Have I mentioned that I have a new phone? It’s all singing all dancing. My last one was as well but because it wasn’t on contract I couldn’t afford to do clever things like download apps and play with Google. So it was like an actor ‘resting’.
One of the things I have played with was the microphone app that enables me to dictate my text messages. My first attempt went like this:-
Once upon a time the walls a little white ball stop full stop stop com actually it was a little white ball that’s ball spell b u l l. I’m not sure how much more clearly I can speak. As you may have galliford I am using the microphone to send this. Confused written galley ford instead of gas lid that gathered spells g a t h e r e d. Burger this for a lock stop. Should have been burger mark. Bugger this for a walk. That is mark l a r k . Find me. Are you goodbye good
Out of all that what confused me most was how it could quite happily invent a word – galliford – and yet fail to recognise the well know phrase or saying ‘Bugger this for a Lark!!’ which sums up how I felt about it. At some stage if my eyesight gets substantially worse I may have to fall back on voice input but until then I’ll stick to pressing keys.
Those with iPhones have a friend called Siri who responds to their every command (sometimes).
I’ve been away from home - first at Helen and Ian’s and then at GB’s – for 45 days as I write this . During that time I’ve managed to take 5,824 photos. Many of those were taken as we travelled in the car and were mere hopeful shots of which the majority are only fit for discarding. I’ve also been using it in place of a scanner for postcards and documents. But that still leaves an awful lot of photos to look at and edit.
Some of my favourites are from our visit to Cliff and Reef sands on the West side of the Island.
Right, I'm off to have a ...