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Jul. 2nd, 2017 01:01 am
auronlu: (Default)
[personal profile] auronlu
 I'm trying to catch them, but if I seem to say words that make no sense, please read them aloud. Chances are high that Siri  transcribed something it thought it heard me say which is usually a homonym or something that sounds similar if one is speaking indistinctly. (Sinus infections do not help!)  Capitalization is also a bit odd, since when I stop to correct something it usually capitalizes when I start recording again. And I cannot see the difference between a comma or a period anymore.

When i'm posting in a hurry and forgot to check, when my eyes are fuzzy or when I'm too tired to fight with the insertion point on mobile, I miss mistakes. I apologize! I'm still a perfectionist when it comes to posted fiction, but when it's just a quick post i'm mostly editing to make sure it's comprehensible rather than mistake free. I'm afraid I've hit the "good enough" stage.
It will be easier if/when dreamwidth finally updates to be more mobile compatible; right now the type font for the post entry box is just below my range of vision, and scroll doesn't work properly so I can only see the first screen of what I'm posting. I reported the latter years ago since it affects accessibility to the site on standard iOS, but they never fixed it.

It's such a big mental Leap learning to compose orally rather than by typing. It really does use a different part of the brain. Maybe I will become a better speaker in person if I keep practicing. As it is I'm already reaching for the dictation button every time I post. Someday, I'm going to have to get a new computer; I know modern OS X has voice dictation button just like iOS does.

Date: 2017-07-02 12:40 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
Aw, that must be frustrating to deal with!

Date: 2017-07-02 03:25 pm (UTC)
akycha: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akycha
A lot of "mobile" sites have type too small to read and which cannot easily be sized up (I cannot read Tumblr, for example, on my phone). DW is okay because it sizes up (usually) if I turn it sideways, but a lot of sites don't.

Tiny Internet gets less useful by the day as more and more "optimized" sites refuse to response to the Increase Font command.

Date: 2017-07-02 06:38 pm (UTC)
flonnebonne: (AlienSlippers)
From: [personal profile] flonnebonne
I keep trying to use dictation (I even bought Dragon Dictation) but like you said, it's such a mental leap! It seems to be okay for non-fiction (eg: blog posts) but it's super difficult for fiction, especially dialogue. I find what I'm doing more of now is writing by hand and dictating it to the computer later. I throw out a lot of my crappy drafts anyway so I might as well do what's easiest for me in the early stages of writing. But that only works for me because my writing hand (left) is not my mouse hand (right).

I am also super annoyed with the smallness of fonts on the internet!! Why? Why?

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