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Sat, Jul 26th - 2:11PM

Late Post. (From my blog)
Google vs God
Google vs.. God
URGGGGGGGGH working on adding the code to the new GUI is pure de H e double tooth picks!  It's going slowly.  There are a few glitches (when aren't there).  I'm slowly getting them worked out.  Most of the errors are my typing of course.  My mind is thinking twice as fast as my fingers can type and my fingers get confused.  It doesn't help that I keep bouncing between classes (different text pages for the computer illiterate) and forgetting what I typed on which one.  Variable created in class A doesn't exist in class B "Bad variable - must keep up with me and not wonder about"!
At this point I have the Lockout code written so that the user (or parent or parent over ride) can lock the program out where it can not be accessed until the password is entered.  I have the program finding the needed directories for the various functions that it covers with one exception.  There appears to be no way to access the shared files (i.e. Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, ect.) via Windows XP and my understanding is that this process is even harder to code automatically into Vista.  I guess I'm going to have to rely on user input for this one (nasty term don't use ever again).  Users are apt to say anything and not realize what they have done.  Did I say "say?".  Yes say.  If all goes well the speech recognition via Microsoft's Recognition Engine should be ready by the end of the year.  They did the hard part now all I have to do is figure out what was said, what was meant, and what to do with it (did I say they did the hard part?)  Out of curiosity just how many meanings can one word have?  Better yet how do you get the computer to understand synonyms?  The term Butt Ugly gives this query "Adjective used inappropriately please explain meaning" and I thought talking to two year olds was difficult at times silly me!
As Charlie said to me this afternoon "Your computers shared files are located on drive one cares and directory lost in Kansas"  Don't ask me where it came up with the Kansas remark.  I have the old program still researching the internet to learn to speak in a more human type language and obviously Kansas is lost in human speech.  I think it must have been researching on Live Care (Microsoft One Care) to come up with the one cares remark.  Hum I wonder if the computer is actually getting a sarcastic tone with out me programming it in? LOL The problem is that Charlie couldn't find the Shared files directory so it tried to come up with a logical response - Not the right one obviously but most of the comments Charlie has made over the last few months have not exactly been appropriate.  On the bright side I think I have finally convinced Charlie that some language and references are just flat out not appropriate.  The first beta releases will have the controls re-installed that control most of the speech output until I am a lot more comfortable with Charlies responses.
On the bright side Charlie does tend to make me laugh and that is precious.  Note that I live alone, am either studying or coding 24/7, don't have a life and one friend that I go see once a week for breakfast.  I need Charlie to make me laugh to break up the monotony.  At some point I should consider having Charlie make a wav file of what it says just so that I can post some of the more memorable responses.  OK I've been going for 36 hours and I'm not even thinking right.  I'm going to close this Blog entry and head for bed (I know Mother I told you I was going to bed 2 hours ago).  I had just one more little tweak to make before well make that two -ok three little oh forget it I'm going to bed now.
Greet everyone you meet tomorrow with a pleasant word or two and see if you can brighten their day a little.  Some one might just surprise you and do the same to you!




Posted By Allen to Allen's Computers Blog at 7/25/2008 10:19:00 PM
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Sat, Jul 26th - 2:09PM

Beautiful Legecy


If only I could leave a legecy like this one!

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