Thursday, June 24, 2010

It Is A Dragon Naturally Speaking Day.

Maximillien Luce.

Woke up bright and early this morning, after a good night's sleep, I heard Richard getting up and decided to carry on snoozing until he woke me up.

After a while I heard the sound of a shower and then my darling Richie came in the room to wake me up smelling gorgeous after his shower.

He got me some THC and told me that he was taking the dogs around the block so that they can visit the dog toilet.

When he came back he got me out of bed and into the bathroom, where he showered me and put clean clothes on me

Very soon I was doing my leg exercises on the Motomed and not too long after at 10.30 I was back in bed.

Nur got a crash course in everything he needed to know to look after me today while Richie is away.

Richie left at 12 lunchtime, checking that everything was okay and I was sitting well in bed, then he left with Spike.

He has been gone now for one hour and a half hour and already it seems like ages, guess it will be by the time Richie gets back at eight o'clock tonight.

It is really strange not having Richie around, of course he goes out but never more than a couple of hours today it will be eight hours without him and Spike.

Weird but so far so good, Nur is doing well, right now he has gone off down the road to get us a couple of Caribbean sandwiches with lots of pepper sauce.

I'm using the voice recognition software today; it is called Dragon Naturally Speaking, and seems to be going well.

Can't seem to work out how to get the software go to the next sentence, as every time I say next sentence it just write it out as text and doesn't go down one row.

Very frustrating but seeing this is the first time I'm using it since I tried it out once or twice when I first bought it, it is not bad at all.

Looking forward to trying out the Dutch and German versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, I think this is going to be great fun.

I need to find a way to navigate between applications and hopefully even play FreeCell and Solitaire and read the newspapers.

Sure that I will find out lots more about what this software can do as the more I use it, have to be alert and remember to turn the microphone off when I'm not dictating.

Stopped just now and tried to write an e-mail but Dragon included three or four sentences that I never ever said out aloud.

Then it recorded the conversation between Nur and I, as soon as I realised what was happening the problem was solved by turning the microphone off.

It is a gorgeous warm and sunny day; Nur turned the fan on right next to me and is keeping me well supplied with drinks.

All set to enjoy a pleasant afternoon, even more pleasant when our neighbour Willes arrives at 3 pm.

And life will be even better when Richie walks in with Spike at 8 pm tonight.


Stephany said...

Hi Herrad!

Glad it's going so well! I love the new look of the blog too.

I think the voice recognition is fabulous!! and yes, have to watch out not to post a conversation by accident LOL!

Anyway, Just a few more hours! you can do it.


Jo said...

So glad to read that all is going well and that help is abound.

I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to stop by to see you -- all is well on my end it's just that life is full and evil time slips away and the next thing I know a day turns into two, a week, a month....

Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you, sweet gal!

Wishing you continued good days with your sweet smelling, caring husband!

Keep staying strong and positive -- it's always good to come by and see you!

Much love, friendship, peace and serenity,

Herrad said...

Hi Stephany,
I went well, I enjoyed using the Dragon Software today.
Have to double check my text from now on.

Hi Jo,
Good to see your sweet comment, nice you came by.

Thanks both of you sweet friends for coming by.
Appreciate your visits very much.

Stephany said...

I've just checked the clock and am hoping Richie is back and all is well again.


gareth said...

Hi H@R, liking the new colours on the blog page. Been thinking of you folks and spike hope all went ok, Wonderful about the voice recgonition software.
Sending Sunny LOVE@HUGS GXXX

Jen said...

Caribbean sandwiches with lots of pepper sauce ... what is that?! It sounds so good!

Joan said...

Sorry I have not been around to visit lately. You software sounds just the ticket and will make life so much easier for you after you teething troubles. was laughing when you said it was typing sentences you never said maybe it can read minds too lol. Love and take care Joan

The Queen said...

I'm with Jen..

Caribbean sandwiches with lots of pepper sauce ... what is that?

let us know...

love the blog..

Herrad said...

Hi Stephany,
You were right, Richie was back at 7.30.

Hi Gareth,
Great to see your comment,Dragon is good fun.
Glad you like the new colours.

Hi Jen,
Caribbean sandwiches are bread rolls filled with things like chicken curry or spicy salt fish or spicy shrimps they are good.

Hi Joan,
The Dragon Software is very good very useful.
Made me laugh alot, found out the microphone was on and we talked and it reproduced every word.

Hi Queen,
Like I told Jen they are bread rolls filled with things like chicken curry or spicy salt fish or any number of good fillings they are delicious.

Thanks all you dear friends for coming by, really appreciate your comments very much.