An order was placed with shipping/receiving a month
ago. Bar codes on the labels would be nice
If you let me know the model/make and
who you gave the order to, I will follow up on this.
Has anybody considered the odds of
having a relatively loose paper label coming off inside the floppy
drive? Has anybody considered how you would get that piece of
paper out of the floppy drive?
Luckily, PC-Card slots have no moving
You're quite right, but we aren't using
the new design yet.
We are coming up on an election using
3.10.x on Model 2 units, which will use floppy disks, not PC cards. Why
did the person who thought to get this label printer never follow up on the
order for it when it appears it might be a critical feature we should be using
for this election.
I guess we'll have to generate
another ECO to cover this one. Is there anything else we should be
including in this third-time build of these units? Might as well
get it over with now.
I don't know
the scope of this question. For starters we don't need the D: drive,
and the A: drive should be a flash
We should probably post these
suggestions to the Hardware Discussion List.
Let me rephrase. What medium
(hardware connection) would you use to communicate between a remote
AV-TS unit and the GEMS host computer?
Through the poll
So you wouldn't communicate between a
remote AV-TS unit and the GEMS host computer, you would communicate between a
remote pollbook and the GEMS host computer. Thank you.
But of course, GEMS can't
handle 56K modems yet.
an unrelated issue. GEMS doesn't care what modem the TS
So the GEMS side can use 33.6 and the
AV-TS can use 56K and there won't be any problems. I was mistaken in my
understanding that it was the use of 56K modems any where in the system that
would cause problems.
But perhaps, there are other 33.6
modem cards availble that will work. I'll try to get in a few
samples for testing .
I understand existing accounts doing modem upload will be
using notebooks, so I wouldn't consider it a priority. It would be
nice to know why the 33.6 modems don't work
I won't stay up nights worrying about it
then, but we'll see if we can figure it out in our spare time.
With the "Version 5" unit being built, you will
be able to do remote download from a TS provided it has an (optional)
What is "Version
5"? I've never heard that term used before. Is that the
unit that Tab is designing? If it is, what happened to
"Version 3" and "Version 4"?
The name is not official. They are numbered by the
different companies who we have sent money to design/build ballot
- wood kiosk (IMARK)
- small black unit
- large black unit (Touch
- white unit (IAS)
- foam unit (PDE)
Is this to be the standard name to refer to it for now? I really
don't care what we call it, as long as we all call it the same thing. Oh,
De ja vu! Didn't I say that before, some months ago?
So what? It's a labor
intensive task to create memory cards too. Do our AccuVote
customers have more than one machine attached to the GEMS host computer
when they are programming memory cards?
Pardon my ignorance to the process, but
perhaps a field support person out there who's had some experience in
programming and labelling copious quantities of memory cards can help me to
understand the process of running multiple AccuVotes for this purpose. I'd
like to know more.
Has the total package (even the
new design) been thought through to cover the logistics of going from an
election's start to its finish?
No; we try not to think
through our software designs. Having a design complicates the
I thought so.
The design intent is to be as close to the AccuVote as
possible. A request for improvements to the design and user interface
was sent on 9/21/99 to the support list under the subject "3.10.1
Oh and by the way, their rezoning your
neighborhood as industrial. It was in the local newspaper on
Was there a 5 minute time limit on
requests for improvements or is it still open for suggestions?
If anybody fishes around
inside an AV-TS unit and they don't know what they're doing, they may
end up with the loose end of a cable in their hands and no clue as to
where it came from. Don't say I didn't warn ya.
Until an external port is furnished, I don't believe people
who "don't know what they are doing" have an alternative, loose
cables and warnings or no.
There's enough folk out there who do
know what they are doing who will take care of the current AV-TS accounts for
now. The afore-mentioned was a note to the others to leave it to those