Archive for August, 2008

Posting from Kevin’s iPhone Aug 22 2008

Mac OS X voices for using with the ‘say’ command Aug 19 2008

A neat trick if you have a Mac OS X machine is to do this (make sure your speakers are turned on):

  1. Open Terminal.app
  2. Type in at the command line: say hello world

This will make your computer say “hello world” in the default voice (Victoria).

Here is a list of the other voices you can also use:

Female Voices

  • $ say -v Agnes "hello world"
  • $ say -v Kathy "hello world"
  • $ say -v Princess "hello world"
  • $ say -v Vicki "hello world"
  • $ say -v Victoria "hello world"

Male Voices

  • $ say -v Bruce "hello world"
  • $ say -v Fred "hello world"
  • $ say -v Junior "hello world"
  • $ say -v Ralph "hello world"

Novelty Voices

  • $ say -v Albert "hello world"
  • $ say -v "Bad News" "hello world"
  • $ say -v Bahh "hello world"
  • $ say -v Bells "hello world"
  • $ say -v Boing "hello world"
  • $ say -v Bubbles "hello world"
  • $ say -v Cellos "hello world"
  • $ say -v Deranged "hello world"
  • $ say -v "Good News" "hello world"
  • $ say -v Hysterical "hello world"
  • $ say -v "Pipe Organ" "hello world"
  • $ say -v Trinoids "hello world"
  • $ say -v Whisper "hello world"
  • $ say -v Zarvox "hello world"

Have fun. You can now add voices to your monitoring applications, or freak people out if they don’t know about this cool trick.

To learn about all of the functionality of the say program, type in man say in Terminal to learn more, or click here to view the online man page for say.

What should Iraq do with its $80B surplus from the soaring price of oil? John Oliver suggests… Alpacas! [ROFL] Aug 9 2008

Watch the full show here: Hulu – Thu, Aug 7, 2008: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Ever wonder what CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is all about? Wonder no more, behold the amazing Larget Hadron Rap! Aug 4 2008

Wonderful explanation of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider which is about to start operations soon.

YouTube – Large Hadron Rap.

(Found it here: Popular Videos)



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