Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?
This is the sign that is over the front door of Aileen's and my house, our home, going OUT. Meaning that when someone leaves our house they are going into the ACTUAL Mental Ward.

I've always felt that way. When it is considered how much ugliness and killing and hatred there is in the world today, it actually makes perfect sense that this sign is over the door going out of the house.

Because that's where the real mental ward is.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

System Update: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 10.5 versus Version 11.5

I finally went there to using the headset microphone.  I finally got to a point where it just makes much more sense to do so.  I don't have to struggle it understands me better and there are less recognition errors.  It just makes more sense.  That way it's easier for me to control the computer and at the same time doing my articles with a greater degree of recognition.

The other thing I have done is to have Dragon NaturallySpeaking in the same startup folder with the other programs that I'm starting with my Windows session.  I had actually gone through so many gyrations regarding starting Dragon NaturallySpeaking, because I was working with version 11.5.  And as I said Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11.5.  I had so many peculiarities and so many potential software conflicts.  In addition to it having a problem interfacing effectively.  And what I mean by that, is that because of the way.  The program was made it became so system intensive than it was basically impossible to manage order to use effectively.  It would just use so many of the system resources, and so much memory.  That because trying to get it to start correctly with my Windows session was rather difficult chore.

(For support and source documentation, and further reading, please see my "See Also:" section below.)

With Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5.  It was much more difficult to do new stories on my computer because it was taking up so much system memory that it was hard for Dragon NaturallySpeaking to hear me correctly.  But with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.5 because it is so much more efficient and better tailored for an effective with Windows 7.  Now.  It's a lot easier for me to do my new stories from my computer, then it is my android phone.  I'd like I said, in the recognition is just much better.

This is yet another reason why I have said all along that using Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5 is just not a good idea because it really doesn't work very well.  At least not with the amount of various programming I have going or loaded and/or running on my system at any given moment in time.  Plus, as I said, with the headset microphone.  There's no real question about accuracy, because it really is a lot more accurate than any of the other headset microphones or even the desktop microphone.

It's like I said before.  The people who are making Dragon NaturallySpeaking really are not showing very much concerned for or understanding about the customers they are selling their product to.  Because if they were they would realize that while it is true that a lot of people are using Dragon NaturallySpeaking on the go meaning from their android and IPhone.  There are also a huge number of Dragon NaturallySpeaking users who are not mobile or not as mobile as perhaps the majority of Dragon NaturallySpeaking users.  So for Dragon NaturallySpeaking.  Meaning the makers of Dragon NaturallySpeaking not take that into consideration and to be making Dragon NaturallySpeaking strictly for the majority of users without trying to keep an alternate version available for users like myself, who have computer systems where Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5 with all of the bells will sometimes just is not working as well.  Again is not real responsible on the part of the makers of Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

Because they're trying to force to use your into using a product that is not anywhere near as efficient for their system as Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.5.  So consequently, I have taken the position that the people of Dragon NaturallySpeaking are not really getting behind or supporting version 10.5 as much as they are constantly pushing.  Now, version 12.

(For support and source documentation, and further reading, please see my "See Also:" section below.)

But given the lack of effectiveness in the problems I have had using 11.5.  I don't feel comfortable under any circumstances going to version 12, because I don't have any assurance that version 12 is going to be better than version 10.5.

So it's my gut feeling that the makers of Dragon NaturallySpeaking need to, in one way or another, continue to embrace and to support version 10.5; If only for the purposes of accommodating individuals like myself who perhaps have a slightly slower system.  Or, who in fact have a computer system whereby there are so many different diversified programs running on the system that the memory intensive and system resource intensive Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5 just was nowhere near as effective as 10.5.

So if version 12 is an enhancement of 11.5.  Then, they are would be every indication that version 12 is going to have as many software conflicts, and/or issues as 11.5.  Which then basically brings users like me right back to the very same place we were would version 11.5.  Where we are having to go back to version 10.5 because it really is the last stable version, pursuant to the systems we are running.

(For support and source documentation, and further reading, please see my "See Also:" section below.)

It's like I said.  The people of Dragon NaturallySpeaking are acting so very much like Steve Ballmer that it's just ridiculous.  However.  It's not really a big deal, because now that I'm using the headset microphone and because I made these adjustments to my system version 10.5 is incredibly more effective and reliable and compatible with my Windows 7 system based on all the other things I have running at any given time.  And it's doing so without soaking up undue amounts of memory and system resources.

Additionally, like I said before, Dragon NaturallySpeaking evidently changed the auto tuning feature of Dragon NaturallySpeaking from version 10.5 as compared to 11.5.  Because in version 11.5 the auto tuning feature actually read maps or completely reconstructs the user profile.  Where in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.5, the auto tuning feature actually builds upon and augments the user profile.  So version 10.5 actually supports the user profile more than 11.5.  Because when you do any kind of automatic tuning or audio tuning with 11.5 basically completely rebuilds the user profile on the basis of the dictation or the amount of dictation that has been done.

And this is compared to Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.5 that actually instead of rebuilding the user profile the audio tuning feature actually augments the user profile from the standpoint of taking the amount of dictation.  And simply augmenting the reliability and the recognition of the user profile with the corrections.  Which is actually what 11.5 are supposed to do.  But for some reason, the audio tuning feature of 11.5 actually reconstructs the entire user profile, which makes it using the audio tuning feature and 11.5 problematic at best.

(For support and source documentation, and further reading, please see my "See Also:" section below.)

Additionally, with version 11.5 there is no comparative correction in making corrections to the dictation.  Meaning that when you make any kind of correction in version 11.5 you are simply prompted with a window for you to record the correction but without comparing it to what you had already dictated, by mistake.  Which you are given the ability and the opportunity to do in version 10.5.  Which in my estimation, mixed version 10.5 highly more effective.  Especially for people with speech impediments like myself.

Furthermore, given the foregoing.  When you look at the various products.  The Dragon NaturallySpeaking is offering.  You don't really see any version that is comparable to 10.5.  Because they are all built on the same premise of 11.5 which is where the computer user is basically extremely mobile.  Whereby there is a separate module in version 11.5 relegated specifically for cell phone and android or iPhone news.  Where in with version 10.5 that capacity is simply relegated within the program itself and not as a separate module.  And is basically defined as recorded dictation.  Meaning that you can use a recording device such as the iPhone or android phone in order to do your dictation.  Which is the same thing you can do with 11.5.  Except that with 11.5 Dragon NaturallySpeaking actually relegated that function to a separate module in 11.5.  Which is almost a stand-alone part of the program.

Where would 10.5 it's actually built into the program.  And as a result of that slight difference version 11.5 ends up having more software conflicts with the Windows 7 system down 10.5 and in addition takes up far more system memory and system resources.

(For support and source documentation, and further reading, please see my "See Also:" section below.)

These things make trying to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5 extremely problematic, especially on computer systems like mine, which are extremely diversified.  In addition to the fact that with version 11.5 being so memory intensive.  It ends up having performance problems and performance issues with the Windows 7 system because it is so intensive with regard to memory and system resource use.  Which means the computer ends up accelerating more and of course making more noise because it's running faster and having to process harder.

And I very well might be wrong.  Because perhaps there are scaled-down versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 12, which will in fact stimulate the behavior of 10.5.  But again, I don't believe that is the case because the main significant difference between 10.5 and 11.5 is again the audio tuning feature.  Because with 11.5 the thinking that Dragon NaturallySpeaking or the people who make Dragon NaturallySpeaking have taken is to allow the audio tuning feature to literally reconstruct the entire user profile.  Plus making corrections is not a comparative process it is simply a recorded process.  Meaning that there is no opportunity when making a correction to record the correct version of what you are saying and then record what you actually said, once again in order to more substantially signify the difference between the two.

And like I said, the accuracy factor or the recognition factor between the desktop microphone through the headset microphone that I'm using from Logitech, which has actually been on an off button to the microphone is just far superior to the desktop microphone.  Even though the desktop microphone did have a button for turning the microphone on and off.  Because that really is rather imperative or it least important.  When using Dragon NaturallySpeaking.  Because you might suddenly have some extraneous noise taking place, where as a result.  Your recognition could either not work as effectively or begin performing badly, simply on the account of whatever extraneous noise might in fact be taking place.  Such as here in this house, during the summer, the air conditioner even though it's in the next room actually creates a certain amount of background noise, where as a result the desktop microphone loses a tremendous amount of recognition effectiveness.  Meaning it's just harder for the microphone to accurately hear my voice.

(For support and source documentation, and further reading, please see my "See Also:" section below.)

Additionally with the desktop microphone being basically what is known as a, error check, microphone.  It means that you have to increase your speaking volume in addition to having to enunciate harder because the microphone is of course further from your mouth than the headset microphone is.  So either your environment has to be incredibly quiet or you have to have an extremely clear speaking voice.  Which again damned sub sub problematic circumstances for people with speech impediments like myself.  And that is yet another reason why 10.5 is actually better than version 11.5.  Because the correction module in 10.5 actually gives the user the ability to comparatively correct their dictation between recording the new version or the correct version of what they are trying to say as compared to also recording the version that they mistakenly dictated or said.  And that is not available or that manner of making a correction is not available in 11.5.  Which again makes it difficult for people with speech impediments like myself because you're making a correction based on simply what you said, but not being able to compare it to what you mistakenly said.  Because you're only recording just a correction and not read recording what you said by mistake.

And again, that doesn't work for a while with people who have various speech impediments like myself.  Additionally 11.5 because it has relegated the iPhone and android phone module to a separate programming module as a kind of stand-alone program or support program to the Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5 programming suite.  The fact that the android or and iPhone module is a stand-alone program or becomes one.  Makes the entire Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5 more susceptible to potential Bluetooth interference, if you're using a Bluetooth mouse or a wireless mouse.  And it also makes it more susceptible to possible frequency interruption from android and cell phones.  Because the android iPhone module with 11.5 is separated or relegated to being a stand-alone separate sub program to Dragon NaturallySpeaking as compared to 10.5 words actually built into the program and thereby is less affected by any kind of frequency interruption or conflict from other Bluetooth devices or wireless devices on your system.

But the foregoing is just basically what I've discovered by repeatedly testing the two versions.  Meaning 10.5 as compared to 11.5.  Whereas the final movement or the final conclusion is actually that version 10.5 is far more effective.  Meaning that with all the different programming updates that computer users get for the various programs they use.  It is for the most part a very good idea to upgrade or to update your program.  But doing so would Dragon NaturallySpeaking puts you back in the same position with version 11.5 which I don't think is a very good a reliable or affected version.  Based on the foregoing.

(For support and source documentation, and further reading, please see my "See Also:" section below.)

So unless I see signs in version 12 of it being as effective as version 10.5 there is no way I'm going to upgrade to version 12.  It just does not make sense to do so.

I realize that some of what I have been explaining is extremely technical.  Or at least somewhat technical.  But I also believe that anyone who has been using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for any amount of time is actually going to understand exactly what I'm talking about because they probably have encountered some of these issues that I have described above on their own computer systems.  And that is why I am taking the time to talk or to do a Journal entry on this.
I had to make a number of changes to the system in order to facilitate Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10.5 working more effectively with the system.  One of those things was that I had to get rid of the Logitech mouse software.  More specifically, the Logitech keyboard and mouse software.  Mostly because continuing to have it would actually cause more problems than not.  Because Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.5 is so effective that there's no real need for me to have all of the extra features that go along with the Logitech software.  Because of course I'm going to be allowing Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.52 do those functions that the extra functions with the Logitech mouse and keyboard software would otherwise perform.

There is more that I want to say, but I'm going to stop at this point for just a little while and I will come back.  February 26, 2012, 2 AM.

(For support and source documentation, and further reading, please see my "See Also:" section below.)

February 26, 2013, 8:56 AM:

I said that I was going to finish this particular system update a little later and that is what I am doing.  As I have said, I have made a number of modifications to my system in order to be able to better accommodate my Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech program.  Specifically on the basis that I am using Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10.5.  And as a result, because version 10.5, as discussed above, has a much better software, interactive ability than does Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11.5.  It is as I've said above, my recommendation to anyone who is using Windows 7.  If your machine is diversified like mine in any possible way.  I would highly recommend reverting back to, or going back to, Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10.5.

I have also uninstalled the Logitech software.  Because as I said above, it doesn't really make any sense to be using the Logitech software if I'm actually going to be relegating most of the mouse movements, if not all of the mouse movements over to my speech program, Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

(For support and source documentation, and further reading, please see my "See Also:" section below.)

Blogging:

Because of how effective and efficient Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10.5 years, with regard to my using this headset microphone.  I will be of course as I said above, doing more Journal entries and news Journal entries from my computer rather than from my android phone.

Additionally, I am going to be adding more information to my page.  This of course in order to be able to give you, the reader, more resource information at your fingertips so that you can have available any information that you may be looking for pursuant to any article I may be writing.  Or any information that you may in fact need to research as a result of your investigation, and/or perusal, of my Journal page.

Thank you very much for listening.

(For support and source documentation, and further reading, please see my "See Also:" section below.)

See Also:

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned. (N. Maschke – 1994)

My Dell XPS 410 Computer Configuration:

  • Rating: 3.5 Windows Experience Index
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40 GHz
  • Installed Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB (3.00 GB usable
  • System Type: 32-bit Operating System

Computer Further Reading:

  1. Windows Live Writer
  2. Hulu
  3. Netflix
  4. FastStone editor
  5. Logitech
  6. Windows 8
  7. Windows 7
  8. Windows Vista
  9. Windows XP
  10. IE 8
  11. IE 9
  12. IE 10
  13. Firefox
  14. Opera
  15. Google Chrome
  16. Safari
  17. Thunderbird
  18. Incredimail
  19. FeedReader
  20. FeedDemon
  21. Pidgin
  22. Yahoo Messenger
  23. Windows Live Messenger
  24. ICQ
  25. Active Desktop Calendar
  26. Trillian
  27. ITunes
  28. QuickTime
  29. CCleaner
  30. WiseCleaner
  31. AOL Messenger
  32. GoogleTalk
  33. Roboform
  34. Avast AntiVirus
  35. AVG
  36. MS Office
  37. MS Outlook
  38. Microsoft Security Essentials
  39. WiseCleaner
  40. Advanced System Care Professional
  41. RSS Bandit
  42. Atomic Alarm Clock
  43. Digsby
  44. FeedDemon
  45. MailStore
  46. JustCloud
  47. winamp
  48. Screamer Radio
  49. Radio Tuna
  50. Meebo
  51. KeyScrambler
  52. Facebook
  53. Blogger
  54. Jango Radio
  55. Picasa
  56. WOT
  57. Zemanta
  58. Prio-Priority Saver
  59. ISpy Free Surveillance Camera Software
  60. VLC Media Player
  61. PC World
  62. My Computer System
  63. Directory of Free Web Hosting sites
  64. Directory of Free blog services
  65. File A Better Business Bureau Complaint

 

The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned. (N. Maschke – 1994)

    My Significant Journal Entries:

    1. My Biographical Profile
    2. How The Pro Life Movement Murdered My Mother And Thousands Of Other Women In 1950.
    3. Watching The Clouds
    4. Public Declaration
    5. My Complete Medical Record Of My Caregiving For Aileen
    6. Finding Neverland
    7. How Do I love thee. The First Anniversary Of Aileen's Rosebush
    8. My Philosophy of Life
    9. Second Gear, My discussion of my Pro-Life, and Pro-Choice Position
    10. Walking On The Dark Side Of The Moon
    11. The Time I was hired to photograph and met President-elect Ronald Reagan
    12. My 250 Million Variable Characteristic Hieroglyphic Language
    13. My Global Warming Research
    14. Quantum Mechanics And Newtonian Metaphysics, Originally Dictated On Friday March 19, 2010 (two days before Aileen collapsed and was told she only had 2 months left to live
    15. Pressurized Moments
    16. Religion 101
    17. I Am An Iconoclastic Human Rights Advocate
    18. The Dark Lord
    19. Sand On The Floor
    20. A Human Comedy
    21. The Tortoise And The Hare
    22. Fear: One of Life's Great Motivators
    23. Give Me That Old Time Religion
    24. The Real Explanation of What’s Going On With Japan
    25. The Shadow People
    26. The Music Of The Spheres
    27. The Maschke Dynamic
    28. At Last
    29. Midnight Madness
    30. A Speck Of Dust On A Dirty Beach
    31. Choices of The Heart
    32. Oh There You Are
    33. Finding The Path
    34. Death Be Not Proud
    35. John Denver-The Box
    36. Relevancy
    37. The Environment Of My Mind
    38. The Dented Soul
    39. Talking To The Ghosts In My Heart
    40. A Rumpled And Misunderstood Life
    41. The Metaphysics of Hatred
    42. System Update: The Metaphysics Of Computing
    43. The Letter
    44. Human Rights
    45. Human Rights-An Analysis Part I
    46. Human Rights-An Analysis Part II
    47. North Dakota high school under fire after fans don KKK hoods at state semi boys hockey game
    48. Appearances Are Deceiving
    49. Unfinished Business
    50. The Velvet Hammer
    51. Reality Always Wins
    52. Midnight With The Iron Maiden
    53. The Difference Between Love And Hate
    54. System Update: Comprehensive
    55. Rummaging Through An Old Drawer
    56. Tidying Up
    57. Climbing The Mountain
    58. Clear Vision
    59. Dancing In The Backyard With My Weed Wacker
    60. Exercises In Multi-Directional Thinking
    61. Having Dinner At The Gates Of Hell
    62. Assured Distance
    63. The Dignity Of The Human Soul
    64. The Remarkable Thing
    65. Two … Three … One …
    66. Following The Footprints In The Sand
    67. Second Sight
    68. In The Midst Of Darkness A Single Spark Of Light Guides My Way
    69. Battling Demons In The Darkness
    70. Israel Hits Hamas Government Buildings
    71. Shadow Boxing
    72. Looking At Future's Past
    73. Circles Of Synchronicity
    74. Well That Was A Bad Idea

    The mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned. (N. Maschke – 1994)

     

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