Category Archives: A Bit of Fun

TomTom POI Computer Voice Shenanigans

Ok, so sometimes I get bored. Like if nothing happens for about two minutes. And when Jon gets bored, his mind begins to wonder… On one of my bored wanderings I wondered if I might be able to get my TomTom GO 910 to say something unexpected. OK, I admit it, I wanted to hear … Continue reading TomTom POI Computer Voice Shenanigans

Chat Bots, Artificial Intelligence and Techno-Geeks

Oh I just love technology. It’s all soooooo sweet the way it desperately tries to please us, like an overenthusiastic puppy that covers you in canine saliva and humps your leg energetically. Actually of course it’s the techno-geeks who create the technology who are projecting their desire to please onto their mechanoid creations. Unfortunately it … Continue reading Chat Bots, Artificial Intelligence and Techno-Geeks

Yes We Have No Bananas – well actually we do

Many years ago, when I was still a teenager, I decided to translate the lyrics of a song. The only language I knew at the time apart from my mother-tongue English was a smattering of school French. But nonetheless I had enough French to do it. And the song? The most ridiculous thing I could … Continue reading Yes We Have No Bananas – well actually we do