THE ODDS (Debbie Does ALS)



Yesterday I learned about two features my beloved Mac offers: sticky keys and text-to-speech.

The sticky keys feature is amazingly helpful. It is becoming increasingly difficult to hold down two keys at the same time and this tool makes performing this function a piece of cake. I was crowing about it to Cecilia, who looked at me like I had three heads and told me that this is not anything new, that sticky keys is pretty common across the board. Duh.

The text-to-speech feature is one I do not need at present, and may not need for a very long time. It's nice to know, however, that it is there and waiting should the need arise. I'm not crazy about the voices available, so this may be the time to pursue in earnest the "banking" of my voice.

One other feature that I am told is available on my Mac is word completion, sort of a predictive text application. According to everything I've read I should be able to start typing a word then hit the "escape" key for a menu of possible words. So far no luck. Does anyone out there have any suggestions?

(I just listened to this entire post using the text-to-speech feature in "Alex's" voice. Too fucking cool.)

1 comment:

Barbara Babushka said...

Alex is a tramp.

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