[bksvol-discuss] Re: Braille Note transfer help

  • From: "Estelnalissi" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 00:59:31 -0400

Dear E, Scott, Jill Kelly and John,

You are such good teachers. After I post this message of appreciation, I'll be off to read myself to sleep.

Yes E, , I have unpacked several books which is why I was frustrated last night when I was so eager to start a reading marathon to finish the book before I see the movie.

With Amber's guidance and some trial and error, we coaxed The Night Listener to appear on my Braille Note.

Last night, when I was fuzzy with headache, I renamed the file when I told the computer where to save it. We think that's why the BN didn't recognize it.

Before Amber instant messaged that "Sure, she'd try and talk me through it, I had tried everyone's suggestions, including Scott's. Knowing what didn't work helped us track down what I'd done to confuse the BN.

By trying all of your tips, I learned more about my Braille Note. I'd never used the X chord command before and it will be handy. I also didn't realize you could make different files on a flash card. The notion of transferring a book from Bookshare directly to the card is also a great new tip.

Jill, please let me know what you think of Saint Maybe. I thought it was strong on character development and a book anyone who likes delving in human nature will enjoy. It's full of heart, almost a prerequisite with me, and raises dilemmas which bear thinking about. The protagonist takes on more guilt when he's a teen ager than anyone at any age can bear. He sets his own desires aside to make the best of a tragic situation with 3 orphaned children.

Though the tone of The Night Listener will be quite different, psychological suspense, I hope I enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed Saint Maybe which Amber scanned and I validated and which Jill noticed is now in the collection. .

Thanks again, to all of you, for my continuing education.

Always With Love,

Lissi

Give me the higher ground any day even if I have to climb uphill to meet it.
Bill the Pony, from The Tenth Walker by Lyndellia, Tolkien Fan Fiction
----- Original Message ----- From: "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, August 04, 2006 10:32 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Braille Note transfer help



Try unpacking the book to your hard disk. Then move it to your card. Have you moved other books to the card successfully?

E.
At 09:37 PM 8/4/2006, you wrote:

Dear John, E, Kelly and Jill,

John, the reset button beeped and dinged when I pressed it, as it's supposed to do, but the book remains invisible.

E, I do have a card reader and when I put the card back in to it, and pressed T a few times, I landed on the title of the book, so I guess it's there.

Jill, I had unpacked the book, so I deleted the unpacked file from the card, went back to Bookshare and downloaded another unpacked copy and copied it to the card. Yet, when I inserted the card, I couldn't find the book.

Kelly, it's kind of you to offer help. I hope we can connect soon.

You may be asking how many people does it take to help Lissi change a light bulb. I'll have you know I changed 2 yesterday, one in the guest room closet and another in a night light.

I'll need to commune with the Braille Note because I realize I must be missing one or more crucial commands.

Thanks to all of you for helping me brainstorm.

Always With Love,

Lissi

Give me the higher ground any day even if I have to climb uphill to meet it.
Bill the Pony, from The Tenth Walker by Lyndellia, Tolkien Fan Fiction
----- Original Message ----- From: "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, August 04, 2006 1:06 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Braille Note transfer help



Try putting the card back in the computer if you have a card reader and let's find out if the computer recognizes it. If you do not have a card reader, they cost from ten to fifteen dollars, fit into a USB port and are invaluable.

E.


At 01:09 PM 8/4/2006, you wrote:

Hi Lissi,

I find that sometimes my BN doesn't see new files on the flash card until I either remove and re-insert the card, or perform a reset.

I haven't found a pattern for this, but sometimes it is the only I can get newly copied files to become visible.





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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Estelnalissi
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2006 6:04 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Braille Note transfer help


Dear Anyone?

I'm trying to transfer a BRF file from my computer to a compaq flash card to my braille note. I downloaded the book and unpacked it in my Recreational Reading Braille folder and then copied and pasted it to the compaq flash card. When I put the card in the Braille Note and entered on open a file and then on compaq flash card, and looked in the only folder I have there called none, many books were listed, but not the new one. Can anyone suggest what I should be doing to get the book?

Today I made plans with a friend to see the movie, Night Listener, based on a book of the same title. Naturally I want to read the book before I see the movie, though I only have 2 days. Bookshare has it!!! Another big headache is preventing me from validating tonight, Jaws is shattering my nerves. my options are reading braille or trying to sleep.

You know I'll appreciate your help, but in the meantime, there are plenty of books on the Braille Note to keep the dots and stories flowing.

Always With Love,

Lissi

Give me the higher ground any day even if I have to climb uphill to meet it.
Bill the Pony, from The Tenth Walker by Lyndellia, Tolkien Fan Fiction

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