Slip Sliding Away...

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Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050

Slip Sliding Away...

This morning middle Tennesseans were given both a treat and a treatment. We woke up this morning to approximately 4 inches of snow which was really a site to behold for this area. Generally, we don't get as much snow as we have experienced but this year  looks to be the exception rather than the  rule. What the heck it looks as if the kids are going to get another snow day.

Speaking of snow days, I'm taking advantage of this downtime to install Dragon Speaking on my Mac and I'm using it to dictate/type this post. Overall, I'll have to say I'm very impressed with the way that the software performs with very little training.

I have tried earlier versions of speech recognition software and they seemed to provide more of a laugh than anything else. Now if I can only find out how to make this software interface with ActiveRin blogs so that I can use it to comment on other people's posts.

 4 inches of snow in Brentwood TN this morning -  photo by Michael Thornton


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Carl Winters
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Ummmmm I wonder what happened to global warming; seems many folks are enjoying snow this year.

Jan 10, 2011 10:12 AM #6
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Richard Iarossi
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Mike,

My version of Dragon (11) allows me to place the cursor in the comment field and speak away.

Rich

Jan 10, 2011 10:14 AM #7
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Good evening Michael,

Oh I soo like Anita's comment..Boys and their toys!! My husband uses Speaking and if he is around I never know if he is speaking to me!!

Jan 10, 2011 10:31 AM #8
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Andrea Swiedler
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Hubby uses that, it was pretty funny to watch it learn his very heavy accent, LOL.

Jan 10, 2011 10:31 AM #9
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Don Rogers
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Mike,

I believe that Rich Irarossi(?) has used it to do comments on others blogs.  I need to go out and pick this up for me.  It sounds simple to use.

Jan 10, 2011 10:40 AM #10
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Michael, that storm is taking a path up to us, and the 4" that you got is supposed to be as much as 18" in some parts of our state. I may not see the street until May.

Jan 10, 2011 10:52 AM #11
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Randy Ostrander
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I have always wanted to try Dragon Naturally Speaking. Now I will wait and see your review after you have had it a while.

Jan 10, 2011 10:56 AM #12
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 Randy, the speech recognition software is pretty interesting. it works much better than I thought that it would.  The main trick is to keep your thoughts coherent while you are talking...

Jan 10, 2011 11:34 AM #13
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James Quarello
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Boy how cool would that be to speak your comments in addition to your posts.

Jan 10, 2011 12:17 PM #14
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Jay Markanich
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And still we have had merely dustings!  I just got back into town, apparently just in time for 1-3" tonight!

Jan 10, 2011 12:24 PM #15
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Hi Michael:

4 inches there means down time...

4 inches here in NJ means, business as usual...

Jan 10, 2011 03:37 PM #16
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Michael, I think we all have a little cabin fever today.

Jan 10, 2011 04:58 PM #17
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Good morning Michael, the snow looks so clean and beautiful while no one walks on it...

Jan 10, 2011 09:46 PM #18
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Looks beautiful, Michael.  Snow has a magic that is unmatched.  I am so hoping some of your storm will come to Massachusetts.

Jan 10, 2011 11:44 PM #19
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Look nice, but I would prefer that you had kept it there.  I think we're in for it today.

Jan 11, 2011 12:47 AM #20
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Hi Michael, Thanks for the photo! I miss the beauty of the snow, but not the cold or driving in the stuff. jay

Jan 11, 2011 06:23 AM #21
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Snow is headiing this way expecting 4-8 inches  more getting ready to pack it in and head home

HelpfulHannah

Jan 11, 2011 06:29 AM #22
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The snow's a comin here tonight in the DC area.  I am not looking forward to driving anywhere tomorrow.  Guess I'll catch up on the Active Rain posts I bookmarked for later reading...

Jan 11, 2011 09:16 AM #23
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Steven L. Smith
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Michael,

I did not think it snowed there. What is up.

Jan 12, 2011 03:20 AM #24
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Michael, we were in Gatlinburg one march break a few years ago when there was some snow.  We noticed huge differences in the way you "southerners" handle snow... I guess that is to be expected.

Jan 13, 2011 12:59 AM #25
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