The hacker in me is rearing it’s head. I want to hack something cool. A true hacker hacks for the challenge. The other day I was browsing Google Gadgets and I found a Text-to-Speech gadget from Vozme that touched on a subject that’s dear to my heart. I did some of my best work in the area of Text-to-Speech many years ago. (See the patent post for a good story about that.) Next thing I noticed was that it can generate Spanish. Woohoo. Spanish. That’s my language! What to make it say? Dirty words, of course! That gets people’s attention. So the goal is for this post to blast out a few vulgar expressions carefully selected for their exceptional insult value. In Spanish. And I wanted it to be as user-friendly as possible.
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The beauty of this hack is that there are no dirty words in the post text for a dirty word spider to find! You’ll only get the full brunt of the insults if you actually understand spoken Spanish! Another interesting footnote — I find it rather oddly affirming that the quality of Text-to- Speech in general has not improved much in all the years since I worked in the field.