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Re: accessible air purifier

Robin Frost
 

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









Re: accessible air purifier

heather albright
 

Hello, I found this link and the description saids it has a push button on the filter to control the unit. I think it was the only one that had push buttons all the others were digital controlled displays.  This unit also has UVC  to disinfect the air. I have way less than 500 ft. But man this place collects dust like it is going out of style.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XG4Z87P/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A3N6KXG98LP7EA&th=1

 

SilverOnyx Air Purifier for Home with True HEPA Filter, Air Quality Monitor, UVC Sanitizer, Cleaner for Allergies, Pets, Smokers, Mold, Pollen, Dust, Quiet

Bedroom Odor Eliminator - 500 sq ft. Black

by

SilverOnyx

4.5 out of 5 stars

799 ratings |

Size: 5 Speed

Color: Black

list of 5 items

️ AIR PURIFIER FOR ALLERGIES AND PETS: True-HEPA H13 charcoal filter captures 99.97% of dust and allergens as small as 0.3 microns such as airborne

pollutants; pet dander, pollen, dust mites, mold spores, odors, and household dust.

️ 5 LEVELS OF POWERFUL FILTRATION: This model features 5 levels advanced filtration to provide the cleanest air quality. A combination filter cartridge

includes a mesh pre-filter, HEPA H13 activated carbon filter, plus a UV-C light and Ion generator work to sanitize the air even further.

️ TRUE HEPA FILTRATION: High quality air purifier with True HEPA H13 filter captures 99.97% of dust & allergens up to 0.3 microns including ultra-fine

dust, smoke, pet dander, etc.

️ CLEAN AIR IONIZER: The SilverOnyx HEPA air purifier with ionizer, UV sanitizer, and activated carbon filter. The world's best air purification technologies

to provide the freshest air. A PM2.5 (particulate matter) sensor automatically adjusts air flow to ensure the highest quality air.

️ RELATED: Silveronyx Air Purifier for Home Allergies and Pets extra large 500 sq ft room aire purificador airpurifers airpurifiers bedroom best carbon

clean cleaner cleaners cleans dander dust eliminator feet filter filters filtration germ hepa indoor ionizer machine mildew mold odor office onyx ozone

pet portable purifer purifers purifiers quiet remover replacement rooms silver small smoke smokers square system true uv work.

In the past, I got a filter that worked with an app accept for it did not work with voice over so I had to take it back. As far as I can find there is no air filter that is truly accessible; sie. Thanks for all the help. Heather

From: Mike Gurney
Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2020 3:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible air purifier

 

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

>>> 

>> 

>

 

 

 


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

Gene
 

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

Majid Hussain
 

hi there,
what is the url of the site in question?
would you mind posting?
i could do some sniffing round to see if i am able to get you the url?
using chrome's developer tools is how I get the direct link to the stream.
i've got nuthing to doo so shoot me that url
lockdown sucks

On 11/04/2020, Steven Johnson <saxmonger@comcast.net> 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?




--
kind regards,
Majid Hussain


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

Gene
 

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 and phone games

Curtis Delzer
 

My wife and I discussed one of his last games, and we suggested a couple toppings, specifically cashews and I suggested sour krout for his pizza game.
If you don't like some of the adult games, you don't need to install them.

Curtis Delzer
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA

curtis@calweb.com

On 4/11/2020 5:09 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Grumpy Dave,
You don't sound so grumpy today--must be this festive time of year--with all it's current shortcomings notwithstanding.
In any case, I remember talking to Jim Kitchen.  I called him at his suburban Cleveland Ohio home after I download his DOS program that he mysteriously entitled 'a nifty little3 DOS program.'  When you ran it You got a prompt saying something like: 'This program will reformat your entire hard drive.'  No matter what you replied yes or no, it replied with: 'reformatting in progress, 10% 20% 50%' and so on.  At the end of the process.  It said 'task complete.' and then was silent.  I had to do a double take and run some DOS commands just to make sure the program really didn't
reformat my hard drive.  It was at that point that I called him and when he answered, I laughingly said: 'Jim Kitchen, you have too much time on your hands.  That is a pretty bizarre trick with that nifty little DOS program.'  He burst out laughing and said: 'But do you like my games?' I said oh yes.'  He said, well then I guess you have to take the good with the bad then.'  And he laughed and I laughed and we discussed other aspects of the games he created.  He was sure a character--in a humorous and affectionate way wasn't he?
On 4/11/2020 6:49 AM, Dave wrote:
Thanks for this Link.  It has been a while since I have played Jim's
games.    There for a while, he and I spoke with one another by phone
just to Chat.


He was quite a guy.


This entire package was over 90 MB in size.


I couldn't help but remember back in my early days of logging into
Bulletin Boards in the mid to late 1980's.  Think I had a 1200 Baud
Modem, and to download one third of a single MB would have taken the
better part of an hour!


My second machine only had a 10 MB size HD!  A Single MP3 song file
could have taken up the entire space on that drive!


Then I bought a 2400 baud modem and thought I was really cutting Edge then!


We've come a long way Baby!


I just download that 90 MB sized file in about 25 seconds!


Thanks for the Link.


Grumpy Dave






Re: computer and phone games

Curtis Delzer
 

Now hey guys, let's not forget the fantastic game provided by Nick Adamson, how to drive a London Ungerground train,
go to
http://www.ndadamson.com/index.php?slab=n-a-soft-software

and check it out. Sure it takes some time to get to know as to how, but the richness in sound effects, and how it works is astounding as to how much effort was put into it.
It will reward a good look for sure.

Curtis Delzer
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA

curtis@calweb.com

On 4/11/2020 2:36 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
                            Ron:
Thank you so much.  I forgot that was Kitchens Inc.  I really enjoyed playing them when I used to come over.  Are they free? When I download this on my computer, what will happen and where will it go?  Will it be on my desktop?  Thanks in advance.  I just want something easy.
Shelly
On 4/10/2020 10:38 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Kitchens Inc games work great on my computer.
You can get them all in one package at the following website.
https://www.agarchive.net/pages/devs/kitchensinc.html

On 4/10/2020 9:52 PM, joseph hudson wrote:
I like playing dice world.
On Apr 10, 2020, at 10:44 PM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@gmail.com> wrote:

         Hi Group:


I was wondering if any of you know if there is any easy game for the computer, Amazon Alexa, or smart phone?  I have tried stop but it's not accessible for me and I don't really care for the app.  I like games like Hangman and stuff that is easy.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Easy directions please!

Shelly





Re: accessible air purifier

Mike Gurney
 

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@calweb.com

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


computer games

Shelly Kane
 

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


Resources for the Blind, Low Vision or Visually Impaired Website

Mike B
 

Hi all,
 
I heard this guy today on Leo LaPorte, The Tech Guy, radio show.  Click on the link below to go to his website.
 
 
Name: Julian Vargas
 
Phone: 818-794-9554
 
Email: help@... 
 
Now navigate to the link below and press enter to get to a lot of resources.
 
link Covid 19/Corona Virus Resources for Blind and      Low-Vision
 
Or you can copy / paste the link below into your browser to go directly to the resources page.
 
 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.


Re: computer and phone games

Shelly Kane
 

Gerald:


Thank you so much.  Going to download it now.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 4:06 AM, Gerald Levy via groups.io wrote:

Hi Shelly.  KitchensInc games are all free and self-voicing using the voices that come with Windows 10.  When you install them from the web site Ron provided, a desktop icon will be created.  Enjoy.


Gerald



On 4/11/2020 5:36 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
                     Ron:


Thank you so much.  I forgot that was Kitchens Inc.  I really enjoyed playing them when I used to come over.  Are they free? When I download this on my computer, what will happen and where will it go?  Will it be on my desktop?  Thanks in advance.  I just want something easy.

Shelly

On 4/10/2020 10:38 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Kitchens Inc games work great on my computer.
You can get them all in one package at the following website.
https://www.agarchive.net/pages/devs/kitchensinc.html

On 4/10/2020 9:52 PM, joseph hudson wrote:
I like playing dice world.
On Apr 10, 2020, at 10:44 PM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@gmail.com> wrote:

         Hi Group:


I was wondering if any of you know if there is any easy game for the computer, Amazon Alexa, or smart phone?  I have tried stop but it's not accessible for me and I don't really care for the app.  I like games like Hangman and stuff that is easy.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Easy directions please!

Shelly








Re: accessible air purifier

Curtis Delzer
 

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

Curtis Delzer
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA

curtis@calweb.com

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


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

Ron Canazzi
 

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: accessible air purifier

Steve Matzura
 

Also, how much electricity does it use? There's probably a kilowatts-per-hour rating on it, or it should tell you how many amperes of current it draws, from which the number of kw/h can be calculated.


On 4/11/2020 2:05 PM, Vicky Vaughan wrote:

Hi Mike, How much are you charging for your “Heaven Fresh” air purifiers?

 

Thanks very much!

 

Sincerely, Vicky Vaughan

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Gurney
Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2020 3:15 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible air purifier

 

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



Re: accessible air purifier

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi Mike, How much are you charging for your “Heaven Fresh” air purifiers?

 

Thanks very much!

 

Sincerely, Vicky Vaughan

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Gurney
Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2020 3:15 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible air purifier

 

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


Virus-free. www.avg.com


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

Steven Johnson
 

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?


Re: Typing course for VI

Monte Single
 

Several years ago when I worked as an Educational Assistant,
We had a v I student whose Laptop died.
When I tried to install the Marvelsoft typing program on a new machine. It would not register.
I called the company and explained the situation.
They insisted on a fifty dollar payment before the software would work on the new machine.
Evil practices.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: April-11-20 6:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Typing course for VI

I know she was looking for a free typing teacher. Neither the talking typer from APH or the one from marvel soft are free. I personally don't know of a free one.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: April 11, 2020 12:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Typing course for VI

Go to;

www.aph.org and check out their typing tutor.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: April-10-20 4:30 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Typing course for VI

Hi,


I have a newly blind friend who, for the first time, is having to learn to type using a computer keyboard. He is an adult and is sort of 'afraid' of typing.


What would be a good typing program (hopefully free) to help him get started?


Many Thanks,

Nancy


Re: Games to play?

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Hi Grumpy Dave:

Can I learn to be "Grumpy" too? Here's hoping no one will complain of or
about two grumpy fellows, <LOL!>

I like the OLD FASHIONED BOARD GAMES; I have Backgammon, but I can't really
play it. I don't have any instructions for it. I'm therefore wondering if
you could somehow help me gain some elemental understanding on how to play
it? I couldn't find instructions on how to play it on the Internet, but I
may not have entered the correct syntax when searching.

I'll doff my hat and look forward to reading your thoughts. BTW, most of
your posts do crack me up, thanks for the laughter and also for teaching me
things I didn't know before now!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Typing course for VI

chris judge
 

I know she was looking for a free typing teacher. Neither the talking typer from APH or the one from marvel soft are free. I personally don't know of a free one.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: April 11, 2020 12:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Typing course for VI

Go to;

www.aph.org and check out their typing tutor.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: April-10-20 4:30 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Typing course for VI

Hi,


I have a newly blind friend who, for the first time, is having to learn to type using a computer keyboard. He is an adult and is sort of 'afraid' of typing.


What would be a good typing program (hopefully free) to help him get started?


Many Thanks,

Nancy


Re: computer and phone games

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Grumpy Dave,

You don't sound so grumpy today--must be this festive time of year--with all it's current shortcomings notwithstanding.

In any case, I remember talking to Jim Kitchen.  I called him at his suburban Cleveland Ohio home after I download his DOS program that he mysteriously entitled 'a nifty little3 DOS program.'  When you ran it You got a prompt saying something like: 'This program will reformat your entire hard drive.'  No matter what you replied yes or no, it replied with: 'reformatting in progress, 10% 20% 50%' and so on.  At the end of the process.  It said 'task complete.' and then was silent.  I had to do a double take and run some DOS commands just to make sure the program really didn't
reformat my hard drive.  It was at that point that I called him and when he answered, I laughingly said: 'Jim Kitchen, you have too much time on your hands.  That is a pretty bizarre trick with that nifty little DOS program.'  He burst out laughing and said: 'But do you like my games?'  I said oh yes.'  He said, well then I guess you have to take the good with the bad then.'  And he laughed and I laughed and we discussed other aspects of the games he created.  He was sure a character--in a humorous and affectionate way wasn't he?

On 4/11/2020 6:49 AM, Dave wrote:
Thanks for this Link.  It has been a while since I have played Jim's
games.    There for a while, he and I spoke with one another by phone
just to Chat.


He was quite a guy.


This entire package was over 90 MB in size.


I couldn't help but remember back in my early days of logging into
Bulletin Boards in the mid to late 1980's.  Think I had a 1200 Baud
Modem, and to download one third of a single MB would have taken the
better part of an hour!


My second machine only had a 10 MB size HD!  A Single MP3 song file
could have taken up the entire space on that drive!


Then I bought a 2400 baud modem and thought I was really cutting Edge then!


We've come a long way Baby!


I just download that 90 MB sized file in about 25 seconds!


Thanks for the Link.


Grumpy Dave




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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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