Monday, January 15, 2007

All Hail Dewkid!

I just posted this message:




The Moody Minstrel said...

Allow me to be the first to start the revolution to overthrow you.

(That was funny! Well done! What program did you use to make that?)

DewKid said...

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I was looking at car navigation systems, and started looking at TomTom. I found this page where they have a text-to-speech encoder that was pretty amusing. I love all the voice choices they have. I used "British Kate". I was going to use "Nederlands Saskia", but she was just too dang hard to understand.

I had a heck of a time getting Kate to say "Snabulus". I think that's because their software has a library of known words that it pronounces correctly, and then any word it doesn't recognize, it does phoenetically, which isn't terribly reliable. I think I finally ended up with "Snap You Lust" before it sounded right. Of course, "Moody Minstrel" worked out just fine. ;-)

One last thing: the software generated a WAV file which is pretty big. I used some other software (FreeRIP) that I have on my system to convert it to an MP3 file.

DewKid said...

That was weird. My "this" link didn't work like I thought. Let me try that again:



Swinebread said...

We are the new creators... we're back!

Don Snabulus said...

Am I too late to genuflect? Bugger!

DewKid said...

Never too late!! BOW DOWN!!!! BWOOOO-HAAH HA HA HA HA!!!!!!


Narrator: and at that very point in time, Dewkid turned into a cabbage, and was never heard from again.

Corn Cob Bob said...

Mmmm. Cabbage.

Well, I for one am glad THAT is over.

DewKid said...

Oh, shut-up Corn Cob Boy.