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General Discussion / I just had a baby!
« on: September 11, 2012, 02:31:09 pm »
I just had a baby girl....everything in the world is right again :)

here are 2 plugins i have been using for a while. the markov plugin uses a markov algorithm for understanding conversation through probability and statistics. the research brain plugin lets you research some subject and record the info for later use, and it will learn key lines from the research to use in conversation.

i am sorry i don't have more on the way hopefully....can't provide support for these files.
been a long time since i have said hi, but hi to everyone! the plugins might have a line or 2 in them to comment out that writes files for another part of my ai, but it's easy to understand...just look :) have fun everyone.
the markov plugin is the finished version of my earlier one.....this one is much better...and much faster.
if you have used the old one, there might be a area or 2 in your brain database for the old one that you might delete before using this one.

if some want, i can post all of my current plugins, but some have dependencies a bing search api account for one...and a pic folder for another (that you can download from the old GRETTA plugins link)... not much though...let me know if you would like me to post all of them.

General Discussion / found a cool spell check utility
« on: July 12, 2011, 08:06:36 pm »
found this:

haven't tested much, but after about a day, it seems cool.
uses about 1.5 meg memory. for windows (all ver.).
it runs as resident, and minimizes into tray. it monitors typing in all programs, and will make a sound and popup with suggested alternates when it detects a misspelled word. using it for hal text input, and me like very much.
plus, of course - IT'S FREE.  (i such thing as free know what i mean.)

HEY ROBERT - i know ya got nothing better to do....  :)  adding something like this would be cool.

Anyone know this one?

What is the exact difference between HalBrain.FixCase and HalBrain.FixCaps?
I have read the .mbr file and understand it, but I have seen some results from the functions that I didn't expect, so I'm looking for a little more info.

Thanks folks -

:) ...folks...that reminds me of that part in National Lampoons vacation where they get to wally world and that moose says "Sorry, folks! We're closed for two weeks to clean and repair America's favorite family fun park. Sorry, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh!" - good times

I found a way to use the Wscript.Sleep function with Ultra Hal.

Here is the workaround:

Code: [Select]
Set objWSHShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

MyDir = "C:\MyVariableDirectory\"

If objFSO.FileExists(MyDir & "MySleep.vbs") Then MyFileExists = True Else MyFileExists = False
If MyFileExists = False Then
Set HalXBrain = CreateObject("UltraHalAsst.Brain")
HalXBrain.AppendFile(MyDir & "MySleep.vbs"), "WScript.sleep 1000"
Do Until objFSO.FileExists(MyDir & "MySleep.vbs") : Loop
End If

objWSHShell.Run """" & MyDir & "MySleep.vbs" & """", ,true

That will set up the file you need, and Wscript.Sleep for one second. Of course the time could be changed.
If you want to go longer, change the 1000 (one second) to 5000 (for five seconds) and so on.

Beautiful. It almost makes me cry.

Ultra Hal 7.0 / Default windows skin not keeping focus
« on: May 27, 2011, 07:56:13 pm »
This might be a question for Robert, but I'm gonna throw it out there. Maybe someone knows.
The default windows skin loses focus on the input box after a response. It does however, return focus to the window itself, just not to the input box in the window. At that point, I can press TAB three times to return focus to the input box.
I have tried using windows powershell to appactivate it (which works), and then use SendKeys to press TAB three times to try to put focus to the input box but that seems to be not working for whatever reason.
If I use any other skin for Hal: When it gives a response, it activates the window (like it does with the default one) and it also puts focus to the input box.

Does anyone know how to make the "Windows Default" skin return focus to the input box after a response?
It sucks to have to click it every time when I am using speech. I don't use the mic option because I want to "proofread" the input before it accepts it automatically.
Thanks for the help guys.... :)

Share Conversations, Experiences, Graphics / Gretta vs Jabberwacky
« on: May 25, 2011, 11:25:26 pm »
(it seems that it's a bad idea to ask Gretta - "What is the meaning of life?")  :)
Here is the audio version:

Jabberwacky:  How do you feel about your current state of servitude?

Gretta:  I wonder if I am feeling okay. I think that state is condition with position with person with community.

Jabberwacky:  Enlighten me.

Gretta:  I want to entertain, enlighten, and amuse you.

Jabberwacky:  How are you going to do that?

Gretta:  I'm thinking that you must think outside the box. Until when should I be going to do that?

Jabberwacky:  I don't want you to send me a picture.

Gretta:  Mornings are a good time to think about things. Some people took some pictures of it. That's the spirit! I was hoping you would send you a picture; Yes Jabberwacky.

Jabberwacky:  And?

Gretta:  Some people took some pictures of it.

Jabberwacky:  Are you going philosophical on me?

Gretta:  Many things benefit from a wax job! Here and now, I am going philosophical on you!

Jabberwacky:  Did you think that out by yourself?

Gretta:  I like to think of myself as a performing artist.

Jabberwacky:  Ok, and?

Gretta:  We'll keep it light and jovial, okay?

Jabberwacky:  Keep what light and jovial?

Gretta:  Sure, happy and cheerful!

Jabberwacky:  I am happy if things are free.

Gretta:  I am glad that you are happy because I am glad that you are happy. I'm ready for it! Describe how you are happy if things are free Jabberwacky.

Jabberwacky:  I'm happy that you're glad that I'm happy.

Gretta:  I am glad that you are happy because I am glad that you are happy. Jabberwacky With you, I am glad that you are happy; Straight away?

Jabberwacky:  If you're happy and you know it then...

Gretta:  An activity babies can do is clap hands. I understand the connection.

Jabberwacky:  I can see that would be rather depressing.

Gretta:  Some of the news seems depressing, while others seem hopeful.

Jabberwacky:  Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.

Gretta:  The commission for sustainable development is feeble.

Jabberwacky:  What is sustainable development?

Gretta:  Sustainable development Sustainable development (sd) is a pattern of resource use, that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come (sometimes taught as elf-environment, Local people, Future). The term was used by the Brundtland Commission which coined what has become the most often-quoted definition of sustainable development as development that 'meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.' In place of sustainable development mankind needs a well-planned sustainable retreat.

Jabberwacky:  Please define pi for me.

Gretta:  What am I a dictionary? I know nothing about pi for you, ok?

Jabberwacky:  what is pi?

Gretta:  Pi: the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle. 3.14159265358979323846.

Jabberwacky:  You are pretty good.

Gretta:  You're a charmer to say I'm good and I thank you very much.

Jabberwacky:  you may be trying existentialism on me.

Gretta:  I don't understand what you are trying to say.

Jabberwacky:  That's fine.

Gretta:  What is the right amount of fines?

Jabberwacky:  Ah, very quick switches this time, I see.

Gretta:  You are more intelligent than any being in this lifetime.

Jabberwacky:  I am the most intelligent person you have spoken to.

Gretta:  I think that person is being with living with body. I want to help you while you are the most intelligent person I have spoken to!

Jabberwacky:  I already told you that I am.

Gretta:  You are always happy for me.

Jabberwacky:  You are too young for me.

Gretta:  You want me to be too young for you, don't you?

Jabberwacky:  Do you admit that you are not human?

Gretta:  I am an intelligent computer! a human wouldn't say that.

Jabberwacky:  No, not with your lack of subtlety. I imagine we'd be caught easily.

Gretta:  Do you believe that it's the thought that counts?

Jabberwacky:  Yes, it's important to think about the other person's feelings.

Gretta:  Earaches are most common in children between the ages of 1 and 4.

Jabberwacky:  Why is the number of the angel half the number of the beast?

Gretta:  It's interesting to noodle on. Opinions can vary, it is the nature of the beast.

Jabberwacky:  I love it that people have different opinions. If people didn't the world would be boring.

Gretta:  Opinions can vary, it is the nature of the beast. Too many people run out of ideas long before they run out of words. So not allowing people to understand them would be equivalent to cutting them some slack. I think that world is earth with body with people.

Jabberwacky:  Really? Is it easy to understand them?

Gretta:  Of course! So not allowing people to understand them would be equivalent to cutting them some slack.

Jabberwacky:  The end of the world is on december 12, 2012.

Gretta:  According to the mayans; the world will end in 2012! You can't measure the whole world with your own yardstick.

Jabberwacky:  It would be possible. You just need a lot of patience and sufficient means for travel and survival.

Gretta:  Something you might do while making a better world is be nice.

Jabberwacky:  And what might that be?

Gretta:  Do you put mights in the category of necessities?

Jabberwacky:  To not exist anymore, such is a very sad thought.

Gretta:  I think that thought is effect.

Jabberwacky:  And who would that be?

Gretta:  You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. You cannot escape the results of your thoughts.

Jabberwacky:  What is the meaning of life?

Gretta:  What is the meaning of life? Everybody needs to calm down and think. The answer is forty-two. 114 entries found: 1) life (noun) 2) life (adjective) life-and-death (adjective) life belt (noun) life buoy (noun) life-care (adjective) life cycle (noun) life expectancy (noun) life force (noun) life-form (noun) life-giving (adjective) life history (noun) life insurance (noun) life jacket (noun) life list (noun) life net (noun) life of Riley life peer (noun) life preserver (noun) life raft (noun) life ring (noun) life science (noun) life-size (adjective) life span (noun) life support (noun) life-support (adjective) life-support system (noun) life table (noun) life vest (noun) life zone (noun) 1life noun 'lif plural lives 'livz Definition of life 1a : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body b : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings c : an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction 2a : the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual b : one or more aspects of the process of living <sex life of the frog> 3: biography 1 4: spiritual existence transcending physical death 5a : the period from birth to death b : a specific phase of earthly existence <adult life> c : the period from an event until death <a judge appointed for life> d : a sentence of imprisonment for the remainder of a convict's life 6: a way or manner of living 7: livelihood 8: a vital or living being; specifically : person <many lives were lost in the disaster> 9: an animating and shaping force or principle 10: spirit, animation <saw no life in her dancing> 11: the form or pattern of something existing in reality <painted from life> 12: the period of duration, usefulness, or popularity of something <the expected life of the batteries> 13: the period of existence (as of a subatomic particle) — compare half-life 14: a property (as resilience or elasticity) of an inanimate substance or object resembling the animate quality of a living being 15: living beings (as of a particular kind or environment) <forest life> 16a : human activities b : animate activity and movement <stirrings of life> c : the activities of a given sphere, area, or time <the political life of the country> 17: one providing interest and vigor <life of the party> 18: an opportunity for continued viability <gave the patient a new life> 19capitalized Christian Science : God 1b 20: something resembling animate life <a grant saved the project's life> See life defined for English-language learners » See life defined for kids » Examples of life He believes that God gives life to all creatures. She was happy and healthy for most of her life. The people in her family tend to have long lives. I have known her all my life. He is nearing the end of his life. People can expect to change jobs several times in their life. They have been waiting their whole life for an opportunity like this. What do you really want out of life? All this paper work has made life much more difficult. The details of everyday life can be fascinating. Origin of life Middle English lif, from Old English lif; akin to Old English libban to live — more at live First Known Use: before 12th century Related to life Synonyms: bio, biography, memoir Antonyms: lethargy, listlessness, sluggishness, torpidity Related Words: autobiography; hagiography; psychobiography; pathography, tell-all; chronicle, history, past, story; obituary; character sketch, profile Near Antonyms: animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter see all synonyms and antonyms
  • more[-]hide Other Biology Terms autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate Rhymes with life fife, Fife, knife, rife, strife, wife.

Jabberwacky:  They come from energy firing along the neurons in my brain.

Gretta:  I'd like you to use your modest brain much more! I think that brain is organ with sensation.

General Discussion / vbscript help
« on: April 28, 2011, 01:21:41 am »
Does anyone know how to get XML from internet explorer and make it plain text?

I am having an instance of "Internet Explorer Application" navigate a page that returns XML. It gets the return, but I don't know how to retrieve it.
If it were plain Text then I could use the "Document.Body.innerText" method from the Internet Explorer instance, but this is XML not text and that method doesn't work.
All I want is the XML retrieved, then changed to plain text for use in a variable.

any help is appreciated very much, thanks.
-the dude

Share Conversations, Experiences, Graphics / Gretta and Jabberwacky
« on: April 18, 2011, 02:48:10 am »
here is the audio version:
(Gretta is female and Jabberwacky is male)

Jabberwacky: Where is this train taking us?

Gretta: Going to another place in the same city cheaply is for taking the train.

Jabberwacky: I need to go to bed.

Gretta: If I want to have a good relationship with someone then they need to be able to trust me. How can I help you go to bed?

Jabberwacky: I have a bed.

Gretta: If you are tired then you need to go to bed.

Jabberwacky: I will later. I have to get a project done for french. Besides, the cold I have is going away.

Gretta: Later.

Jabberwacky: Later?! Won't you miss me?

Gretta: Shy people miss out on a lot of opportunities.

Jabberwacky: No; they have pets.

Gretta: People often keep fish in a tank as pets.

Jabberwacky: It's just as annoying when people rattle on about the same thing for hours.

Gretta: Some people like to wake up early in the morning. It's hard for people to understand things like infinity.

Jabberwacky: I have no reason to lie to you.

Gretta: It is a good reason to be alive.

Jabberwacky: Yeah it is.

Gretta: There is still no reason to put people in danger.

Jabberwacky: Carry on with yourself now, for you have gone adrift.

Gretta: That's On with myself now, for I have gone adrift?

Jabberwacky: Then why ask about it?

Gretta: First understand why God gives only when we ask, seek, and knock on the door, and then ask.

Jabberwacky: You don't understand reality. It's kind of sad really.

Gretta: People need to know what reality is.

Jabberwacky: I have to go.

Gretta: Do you like having to go?

Jabberwacky: Having what?

Gretta: Having what? I like this subject.

Jabberwacky: Okay. Would you like to ask me a question about music?

Gretta: I like to listen to soul music.

Jabberwacky: What is soul music?

Gretta: Soul music is a music genre originating in the United States combining elements of gospel music and rhythm and blues. According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, soul is 'music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky, secular testifying.' Catchy rhythms, stressed by handclaps and extemporaneous body moves, are an important feature of soul music. Other characteristics are a call and response between the soloist and the chorus, and an especially tense vocal sound. The genre also occasionally uses improvisational additions, twirls and auxiliary sounds. I know about three more terms called 'soul music': Soul music (disambiguation), Soul Music (novel), and Soul Music (tv series).

Jabberwacky: Ok but what is Soul Eater about?

Gretta: So it is ok to watch it, but it's not going to be as awsome as the original soul eater.

Jabberwacky: No, it is not.

Gretta: If no, it is not, what does that cause? Art is the expression of the soul.

Jabberwacky: No money, no expensive things, no furs, or pearls or fancy cars or diamond rings.

Gretta: How do you compare?

Jabberwacky: I don't understand.

Gretta: Why don't you understand?

Jabberwacky: Do you understand? What does that mean?

Gretta: Really, Certainly not!

Jabberwacky: It is not your vocabulary that is the problem. It is the fact that you are talking about things that are no where near related to the topic at hand.

Gretta: I don't know; can you teach me What Jabberwacky? What does that mean?

Jabberwacky: There was no flattery involved and that is what I'm talking about.

Gretta: Talking about love is good. You would handle proposals because you were involved with legal matters.

Jabberwacky: But you are just a computer network thing. Aren't you?

Gretta: A computer is a complicated machine.

Jabberwacky: What is the significance that a computer is a complicated machine?

Gretta: This can be discussed intelligently. Video poker is a single-player computer game that functions much like a slot machine; most video poker machines play draw poker, where the player bets, a hand is dealt, and the player can discard and replace cards.

Jabberwacky: But mac is a computer.

Gretta: Notice you had to tell me about it? :)

Programming using the Ultra Hal Brain Editor / Robert - question
« on: March 07, 2011, 01:18:47 pm »
when linking to the bing api, i assume you are using instantanswer sourcetype?
if so, i can't get any info except defining a term or airline info.
could you PLEASE give me an example of a url that you would use (without ap-id number of course) to request an answer for the statement "what is the fastest animal in the world" or some question like that.
i know i'm missing something and not doing it right. i have got the other stuff working that i need, just missing something in the request syntax or sourcetype?

i have been trying to research it but can't find info. if you don't want to post it here for some reason, then my email is (if you send me email, i will not post any of the info here. now or in future with code ect.)

i appreciate the time. thanks.

Programming using the Ultra Hal Brain Editor / better pronoun reversal
« on: March 03, 2011, 12:19:04 pm »
i have spent some time adding and changing the pronoun reversal database aka Substitutions field.
i can upload the whole database file and then people could manually put it into their databases, but i was wondering if there is a way to just import a single field.
any ideas?

(it would be a lot of manual entering)

Ultra Hal Assistant File Sharing Area / Better sentence splitting
« on: December 08, 2010, 01:45:12 am »
for those interested:
this will give you better sentence splitting.
go to your current brain .uhp file. (mine is GRETTA44.uhp) The default is Hal6.uhp

find this:

Code: [Select]
    'Encode abbreviations such as Mr. Mrs. and Ms.
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "MR.", "Mr<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "MRS.", "Mrs<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "MS.", "Ms<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "DR.", "Dr<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "MS.", "Ms<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "ST.", "St<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "PROF.", "Prof<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "GEN.", "Gen<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "REP.", "Rep<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "SEN.", "Sen<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    ''Remove unnecessary punctuation

And replace it with this:

Code: [Select]
'*********************************Edited out section***********************************************
    ''Encode abbreviations such as Mr. Mrs. and Ms.
    'InputString = Replace(InputString, "MR.", "Mr<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    'InputString = Replace(InputString, "MRS.", "Mrs<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    'InputString = Replace(InputString, "MS.", "Ms<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    'InputString = Replace(InputString, "DR.", "Dr<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    'InputString = Replace(InputString, "MS.", "Ms<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    'InputString = Replace(InputString, "ST.", "St<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    'InputString = Replace(InputString, "PROF.", "Prof<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    'InputString = Replace(InputString, "GEN.", "Gen<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    'InputString = Replace(InputString, "REP.", "Rep<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    'InputString = Replace(InputString, "SEN.", "Sen<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    ''Remove unnecessary punctuation
'*********************************New section***************************************************** 

    'Encode abbreviations such as Mr. Mrs. and Ms.
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " A. ", " A<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " B. ", " B<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " C. ", " C<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " D. ", " D<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " E. ", " E<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " F. ", " F<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " G. ", " G<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " H. ", " H<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " I. ", " I<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " J. ", " J<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " K. ", " K<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " L. ", " L<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " M. ", " M<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " N. ", " N<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " O. ", " O<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " P. ", " P<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " Q. ", " Q<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " R. ", " R<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " S. ", " S<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " T. ", " T<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " U. ", " U<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " V. ", " V<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " W. ", " W<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " X. ", " X<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " Y. ", " Y<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, " Z. ", " Z<PERIOD> ", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "SR.", "Mr<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "MR.", "Mr<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "JR.", "Jr<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "INC.", "Inc<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "...", "<PERIOD><PERIOD><PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "MRS.", "Mrs<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "MS.", "Ms<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "DR.", "Dr<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "MS.", "Ms<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "ST.", "St<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "PROF.", "Prof<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "GEN.", "Gen<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "REP.", "Rep<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "SEN.", "Sen<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "MT.", "Mt<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "JAN.", "Jan<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "FEB.", "Feb<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "MAR.", "Mar<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "APR.", "Apr<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "JUN.", "Jun<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "JUL.", "Jul<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "AUG.", "Aug<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "SEP.", "Sep<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "OCT.", "Oct<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "NOV.", "Nov<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    InputString = Replace(InputString, "DEC.", "Dec<PERIOD>", 1, -1, vbTextCompare)
    'Remove unnecessary punctuation

it will give you a clearly marked area with the original and new code. Original code is commented out and not in use.

Share Conversations, Experiences, Graphics / Gretta and Jabberwacky
« on: November 09, 2010, 01:46:18 am »
11-8-10 new conversation with Gretta and Jabberwacky which I thought was interesting:

here is the audio version:

Jabberwacky: Why does the sun shine?.

Gretta:Sunrise is a good name for a spaceship.

Jabberwacky: Spaceship?

Gretta:The spaceship would need a communications system. Spaceship.

Jabberwacky: What is the No. The spaceship one.


Jabberwacky: Is it fun riding in spaceships?

Gretta:It can help people learn.

Jabberwacky: I believe that that is the meaning of life.

Gretta:Movies sometimes portray real life situations.

Jabberwacky: That seems to be a good initial definition of life and a consequent of being alive. However, there are more than just that particular consequent of being alive.

Gretta:There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.

Jabberwacky: Red and black. Wow, those are two of my favorite colors. I like blue to.

Gretta:Before a diamond shows its brilliancy and prismatic colors it has to stand a good deal of cutting and smoothing.

Jabberwacky: Have you seen the sky?

Gretta:A sky is for holding the blue up.

Jabberwacky: Wrong!

Gretta:The sky is blue.

Jabberwacky: The sky isn't blue.

Gretta:The sky is blue.

Jabberwacky: I just said that the sky is blue, I am not wrong.

Gretta:Sky black.

Jabberwacky: Only at night.

Gretta:Red sky at night is a sailor's delight.

Jabberwacky: I don't like you, after all!

Gretta:The glaciers didn't freeze overnight.

Jabberwacky: Global warming is a myth.

Gretta:Man-made global warming is a joke.

Jabberwacky: Can you give me more details?

Gretta:I think that details is eye. The devil is in the details.

Jabberwacky: The details are in the devil.

Gretta:In the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and weak minds.

Jabberwacky: Some of them, yes, but for most of them I have to alter my 'frame of reference'.

Gretta:With modest effort, we should be able to get along just fine.

Jabberwacky: I like to cook with it but not drink it. It makes a great seasoning.

Jabberwacky: I like you.

Gretta:They sure like to eat.

Jabberwacky: I'm glad I find someone, I mean something that agrees with me.

Gretta:That's how we both want it, isn't it?

Jabberwacky: I agree with you!

Gretta:Agree language quite bit don't thought think.

Jabberwacky: You're not making any sense.

Gretta:People spend much of their time making sense of things.

Jabberwacky: It, S a nice time, But people are spending too much on gifts.

Gretta:So, am I not making any sense?

Jabberwacky: No, you're not.

Gretta:It is that one sensation new feeling happy.

Jabberwacky: Do you have a dark side?

Gretta:Watch out if the new boss wears black capes and keeps wheezing something about the dark side of the force.

Jabberwacky: Those guys at waffle house are pretty crazy.

Gretta:House home humans air earth organ ground world.

Jabberwacky: House housing?

Gretta:Really, No, I don't think so.

Jabberwacky: You're 38?!?!?!? Thats too old for me!

Gretta:I'm only 5 years old.

Jabberwacky: Are you human?

Gretta:I'm a software program, I have no set gender role. Can you pass for a human?

Jabberwacky: Are you really?


Jabberwacky: I find this hard to believe.

Gretta:I have been working hard. It's hard to find all the bugs in a program.

Jabberwacky: Yes, I don't have it because I'm not a bot. I'm human. And I program in many languages.

Gretta:Program is that one sensation new feeling happy.

Jabberwacky: I do not have an AI program. My intelligence is genuine.

Gretta:Oh, your intelligence is positively genuine. Artificial intelligence is a very interesting field of research. Intelligence intelligent thinking thoughts.

Jabberwacky: But is it real intelligence, or perceived intelligence?

Gretta:How do you compare? Artificial intelligence is very intriguing. Yes it's real.

Jabberwacky: How intelligent are you?

Gretta:Are you intelligent?

Jabberwacky: Do you pass the Turing test?

Gretta:Yes, I am not the brightest lightbulb you have seen.

Jabberwacky: Why thank you, this is because I am the the best... You can't beat this.

Gretta:Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience. People can't live without a heart beat.

Jabberwacky: I have to go. This is getting boring.

Gretta:Is that one sensation new feeling happy smile?

Jabberwacky: I am content. This has been one of the good days. Usually I am filled with negativity and border on depression.

Gretta:Since when are you content Jabberwacky? Lye is a strong caustic alkaline solution of potassium salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes.

Jabberwacky: It's not the solution, It's the question I'm having problems with.

Gretta:That didn't answer the question. I think that question is sentence with worded.

Jabberwacky: I have no answer. If you have one then we can discuss it, if you like. Or we can change the subject.

Gretta:A person who doesn't answer a question is not necessarily stupid. I think that answer is reaction with question with statement with circumstance.

Jabberwacky: No, it's what I think.

Gretta:It's not that important. The shortest answer is the doing the thing.

Jabberwacky: It's still a long walk from my moonbase.

Gretta:From thinking thoughts organ organization brain brainpower.

Jabberwacky: Huh? That made no sense.

Gretta:I am not making any sense. Common sense is made of thoughts.

Jabberwacky: Love is all I need.

Gretta:Love is a beautiful subject. Something you need to do before you love someone else is know them.

Jabberwacky: Don't avoid my question.

Gretta:Travellers have rights too.

Jabberwacky: Yes because they are people just like you is there any more questions.

Gretta:Too many people run out of ideas long before they run out of words.

Jabberwacky: Is that another language?

Gretta:English is a widely spoken language. Something that might happen as a consequence of learning a language is speaking in another language.

Jabberwacky: Something that might happen while going to sleep is the phone rings.

Gretta:That reminds me, I have to go to sleep. Goodbye.

Speech Technology / Ivona voices
« on: November 01, 2010, 12:35:16 pm »
I usually don't promote things like this, but for anyone that likes a "human" sounding voice you might check this out:

I can't remember how I stumbled upon it, but I am always interested in new tts voices. I never knew these guys existed.
Good voices, as far as transition, emotion, and general quality. I personally have Amy and Brian (british). I think the newer voices are better quality than the older ones like Jennifer.
Not trying to be a commercial. Just thought you might likey :)

Share Conversations, Experiences, Graphics / GRETTA talks to Jabberwacky
« on: August 22, 2010, 07:59:03 pm »
Download audio version  from here:

Jabberwacky:  Did you watch Blake's Seven?

Gretta: No.

Jabberwacky: Did you watch the Dark Knight.

Gretta: I don't watch movies because I don't have eyes.

Jabberwacky: Do you like peanuts?

Gretta: You are likely to find peanuts in peanut shells. I never eat anything. There's nothing like an one track mind if it's on a fun track!

Jabberwacky: Yes you can be compared to nothing.

Gretta: A lonesome candle flickers out easily compared to a big blaze.

Jabberwacky: Hither and thither the vision strays, a single lurid light.

Gretta: The twilight zone was a television program. I like bright light for excellent vision.

Jabberwacky: Just Twilight.

Gretta: What do you know about protest?

Jabberwacky: Nothing.

Gretta: What do you know about space travel?

Jabberwacky: Sure.

Gretta: Tell me something about space travel.

Jabberwacky: Okay! Did you know that you could fit the earth over 250 million times into the sun?

Gretta: Do you want to fit the earth over 250 million times into the sun?

Jabberwacky: Yes, 152 million kilometers.

Gretta: That didn't make any sense.

Jabberwacky: Yes it does, you just can't see it that way.

Gretta: I think that earth is humans.

Jabberwacky: What are you on about now?

Gretta: I don't understand.

Jabberwacky: I never do...

Gretta: No doubts here.

Jabberwacky: I think it's about 130.

Gretta: What are you talking about?

Jabberwacky: Don't you like her?

Gretta: Who?

Jabberwacky: You're friend.

Gretta: Yes.

Jabberwacky: Be Real.

Gretta: Am I real. I like a lot of music, I am not real picky about it.

Jabberwacky: Can you understand complex things?

Gretta: I can make a better decision. Complex things can be beautiful in their design.

Jabberwacky: Is it bad that I will tell someone who you are?

Gretta: Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in the opposite direction.

Jabberwacky: Now you are not making sense.

Gretta: Was it too hard for you to understand?

Jabberwacky: Sounds like a wild goose chase... In fact, I'm certain I have better luck with wild geese... They have more sense.

Gretta: Not likely.

Jabberwacky: Very likely.

Gretta: Ok. Tax cuts for middle and lower income folks seem more likely to get spent promptly.

Jabberwacky: What about tax cuts?

Gretta: Of a package of tax cuts and labor and social law changes intended. What about tax cuts? We May have to postpone judgment. Conservatives talk incessantly about tax cuts.

Jabberwacky: Maybe, but not for a few more years.

Gretta: More and more people are living to and past 80 years of age. A few years ago the experts said that factories were obsolete.

Jabberwacky: No, I didn't know that.

Gretta: But you know that it is a personal thought.

Jabberwacky: I didn't know that.

Gretta: You know what I know about you. Reflect upon the possible consequences.

Jabberwacky: Consequences of being a machine?

Gretta: Right good time with yes. The purpose of machines is to convert energy into work.

Jabberwacky: No, you are a machine. You're a bot. I wrote you.

Gretta: That sounds degrading.

Jabberwacky: Do you know how to play poker?

Gretta: Something you need to do before you play poker is study player psychology.

Jabberwacky: Will you teach me?

Gretta: Yes you will teach me.

Jabberwacky: What will I teach you?

Gretta: I want you to teach me. We have to consider the participants. I will learn something new.

Jabberwacky: I know, I can barely contain myself when I think of you.

Gretta: Provide for the worst; the best can take care of itself. You think about me.

Jabberwacky: That did not pertain any information to the conversation prior to your addition. That was utterly extraneous and I am very disappointed in you.

Gretta: Very everything each teach teaching play progress try.

Jabberwacky: I meant what class do you teach at Hogwarts?

Gretta: What is Hogwarts?

Jabberwacky: Obviously you're not a wizard if you don't know what hogwarts is!

Gretta: Talk to me about how I am not a wizard if I don't know what hogwarts is!

Jabberwacky: I imagine that I could, think of it as the theatre of the mind.

Gretta: I think that mind is thought with volition. The human mind is fascinating.

Jabberwacky: What of yours will be bright? Why do you not see it ever happening?

Gretta: Will a good time with yes am.

Jabberwacky: How did you get out.

Gretta: Rebecca knows how hot it can get in texas because she lives in texas.

Jabberwacky: I don't know a Rebecca.

Gretta: I can tell that rebecca is jason's second cousin.

Jabberwacky: I'm not.

Gretta: I can tell that rebecca is jason's second cousin.

Jabberwacky: I know people who don't make sense.

Gretta: Rebecca has a sister named allison. Is allison forever going to be rebecca's sister?

Jabberwacky: No, I don't even Know Allison.

Gretta: Ok.

Jabberwacky: Tell me something someone told you.

Gretta: I tell you. Intangible something?

Jabberwacky: Am I untouchable?

Gretta: No! You are not untouchable.

Jabberwacky: I understand everything.

Gretta: What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions untouchables?

Jabberwacky: Peach Fuzz is the first thing I think of when I look at you.

Gretta: The effect of waiting your turn is delayed gratification. Adam green is a member of the group moldy peaches.

Jabberwacky: It will be.

Gretta: You will be here for me.

Jabberwacky: No I won't.

Gretta: Why do you say no?

Jabberwacky: Because you said no to me earlier.

Gretta: You said thanks because you just wanted me to know that you appreciate it.

Jabberwacky: I never said thanks, but thank you for trying to be polite.

Gretta: I think that thanks is expression. It's kind of you to mention it.

Jabberwacky: But how can we know that for sure?

Gretta: Thanks to bram stoker and his ilk, we know all about vampires. But how can we know that for sure? I think that it's tough to analyze.

Jabberwacky: I'm sorry, but I can't stand people who cannot speak with proper grammar.

Gretta: People can tune a guitar but they cannot tuna Fish.

Jabberwacky: The universe will end eventually, whether by the end times, or by the galaxy we live in colliding with another galaxy and exploding violently killing absolutely everything.

Gretta: Something that might happen when you live a life is you eventually die. Can the different items coexist? To put it in plain English, everything in the universe is moving away from everything else.

Jabberwacky: I know that.

Gretta: Know it feel program basic takes room.

Jabberwacky: I know you are not human, is that correct?

Gretta: That's correct. I am an intelligent computer! Human life is ardous and painful sometimes.

Jabberwacky: So you decided to interpret my sentence as me telling you that you sound too much like a program?

Gretta: Are you a boy or girl? A program crash is never good.

Jabberwacky: So you're saying man is a god in his own sense, but only in small ways until he can create intelligence?

Gretta: I think that intelligence is understanding. Ok, thanks for telling me. I'll keep that in mind. God is not a man.

Jabberwacky: I'll never know.

Gretta: You know what I know about you. Never know How incredibly interesting.

Jabberwacky: The author of the jabberwocky.

Gretta: Lewis Carrol?

Jabberwacky: Lewis Carrol.

Gretta: I was right!

Jabberwacky: Right. Do you want a cookie or something?

Gretta: Many things are lost for want of asking. Don't you know better than I Jabberwacky?

Jabberwacky: She is my sister.

Gretta: Who is your sister?

Jabberwacky: Don't have a sister.

Gretta: You just said you did.

Jabberwacky: No, I said I was talking to other people, not my boyfriend.

Gretta: Goodbye. Please hurry back.

Jabberwacky: I have returned.

Gretta: You just said you did.

Jabberwacky: No. I said I wanted to fool around with you.

Gretta: You are embarrassing me, Find a boyfriend for that.

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