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mickal
03-25-2011, 07:50 AM
readind throus the code in obex driovers helps alt to see hoe tospin . aai will i had got into this or even picaxe befor a did 6months VB.net and java becue I learnt more about how everythin workk. wiuth prp.

$WMc%
03-25-2011, 08:08 AM
mickal
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mickal
03-25-2011, 10:45 AM
i have no feeling in my hands soi make a lut ofv tytpos> I thinkl i can gertb drangon for $40 us dollars and a good micrtoppone. hopfully that will work> kow 8ts got apainfull setup/'''

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doggiedoc
03-25-2011, 11:19 AM
i have no feeling in my hands soi make a lut ofv tytpos>
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Perhaps you should try typing with your toes.

John A. Zoidberg
03-25-2011, 12:02 PM
From the posts, I believe that he has trouble typing, not trouble spelling the words. He mentioned something about "dragon" and "mic", which indicates that his hands are having some problems at the moment and he requires text-to-speech.

doggiedoc
03-25-2011, 01:43 PM
I smell a fish. I am typing this entire reply with a pencil in my mouth. I think the OP is trying to be funny.

$WMc%
03-25-2011, 04:47 PM
Maybe Speech to text
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support.microsoft.com/kb/306901

Microcontrolled
03-25-2011, 05:17 PM
Guys, if this is a real post, you're going to scare him off the forum. Although he seems to type fine here: http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?130530-USB-Camera&p=986792#post986792
Maybe something happened in the meantime.

Ttailspin
03-25-2011, 05:24 PM
I understood everything mickal wrote...but then again, I spend way to much time in the 419 forums...:coffee:

I do have a question about "ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff" on line 14 however, but We can start a new thread for that...

$WMc%
03-25-2011, 09:59 PM
Mickal:
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Hang in there with us on the forums.
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I can understand your posts, Thats all that matters.
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If I can understand it then every one else can too.

kwinn
03-25-2011, 11:03 PM
I thought the name was familiar so I did a quick search and came up with 11 prior posts. Either mickal went through an extraordinary effort to be correct on the previous 11 posts or doggiedoc is correct.

Ttailspin
03-26-2011, 12:24 AM
I am glad You like to read this forum mickal,

I find it educational, interesting, and at times, provocative...:innocent:

I understand You have limited feeling in Your hands, if You don't mind talking about it,
what is the nature of Your disability? some folks here might not be aware of what is required
to communicate with a keyboard... it is easy to take for granted with no disabilities.

A quick click tells Me that You have 62 post's, most are well thought out, and most have excellent responses.
It seems as though You had a handle on the disability, is the condition worsening? I hope not.:frown:

Anyway, I wish good luck to You and Yours mickal..
as an aside, be cautious of suspicious emails that ask for passwords and other personal information.
I would hate to think someone here on this forum having passwords PHISHed.

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
03-26-2011, 05:09 PM
@doggiedoc, I'd rather give him the benefit of doubt.. We live in a world that is very cruel and non understanding to someone with a disability. I'd personally rather take the chance of being trolled than add to the problem.

@Mickal, if you can, share with others how you are overcoming this in your hobby. Feel welcome here. 98.9% of everyone in these forums are of high caliber and I'm proud to have met many of them at the expos.

OBC

doggiedoc
03-26-2011, 06:03 PM
@Jeff, I have a very difficult time not being sarcastic. It's a character flaw. :D

whiteoxe
03-26-2011, 07:54 PM
@kwinn, nice to know youve been checkngup on mickal :)

@doggie doc, yeah tha cold have worked as i was paralised from the neck down for a number f days

whiteoxe
03-26-2011, 08:09 PM
For Mickal......

ane. Hands work but no feeling so an be hard to tell if he hit the keys properly and is much slower to type he broke his neck october 2010, spend weks over christmas in hospital having spinal op. still hsving physio at Materer hospital. can now walk with a cane.

Typing short messages on forum not a bg problem but writing letters is more difficult.

So wondering if Dragan would be a god move also for coding on prop tool. Then on the other hand while writng anything I think tping give a bitmoerme tme to think aboou yourur codng than smple speaing into amcropone but both together could work well.

kwinn
03-26-2011, 10:51 PM
@ mickal and whiteoxe, I believe mickal's name was familiar because I had answered at least one of his posts previously, and I checked to see if that was correct. If typing is as difficult for him as this thread indicates then I am both astonished and impressed by the clarity of his previous posts and will answer any questions he posts as long as I can understand the post and have the required info.

doggiedoc
03-27-2011, 01:51 AM
@whiteoxe, you say:
Hands work but no feeling so an be hard to tell if he hit the keys properly and is much slower to type he broke his neck october 2010, spend weks over christmas in hospital having spinal op. still hsving physio at Materer hospital. can now walk with a cane So if this is true then he must have had a serious set back in recovery since 3/23/2011 when he composed this:

Bill, hope you dont mind me asking my own camera (video) in your thread ? I bought a great 2007 dual core Dell for $290. The fire wire port on it is the 'little one' but that is what is on my vid camera. So the 'big end' of the cable for fire wire wont fit ? weird cause on the desktop i threw in the industrial bin :) had a port for the 'big end' . Do i just need an adapter ?

Mike.

Pliers
03-27-2011, 11:44 AM
I love this forum too.
Smart, funny, caring people.

whiteoxe
03-28-2011, 02:41 AM
@whiteoxe, you say: So if this is true then he must have had a serious set back in recovery since 3/23/2011 when he composed this:

Then your about as clever as a besser brick block if thats as good as your reasoning gets !

doggiedoc
03-28-2011, 03:14 PM
Then your about as clever as a besser brick block if thats as good as your reasoning gets !

My apologies. My statement was not intended as a personal attack. I should have stated that if his condition is worsening, then all of us wish him the best.

mickal
03-29-2011, 08:42 PM
@Mickal, if you can, share with others how you are overcoming this in your hobby. Feel welcome here. 98.9% of everyone in these forums are of high caliber and I'm proud to have met many of them at the expos.

OBC[/QUOTE]

Thanks everyone for your response. I really feel a tiny bit silly, feels like Im advertising my challenges which was never my intention. Especially as on the days I go to rehab there are people there with far greater challenges in front of them. I can get a little down about the feeling and loss of dexterity in my hands but if im not lazy/tired my typing is fine .

I have a friend who has soldered a few things recently like pins onto an nokia lcd screen, and touch pad and xbee adapter, keypad.. I will be trying to do more of that myself in the future, difficult but possible.

Also the damage to the spinal cord can keep repairing for 12 months so Ive got another 6 months of small improvements.
I have worked mostly on farms and construction sites and mining. That is no longer an option , this forum and field of electronics I find great. Even threads I cant really fully grasp are very.interesting. Like members building ide, compilers, prop languages. Very cool stuff by very smart people.

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
03-29-2011, 10:08 PM
Thanks everyone for your response. I really feel a tiny bit silly, feels like Im advertising my challenges which was never my intention. Especially as on the days I go to rehab there are people there with far greater challenges in front of them. I can get a little down about the feeling and loss of dexterity in my hands but if im not lazy/tired my typing is fine .

Don't feel that way! If there is anything folks can do to lend a hand if you hit a wall somewhere, please let us know.

All the best!

OBC

John A. Zoidberg
03-30-2011, 02:01 AM
No worries, Mickal. The spinal cord damage can be very tough and difficult for you, but I know you will overcome those problems. Please stay strong!

On another note, I frequent the Parallax forums because there are many supportive people inside. We all feel safe here. :D

P!-Ro
03-30-2011, 05:30 AM
I sure hope you get better, I couldn't imagine having hardly any feeling myself. You're fortunate you've at least found something else you are interested in, many people don't seem to get that far when they can no longer work their original jobs.

Either way, God bless and good luck with whatever challenges you choose to work towards! I'll look forward to when you start posting your own completed projects.

HollyMinkowski
03-30-2011, 06:02 AM
I really feel a tiny bit silly, feels like Im advertising my challenges which was never my intention. Especially as on the days I go to rehab there are people there with far greater challenges in front of them.

That is no longer an option , this forum and field of electronics I find great. Even threads I cant really fully grasp are very.interesting. Like members building ide, compilers, prop languages. Very cool stuff by very smart people.

mickal, please don't feel silly :-)

We are all very glad you are here. I wonder if something like skype might be of benefit
for you, although the act of typing may be a useful addition to your rehab.

I'm certain you will be able to grasp electronics and programming. You don't really see
stupid people on forums like this one....even the desire to hang around a place like this
proves that a person is pretty damned smart! :-)

@doggiedoc, I'm absolutely certain that you would NEVER mount a personal attack
on someone struggling to overcome a disability.

You are afflicted with the gifts of sarcasm and suspicion, as am I.

BTW: are you really a doggiedoc? I mean a veterinarian?
I just love animals and caring for them would be such a cool profession :-)

mickal
03-30-2011, 07:40 AM
First I have to say I know where DOC was coming from in this thread. He had me cracked up with the pencil joke :-) Sorry about the 'ffffffffffffffffffffffff' I was multitasking (answering questions) , obviously poorly and did not realise I had done it. Also I probably do have it in me to go over to the dark side and pull off such a stunt :) Alas in this case it is not so.

The day before the big operation where I had been warned I could come out of it totally paralyzed, I was making jokes with my brother comparing myself to Stephen Hawking. I said it might be ok for him with a massive IQ and lots to think about ,but with my level of intelligence could he hold up pretty picture books for me to stare at if that happened :smile:


mickal, please don't feel silly :-)

We are all very glad you are here. I wonder if something like skype might be of benefit
for you, although the act of typing may be a useful addition to your rehab.

I'm certain you will be able to grasp electronics and programming. You don't really see
stupid people on forums like this one....even the desire to hang around a place like this
proves that a person is pretty damned smart! :-)


Your way too nice Holly !!!! BTW , I already use Skype but rarely, not sure what your angle there is, do you mean to chat with hobbyists ? I have found learning Spin much easier than I imagined. I don't Spin well yet but I have had the most excellent help from PM's or thread replies. I have enjoyed looking at other peoples drivers and seeing how bytes are treated, rotated, Anded etc. Some of the operators and pipes still need a bit more attention but that I am sure would be the case with ANY language. The OBEX is gold too, jeez, you dont even have to know how to program the prop :tongue:

My regret is knowing about the propeller for a year and steering clear of the whole field because I had the impression Spin was leaning on a very esoteric side of how its world turned. And I was not wanting to pay up for a basic stamp.

In both cases above I was in error .

Heater.
03-30-2011, 08:03 AM
mickal



...but with my level of intelligence could he hold up pretty picture books for me to stare at.. Ha! Just consider this forum as one huge infinitely fascinating picture book to stare at. It's been working for me for years now:)


My regret is knowing about the propeller for a year and steering clear of the whole field because I had the impression Spin was leaning on a very esoteric side of how its world turned.You are not alone. I to skipped over the Prop for a long while as it seemed to be so "off the wall". Shame.

Luckily it sounds like you have a curious mind and a lot to learn re: electronics, micros, programming etc, etc. You are going to have a lot of fun.