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    June 30, 2002

Hooked on Dog Fonix

chigger

If any of you dogs out there have been thinking about getting voice recognition software, let Woody's last post serve to illustrate its limitations. It's still full of bugs when it comes to handling dog speech. Sure you might get a decent phonetic translation, but when your accent is as thick as Woody's it really doesn't give you anything readable. Too bad, actually, since I thought his comment about adopted bunnies searching for their birth parents was both poignant and hilarious.

    June 29, 2002

Rff, ruff

woody

Rff, ruff, ruff. Aruff, rrrrrff, rrrf. Rff, rff, rff, rff, rff, rff. Arf. Rff, rff, rff. Ruff. Ruff! Rrraaaaarrrff. Ark! Ark! Ark! Ark! Ark! Ark! Ark! Ark! rrrRRRarf.

Arff, rff, arf. Roff, off, off. Rrrrf. Rff, rff, rff, rff, rff, rff. Arf, rrrfff, rrff. RUFF RUFF. Rff, rff, rff, rff, rff, ar-rr-rah. Ark! Ark! Arrfff.

    June 27, 2002

Of mice and dogs

chigger

Don't worry. We're getting there. I'm helping Woody install a spell-checker and I've been practicing myself. We're new to this so it takes a while to get comfortable. It's been all the harder for Woody because he insisted on getting a Windows PC, and spent a month struggling with that two-button mouse before I finally convinced him to get an iMac with a one-button mouse. Actually, it was the second mouse he struggled with. He ate his first mouse. Then he tried to replace it so as I wouldn't notice, but instead of a mouse he came back with a vole. The vole just wouldn't tolerate having his tail stuck in a USB port and pooped all over the mouse pad. All-in-all I think the iMac is the best choice for him.

    June 21, 2002

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woody

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