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  • Jay's blog on text-to-speech (Now Defunct)

    Text-to-Speech for ATMs

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    Here's an interesting article on the importance of text-to-speech for use in ATMs to benefit the visually impaired. Someday, I'd imagine, having TTS interfaces are going to be a requirement, just like having ramps for new building entrances.
  • Jay's blog on text-to-speech (Now Defunct)

    3rd party text-to-speech software - Adding effects to TTS

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    There are a whole bunch of text-to-speech programs out there for your PC, and one that I recently demos is called A1 SpeechTRON . While a seemingly simple program, allows you to enter text into a text field and have it be read back to the user - while...
  • Data Access blog

    Exceptions in ADO.Net 2.0 [Siraj Lala]

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    I’d like to briefly talk about some of the work we have done in ADO.NET 2.0, for improvement of Errors and Exception usage. In ADO.NET 1.1, several error messages were generic and didn’t have enough detail to make them actionable. An example of this is...
  • Nigel Parker's Outside Line

    New Zealand Visual Studio Team System Competition

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    I have been busy today finalising the Visual Studio Team System Competition... We racked our brains as a team and came up with what hope will be a little incentive to get people trying out the awesome new Visual Studio Team System. I have only just...
  • Point2Share

    Adding an additional search to the WSS search page

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    Now, I wrote this post ages ago, then hesitated in posting it, the reason is because it actually shows you how to do something that I generally don’t recommend. Before releasing it I was going to write this big long post about the way I think about customisation...
  • Nigel Parker's Outside Line

    PodAttack on Don Box at TechEd 2005

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    PodAttack on Don Box at TechEd 2005 watch this great little video .
  • Dr. International

    Orlando Day 4 (Thursday)

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    Two more days to go in Orlando. Soon Dr. International will be back in the Pacific Northwest, just in time to miss Tropical Storm Arlene . Even though Arlene is not forecasted to hit Orlando, Dr. International still decided to play it safe, especially...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    MSN's RSS reader: your feedback wanted

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    MSN's Steve Rider is looking feedback for on the next version of the AJAX RSS reader Start.com : "Our goal is still about aggregating the best of what you want on the web, like bookmarks, rss feeds, and news. But it also means that you should be...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    nano-RFID

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    RFID has been getting plenty of attention: British Airways , Amex, Chase & Microsoft have each announce their interest in the last couple of days - as have the nano-technologists .
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    How to make HTML/Web Form editor faster

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    This post made me thinking what can you do to make Visual Web Developer to behave like Visual Notepad :-). Here is what you can do to switch off certain features and make startup time shorter and editor more responsive. 1. Hide properties window...
  • eGeek

    HTC Universal

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    Seriously, I've been thinking about taking some classes on Chinese. If the fact that part of our global team is in China isn't enough then the fact that they get these kinds of reviews is: http://www.eprice.com.tw/news/?news_id=2913 The HTC Universal...
  • eGeek

    Media Center Server

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    Now we're talking! AOpen launched it's line up of ePCs at Computex Taipie. I like the idea of the Media Center Server. This one has multi screen output. More details here: http://club.aopen.com.tw/news/News_ShowAnswer.aspx?RecNo=8383&Language=English
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