Google voice transcript versus email

I like that the NY Times wrote about closed captioning on the web earlier this week.  But I had to laugh at their quote that YouTube “supplies mostly accurate captions using voice-recognition software.”  MOSTLY accurate?  Right. Far from it.  I assume the Google Voice transcripts use similar technology, and usually I would say, they ARE mostly accurate.  But phone is a lot easier than videos.  And sometimes even phone is hardly accurate. I was waiting for a call-back from a Best Buy business account person… here’s the Google Voice transcript from his call: Yeah this message is for Sara. Gould, slash on the keep calling the best bet for business and calling in regards to your request for I’ve had at this time to our business...

Firing the Laser

Firing the Laser

So Don and I purchased a high quality, American made, 40 Watt laser cutter. I’ve had it about a month now. Back in March, a week or so before the iPad came put I picked up the most boring domain name I have owed so far – iPadLaserEngraving.com. I added minimal content since I didn’t even have the laser yet. Apparently Google likes it when your domain name is the same as a search term. The site received 1000 visits from google searches in April. I’ve now engraved 6 iPads and expect 8 more soon, not counting Don’s. It turns out that corporate orders are the easiest, they already have their artwork, their logo. For the iPad focus I want to create an “artist series” of engravings. This would be helpful for individuals who...

Not really an update…

I have a bit of writer’s block lately so forgive the stream of consciousness post…. I figured it was better than not writing at all. aaaannnd.. that as far as I got…. d’oh…

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