I might be able to tell if the light was flashing if the delay was slow
enough, and if I had it in a dark area.
But if it flashed fairly fast, I might not be able to know if it was really
Very cool idea.
----- Original Message -----
From: "BlueChip" <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Rockbox development" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 11:24 AM
Subject: Re: Difficulty knowing whether I'm on "record" or "pause"
Perhaps consideration could be made to people who are not _totally_ blind
by flashing the backlight?
I know several "blind" people who are able to notice flashing lights, but
totally unable to establish any detail.
I also know a couple of guys who physically lack eye-balls (one of whom is
a world-class jazz pianist :) ...took me ages to work out what the funny
clicks were during his performances, until I noticed him running his baby
finger up the black notes at high speed to determine where his hand should
land - damned impressive!)
Anyway, the point being that there may be a lateral solution to the problem
...hook the remote control port up to your ear-lobe and generate a small
electric shock - LOL
At 17:10 21/12/2004, you wrote:
>Well, what I was thinking of probably is not feasible because what I
>was looking for is that when I press play button while in a recording
>-- and I guess you would have to write the frame to disk to do this
>--- then it would say pause. If I am in just the recording screen,
>pressing play and not hearing a prompt is not such a big deal to me,
>the harder part would be to use the pause/record sequence
>effectively. I guess there are always limitations to these things.
>The iriver port may be more flexible in that way, I imagine.
>on Tuesday 12/21/2004 Linus Nielsen Feltzing(firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote
> > John covici wrote:
> > > As a blind user what seems more sensible to me is that the only time
> > > would need the prompt is after I start the recording
> > I assume you mean when you enter the recording screen? You can't get a
> > prompt when you have started the recording.
> > > and then when I pause a prompt would be nice
> > When you pause (i.e press Play to pause) the MAS is still in recording
> > mode. If we enter Play mode here, the file will be corrupted, since the
> > last frame is still in the MAS memory and will be lost when leaving the
> > recording mode.
> > > and the delay would not matter then and I guess I could do without
> > > the prompt for the next recording so I would
> > > get the full 30 seconds of prerecord time -- how about that?
> > It will not prerecord when you pause the recording, only when you stop
> > Maybe you mean "stop" when you say "pause"?
> > If you do mean stop, then I'd say that your idea is feasible.
> > Linus
> John Covici
Received on Wed Dec 22 02:32:08 2004