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A USB terminology question

Keith S
 

Okay, please bare with me:
 
In my history of using USB connections in comptuers and other devices, I have been confused  by the terms in which to use  in respect to the ends of the various cables and connection ports.
 
I have heard the terms male and female used a lot, but then, when my wife bought a smart TV with work award points, we had a guy come out and he confused me even further in regards to the male and female terms for the different ends or connections of the coaxial cables he had to plug into the various devices.
 
So, here is my usage of male and female in respects to USB connections, and please  correct me if I am wrong.
 
The male connector is a thin rectangle plug that would be inserted into a slot (the female end or connection).
 
Micro USB or standard USB, I use the male term to refer to the plug that is slid into or inserted into a slot or "hole" if you will that is the same dimensions as the plug.
 
In regards to the coaxial cables the tech guy was connecting to the tv and the other AV equipment for the home entertainment center, he said that the male connection was  the part with the thin copper wire that is inserted into the  threaded knob connection.  He said that it is not based on the outside connection, but rather the inside connection.
 
If this is right, then should not the USB connections be termed male  and female in the same manner?    The large USB plugs have a hollowed out center, right?
 
I'm so confused.
 
The reason I am asking is that I have a smart phone  and for the life of me, cannot learn how to use the touch pad.  Perhaps it is because the people who have tried to teach me are sighted and well practiced in the use of a touch pad smart phone, or perhaps it is because the local Bureau of blind services does not do face to face work with clients, or perhaps it is because I am too cheap to buy a tutorial for use with the android operating system, or perhaps it is because I am just stupid.
 
But, I was told taht you can use a plug in converter that would allow you to plug in a standard USB keyboard from a computer  into the
 smart phone.
 
I tried the short cable from my VR stream, and it does not fit.  It does not have the 2 bump dots on the part that you plug into the charging port of the VR stream, as a longer plug in tip, and seems to have a sharp edge on one side.  I have come across charging cables like this and they do not fit into smart phones, but do plug into the stream's charging port.
 
I am wondering if there is a specific type of male micro USB connector that would be better for charging the stream to prevent wear out of the charge connection and save me a lot of grief and money in getting the main circuit board replaced in any future stream I get from humanware.
 
Okay, that's it.  As if there weren't a lot to process in what I just got  done typing.
 
My fingers hurt, I'm  going to go ice them down.
 
Thanks to anyone who can answer any of the above questions.
 
Keith


Re: firefox

Gene
 

Do you know how to sign up?  Its been years but my recollection is that you are asked for the invitation when you fill out the form or else when you submit what you have filled hout, another page asks for one.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firefox
 
how do u use this invitation?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firefox


Here is an invitation.
BW6844193565GK

Gene
30/20, Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io <k_gunness@...> wrote:
> no i have not gotten one as yet, will wait on your invite
> thanks
>
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Gene
>   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>   Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:31 PM
>   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firefox
>
>
>   I’ll send you an invitation tomorrow, if you haven’t gotten one.
>
>   Gene
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io
>   Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:07 PM
>   To: teck talk
>   Subject: [TechTalk] firefox
>
>   hi group
>   a while back, the group moderaters posted some important info regarding
> accessible programs etc
>   i took the opportunity to download firefox, also on the list, i was told
> to ask for an invitation to install capture challenge software with
> firefox
>   here am i, asking for the invite
>
>   thanks
>
>
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>
>
>






[computer game] BlindMaster v0.9

Mateusz Viste <mateusz@...>
 

Hello all,

Today I released a little game that I was working on the past few days. It is called BlindMaster and it's a logic game about deducing a secret code by listening to audio hints provided by the computer.

I hope it is okay that I announce it here - I thought that perhaps some of the readers here will find it interesting. The game is available for Windows and Linux.

http://blindmaster.sourceforge.net

This is my first attempt at creating an accessible game, hence I certainly made many ergonomic mistakes.

The current version is 0.9 and it is a beta production. The audio recordings are all computer generated, this will change in future versions to feature proper human recordings.


Mateusz


Re: firefox

Kerryn Gunness
 

how do u use this invitation?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firefox


Here is an invitation.
BW6844193565GK

Gene
30/20, Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io <k_gunness=yahoo.ca@groups.io> wrote:
no i have not gotten one as yet, will wait on your invite
thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firefox


I’ll send you an invitation tomorrow, if you haven’t gotten one.

Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:07 PM
To: teck talk
Subject: [TechTalk] firefox

hi group
a while back, the group moderaters posted some important info regarding
accessible programs etc
i took the opportunity to download firefox, also on the list, i was told
to ask for an invitation to install capture challenge software with firefox
here am i, asking for the invite

thanks






Re: firefox

Gene
 

I forgot to send the invitation privately. While I very much doubt
any one else will use it, let me know if there is a problem and I'll
send another one.

Gene

On 3/30/20, Gene via Groups.Io <gsasner=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Here is an invitation.
BW6844193565GK

Gene
30/20, Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io <k_gunness=yahoo.ca@groups.io> wrote:
no i have not gotten one as yet, will wait on your invite
thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firefox


I’ll send you an invitation tomorrow, if you haven’t gotten one.

Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:07 PM
To: teck talk
Subject: [TechTalk] firefox

hi group
a while back, the group moderaters posted some important info regarding
accessible programs etc
i took the opportunity to download firefox, also on the list, i was
told
to ask for an invitation to install capture challenge software with
firefox
here am i, asking for the invite

thanks








Re: firefox

Gene
 

Here is an invitation.
BW6844193565GK

Gene
30/20, Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io <k_gunness=yahoo.ca@groups.io> wrote:

no i have not gotten one as yet, will wait on your invite
thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firefox


I’ll send you an invitation tomorrow, if you haven’t gotten one.

Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:07 PM
To: teck talk
Subject: [TechTalk] firefox

hi group
a while back, the group moderaters posted some important info regarding
accessible programs etc
i took the opportunity to download firefox, also on the list, i was told
to ask for an invitation to install capture challenge software with firefox
here am i, asking for the invite

thanks






paying my rent

heather albright
 

Hay, has anyone used this site? https://www.rentcafe.com

I am trying to use with chrome as my complex is using this site to pay rent.

Thanks Heather


Re: firefox

Kerryn Gunness
 


no i have not gotten one as yet, will wait on your invite
thanks
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firefox

I’ll send you an invitation tomorrow, if you haven’t gotten one.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:07 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] firefox
 
hi group
a while back, the group moderaters posted some important info regarding accessible programs etc
i took the opportunity to download firefox, also on the list, i was told to ask for an invitation to install capture challenge software with firefox
here am i, asking for the invite
 
thanks
 


Re: question about survey site

Gerald Levy
 

Most of these online survey sites are probably just scams designed to get your personal information.  I don't know anyone who has ever earned a dime participating in these so-called surveys.  It is best to avoid them.


Gerald

On 3/29/2020 9:20 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Shelly,

I tried one of these sites way back in the windows 95 days in the late 1990's.  I got the same result.  You were supposed to make two dollars for every survey you responded to.  It's so long ago, I can't even remember what it was called. I did a few surveys and never got any response and a few months later, the site shut down.

I am not saying that all such sites are bad, but I would bet there's a lot of scams of that nature out there.


On 3/29/2020 5:21 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Group:


I joined Opinion Outpost to try and make a little extra cash by answering market research questions.  I know it doesn't pay very much but any little bit will help.  Since I joined the site, I have gotten some surveys which I have done but what happens before the survey even comes up is that you have to answer questions to see if you even qualify.  They will also tell you after you answered all of the qualifying questions that they have enough surveys and you don't need to do it.  It just seems pointless to have all of these before survey questions.  Have any of you ever experienced this?  I'm trying to get points and I can't even get there because they either have enough or I don't qualify for that particular survey.  Just checking to see if any of you have experienced this.  Thanks!

Shelly





Re: talking radio?

Fanus
 

Hello Steven
Ok, below is a dropbox link. I do not know how long it will be there but I hope everyone will get it downloaded. Just press enter on the link and the file should download and if not, copy it to your internet browser.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/a84fnhrtknjicb0/Sangean_Accessible_AM_FM_Radio_for_blind_or_low_vision.mp3?dl=1

Regards
Fanus

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 4:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking radio?

Could I have it too please? I want to get this radio for a friend who is really lonesome from having to stay at home due to COVID 19 orders, but I want to hear it do its thing first.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fanus
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking radio?

Hello Billy
I am not sure where I got the .mp3 file but if you email me off list at buys.fanus@gmail.com I can attach it for you. I am sure David would not mind.
Regards
Fanus


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Billy Inglis
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking radio?

hi Fanus, thanks for the info, but do you happen to have a link for the review?.

On 28/03/2020 08:09, Fanus wrote:
Sorry, it is Sangean PR-D17. I got it from Amazon. It is quite expensive but there ws a special when I bought mine. David Woodbridge from Vision Australia did a very good review.
Regards
Fanus


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Billy Inglis
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] talking radio?

hi guys, Looking for a talking radio from Amazon if possible.






New Mailing List to Provide Assistance to Users of Zoom

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Hello. So many of us are spending more time in our homes. Some of us may be working from home while others, though they may not currently be employed, are using their technology even more. So many individuals and organizations are hosting conferences using the Zoom Cloud Meetings platform. Many people are receiving invitations to these conferences and are finding themselves using Zoom for the first time. While Zoom is very accessible with screen readers there's still a lot to learn and many of us have questions that we would like answers to. 

To that end I have created a mailing list for people to ask questions and to provide support on how to use the Zoom program. 

I currently have just two rules that I'd like all users to follow. 

1. All messages should be relevant to Zoom. This can include Zoom on Windows, Mac, iOS or Android. 

2. Harassment or rudeness of any kind will not be tolerated. 

To join the group, send an email to 

zoom-users+subscribe@groups.io

To send a message to the group the email address to use is 

zoom-users@groups.io


Happy Zooming! 

-- 
David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org


Re: question about survey site

Shelly Kane
 

Thanks for letting me know.  I got this from a job listing on line.  I'm getting aggravated because when I go to take a survey they have all of these preliminary questions to see if you qualify.  I think it's a waste of time.  I wish they would be honest before you sign up.

Shelly

On 3/29/2020 7:20 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Shelly,

I tried one of these sites way back in the windows 95 days in the late 1990's.  I got the same result.  You were supposed to make two dollars for every survey you responded to.  It's so long ago, I can't even remember what it was called. I did a few surveys and never got any response and a few months later, the site shut down.

I am not saying that all such sites are bad, but I would bet there's a lot of scams of that nature out there.


On 3/29/2020 5:21 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Group:


I joined Opinion Outpost to try and make a little extra cash by answering market research questions.  I know it doesn't pay very much but any little bit will help.  Since I joined the site, I have gotten some surveys which I have done but what happens before the survey even comes up is that you have to answer questions to see if you even qualify.  They will also tell you after you answered all of the qualifying questions that they have enough surveys and you don't need to do it.  It just seems pointless to have all of these before survey questions.  Have any of you ever experienced this?  I'm trying to get points and I can't even get there because they either have enough or I don't qualify for that particular survey.  Just checking to see if any of you have experienced this.  Thanks!

Shelly





Re: HtmlAsText program question

Smiling?
 

By using what is called the wildcard by essentially copying the html command and changing it to *.txt instead.

 

C:\files\*.txt

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 4:44
To: tech talk for the blind <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] HtmlAsText program question

 

Hi, was told the program HtmlAsText would convert HTML files to text files, which it does, individually.

 

The following line is from the read-me file, and I cannot get the program to covert multiple files at once, (aka batch converting):

 

* You can convert multiple HTML files in the same folder at once, by

using wildcard. (e.g.:

c:\files\*.html)

 

 

Anyone use this program and if so, what setting do I adjust to allow the conversion of multiple .htlm files into .txt format?

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Keith


Re: Wifi problem

Smiling?
 

Try just using the search feature using your Windows key and simply typing wifi and it should bring up wifi in settings which it sounds where you were trying to go if you are using Windows10.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen West
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:47
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Wifi problem

Hi All,

Recently, we started working from home and assisting our clients over the phone. Yesterday, I was asked to help someone connect to the Internet. This has always been a piece of cake until yesterday. I had her go to Settings, then Network and Internet. I have always found Wifi to be right after Status. On her computer both Wifi and Airplane mode are missing from the list.

If anyone has seen this before and found a work around, can you help us.

Thanks

Allen


Re: WINDOWS10 INSTALLATION TOOLKIT: A QUESTION

Smiling?
 

Yes, it should work just fine and if not, copy it to the drive from the
flash drive. But trying it first is the way to truly see. Feel free to let
us know the outcome.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 16:29
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] WINDOWS10 INSTALLATION TOOLKIT: A QUESTION

Hi Everyone:

Here's a question I could not answer succinctly:

It's an Asus laptop running Windows8.1; owner wishes to UPGRADE IT to
Windows10 using the Windows10 Microsoft Toolkit. Can this Toolkit be copied
to a flash drive from, say a Windows7 computer and then used to perform the
upgrade on the aforementioned laptop?

Not sure I was clear enough, but that's why I'm running back to my LOCKDOWN
DESK to wait to be straightened out. I'm trying to help someone else, so
thanks a ton for all help!!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: firefox

Gene
 

I’ll send you an invitation tomorrow, if you haven’t gotten one.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:07 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] firefox
 
hi group
a while back, the group moderaters posted some important info regarding accessible programs etc
i took the opportunity to download firefox, also on the list, i was told to ask for an invitation to install capture challenge software with firefox
here am i, asking for the invite
 
thanks
 


Re: question about survey site

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Shelly,

I tried one of these sites way back in the windows 95 days in the late 1990's.  I got the same result.  You were supposed to make two dollars for every survey you responded to.  It's so long ago, I can't even remember what it was called. I did a few surveys and never got any response and a few months later, the site shut down.

I am not saying that all such sites are bad, but I would bet there's a lot of scams of that nature out there.

On 3/29/2020 5:21 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Group:


I joined Opinion Outpost to try and make a little extra cash by answering market research questions.  I know it doesn't pay very much but any little bit will help.  Since I joined the site, I have gotten some surveys which I have done but what happens before the survey even comes up is that you have to answer questions to see if you even qualify.  They will also tell you after you answered all of the qualifying questions that they have enough surveys and you don't need to do it.  It just seems pointless to have all of these before survey questions.  Have any of you ever experienced this?  I'm trying to get points and I can't even get there because they either have enough or I don't qualify for that particular survey.  Just checking to see if any of you have experienced this.  Thanks!

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!"


Re: Another sorce for audio books

Karim Lakhani
 

Having no sports in my life, this gives me  time to check out these other options.

thanks.


WINDOWS10 INSTALLATION TOOLKIT: A QUESTION

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Hi Everyone:

Here's a question I could not answer succinctly:

It's an Asus laptop running Windows8.1; owner wishes to UPGRADE IT to
Windows10 using the Windows10 Microsoft Toolkit. Can this Toolkit be copied
to a flash drive from, say a Windows7 computer and then used to perform the
upgrade on the aforementioned laptop?

Not sure I was clear enough, but that's why I'm running back to my LOCKDOWN
DESK to wait to be straightened out. I'm trying to help someone else, so
thanks a ton for all help!!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Another sorce for audio books

Gene
 

The link wasn't written correctly. There is no space between audio
and vault. Also, no prefix was given. The link is:
www.audiovault.net.

Gene

On 3/29/20, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io <ashbreger=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Personally I like audio vault.net. This is a website that offers movies with
only the audio and it will provide descriptive narration.


Ashley Breger

On Mar 29, 2020, at 3:20 PM, Leo Bado <leobado1982@gmail.com> wrote:


Not mentioning that audible regularly offers a wide range of audiobooks on
sale, and very often subscribers can purchase up to three credits for a
very reasonable amount of money.





Best,
Leo
On 3/29/2020 9:43 AM, Sharon Hooley wrote:
I took a look at Chirpbooks, and noticed how it works, and does not have
a subscription fee. But my question is, do then have the same books
that other services like Audible? I understand there are deep deals now,
but once it's over, I recommend subscribing to Audible because that gives
you credits for many books that would otherwise cost a lot more. I have
a Gold membership, in which I pay around $15 a month each. For example,
I could have bought The Word of Promise for around $65 from another
website, but was able to download it with the monthly credit, which I
pay only around that monthly $15. I believe you can save even more if
you pay over $100 per year, you might get unlimited access, if not more
credits. And I think that a lot of the books and magazines are not
available on baard or Bookshare.

Hth,

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit
www.CochlearAmericas.com

On Mar 27, 2020, at 12:14 PM, Loy <loyrg2845@gmail.com> wrote:


I just discovered a source for audio books that I had never heard off
before. With all the shelter in place I thought others might need a
source for more books. It is chirp.com They offer audio books at a big
discount. I just purchased a book retail $24.95 for $1.99.


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