speech to text: vmware

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at rosegardenmusic.com
Sat Jun 16 15:32:57 UTC 2007

On Saturday 16 June 2007, Dexter Filmore wrote:
> Looks like you can print that on a tshirt.
> My very first thought here was "install vmware and win xp and slam Dragon
> on it".

In my case, this ended up being what drove him back to Windows entirely, so he 
could run Dragon, which proved to be huge waste of time.  He was never happy 
with it.

That was OK though.  I was glad to get him off of Linux, to be honest about 
it.  I have gotten almost everyone back off of Linux by now.  Just one more 
to go, I think.  Let Microsoft deal with their stupid questions, or their 
network of fellow stupid Windows users.  All these little ordinary 
non-computer-geeky nitwit types live in little community herds whose 
activities are driven by the tides of pop online culture, and anything that 
doesn't fit neatly into that culture is an infinite source of 
problems.  "Kyra said she wants me to get on Blimmlewitz.com, and it says I 
need the Blatherdink plugin, but I don't see a Blatherdink plugin for Linux?  
Blatherdink just came out 15 minutes ago, but everyone is using it now, and 
Linux is totally useless to me without it.  I can't live without Blatherdink!  


I guess I'm losing my religion.  The more of this crap I've suffered over the 
years, the more grateful I've been when they finally DID go back to Windows, 
to become somebody else's problem.  Then they can take care of each other, 
and somebody else can walk them through the process of getting their 
computers infected up with every strain of malware imaginable, in the eternal 
persuit of better and better emoticons.  "To install this really cute 
picture, you have to re-enable ActiveX controls.  You want to re-enable 
ActiveX controls, don't you?  That's a good girl."


Sorry, I'm in a ranty sort of mood this morning, and I'm really grumpy today.  
Bah humbug.  <shakes fist>
D. Michael McIntyre 

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