Monthly Archives: June 2013

What’s inside a biker

What I actually said to my computer: mountain bikers and trails  How my voice software translated it:  mountain biker’s entrails

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Correcting Craig?

Dragon NaturallySpeaking struggles most translating spoken names and less familiar terms. Here are two recent voice recognition errors that occurred in one sentence: What I actually said to my computer: Kreg pocket hole joinery (it’s a woodworking thing).  How My … Continue reading

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A Cruise for Crews

As I’ve said before, even though voice recognition software is continually improving, it’s still not good enough that you can close your eyes and dictate to it, safely assuming that it will get everything you’re saying right. Fortunately, I was … Continue reading

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F’ing Laughter–Literally!

When using Dragon NaturallySpeaking, or some other voice recognition software, it’s important to remember to turn off your microphone when you’re done dictating. Otherwise, Dragon just keeps listening.  And Dragon doesn’t know what to do with any sounds coming from … Continue reading

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He Punched You Where??

What I actually said to my computer: write and deliver How my voice software translated it:  right in the liver

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Keeping Those Mints Healthy

While writing an article for a client, what I actually said to my computer is Men’s Health Month, but how my voice software translated it:  Mint’s Health Month.

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Loopy Slopes With Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Any of you guys a fan of the song Hang on Sloopy, like I am? Apparently, my voice software is not:  What I actually said to my computer: Hang On Sloopy.  How my voice software translated it:  Hang On’s loopy.  … Continue reading

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I Was Talking With Saul, Right?

What I actually said to my computer: …those who came, saw, and left. How my voice software translated it:  …those who came, Saul, and left. Interesting assumption, Dragon NaturallySpeaking. 

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