[nfbwatlk] FW: [gui-talk] Fwd: There Is HOPE For Pandora

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Sun Jan 16 06:49:21 UTC 2011

Computer gremlins strike again!

In any event, I installed Hope and it is superb.  The only thing I miss is
being able to purchase selections from iTunes as I can via the iPhone app.


-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of David Andrews
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 9:29 PM
To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] FW: [gui-talk] Fwd: There Is HOPE For Pandora

It was actually one week ago -- my computer program changed some messages
statuses from sent to unsent, and sent them again -- for some unknown



At 11:09 PM 1/15/2011, you wrote:
>I think you accidentally posted an older message. You wrote this like  
>2 weeks ago.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] 
>On Behalf Of David Andrews
>Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2011 3:11 PM
>To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
>Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] FW: [gui-talk] Fwd: There Is HOPE For Pandora
>The whole world can't be free.  He has expenses etc., and must support 
>himself!  Ten dollars is pretty nominal -- as these things go.
>At 05:05 PM 1/8/2011, you wrote:
> >I wonder, is this guy trying to make his living by bringing users to 
> >purchase his program? If I was him, I would've made the software 
> >available free of charge to all blind persons out there to have a 
> >more accessible experience.
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org 
> >[mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org]
> >On Behalf Of Mike Freeman
> >Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2011 12:34 PM
> >To: nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org
> >Subject: [nfbwatlk] FW: [gui-talk] Fwd: There Is HOPE For Pandora
> >
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: gui-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org 
> >[mailto:gui-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org]
> >On Behalf Of Steve Pattison
> >Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2011 12:25 PM
> >To: Access L; CUG Members; VIP-L
> >Cc: GW Info
> >Subject: [gui-talk] Fwd: There Is HOPE For Pandora
> >
> >All prices in this message are in US dollars.  -Steve.
> >
> >From:    Roger R. Cusson rrc at ime.net
> >
> >Greetings Folks,
> >
> >With the very recent initial software release of a truly wonderful 
> >Pandora third party interface known as: HOPE, a blind-friendly 
> >approach for Pandora, we are now on equal footing with all of the 
> >other Pandora Radio listeners out there.
> >
> >For the uninitiated, Pandora Radio, found at:
> >
> >http://www.pandora.com
> >
> >is a very innovative web site, that seeks to allow users to set up 
> >various radio stations, based on their musical preferences, both by 
> >individual artist and or specific genres.
> >
> >The Pandora radio site is almost completely unusable by blind folks 
> >with screen reading technology, as they rely on Adobe's extensive use 
> >of Flash technology, to deliver all of the usable web content and 
> >adjustments to account options and the music player.
> >
> >Pandora is much more than just a radio or music web site that 
> >actually finds music based upon your specific and wide ranging 
> >solutions but I do not feel like writing all of that crap out. I am 
> >not nearly as good as my friend Hap Holly, is at spinning a good yarn.
> >
> >Basically, the visually impaired developer of Qwitter, a third party 
> >application layer gateway for the popular social networking site, 
> >Twitter, has gone and done it again with his extremely unique 
> >approach to
> >Based on some Python programming skills, and some excellent use of 
> >the Pandora very secret XML technology, he has made a completely 
> >accessible interface to the Pandora site...
> >
> >It is $10.00 which seems to be a one time purchase for as many 
> >updates as he can try to write, before his fingers fall off.
> >
> >The developer, Chris Toth has made a truly usable interface to Pandora.
> >Once you configure a few stations, either based on artist or genre, 
> >you will never listen to Internet radio quite the same way again. No 
> >commercials, no speaking in between the tracks, just good music of 
> >all
> >
> >Pandora uses your suggestions to essentially pick songs and artists 
> >in or close to the same musical style or genre/sound.
> >
> >It is unbelievable!!!
> >
> >Chris with his HOPE application has made the Pandora experience 
> >completely blind-friendly by eliminating having to even use the 
> >Pandora
> >
> >A blind user cannot even independently create their initial account 
> >on the Pandora's.com web site. With H O P E, all all all things are 
> >usable and all account creation, and all of the same interactions 
> >that a sighted user would experience, have been built directly into 
> >Pandora's third party gateway, H O P E.
> >
> >The H O P E program can be found at:
> >
> >http://q-continuum.net/hope/
> >
> >I want everyone who is interested to visit Chris's site, and ask him 
> >questions and of course purchase the program to further the 
> >development of HOPE.
> >
> >Believe me, from a fellow who has used Pandora since 2006, his 
> >program was well worth waiting for.
> >
> >Check it out, and hope you enjoy the accessible experience that HOPE 
> >brings to Pandora.com
> >
> >If anyone wants to contact the Pandora support staff, in case they 
> >have questions or want to purchase for 36 bucks per year, a unlimited 
> >listening experience, please e-mail:
> >
> >support at pandora.com
> >
> >The subscription process is only technically open to U.S. 
> >subscribers, unless, you happen to have a proxy gateway to make it 
> >look like you are in fact in the U.S. That is another discussion for
another time...

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