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Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

lynn white
 

This has suddenly started popping up for every message. Fixes? Thanks.


Changing password on an iCloud/Me.com address

Alan Robbins
 

Hello,

 

After many attempts at finding a way to change my password on my iCloud.com and me.com email address, am looking for solutions from the list. I have googled as well as talk to Apple support all to no avail.

When I set these accounts up several years ago I remember changing the password but can no longer figure out where to do it. I’ve looked in the iCloud.com site as well as what Apple support suggested on the applied site, all to no avail.

 

Suggestions?

 

Thanks,

Alan


Re: Accessible terminal program

Norman
 

Hi.

If using nvda putty is a good option. It had issues with jaws though the last time i used it with it. I don't know what the current status of jaws support is.

On 9/15/2020 6:37 AM, Frank Ventura wrote:
Hi all, can anyone recommend the most accessible terminal program for serial communications?
Thanks
Frank Ventura



Re: Accessible terminal program

Rob Hudson
 

As recently as five years ago I was using minicom to transfer files to a braille lite. Back in the xp days I was using a program called hyperterminal. I believe putty or kitty can also do this, though I don't know how to use those programs to communicate over serial. Only ssh.

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Goldfield" <david.goldfield@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 08:32:21 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

Rick, thanks for this info. Someone on a Facebook group acquired a used
Blazie Engineering Type 'n Speak and was asking about what could be used
to facilitate file transfers to and from the device. Aside from Blazie's
proprietary software many of us used terminal programs such as Procomm,
Telix and Commo but these likely wouldn't be reasonable options in a
Windows 10 environment. I was hoping to find an accessible terminal
program to recommend to her. If I feel motivated to do it I may fire up
my Bns or Braille Lite to see if Terraterm can communicate with it.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 9/15/2020 8:16 AM, Rick Alfaro wrote:
Frank, a while back I ran across the need to use a terminal program and looked at a few of them. The most accessible one to me seemed to be Tera Term which is the one I used for that project. My needs were simple so my knowledge of the program is quite shallow but you can give it a try and see if it works for you. I don't have the link but a Google search will find it.





Warmest regards

Rick Alfaro

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Ventura
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:37 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

Hi all, can anyone recommend the most accessible terminal program for serial communications?
Thanks
Frank Ventura










Re: Accessible terminal program

Gene
 

Here is a correction. It was a long time ago, but I just remembered that I didn't use the hyperterminal program in XP. I don't know how easy it was to use but I started out using the Hyperterminal in Windows 95 and 98, which are very different in terms of interface. I seem to recall that Hyperterminal in XP is a command line program and I didn't want to fool around with it since the Windows 95 and 98 version was so easy to use, having a Windows interface. So the forum discussion I provided may not be useful.

There was some sort of security problem with the Windows 95/98 hyperterminal but it doesn't matter for how you are going to use it.

I placed the Windows 95/98 program on my XP machine and used it but I don't know if it runs in Windows 7 and higher.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

This discussion may be helpful.
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/hyperterminal-windows-10/b91760c3-86ac-47bb-abfa-2bf0b01aa9b7
I don't know what Hyperterminal is like now. I used to use it in XP for
transfering files from a Braille 'N Speak but I don't know how the program
may have changed since then.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

Rick, thanks for this info. Someone on a Facebook group acquired a used
Blazie Engineering Type 'n Speak and was asking about what could be used
to facilitate file transfers to and from the device. Aside from Blazie's
proprietary software many of us used terminal programs such as Procomm,
Telix and Commo but these likely wouldn't be reasonable options in a
Windows 10 environment. I was hoping to find an accessible terminal
program to recommend to her. If I feel motivated to do it I may fire up
my Bns or Braille Lite to see if Terraterm can communicate with it.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 9/15/2020 8:16 AM, Rick Alfaro wrote:
Frank, a while back I ran across the need to use a terminal program and looked at a few of them. The most accessible one to me seemed to be Tera Term which is the one I used for that project. My needs were simple so my knowledge of the program is quite shallow but you can give it a try and see if it works for you. I don't have the link but a Google search will find it.





Warmest regards

Rick Alfaro

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Ventura
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:37 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

Hi all, can anyone recommend the most accessible terminal program for serial communications?
Thanks
Frank Ventura








Re: What is the purpose ofMacrium Reflect

Monte Single
 

I think it is the program the tech used to do the cloning.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fanus
Sent: September 15, 2020 6:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] What is the purpose ofMacrium Reflect

Hello list
I had my hard drive replaced with a SSD drive. The IT guy cloned my drive so
that I do not lose stuff. On my desktop is a program "macrium Reflect" which
was not there. Does anyone know this software?
Regards
Fanus


Re: What is the purpose ofMacrium Reflect

Gerald Levy
 


Macrium Reflect is a free image backup and restoration program.  It is used to create a backup image of your local drive on an external portable hard drive that can be used to restore your system in the event of a catastrophic failure or if you install a new local drive, as you did.  The program includes an option for creating a rescue CD that can be used to restore the backup image from the external portable drive.  Creating a backup image with Macrium Reflect is completely accessible with JAWS.  However, sighted help is needed to restore this image using the rescue CD because their is no speech available during the restoration procedure. Your technician may have installed this program on your computer to create a backup image of your hard drive on an external drive before he installed the new SSD to replace it, and then used this image to restore your newSSD to the state your computer was in before he installed the SSd.    


Gerald



On 9/15/2020 8:16 AM, Fanus wrote:
Hello list
I had my hard drive replaced with a SSD drive. The IT guy cloned my drive so
that I do not lose stuff. On my desktop is a program "macrium Reflect" which
was not there. Does anyone know this software?
Regards
Fanus






Re: Accessible terminal program

Gene
 

This discussion may be helpful.
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/hyperterminal-windows-10/b91760c3-86ac-47bb-abfa-2bf0b01aa9b7
I don't know what Hyperterminal is like now. I used to use it in XP for transfering files from a Braille 'N Speak but I don't know how the program may have changed since then.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

Rick, thanks for this info. Someone on a Facebook group acquired a used
Blazie Engineering Type 'n Speak and was asking about what could be used
to facilitate file transfers to and from the device. Aside from Blazie's
proprietary software many of us used terminal programs such as Procomm,
Telix and Commo but these likely wouldn't be reasonable options in a
Windows 10 environment. I was hoping to find an accessible terminal
program to recommend to her. If I feel motivated to do it I may fire up
my Bns or Braille Lite to see if Terraterm can communicate with it.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 9/15/2020 8:16 AM, Rick Alfaro wrote:
Frank, a while back I ran across the need to use a terminal program and looked at a few of them. The most accessible one to me seemed to be Tera Term which is the one I used for that project. My needs were simple so my knowledge of the program is quite shallow but you can give it a try and see if it works for you. I don't have the link but a Google search will find it.





Warmest regards

Rick Alfaro

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Ventura
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:37 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

Hi all, can anyone recommend the most accessible terminal program for serial communications?
Thanks
Frank Ventura








Re: Accessible terminal program

David Goldfield
 

Rick, thanks for this info. Someone on a Facebook group acquired a used Blazie Engineering Type 'n Speak and was asking about what could be used to facilitate file transfers to and from the device. Aside from Blazie's proprietary software many of us used terminal programs such as Procomm, Telix and Commo but these likely wouldn't be reasonable options in a Windows 10 environment. I was hoping to find an accessible terminal program to recommend to her. If I feel motivated to do it I may fire up my Bns or Braille Lite to see if Terraterm can communicate with it.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 9/15/2020 8:16 AM, Rick Alfaro wrote:
Frank, a while back I ran across the need to use a terminal program and looked at a few of them. The most accessible one to me seemed to be Tera Term which is the one I used for that project. My needs were simple so my knowledge of the program is quite shallow but you can give it a try and see if it works for you. I don't have the link but a Google search will find it.





Warmest regards

Rick Alfaro

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Ventura
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:37 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

Hi all, can anyone recommend the most accessible terminal program for serial communications?
Thanks
Frank Ventura







What is the purpose ofMacrium Reflect

Fanus
 

Hello list
I had my hard drive replaced with a SSD drive. The IT guy cloned my drive so
that I do not lose stuff. On my desktop is a program "macrium Reflect" which
was not there. Does anyone know this software?
Regards
Fanus


Re: Accessible terminal program

Rick Alfaro
 

Frank, a while back I ran across the need to use a terminal program and looked at a few of them. The most accessible one to me seemed to be Tera Term which is the one I used for that project. My needs were simple so my knowledge of the program is quite shallow but you can give it a try and see if it works for you. I don't have the link but a Google search will find it.





Warmest regards

Rick Alfaro

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Ventura
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:37 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

Hi all, can anyone recommend the most accessible terminal program for serial communications?
Thanks
Frank Ventura


Accessible terminal program

Frank Ventura
 

Hi all, can anyone recommend the most accessible terminal program for serial communications?
Thanks
Frank Ventura


Re: Maps

Angelo Sonnesso
 

Try APH.



73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:11 AM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] Maps

All, I am hoping to find someplace where I can get a map of the United
States. I want one I can touch and see the relationship of the states
to one another. Does anyone know of such a product or can you give me
an idea of where to look?


Thanks for your help,

Nancy


Re: a good computer microphone

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Chief Gene, I have the Logitech H800; the H600 will also fit the bill and a
bit cheaper. Both come with USB dongles and I generally refer to these as
Plug-&-Forget! The H800 supports bluetooth; however, as is the case with
several Logitech toys, one has to type in a PARING CODE on the bluetooth
side of things. That I don't quite appreciate, so, I never did any
bluetooth paring of my H800 toy.

Oh, they are over the ear headsets with a swivel microphone. My toy lasts
about six hours from each charge. Never had any problems using my toy for
Zoom and similarly situated services.

Where to find either one? Well, start with the obvious: amazon.com/

Hope this helps.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Maps

 

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=tactile+US+map+for+blind 
--

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

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

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


Maps

Nancy Hill
 

All, I am hoping to find someplace where I can get a map of the United States.  I want one I can touch and see the relationship of the states to one another.  Does anyone know of such a product or can you give me an idea of where to look?


Thanks for your help,

Nancy


a good computer microphone

Gene
 

A friend wants suggestions for a good computer microphone. In particular, he wants to know what people may prefer to use with Zoom. I think he will use either a USB microphone or a 3.5mm microphone. My impression is that he wants one in the twenty to thirty dollar range, but if people prefer more expensive ones, perhaps in the forty or fifty dollar range, he might consider one.

Thanks in advance for information.

Gene


Solitaire for Windows 7

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Hi There FOLKS!

As the subject states I'm looking for Solitaire for Windows7.  This particular version seems to work the best with Jaws on my Win10 machine. Any suggestions would be greatly APPRECIATED!

Thanks and Have A Great Day!

de

<wohlggie@...><KF8LT><Jim Wohlgamuth>.


Re: Seeking info on a Bluetooth dongle for VR Stream

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi Laz, Thanks much for the info, much appreciated. Best, Norma

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laz
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2020 10:30 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking info on a Bluetooth dongle for VR Stream

Hi Norma,

You'llbe hard pressed to find one that doesn't have those pretty little lights and has speech instead. AFAIK there are none that have speech feedback unless of course someone had the bright idea of including a tiny speaker in its design, but I doubt that.

We include directions from a totally blind perspective which allows a totally blind person to use the ones we sell in an emailmessage. Below is the portable one we sell,

Back instock! Portable Miccus Swivel Jack RTX Bluetooth transmitter/receiver for just $49.99! Perfect for making your Victor Stream or any other device with a headphone jack, able to connect to your Bluetooth headphones or speaker! Connect it to your computer's USB port and have it come through your Bluetooth headset or speaker!
The receiver side speaks everything from power on through power off!
It boasts a range of 100 Feet and much more...
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Swivel-Jack-RTX-Bluetooth-TransmitterReceiver_p_18.html

Stay well,

Laz

On 9/14/20, Norma A. Boge <naboge@...> wrote:
Hi group,



I really want to be able to cast my VR Stream to a pair of
sleepphones. Can someone recommend a BT dongle which can be easily
used by a totally blind person? I’ve purchased a dongle years ago but
it had lights which indicated what was happening and this was
impossible for me to use independently. So your suggestions are welcome.



Sempre Avanti,

Norma

Please vote. Vote like your life depends on it.





--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Player/book Reader, Victor Reader Stream & Trek, blindshell Classic phone, Bluetooth devices, and accessories http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@...
Phone: 727-498-0121
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Re: how to get rid of page breaks in note pad

Gene
 

I don't know why people haven't asked on the list. I do know, simply as a matter of logic and common sense that the setting doubtless causes problems and inconvenience for a lot of users. A lot of people use Bookshare and a lot of people use NVDA.

I'm not sure what you mean about me not taking the same attitude toward Windows. My attitude is that if people want to use Windows well, they have to learn a certain amount. If they only want to do a small number of things, they may need to learn little.

Whether Windows or programs, intended for the general user, my contention is the same. Defaults should give the best experience for the unknowledgeable user.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2020 12:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get rid of page breaks in note pad

On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 12:53 PM, Gene wrote:
Expecting most people to know such detailed and advanced information about NVDA or any program is utopian.-
Indeed. Expecting it as a bit of common knowledge is. Expecting that someone would ask is not.

Gene, you do not take this attitude toward Windows, or at least don't in my observation. The fact is that any screen reader, not just NVDA, is a wildly complicated piece of software with myriad options for customizing to suit the user.

Unlike you, I'm not going to give the user a pass from any responsibility for exploring what their options are. There is no such thing, and I do speak from experience, as "the ideal default" because there are diverse needs in any user community. It is absolutely incumbent on the end user to show some small modicum of initiative as far as asking for assistance when something is not as they'd like it.

No developer is, or can be, responsible for being all-knowing or all-seeing or for picking what you, or I, or any given individual would prefer as default settings. The defaults get picked, based on something, and it is and should be up to the end user to tweak as necessary.

None of the above is to argue that there can be some obvious things that make more sense than others as far as defaults. But you've been on the NVDA group for years, and you know darned well that this has never been brought up as an issue over the last several years. You cannot tell me that you believe the members there are shy and retiring and would not be asking about this if it were a recurring issue for a wide number of users. If this is some change that came in with the latest version of NVDA, you can rest assured it will come up.

But I, for one, am done with the idea that end users have no responsibility to learn about the tools they've chosen to use and to ask questions as needed. That is a minimum requirement. And before anyone trots out the old trope, "but they're not tech savvy," that's beside the point. We were all neophytes, once, at anything. It doesn't absolve us from asking for information we need or want. It's a complete cop-out.

--


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

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

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