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Just a good general purpose reminder
Authored by: Paul Burney on Mar 14, '04 01:38:42PM
Here's something I've done before. Let's say you are basting a chicken or something and need a reminder. You do the following on the command line:

sleep 600 && say -v Vicki 'Go baste the chicken' &

The sleep function takes a time in seconds, in this case 10 minutes = 600 seconds.

The last & puts it in the background so you can close the terminal program and still have it work.

BTW, Vicki is a very nice voice, IMHO. Like Victoria but a little more natural.

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Vikki drops the first g
Authored by: macubergeek on Mar 14, '04 10:17:15PM

Tried the command:
say -v Vicki 'Go baste the chicken'
and Vicki dropped the first G as in Go
Victoria didn't
I've found certain weirdnesses in some of the Apple voices just like that.
I guess you have to test each of the voices on the command line to see what you like ;-)



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