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« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2001, 08:42:35 PM »
I am having problems finding the forestry forum at about.com, can someone tell me where to find it.
Thanks for any help :)

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« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2001, 09:05:36 PM »
Marc, if you were over there wanting to come here they would ignore you.

The address to the forestry part of the site that includes links to their forum is:
www.forestry.about.com

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« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2001, 09:08:04 PM »
Marc Jeff is right on that one!

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« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2001, 09:20:09 PM »
Sorry, Jeff is wrong on that one.  There are a number of cross overs here, and I found this site on About.com forestry.

But I would advise Bruce to take Tom and Jeffs hints on how to watch the forum before jumping in.  We can be a particularly responsive bunch, but not always to the liking of the poster.

Both are good sites, this one is getting bigger and better, and about com has problems.  

Time will tell where we all end up talking.  My idea is an ether net bar, bar keep keeping order, Rav can be the bar maid, Tom the bouncer.  Supply your own booze, and jump up on the bar every now and then and spout off.
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« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2001, 09:24:03 PM »
Don, sorry about that They reference. I know you and others would tell the way back here. It's the management that seems to be a little insecure over there these days.
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« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2001, 11:40:41 PM »
Gordon

Your disabled friend sounds like a resourceful guy.  Years ago I designed a pivoting gun mount for my wheel chair.  It moves up and down and side to side.  It was designed to mount on the front of my wheel chair like the sliding hitch on a pickup - the vertical steel holder is adjustable.  The nice thing about this device is it moves with the chair once the 2 inch square tube hitch is installed on the front of the chair.  Sounds like your resourceful as well.  I used this device once and couldn't handle the noise of the gun.  Made me jump.  I've never tried a bow.  Your friend has my vote.
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« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2001, 12:02:01 PM »
Don,

So you want me to be the bar maid, eh? :D

That sounds easy enough, if it's BYOB!  ;D
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« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2001, 12:04:52 PM »
Bruce,

My father is interested in learning how to use the computer, but his hands have a wicked tremor. He's afraid that he would be unable to use the keyboard.

Do you know of any special devices or resources for people who need help using a computer?  He has thought of trying to use a pointer, to  minimize the tremor. I will just have to get him in here and make him try it!

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« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2001, 05:17:51 PM »
He's gotta try it! One of the best machinists I've known had a bad tremor but could "lock it in" to make fine machine adjustments, then as his hand left the machine it was shaking all over the place again. You just don't know what the body is capable of till pushed. Bruce types way faster than me...I clock in at minus 5 wpm when errors are deducted :D
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« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2001, 05:23:00 PM »
Rav, there is always voice control software. Its gotten cheaper and better. I think probably good program for around $149
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« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2001, 05:56:49 PM »
RavioliKid

Greetings:

Your father could easily operate the key boad with a pointer if the pointer was designed like mine.  Each end is rounded and the pointer is 6 to 7 inches long.

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Titanium.  The pointer is actually round at the base where it touches the keys (A) and the diameter is the size of the keys yet the shape of the pointer as it extends to the area that is round (B)ends up to be more narrow.  Area C is where the thumb and fingers hold on to the pointer, the thumb pointing up threw the pointer.

I bought a device for $50.00 that alows you to talk into the computer without using the key board.  It really works but I havn't had the time to study all the different commands that are necessary inorder that the computer will receive the proper input for symbols, i.e., !, @, #, $, %, ^, &, *, (, ), _, +, =, etc.  I will fax you the actual drawing of my pointer in your interested.  I have two of them.  I could loan you one in order for you to have one built.  Linn Benton Community College made mine for me at no charge
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« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2001, 06:36:58 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions!

My father has made a "lady friend" that is urging him to get online. I think that is probably all the motivation he is going to need! ;)

It kind of amazes me that he's put himself "on the market" so quickly. I'm happy for him - I guess...

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« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2001, 02:24:51 PM »
Rav, it is all part of the healing process.  He had wonderful years with your mother, and misses the contact, the companionship, the support he had then.

Be happy for him.  

My mother went the other way, no male friends, no contact with the men of her age.  Resists the most minor of efforts to communicate with her.  She is in a shadow of life, with no joy what so ever.

Be happy for him.
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« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2001, 03:09:14 PM »
Oh, I am happy for him, Don.

It's just kind of odd - Not bad, just odd.

I'm sure I'll get used to it shortly. I haven't seen him so happy and relaxed in years. He can do what he wants, when he wants. He doesn't have to sleep with one ear open.

I know he loved taking care of my mother, but it was hard.

He deserves all the happiness he can get his hands on!

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