Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Amusing Heineken Beer Commercial

They're trying really hard to look kewl in this ad. So much that it becomes cheesy. The guy ends up looking like an idiotic show off.

But whatever, I still like Heineken anyway.



As beer commercials go I still find these ones way more funny...



The Walking Dead, Pillars and Thrones

I recommend watching the following TV shows:

The Walking Dead



Pillars of the Earth



Game of Thrones

The Spotted Dick, 81 Bloor East

I keep coming back to "The Spotted Dick" located at 81 Bloor Street East.

And why not... the name is amusing (it has to do with Dalmatians, not diseased penises), it has WiFi access, its good for business meetings, casual get-togethers and dates.

The food is excellent (above par for pub food) and the service is more than adequate. On a busy night the service may be a bit slow, but that is to be expected.

And I really like the big painting of the Dalmatian on the east wall.

If that doesn't interest you there is also "The Duke of York" (39 Prince Arthur Avenue), which is the pub I suggested when my parents visited Toronto for my birthday. Its more upscale, more classically British, and the service / selection is fantastic. Expect to pay a bit more than a regular pub however.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Voice Recognition Software = Horrible

TECHNOLOGY - I just spent over an hour trying to use Windows Voice Recognition software on my Toshiba notepad. It was horrible, as you will see from the text below. It didn't seem to matter how many clearly I enunciated my voice, it still could not write down what I wanted properly.

Clearly voice recognition software has a long way to go.

I thought it might be a way to make blogs easier, just talking to the computer in a clear voice and let it do the typing, but apparently even my clearest speaking voice is too difficult for the computer to understand.

I wanted to try and write this blog post using the voice recognition software, but it was too difficult and I got an headache. (I recommend Advil or Ibuprofen.)

At several points I even swore at the computer and told it was wrong, but even those epithets wasn't correct. Maybe someday the software will be better, but not yet.

Consider the following a bit of 'failed voice recognition poetry'...

"All glen Ellen and you hear me all I think that is wrong. The way at the above long island online one I've

A lone figure entered

On the line and all I am writing you age alive at anchor and camp

All I am a liking the throat
To an hour
To enter key rough and cover your
enter
For

IN right thing to

Ole annual lighting
Your citizen after the lawn and garden machine after
For

All I am writing the weary of being a recognition voice recognition of where of where of where I live off when the water ridge road conditions of where
In
And

Recognition are lower

All one wall of the recognition withdrawn commission vowed not

Let an issue and the wearer with a vision of where a event of an all I have been better and I live"

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