I am still getting used to my Windows 7 laptop and loving every minute of it. I wasn't happy with XP or Vista, but I do love Windows 7. There is a lot to learn with it.
I discovered a fun program - speech recognition. Remember Scottie in Star Trek when they went back in time? He was talking to the computer and couldn't get it to respond. Well, that's speech recognition. I took the tutorial and like magic, Hewli (that's right. I named my laptop) did everything and typed everything I said.
How fun thought I. Now I can talk and the computer will just type for me.
How well is this going? You ask. Good question. Let's take a look. I will say 'Good morning. What a wonderful day.' Here is Hewli's interpretation:
I've Morning Gary at Live all wonderful AAt limitation point
Gary was when I said 'period.' limitation point is when I said 'exclamation point.'
The tutorial suggested reading to the program often, so it learns to recognize my words. Alas, but I think Hewli is somewhat deaf and reading won't help much. I will continue to work with this program as I find it fascinating and hate to give up. I am not one who likes to lose.
A big part of the problem is my microphone. It works well when I read my poetry or writings aloud to record and play back, but it is not recommended for Speech Recognition. I am planning to buy a recommended one and a hearing aid for Hewli.
My next attempt will be to use Windows 7 program for blogs.
For now, Hewli and I say:
Have a Good day
L A R (should be LHR, but not too bad this time. It did get the Have a Good day right, except for the capital G lol)