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Dragon NaturallySpeaking roaming user profiles with Apache

Some editions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking (including Medical) support a Roaming User Profile feature. With this, you can store your voice profile on a server and download it to/upload it from computers on which you dictate. Like most aspects of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, it’s unnecessarily complex and flaky, but I got it to work in my distinctly non-enterprise environment a few weeks ago. For anyone else in a similar situation who wants their...

Overriding DNS for domains in OS X Tiger

ACM@UIUC has a bunch of machines behind NAT, which are all in the non-publicly-served domain internal.acm.uiuc.edu, and as I started to need these machines more for my research, I got annoyed at having to do a nested ssh every time I wanted to access them. The obvious solution was a VPN. I set up OpenVPN on our OpenBSD router box. I’ve done enough OpenVPN evangelism here, so I won’t do more than say it’s worth checking out….

250 feeds, neatly organized

In honor of subscribing to my 250th RSS/Atom feed today, I sorted my feeds into groups in NetNewsWire. The flat scrolling list was breaking down pretty badly at this size. Sorting the feeds was a lot more effort than I expected, so I just finished submitting a bunch of bugs and feature requests (1 2 3 4 5 6, and some for the bug tracker itself: 7 8). Phew. Certainly, I hope 2.1 (or 2.5, or 3.0…) improves the process, but thankfully I…

Dragon Medical updates

Dragon Medical Practice Edition (DMPE) 2.3 was released as a free update at the end of June — which I didn’t notice until last week, since I had the automatic updater disabled because it was so bad, and had assumed that there were going to be no further updates before another paid upgrade. The reality turned out to be good in the short term but potentially concerning in the long term. Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.3 DMPE 2.3 (the version in…

Goodbye, arnold

…Chris Cool to read about this old equipment! It is sad to see old trusty servers go :(. You mentioned a G4, I actually just (within the last 3 weeks) set up a PowerMac G4 tower as a QuakeWorld server :p. Good times….

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