moderated Tandem down this weekend


Steve Matzura
 

I know there've been storms in south Florida, but were they bad enough to take out power in the Tampa-St. Pete area to the point where we lost Tandem servers this weekend? Or has this discussion already been done to death?


Bill White
 

I don't know about a power failure, but I tried to use Tandem on Saturday, and was unable to get a meeting ID.

Bill White

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2022 7:29 AM
To: JFW
Subject: Tandem down this weekend

I know there've been storms in south Florida, but were they bad enough
to take out power in the Tampa-St. Pete area to the point where we lost
Tandem servers this weekend? Or has this discussion already been done to
death?


Ashleigh Piccinino
 

I never knew Jaws tandem could not work, period. However, it's good to know for any future students I might have.

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I don't know about a power failure, but I tried to use Tandem on Saturday, and was unable to get a meeting ID.

Bill White

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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2022 7:29 AM
To: JFW
Subject: Tandem down this weekend

I know there've been storms in south Florida, but were they bad enough
to take out power in the Tampa-St. Pete area to the point where we lost
Tandem servers this weekend? Or has this discussion already been done to
death?













Bill White
 

Hi, Ashleigh. Yes, Tandem can definitely not work. The reason for this is that, when you use Tandem, you are actually using the servers on FreedomScientific.com. If, for any reason, the FreedomScientific.com website is down, or even having trouble on their servers, this can cause Tandem not to work. It doesn't always mean, though, that every time FreedomScientific has trouble with its website, that Tandem won't work.

 

Bill White

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ashleigh Piccinino
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2022 1:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Tandem down this weekend

 

I never knew Jaws tandem could not work, period. However, it's good to know for any future students I might have.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2022 2:42:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Tandem down this weekend

 

I don't know about a power failure, but I tried to use Tandem on Saturday, and was unable to get a meeting ID.

Bill White

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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2022 7:29 AM
To: JFW
Subject: Tandem down this weekend

I know there've been storms in south Florida, but were they bad enough
to take out power in the Tampa-St. Pete area to the point where we lost
Tandem servers this weekend? Or has this discussion already been done to
death?












Ashleigh Piccinino
 

So, I guess it's just a lottery as to when it will and won't work. Period. Wow. Good to know, especially for someone going to complete an assistive technology assessment later on this semester.

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Subject: Re: Tandem down this weekend
 

Hi, Ashleigh. Yes, Tandem can definitely not work. The reason for this is that, when you use Tandem, you are actually using the servers on FreedomScientific.com. If, for any reason, the FreedomScientific.com website is down, or even having trouble on their servers, this can cause Tandem not to work. It doesn't always mean, though, that every time FreedomScientific has trouble with its website, that Tandem won't work.

 

Bill White

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ashleigh Piccinino
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2022 1:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Tandem down this weekend

 

I never knew Jaws tandem could not work, period. However, it's good to know for any future students I might have.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2022 2:42:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Tandem down this weekend

 

I don't know about a power failure, but I tried to use Tandem on Saturday, and was unable to get a meeting ID.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2022 7:29 AM
To: JFW
Subject: Tandem down this weekend

I know there've been storms in south Florida, but were they bad enough
to take out power in the Tampa-St. Pete area to the point where we lost
Tandem servers this weekend? Or has this discussion already been done to
death?












 

On Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 05:13 PM, Ashleigh Piccinino wrote:
So, I guess it's just a lottery as to when it will and won't work.
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Given the percentage of up time, this is an inaccurate statement.  One can always count on scheduled down time for maintenance, and unscheduled down time in the event of natural disasters.  That's not a huge amount of down time.

I doubt that JAWS Tandem has quite the redundancy of servers that something like TeamViewer or Microsoft Quick Assist does, but that makes sense given the sizes of their respective user bases.

But calling it a "lottery" as to when Tandem will be working is not supported by history.  There would have been little interest in the fact that Tandem was down if it were in that state frequently.  The exception state was the news part of this.
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Dave Durber
 

Ashleigh:
 
Given that the Tandum function in JAWS is facilitated through a remote server, which connects any 2 computers using the JAWS Tandum funcion, it is inevitable, there will be a loss of function at times with the Tandum Server for many reasons. Fortunately, since the Tandum function was included in I believe JAWS 10, there have been very few occasions, when users of JAWS have not been able to use the Tandum function successfully.
 
Dave
 

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Sent: Monday, September 26, 2022 9:23 PM
Subject: Re: Tandem down this weekend

I never knew Jaws tandem could not work, period. However, it's good to know for any future students I might have.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2022 2:42:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Tandem down this weekend
 
I don't know about a power failure, but I tried to use Tandem on Saturday, and was unable to get a meeting ID.

Bill White

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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2022 7:29 AM
To: JFW
Subject: Tandem down this weekend

I know there've been storms in south Florida, but were they bad enough
to take out power in the Tampa-St. Pete area to the point where we lost
Tandem servers this weekend? Or has this discussion already been done to
death?













Dave Durber
 


Brian:
 
I agree with you. Since its inseption, The number of times I have used Tandum and not got a connection with another computer is extremely small.
 
Dave
 

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Sent: Monday, September 26, 2022 10:30 PM
Subject: Re: Tandem down this weekend

On Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 05:13 PM, Ashleigh Piccinino wrote:
So, I guess it's just a lottery as to when it will and won't work.
-
Given the percentage of up time, this is an inaccurate statement.  One can always count on scheduled down time for maintenance, and unscheduled down time in the event of natural disasters.  That's not a huge amount of down time.

I doubt that JAWS Tandem has quite the redundancy of servers that something like TeamViewer or Microsoft Quick Assist does, but that makes sense given the sizes of their respective user bases.

But calling it a "lottery" as to when Tandem will be working is not supported by history.  There would have been little interest in the fact that Tandem was down if it were in that state frequently.  The exception state was the news part of this.
--

Brian Virginia, USA Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

    ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore