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7 months 2 weeks ago #1 by Johan Nel
Hi all,
Last week I was thinking of ways to become productive again since my loss of vision and thought of an overhead projector, but unfortunately for me to "see" most of the time I am trying to read in the shadow of my body, since I cannot see text further than 30cm...

I however asked at the shop to connect a laptop to a HD television set and after some Notepad testing it appear I would be able to have some capabilities with the 50 inch curved screen (text visible and using the Windows Magnifier for unrecognizable text) giving a good balance between reading and not having to feel like playing tennis on my wheeled chair. Fingers crossed!!!

In the mean time, thanks to all for the wishes. Although slow it seems I am able to at least navigate in XIDE (thanks Chris) with large fonts giving me effectively an 80X20 source code view on the 50 inch screen.

Best wishes to all and hope to be active again, although it might be slow.

Kind regards,

Johan Nel

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7 months 2 weeks ago #2 by Wolfgang Riedmann
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Hi Johan,

great!

And welcome back!

Wolfgang
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7 months 2 weeks ago - 7 months 2 weeks ago #3 by Otto Christiaanse
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Nice to hear you're not giving up and found a workaround!
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7 months 2 weeks ago #4 by Karl Faller
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Take your time, happy to have you back!
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7 months 2 weeks ago #5 by Chris Pyrgas
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Hey, that's fantastic to hear! If there's anything we could do to help you, please shout!

Regarding XIDE specifically, if you can think of something like bigger windows, bigger fonts, anything that could help you out, let me know. I will be more than happy to add an option to change the IDE appearance in such a way that it will be more productive for you.

cheers!
Chris

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7 months 2 weeks ago #6 by Rene J. Pajaron
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Hi Johan,

My best wishes. Slow is relative term. Keep it slow, will ya?

Regards,

Rene

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7 months 2 weeks ago #7 by Johan Nel
Hi Chris,
Thank you. Well speech recognition will be great thanks... :-D

On a serious note. So far all seems fine with using XIDE, the only direct difficulty are the Projects/Toolbox/Properties/Local pane which seems a bit small, but with the Magnifier on I am able to see it.

Take care,

Johan

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7 months 2 weeks ago #8 by Johan Nel
Hi Rene,

Slow is not a word in my vocabulary.... :-D

Will try my best, hopefully my code will still execute fast even if I type it slow.

Johan

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7 months 2 weeks ago #9 by Dick
That is very good news - we hope you're getting used to doing some work like this!

Dick

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7 months 2 weeks ago #10 by Johan Nel
Hi Dick,
Thank you. Well this is not work this is relaxation. I am slowly getting into what I was doing before my health issues... Rewriting my data-driven engine and continue the article series I was busy with in the Vulcan newsgroup which I hipe the team will allow to be published in the forum..
Regards,
Johan

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7 months 2 weeks ago #11 by Johan Nel
Hi all,
Well if anybody wants to know how my solution looks like, here is an image.
Johan
PS: My computer is not as old as the T-shirt if somebody is wondering...:P

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7 months 2 weeks ago #12 by Dick
Well, that's for sure thanks to the progress in electronics. A screen like this would be way to expensive say 10 years ago.

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7 months 2 weeks ago #13 by Johan Nel
Hi Dick

ic2 wrote: Well, that's for sure thanks to the progress in electronics. A screen like this would be way to expensive say 10 years ago.

I totally agree, would not in my life thought I would own a computer screen that large. Luckily if my sight improve I can always demote it to the lounge.... well that is if I don't get too attached to it... :lol::lol:

Johan
PS: It costed about the same price as what I paid in 1993 for the Clipper Developers Conference (T-shirt), hope it will also stood the test of time for 25 years.

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7 months 1 week ago #14 by Rene J. Pajaron
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You got a bad ass monitor. Is that curvy? 4K? Freesync? or Gsync. No idea what I am talking about, but I love a monitor like this. It makes my perspective wider.

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7 months 1 week ago #15 by Johan Nel
Hi Rene,

rjpajaron wrote: You got a bad ass monitor. Is that curvy? 4K? Freesync? or Gsync. No idea what I am talking about, but I love a monitor like this. It makes my perspective wider.


No not a monitor, is a 50inch Sansui Curved Ultra Hi Definition Television Set, SVGA and HDMI port. Price perspective in SA more Screen for less money than a computer screen. Costed +-Euro300.

Regards,
Johan

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7 months 1 week ago #16 by Karl-Heinz Rauscher
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Hi Johan,

impressing view not only for programming, but for watching the TdF 5 hours a day too ;-)

All the best !

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Karl-Heinz

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7 months 1 week ago - 7 months 1 week ago #17 by Johan Nel
Hi Karl-Heinz,

Karl-Heinz wrote: impressing view not only for programming, but for watching the TdF 5 hours a day too ;-)
All the best !

THank you very much. Yes the T-shirt and X# (old and new) brings back good memories.
Regarding the TdF, I am preparing for next years... :lol:
Regards,
Johan

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