How sweet it is!

I livew in my own little world

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I can’t tell y’all (that’s Texan for “you all” or “you”) how good it is to be able to go blog camping again.

Three months without a campout was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long!

The extreme speed of Internet Explorer 11, coupled with my reading speed (courtesy of Evelyn Woods back in 1973) and Dragon Naturally Speaking means that I might soon be back visiting 120 blogs each day and leaving LIKEs and comments all over the place.

Goodbye 2014 first quarter, hello 2014 second quarter!

Pelargonium (geranium) from my back yard garden yesterday:

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18 thoughts on “How sweet it is!

  1. theforgottenwife

    That sounds like an amazingly huge goal! Question: how do you like Dragon? I was looking at maybe purchasing it, but I don’t want to invest the money (budge is very tight right now) if it’s not worth it. Are you really liking it? I look forward to hosting you as you are such an amazingly considerate camper 🙂


    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I have been using DNS for 13 years. That should tell you that I like it. The latest version out of the box is about 95% accurate. That 5% that it gets wrong is technical jargon and slang (y’all, for example), so I wouldn’t expect it to know that anyway. After training it for my technical jargon and slang, it is 100% accurate. If you ever find errors in my work, it’s because I sometimes resort to the keyboard to rewrite a piece of a sentence or something. I have so many keyboard shortcuts that sometimes it’s faster to just make an improvement rather than dictating an improvement. Invariably, though, I mess something up.

      I have DNS on three computers and have it trained for my regular voice (which I’m using right now to dictate this), my I-have-a-cold-voice, my I’ve-had-too-many-margaritas-voice, and my Laryngitis-or-bad-cough-voice.


      1. theforgottenwife

        Wow! Well, then I guess I’ll have to save up and get the program. I type quickly, but sometimes the flow of thought moves faster than my fingers can keep up with.

        And the fact that you can train it for your “I’ve-had-too-many-margaritas-voice,” that sold me right there! LOL


        1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

          My world record typing speed was 368 wpm with two errors on an IBM Selectric back in 1976 over a five-minute test. That kind of speed, though, is what caused me to take up DNS in 2001 because of repetitive stress injury, also known as carpal tunnel syndrome.



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