On 09 Nov 2019 03:10:53 -0400, in the Usenet newsgroup comp.dcom.modems, in
article <87d0e1r...@roadgrime.nodomain.nowhere>, Mike Spencer wrote:
>Moe Trin <ibup...@painkiller.example.tld.invalid> writes:
>> A bigger problem is that I've lost a lot of my sight (macular
Yup. Basically, I can see _letters_ but not words. Pixel loss.
]] and reading (a joy since age 5 or so) is difficult.
>Guessing that there are tricks with a computer screen that may
>help, at least a bit,
[kepler ~]$ whatis xmag
xmag (1) - magnify parts of the screen
But I use 'tab completion' (in the shell) a lot. Using 'evince'
as a .pdf reader also allows me to set print size.
>that conventional dead-tree print doesn't offer.
A 2 by 4 inch 4x magnifying glass helps
>Well, my mother died not too long before she reached her
>25th birthday. 
Till I read the footnote, I'm thinking... what base? 36?? (0-9a-z)
>We can hope you'll do as well.
Family history does matter - my mother made it to 92, and my older
sister is still ticking. My father didn't reach mid-50s (like
his parents and brothers) due to un-diagnosed high blood pressure
(easily controlled today).