Back in July I posted a blog about my mouse elbow. The pain of this tendonitis in the elbow and forearm has been so bad at times, I can’t even lift a glass of water! It has not gone away since that very post in July. Oh, it lets up when I don’t use it as often, but it’s never gone away as of yet. Since I’m on the computer constantly, the mousing and typing gives it no chance to heal.
Right now I am SOL. No, I don’t mean shit out of luck, although if this doesn’t work I just may be. I am Speaking Out Loud.
It seems that someone is going to have to tame me, instead of the Dragon, because I almost kicked it’s ass trying to figure it out. If anyone ever wants to sharpen their mind with a puzzle, this is the way to do it. The prompts and voice commands are endless. Trying to remember every single one of them for each specific command, puts the brain into a tailspin. On top of that, the Dragon doesn’t always understand clearly what you are saying. So, you need to check back and make sure every single word and punctuation is inserted correctly. So far, I have only made one correction as I am speaking right now. I will not go back and correct anything else, so that you can see how Dragon works as I have spoken this out.
It will take some time to get the hang of this program. After using it for approximately 4 days, I do think that it will cut down the use of my hands for typing at least by 50%. As you can see, it has typed out the numbers instead of spelling them out as I speak. from what I can tell, there is a way to change thatin the program.
It remains to be seen if this Dragon will put out the fiery pain in my tendon or not. If I do cut out typing by 50%, I think it will do the trick.
There are some bugs in the program that can be maddening. So, perhaps in the future I will post an update on whether or not it’s worth those bugs. If you’d like to get an update in a few weeks, remind me and I’ll post one.