Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Just Talk It Out

From Practical eCommerce: Voice Recognition Software: Just "Talk It Out":
"If you have Windows Vista, you already have some of the best voice recognition technology in existence just waiting for you to take advantage of it. Why not harness that software (perhaps the best and coolest part of the dreaded Vista operating system) to speak your blog post rather than type it?"

Monday, March 30, 2009

Cory Doctorow: You shouldn't have to sell your soul just to download some music

From the Guardian: Cory Doctorow: You shouldn't have to sell your soul just to download some music:
"The same companies that spent decades telling lawmakers that they were explicitly not the guardians of the morality of the young – that they couldn't be held accountable for sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, for gangsta rap, for drug-fuelled dance-parties – did a complete reversal and began to beat their chests about the corrupting influence of downloading on the poor kiddies."

Friday, March 27, 2009


Overview — Sphinx v0.6 documentation:
"Sphinx is a tool that makes it easy to create intelligent and beautiful documentation, written by Georg Brandl and licensed under the BSD license. It was originally created to translate the new Python documentation, and it has excellent support for the documentation of Python projects, but other documents can be written with it too."

Monday, March 23, 2009

I don't know JACK

But I hope to get to know JACK, as I work on a few audio projects, as time permits.

JACK : connecting a world of audio:

"JACK is system for handling real-time, low latency audio (and MIDI). It runs on GNU/Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, OS X and Windows (and can be ported to other POSIX-conformant platforms). It can connect a number of different applications to an audio device, as well as allowing them to share audio between themselves. Its clients can run in their own processes (ie. as normal applications), or can they can run within the JACK server (ie. as a 'plugin'). JACK also has support for distributing audio processing across a network, both fast & reliable LANs as well as slower, less reliable WANs."

List of applications supporting JACK.

QjackCtl - JACK Audio Connection Kit - Qt GUI.

The Jack Rack project.

JAMin - JACK audio mastering.

Also, a couple digital audio tools that work with JACK:

ReZound graphical audio file editor.

Ardour digital audio workstation.

Note to self: check 'em out.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sed for Windows

Sometimes all you need is a little text stream pattern matching and substitution. Maybe I don't need to write another one-off utility in C# or Delphi for Win32. Maybe I just need a little Sed for Windows.