It's that time of year, it seems.  I was down with the flu last week, and I'm trying desperately to catch up this week.  I promise I'll get more posts up soon.  I'm doing some WASAPI playback library stuff right now and I'm just dying to do a couple of articles about the new Vista audio APIs.  I'm also trying to figure out a way to work in some more usability stuff.

Meanwhile, to keep you occupied, here's a pretty cool demo of Vista's speech recognition engine.  The guy in the video is trying to program perl - a task for which Vista SR is clearly not designed.  He is apparently trying to make Vista look bad, but to me he really only manages to make himself look silly.  From the video one can immediately conclude two things:

  1. Vista Speech Recognition is really quite good for documents and conversation.
  2. For programming, stick to the keyboard.

(Warning: NSFW.  Contains F-bombs and other colorful verbal frustruation as the protagonist tries to make the parsing engine emit perl-shaped line noise.  If you're at work, time to put on the headphones.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzJ0CytAsec