April 26th, 2011


Dragon to the Rescue

I've been spending the last two weeks trying to recover solid use of my left arm, hand, and shoulder. For some reason the whole limb hurts badly. In order to try to work differently I bought the newest version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking when it became obvious that the built in Windows 7 dictation software was inadequate for my needs.

It's been fun learning how to write through dictation again, as so much of my writing is hardwired into my fingers to keyboard. It's almost an entirely different thought pathway for words to go through my voice rather than through my fingers.

I've also been trying to do a lot of things that take me away from my desk: walking, gardening, photography, cooking, and catching up on my reading and anime watching. That has been very rewarding as well, and it might well indicate that I need a good deal of life and input before a plunge back into writing.

I rediscover other things.Collapse )
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