven,

I have done this in the past with mixed results.  If the player is a JAVA based player, lots of luck.  The only way to get a streaming address when the player is a Java player is to use a program like IP Sniffer and pick from several IP addresses that show up under the program. I know sighted people who have had good results doing this, but the program is largely inaccessible with JAWS and NVDA.


On 4/11/2020 1:19 PM, Steven Johnson wrote:

I am messing around with the Blaze ET, trying to load a few of my favorite streaming radio stations.  I know that I need to take the URL of a stream and make a .pls or .m3u playlist file out of it.  My difficulty is finding the right URL that will make a stream start playing when pasted into the address bar of my browser.  I can make the stream play within my browser, but the URL that shows up on my address bar when the stream is playing never seems to work when I save it as a favorite, or copy it to clipboard and then try to open it by pasting it on to my address bar.  Anyone ever monkeyed around with this and had success?



-- 
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: computer games

Ron Canazzi
 

HI Shelly,
\
The icon is labeled Kitchensinc.  Focus on the desktop and press the letter K until you get to the icon.  This should work.

On 4/11/2020 6:14 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Group:


I downloaded Kitchen's games from the link Ron sent and I looked on my desktop and there is no icon for that.  Where would I find it and make it easier to find next time?  I have never done anything like this before so I am totally lost.  How do you get to the downloads folder?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I'm not tech savvy so simple instructions, please!

Shelly


--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"

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