Monthly Archives: May 2009
It may seem like I’ve been on vacation for the past few days. In a sense I have been. I’m out of the city, in a beautiful rural town which happens to have a great wireless connection.
While it’s not exactly the place to watch and review DVDs or update old articles (activities I’ve been doing here as of late), it is perfect for going through thousands of RSS feeds and finding the best of the best (or the oddest of the odd) for a quick tweet at twitter.
So check it out. There’s nothing tardy about the headlines here:
Looks like voice recognition is finally getting off the ground.
I’m still using WinXP so did a search for some front end voice recognition software that apparently uses Microsoft smarts included in Vista.
If it sounds complicated, it’s not. Well, it sorta is. But any interested WinXP users can figure out how to get voice recognition software up and running without too much trouble.
First you set your microphone levels and all that. There’s a wizard to help. Then you start talking. And you can train it to recognize your particular accent better by reading all sorts of interesting stuff into it. Sort of like following the bouncing ball…
I’m using it for my volunteer work at allexperts.com and find it’s really opened the door. I talk much more easily than I type.
The name of the software is e-Speaking Voice. It’s definitely worth a shot… for all you still in the world of Win2000 or WinXP.
Toronto’s CHFI FM radio has put its top-rated “Lovers and Other Strangers,” hosted by Don Jackson, online as a free podcast (which means you can download it to your media player).
This isn’t the usual top 40 mix. Jackson blends wisdom, spirit and inspiration readings with today’s pop.