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Re: Daily Gratitute Sept. - Dec. 2013

Postby Elaine Glimme » Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:33 pm

Today I'm thankful for:
Maxine
Nancy
how easy it is to get food
time for family
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Re: Daily Gratitute Sept. - Dec. 2013

Postby Elaine Glimme » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:10 pm

The year's almost over.

Today i"m thankful for:
Dragon Speak
The Molly Chronicles are almost finished.
Mini cheese balls.
Christmas parties turning out okay.
My dishwasher, which has been very busy.
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Re: Daily Gratitute Sept. - Dec. 2013

Postby Elaine Glimme » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:36 pm

Today I'm grateful for:
Feeling good
finall made it to the gym
Michael who gave me lots of info on baseball.
No ants - at least for the moment.
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Re: Daily Gratitute Sept. - Dec. 2013

Postby coachcharlotta » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:55 pm

Elaine, I just saw that you wrote "Dragon Speak" as something you are grateful for. Do you mean Dragon Naturally Speaking (the voice to text program)? I'm curious, how are you using it and you obviously think it's working well?

(Also wondering if it would work to upload an mp3 or do you need to talk directly into the program?)
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Re: Daily Gratitute Sept. - Dec. 2013

Postby Elaine Glimme » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:09 pm

coachcharlotta wrote:Elaine, I just saw that you wrote "Dragon Speak" as something you are grateful for. Do you mean Dragon Naturally Speaking (the voice to text program)? I'm curious, how are you using it and you obviously think it's working well?

(Also wondering if it would work to upload an mp3 or do you need to talk directly into the program?)



Yes, I mean Dragon Naturally Speaking.

I don't know about mp3.

I have to admit I haven't used it for a while, but I do like it. It has been improved A LOT since they first created it. It does a pretty good job of voice recognition, and when I type I make about as many mistakes as Dragon does, so it's a little faster. You do have to watch for mistakes, of course.

For writing fiction, I like it when I'm writing dialogue. Otherwise, writing rough draft works best (for me) with pen and paper. I entered the Nanowrimo challenge last November- which is to write 50,000 words in one month, and with Dragon, I write faster than I would otherwise.

I would think it would work well for writing nonfiction. Style isn't an issue as much as it is with fiction.
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Re: Daily Gratitute Sept. - Dec. 2013

Postby Elaine Glimme » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:13 pm

Elaine Glimme wrote:
coachcharlotta wrote:Elaine, I just saw that you wrote "Dragon Speak" as something you are grateful for. Do you mean Dragon Naturally Speaking (the voice to text program)? I'm curious, how are you using it and you obviously think it's working well?

(Also wondering if it would work to upload an mp3 or do you need to talk directly into the program?)



Yes, I mean Dragon Naturally Speaking.

I don't know about mp3.

I have to admit I haven't used it for a while, but I do like it. It has been improved A LOT since they first created it. It does a pretty good job of voice recognition, and when I type I make about as many mistakes as Dragon does, so it's a little faster. You do have to watch for mistakes, of course.

For writing fiction, I like it when I'm writing dialogue. Otherwise, writing rough draft works best (for me) with pen and paper. I entered the Nanowrimo challenge last November- which is to write 50,000 words in one month, and with Dragon, I write faster than I would otherwise.

I would think it would work well for writing nonfiction. Style isn't an issue as much as it is with fiction.


Further thoughts about mp3 - It has to recognize your voice. Maybe it could recognize the voice on the mp3 I don't know. Before you can use Dragon, you have to train it to recognize your voice by reading some text that Dragon provides. I'm not sure how you would sidestep that issue.
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Re: Daily Gratitute Sept. - Dec. 2013

Postby coachcharlotta » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:55 am

Thanks for your answer Elaine. I googled you and did see that you were a member of NaNoWriMo. :) If you don't mind I'll ask to become your writing buddy there.

Now I actually googled Dragon + mp3 too and found a page which was exactly what I was looking for - how to transcribe an interview (for a podcast). Could perhaps have thought of doing that sooner ... :)

It's good to hear from a real, live user that it's actually working. Now I might actually give it a try. (Makes sense that you find the tasks for which you like to use it, as well as the tasks for which you still prefer word keyboard vs pen.)
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Re: Daily Gratitute Sept. - Dec. 2013

Postby Elaine Glimme » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:27 pm

coachcharlotta wrote:Thanks for your answer Elaine. I googled you and did see that you were a member of NaNoWriMo. :) If you don't mind I'll ask to become your writing buddy there.

I'd love a buddy.
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Re: Daily Gratitute Sept. - Dec. 2013

Postby Elaine Glimme » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:41 pm

Today I'm grateful for:

Mon-Wed, which were horrific are over
Technician
Irene
rain
Tom
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Re: Daily Gratitute Sept. - Dec. 2013

Postby Elaine Glimme » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:06 am

Today I'm thankful for:
Book Club
Control J
Lisa
Tom
Driving
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Re: Daily Gratitute Sept. - Dec. 2013

Postby gregjohn66 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:57 am

My wife, son, other family members, and life!!
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Re: Daily Gratitute Sept. - Dec. 2013

Postby Elaine Glimme » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:41 am

I'm thankful for Dave and Spencer and antivirus software.
For Molly and Pat.
For my writers' group
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Re: Daily Gratitute Sept. - Dec. 2013

Postby treasuretheday » Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:59 am

Hi everyone! Couldn't find a Gratitude thread for April, 2014, so I am piggy-backing on this one! Hope that is okay.

I am grateful for:

Finding this forum!
The flowers in the vase sitting in front of me on my kitchen table.
Warmer temperatures and sunshine!
Camellias blooming with soft pink blossoms in my yard. I can see them through the kitchen window. Beautiful!
My fast new little computer, and internet access, and the fun of meeting new people this way.
Coffee!

:)
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Re: Daily Gratitute Sept. - Dec. 2013

Postby Elaine Glimme » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:39 am

It's fine to piggy back on March. And I'll start one for April in just a bit.

And YES to meeting friends on the Internet.
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