[macvoiceover] Re: monitor on mac mini?

  • From: Keith Reedy <keithreedy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2010 15:57:41 -0500

Folks,

He just needs to get a MacBook.  I have one, its great and the battery only 
goes in one way, so no problem.

Keith Reedy
On Jan 9, 2010, at 3:26 PM, Richie Gardenhire wrote:

> For the most part, I agree with you, Bryan.  I have been following this 
> thread and it seems to me Josh is looking for portability and space-saving 
> solutions to his dilema.  If he can find a monitor that is fairly light and 
> not so cumbersome to lug around, that would be the ideal solution.  
> Otherwise, the suggestion of an entry-level Mac Book or 13-inch Mac Book 
> might be a better alternative.  In addition, he was concerned about replacing 
> the battery without sighted assistance.  Richie Gardenhire, Anchorage, Alaska.
> 
> 
> On Jan 9, 2010, at 6:07 AM, Bryan Smart wrote:
> 
> I realize that it might be kinda cool looking, and a bit of a space saver not 
> to attach a monitor to a mini, but maybe the solution for you Mini users to 
> actually get rid of this problem is for you to get a small monitor. You don't 
> need anything big. LCD monitors are cheap and small. If money is a problem, 
> look on a site like Craig's List, and you'll find used 15 inch LCDs for 
> around $50. If you can afford the DVI adaptor, you can afford that.
> 
> Besides, it might be nice to have some kind of monitor, even a little one, if 
> a sighted user wants to use your computer for a moment, or check out 
> something visually for you.
> 
> I think that, long-term, it would be good if we could have a fix for the 
> monitor requirement, but, in particular, I'm thinking of people like Josh. 
> He's a new Mac user, and going off to school with equipment purchased by Voc 
> Rehab. If you order some adaptor through them, and it doesn't work out, or if 
> it doesn't work out completely, you're just going to have to try another 
> adaptor (maybe at your own cost), buy your own monitor, or write to the lists 
> in frustration that Apple hasn't fixed this problem yet. Would be so much 
> easier to have them buy you a little monitor to go with your Mini. Who knows. 
> Someone might want to look at the paper that you're writing before you print 
> it out. You might have a roommate that wants to borrow your computer to work 
> on their paper, and would buy you beer in exchange. *smile* Being able to run 
> without a monitor is nice, but maybe everyone is struggling a bit too hard 
> with this one when the solution costs $50, takes up hardly any desk space, 
> and is kinda useful on occasion. The adaptor approach seems not quite 
> reliable on all models, and seems like an experiment for the adventurous 
> user. I don't think that it is the best approach to suggest to new users 
> though.
> 
> Bryan
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of ashley
> Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2010 5:31 AM
> To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: monitor on mac mini?
> 
> i'm not using one...
> 
> ash
> 
> On 9 Jan 2010, at 02:06, Josh wrote:
> 
> 
>       
>       Hi,
>       
>       I really hope it is not necessary to have a monitor hoked into the 
> latest mac mini. If there's a way not to have a monitor hooked up and have it 
> still work good that'd be great.
>       
>       Josh Kennedy jkenn337@xxxxxxxxx
>       my blog is at http://jkenn337.klangoblog.net (updated frequently). 
> Tired of Microsoft Windows and paying thousands for screen-readers? try out 
> NVDA, get a mac--, nvda--for Windows, or try out and switch to grml, Ubuntu, 
> Vinux, or knoppix-adriane Linux desktops. Knoppix ubuntu and vinux-cli-max 
> are the most accessible for beginners. also try vinux-gui and encourage those 
> at www.cherrypal.com to use windows-xp and nvda knoppix-adriane Vinux-cli-max 
> or grml so all blind people can have an accessible computer.
> 
> 
> 
> personal website:
> www.ashleycox.co.uk
> 
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