Nov 4, 2011

Cordless Mouses are BAD

I start off by saying that cordless mouses are the worst thing ever created since, well maybe Internet Explorer.

first of all, a cordless mouse requires batteries to operate. this was not the case with the mouse with a cord, since it just used power from the computer. but batteries are for hard to find in your houses these days(well at least mine is.) these days we use batteries just for tv remotes. (that's the situation in my house, at least) so once the batteries in my mouse are dead, we can't find the replacement batteries!! if this was the case with tv remotes it was still manageable, because they are controls on the tv itself.but not with PCs. what are we gonna do without a mouse? we can only use keyboard shortcuts for limited things. we become boat rowers without a paddle.

another problem with cordless mouses is that they use radio signals. so even when they got new batteries they sometimes don't work, interfering with another signal or something.of course, this never happens with a mouse with a cord.


and last but not least, a mouse with a cord is easy to pick up when you drop it, whereas with cordless mouses, you need to pick it up by yourself. these are the reasons why I'm using my old mouse with cords right now.

Nov 3, 2011

2011 a Space Odyssey

recently I watched the movie "2001 a space odyssey" and I had to gawk at the movie's scientifical correctness.in Star Wars the big explosion and a bang is associated when someone blows up the death star. but in" 2001" all the sequences in the vacuum of space are silent. this is scientifically correct because in space, there is no air for sound waves to pass through .I think this is a good example of how much Stanley Kubrick, the director of the movie pays attention to the details. also the spaceship you see in the movies are pretty accurate too. in the "waltz" scene near the beginning, a  Spaceship-1-ish winged ship heads to a massive space station that rotates like a wheel to create artificial gravity. also I'd like to note the artisticness of the sequence. far better than the movie these days. if I went on writing about the great things about" 2001" it's probably going to take a decade , so I guess I'll have to stop here.but I think I will write about HAL9000, the talking and thinking computer that is the "villain" in the film sometime in the near future.

if you're wondering why the beginning of my sentences are not capitalized it is because I am using a voice recognition software that I showed you in my last blog post about voice recognition.

Nov 2, 2011

how to use speech to text in Google Chrome

sorry that I haven't been talking for months now. to make up for that I have an exciting software I want to teach you.
I found a cool way to you dictation on google chrome. I'm writing this by using that software so forgive me if there are any errors in the text. also it seems it doesn't capitalize the beginning of a sentence, either. google chrome supports voice recognition from version 11. I might start logging by using this from now on, it's so awesome.
so here's how you do it.
Check if your Chrome browser's newer than version 11.(click the wrench button on the upper right and then click "about google chrome")


then click the microphone button in the form above. Voila!!! make sure your microphone is plugged in.
by the way, the source code for the voice imput form is this;
<input type="text" x-webkit-speech="" />

happy... talking, I guess.