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BlogTalking

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I was goofing around the other night in Visual Studio.net 2003. I was reading about IBlogExtension and had recently come across ReadItToMe.

Long story short, I came up with BlogTalk. An IBlogExtension that reads a blog entry to you or optionally saves it to a wav file.

Here's a sample of my recent Mac Daddy of Java Brewery post.

I particularly like the inflection and pauses the speech agent interjects. Makes me wonder if I'll start writing for maximum spoken clarity.

I am using xslt to output SSML and feeding it into SAPI.

Obvious improvements await, but for 20 lines of C# and an easy xslt, it is pretty cool.

Watch this space for a freebie release soon.