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Monday, May 18, 2009

people ahead of software on Barack Obama

photo from crunchgear

I don't know of any survey on this (probably is since they survey any and everything) but I suspect most people now know how to pronounce Barack Obama.

BUT there is some software that does not - the new Kindle device from Amazon has text to speech built in but it doesn't know how to say his name.

I checked the text to speech ability of my mac mini and it does an good job on his name. Here's more on the CNN blog.

(hmm is Apple more liberal than Amazon? - better check the political contribution list)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

new page on

Just to back up a bit - I didn't grow up on the internet or even personal computers. Have you ever seen the movie 2001 A Space Odyssey?

Well I always imagined computers to be the size of those mainframe things in that movie. As my engineering career advanced the computer size decreased as its complexity increased.

Today I easily do what I could not have imagined 40 years ago. Embed video clips of our President into my blog and watch live streaming video from most anywhere.

Check out the new page on for the Office of Public Engagement.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

President jokes - we listen

Please note this is longer than I thought it would be. It's more like Vice President, Biden, length. It's worth the listen.

President Obama takes some good shots at most everyone, including his staff and himself. My favorite is him saying that he will finish the next 100 days in 72 days and on the 73th day he will rest.

Some good stuff - but I would not want him to give up his day job.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Obama and Biden for burgers reminded me

That last post reminded me of this old SNL skit. I wonder if they will do one about President Obama's visit to Ray's Hell Burgers place.

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Bail out burgers with Biden

"...Can you vouch for your fries?"

Sounds like Ray's Hell Burger doesn't offer regular fries. I don't know how their business was before but I bet this sure gave them a boost.

Remember that SNL skit about Clinton stopping in Mickey D's and eating other people's fries?

I picked this video up at the Chicago Tribune site - it comes with ads on top.

The video from the Chicago Tribune site stopped playing (??) so here's a version from youtube.

===yet another update===
It's happened again, my posted video clip was taken down.
This is a different hamburger joint but maybe this clip will stay up.

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