Joe Calev's WebLog

Posts and information about Microsoft Office Communications Server and sometimes off topic posts.

July, 2005

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    A sobering thought

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    It's funny how having kids can change your perspective on things. While perusing cnn.com I came across a story on the situation in Niger . I remember when I was younger the negative reactions I had when a commercial would appear showing starving children...
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    Home Automation with speech - a morning of the future

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    In one of my previous posts I mentioned that I will be implementing Speech Server at home in order to automate my home. The end goal of this, which I hope to reach in the far future, is a home of the future where everything is automated. The following...
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    Home automation with speech - my vision

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    In my last post I mentioned that I will be using Speech Server in my own home to help automate it. In this post I will explain what I mean by 'home automation' and what my plans are for this application. This is not really a 'vision' because there are...
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    About Microsoft Speech Server

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    For a long time now my blog has been quiet. The primary reason for this is the following 1) I joined the Speech Server team at the tail end of shipping Speech Server 2004. Therefore I am far from being a guru at creating speech applications. I am quite...
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    Home Automation - the first start

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    In my previous post I outlined a 'morning of the future'. Obviously that is the end goal and will take quite a long time to become reality. The issue really becomes tricky when wiring home appliances to the system. What I will focus on first is the speech...
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    Home Automation and HAL

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    As some of you may know (but I did not until recently), there is a software package out there that helps you automate your home by Automated Living . Their product is called HAL and I found a length web page describing an implementation of it. The system...
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