After months and months, Ian has finally got round to uploading my new digital dictation software – Dragon Naturally Speaking Bark Recognition. Originally this was for…dragons, I presume, but it seems to work reely well for dogs too. All I have to do is bark at the little microphone thing on my dictating machine and then plug this into Ian’s computer and my bark comes out as text. This means that I no longer have to rely on Ian to type my blogs, although I do need a little bit of help plugging the cable into the USB slot. So here goes, my first attempt at doing my blog myself… Ian has kindly set up my own Audioboo account at https://audioboo.fm/boos/1700473-ozy-s-first-blog
…and in words: Snuffle woof woof woof woof woof woof woof woof snuffle woof woof woof woof woof woof woof woof woofwoofwoofwoof woof growl woof.
This is fantastic – unfortunately you can only understand it if you are a dog – so it needs to go through a translator. I used www.babelfish.com to do this. Unfortunately, they did not have a dog to English button but they did have an English to French one – so here is my dictation in French: Pense wouf wouf wouf wouf wouf wouf wouf wouf pense wouf wouf wouf wouf wouf wouf wouf wouf woofwoofwoofwoof woof growl woof. … and in German: Snuffle wuff wuff wuff wuff wuff wuff wuff wuff Snuffle wuff wuff wuff wuff wuff wuff wuff wuff Woofwoofwoofwoof Woof Knurren wuff
I have also managed to translate a few choice words into Klingon:
‘Open the Door’ – ‘lojmIt yIpoSmoH!’
‘Sit’ – Ba ‘Dog’ – ‘Ha’DIbaH’
Then I found the best app ever – Google Translate for Animals. This came up with ‘Really, food please’. How accurate is that!
So that’s enough blogging for one day.
If you want to blog with me, then come to The Old Cider House, the UK’s most dog friendly bed and breakfast. Luv, Ozy