The Mrs has MS (Multiple Sclerosis), diagnosed over a decade ago. It is what it is. We deal with it.
I got an email from a former colleague who also happened to be the father of my son’s best friend from high school. He and his wife are staunch southern Baptists. “How was [the Mrs] doing?” he asked.
Using the dictation feature of my iPad, I dictated:
“OK, but she is currently suffering from an MS exacerbation.”
Just before hitting send, I decided to proofread the email and read the following:
“OK, but she is currently suffering from excess masturbation.”
True story. When I tried to read it back to my wife, every time I got to “suffering from” I would begin laughing so hard I had to start over. It must have taken me a half dozen attempts before it could read it all the way through.
Ever since iOS 6, Apple has included a microphone icon on the keyboard.
Above you can easily see the microphone icon. Next to it is the icon for changing between international keyboards.
One of the things that I don’t like about the iPhone is the fact that the keys on the keyboard are too small for my fat fingers.
I’m testing what I can do with dictation. In fact this entire post has been dictated using my iPhone. It’s really very amazing; yet another example of Arthur C Clark’s “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
One of the things I’ve noticed is that the microphone for the iPhone is on the bottom and so I have to be careful about how I hold it otherwise I cover the microphone with my thumb and of course then it doesn’t work. I also just noticed that it doesn’t like the word “thumb”. I get “some”; I get “from”; but I don’t get thumb.
However I think it’s good enough. I plan to begin dictating all of my posts on my iPhone. I think I’ll use it on my next installment of Day 42 (DayZ of DiZeaZe).