Switching Wireless Connections with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Inline image 1I’m looking for a way to easily switch wireless connections via voice recognition on my Windows 8.1 machine. It would be nice just to say “connect to wireless connection alpha” and if that connection wasn’t working good I could say “connect to wireless connection bravo”… It would also be really nice to be able to say something like “disable and reenable network adapter”… I’m constantly having to do this manually because one of my wireless connections is problematic. I had someone write up a PowerShell script to do the disable and reenable and then connect to a wireless connection however the final result did not work and I lost my motivation at that point.


Wall Sized Graphic Equalizers… Anyone Got’em? For Not Expensive?

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Some businesses or homes might be the perfect fit for a large wall sized graphic equalizer. Unfortunately I couldn't find any solutions online during my first few searches… However I did find this small homemade graphic equalizer.

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Something like that could be fun to put together with my son. Let's try googling for something else… How about something like "oversize LED array" and let's look at the result:

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Possibly an oversized graphic equalizer could be constructed using these waterproof LED strips. Sounds like a project!

how to use voice recognition while listening to music

I’m wondering this… I love getting things done via voice recognition…. it is the future… just like star trek… but it will be better. But the problem is that it is still nowhere near good enough to work while your listening to music.

So Dragon Naturally Speaking needs to be able to ignore the sound it’s own speakers are putting out when it is listening for voice commands.

Need Standalone Dropbox/OneDrive/Box/Google Drive Upload & Sync Device

I’ve been doing some professional photography work on the side… After I shoot the photos I have someone else help me with the postprocessing of the images. Currently after I shoot my 20 GB of photos and/or video I have the monumental task of getting the media off of the memory cards and to this other person. Normally this means I insert the memory card into my computer where it is automatically added to my Dropbox camera uploads folder. I then share those images with the other person. The problem is that this ties up my main computer’s hard drive space, bandwidth, and forces me to keep it connected to the Internet in order to make the process happen faster.

I’m thinking it would be much better if I had a little device that I could plug my memory card into that would automatically upload by media to the cloud location of my choosing. Maybe a little green light would indicate that the upload was completed successfully. My computer wouldn’t have all of those disk hogging photos and videos on it and I would be free to use my computer in the meantime.

I’m thinking that this would be the perfect job for a RaspberryPi….

I was googling around looking to see if a device or service like this existed. I googled for the following things but didn’t find any solutions:
– upload your photos and videos to your dropbox without a computer
– photographers upload your photos and videos to your dropbox without a computer
– standalone dropbox device
– make your raspberrypi a real dropbox
– this device auto uploads memory card contents to cloud dropbox