Did you notice how speech things are always cat content? With LiONS for speech output (TTS, text-to-speech), and sphinx and SpeechLion for speech input (speech recognition)? Couldn't forego that, could I. So let's see how to use speech I/O with linux, with all free components, how to avoid some common pitfalls that are not in the manual, and how to get desktop control, look at where emacs, KDE, beryl, and others come in, the works. It's not for the squeamish though, so here's the linux speech how-to (aka, the parts that aren't in the manual)!
I updated the weblog (but not all of the existing articles yet) to use tags rather than categories. English, German, and French remain as categories (as people are actually using them). Uh, speaking of which, s9y always requires an entry in the "default language" for multi-lingual entries? (If not, tell me how — it's certainly not something that is intuitively obvious at one in the morning, especially if you use the multi-lingual plug-in in conjunction with the multi-version plug-in.) And it uses the browser default language for setting the interface language, but not for selecting the entries? You gotta be kidding me. (And yes, it works here, duh. No need to write a comment. I mean seriously, what did you expect from me?) On a related note, am I the only one who found it much easier to do make the change to tags over in the mysql client, rather than in s9y's UI?
Below the fold: gripes about web-boards, web-shops, Mozilla Thunderbird, and new old plug-ins for the Beryl window-manager.