Durgion
 member, 13 posts
Sun 28 Aug 2022
at 07:38
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
A couple extra button clicks. Easy Peasy.
Hunter
 member, 1835 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Sun 28 Aug 2022
at 07:44
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to Sightless314 (msg # 2084):

It's not just the sorting through multiple threads for information that easily could be a year old.  There's also the issue of the time it takes to read through it.   On longer threads, that could be an hour or more.
Durgion
 member, 14 posts
Sun 28 Aug 2022
at 07:48
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
The same can be said if you don't remember what it is you are actually looking for. If I type a phrase in a full thread it takes me right to every instance of that phrase, or even if I only remember part of it, it takes me right to it.
Dream Sequence
 member, 82 posts
 Certainly the loveliest,
 most civilized of us all
Sun 28 Aug 2022
at 07:49
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to Durgion (msg # 2090):

A couple extra button clicks, for each additional thread you want to search.  It gets annoying after ten threads, and too frustrating to bother with before you hit twenty, though obviously other peoples' tolerance for that sort of thing may vary.
Sightless314
 member, 39 posts
 If there's a will
 There's a way
Sun 28 Aug 2022
at 13:47
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to Hunter (msg # 2091):



No argument from me on that.  I've spent... wasted... the time.  I can't compare speed listening to speed reading, so I can't say with any certainty if I can listen faster, when listening for something specific, than you can look for it.
Brianna
 member, 2259 posts
Wed 31 Aug 2022
at 15:35
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to Sightless314 (msg # 2094):

I'd expect listening takes longer since your eyes can skip ahead as you read, but your ears can't.
Greymist
 member, 25 posts
Wed 31 Aug 2022
at 19:45
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to Brianna (msg # 2095):

I worked with a 100% blind colleague when developing an in-house software application, and when he used JAWS at his normal speed he was crazy fast in navigating Windows and the multitude of in-house apps we used.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 456 posts
Wed 31 Aug 2022
at 19:51
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
Brianna:
I'd expect listening takes longer since your eyes can skip ahead as you read, but your ears can't.

This is why I rage to the heavens when Jeopardy! has the video clues...
Hunter
 member, 1839 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Wed 31 Aug 2022
at 23:50
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to Brianna (msg # 2095):

I used to type (back before Carpel TunneL) around a hundred words a minute.   Which meant that I tended to type faster than I could talk...and found having to use voice chat annoying.
Sightless314
 member, 40 posts
 If there's a will
 There's a way
Thu 1 Sep 2022
at 20:17
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to Brianna (msg # 2095):


Well, this is where things get tricky. The average play for most audio devices is around 150-165 words per minute.     I can go up to three-hundred words per minute, and if its a text I've listened to prior and am searching for something specific can go up to 370 per minute.

The thing is some people can skim and scroll faster than that, since they can automatically skip over the image tags, and the links and their associated numbers and the like.    So, *does the see-saw motion with open palms*. It depends.   I've been known to sometimes speed listen for info while on hold, as its one of the easier times in which to do it in.
Sightless314
 member, 41 posts
 If there's a will
 There's a way
Fri 2 Sep 2022
at 14:55
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
 The following is a public service rant.

If you are part of an organization that sends out regular E-Mail messages, you might want to think twice before you do an image background. Depending on the system it might make that text you put in as part of the image, in which case all your blind employees/ customers will get absolutely nothing. Oh, some of your sighted folks might have trouble too, depending on contrast, or lack  there of.

I was a customer, I sent it to three friends, all of whom also had trouble.   So I printed the sucker  out, scanned it in via OCR, and finally got the information.

Thank you, end of public service rant.
Hunter
 member, 1840 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
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Fri 2 Sep 2022
at 22:14
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to Sightless314 (msg # 2100):

Things tend to be done for "typical people", which involved certain assumptions much like those you're referring to.   This tends to end up leaving non-typical (usually people with mental and/or physical challenges) out of the loop.

Even though it's certainly a less annoying example: because of my autism, song lyrics often don't make sense.   Which means I have to look for them, also time consuming because music publishers don't like "free" distribution of proprietary material.

Or...updates on social media.   Not everyone uses social media.

This message was last edited by the user at 22:22, Fri 02 Sept.

SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 457 posts
Sun 4 Sep 2022
at 00:10
Vents with allowed responses - 3
Dear Amazon: The middle of the driveway, directly behind my car where I can't even SEE them, is *NOT* where you leave my packages. I don't care how big the box is, there's a sidewalk AND a porch AND a whole section of the driveway that's at least visible from the house that you could have used instead. This is twice. TWICE. /shakes fist
ShadoPrism
 member, 1421 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sun 4 Sep 2022
at 05:41
Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to SunRuanEr (msg # 2102):

That is right up there with my last delivery from them. Sign by my front door says place packages on Bench NOT Ground, so where did they put it, under the bench, where I could not see it, on the ground.
I am physically disabled, a visiting nurse found it there by pure chance, marveling over it cause the sign is SO Obvious.
Hunter
 member, 1843 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Sun 4 Sep 2022
at 16:38
Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 2103):

I can top that, unfortunately.  I was supposed to be getting a replacement monitor yesterday; and just fyi, my apartment door opens to the sidewalk.   Driver pulls up, idles for like 15 seconds, then drives off.
V_V
 member, 1016 posts
Fri 9 Sep 2022
at 01:11
Vents with allowed responses - 3

This message was deleted by the user at 01:28, Fri 09 Sept.

Hunter
 member, 1846 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Mon 12 Sep 2022
at 05:52
Vents with allowed responses - 3
How System Restore keeps turning back on without prompting.

No, I really didn't mean it the first 100 times I turned it off....GRRR.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1423 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Mon 12 Sep 2022
at 22:43
Vents with allowed responses - 3
Windows unneeded updates and changes to programs I have used for Years with no problem. Update leaves them useless now. Weather App being a big one there, today. Log in and my animated weather radar is replaced by a brown and green still map with No satellite coverage and the option page is just Gone.
locojedi
 member, 216 posts
Mon 12 Sep 2022
at 23:05
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
Yeah, wiped out my network drivers that have been doing fine for six years, thanks Windoze...
V_V
 member, 1017 posts
Tue 13 Sep 2022
at 08:15
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
I was really worried some had hacked my PC. I'm in a motel, to ready to transition from homelessness, and people have access to my room; whether I like it or not. My rig is the opposite of a laptop. Granted, it fits in a motel room; so not even in the same zipcode as major PC rigs; but that's why I don't just unplug hardware. I have it password protected, and I have all my normal precautions up by an order of magnitude; and I was getting this driver indication for a new device; and I have no new devices...So until seeing this my thought was rubber duck/hack-drive. I'm not glad it's stupid windoze crap; but I'm relieved it's not near and personal malice.

This message was last edited by the user at 09:17, Tue 13 Sept.

tmagann
 member, 808 posts
Tue 13 Sep 2022
at 16:12
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
I move 600 miles from the suburbs to a nice sparsely populated rural county for the quiet...and still, at the beginning of every school year I hear some neighbor practicing marching music on a snare drum. It can't be the same guy.

Worse, it make me want to play some Souza from Labor Day until Thanksgiving.
Hunter
 member, 1847 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Tue 13 Sep 2022
at 22:10
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to V_V (msg # 2109):

I've been where you are now (i.e. homeless), so let me give you some advise that I hope you'll find helpful.   And that said, I hope your situation improves before it gets worse.

First: Find a homeless shelter that you can crash in before you run low on funds.   Odds are that the hours are going to be different than what you're used to, but even that is preferable to sleeping in your car/outside.

Second: Save as much money as you can.  If you still have a car, see if you have a friend who'll let you park in their driveway at night.   That'll save you a lot of hassle.

Third: Be consigned to the fact that you're going to loose just about everything you have left.   Before it was over for me, I was down to what I could carry.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 463 posts
Fri 16 Sep 2022
at 13:46
Vents with allowed responses - 3
Needing reading glasses stinks. That is all.
1492
 member, 54 posts
 I like monkeys
Fri 16 Sep 2022
at 21:22
Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to SunRuanEr (msg # 2112):

I wear contact lenses but need(ed) reading glasses as well. Been that way for 10+ years. Then I went to see a different eye doctor and she changed my prescription in both eyes (weakening one and strengthening the other), so instead of 20/20 in both eyes, I was something like 20/35 on the left and 20/15 on the right. It took a little getting used to, but now I'm comfortable with it and I can see at distance AND read without glasses.

Just sharing in case anyone else out there has similar issues and wants to ask their own doctor about it.
Greymist
 member, 27 posts
Fri 16 Sep 2022
at 22:41
Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to 1492 (msg # 2113):

My doctor did something similar when I had laser eye surgery. One eye was made to be better at distance and the other for close-up. I have to wear glasses for distance when it is dark, and a different pair for reading very small print (pill bottles). But for the most part, for the past 12 years I wear no glasses all day long - including all the hours working at a computer.

My wife just had cataract surgery and they are doing the same thing, to allow her to have the most flexibility in her vision.

I had no idea this could be done with contacts!