6 March 2012

Posted by DMC on 7 March 2012 in Diary |

Today’s entry will be very brief, which will no doubt please those of you who find that they are generally too long and you don’t have time to read them. The point being that this is the first entry made using my new laptop and my new User profile on Dragon. Paul’ the Computer came and collected the laptop on Monday evening, saying that he intended to blitz the installation. In other words to stick at it till it was broadly right..

After spending around six hours over two days transferring data and programmes over from the old laptop, Paul decided that a completely clean install was probably preferable. He came back on Monday evening and took the computer away returning it yesterday morning. However, it was still not finished and he promised to come back later in the day. In the event he turned up just after four o’clock and, clashed with Althea, who had come to do my nails. Shortly after she left the six o’clock carer arrived, 15 min early, which threw us out some what. In the meantime we moved Paul to the breakfast room. Although there is some tweaking to be done here and there he believes has substantially achieved his objective. I will only be able to confirm this when I have been through all of the programmes.

When I opened up the laptop this morning I had to start off building a completely new User Profile as we both believe that the original one, which ran for some years, although very knowledgeable about my language and the way I pronounce various words, has somehow become corrupted on the way and it was better for me to ‘ bite the bullet’ and start again afresh.

So far, so good. After I trained my new User Profile, which took about 10 mins., I went straight into dictating this entry and achieved 100% accuracy, so it would appear that we might well have solve at least part of the problem. I did notice, however, that when I chose to substitute the word, it did not respond as it should have done. This may be done to me not giving it the correct command or correction. We will see.

You know how irritating mobile phone users are when they fail to exercise discretion and think the world needs to know their business? When you have enjoyed as much as you can stand you can now get you own back!

After a busy dayin London her friend and mine settled down in his train from Waterloo for a nap as far as his destination at Winchester, when the chap sitting near him hauled out his mobile and started up:-

“Hi darling it’s Eric, I’m on the train – yes, I know it’s the 6.30 not the 4.30 but I had a long meeting – no, not with that floozie from the typing pool, with the boss, no darling you’re the only one in my life – yes, I’m sure, cross my heart” etc., etc.

This was still going on at Wimbledon, when the young woman opposite, driven beyond endurance, yelled at the top of her voice:

“Hey, Eric, turn that bloody phone off and come back to bed!”

Well, there you are. I promised you the entry would be short. Any minute now the travelling optician arrives to give me an eye test so I can buy a couple of pairs of glasses now both of my cataracts have been done. After that, I get back to dealing with my e-mails and testing out the various programmes.

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