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on a whim today, i reactivated the voice portal, which is powered by the free service from tellme. it was the result of goofing around awhile back with converting rss feeds to voiceml. it's pretty basic and i never really explored the potential dorky applications that could be developed. hopefully by reactivating it i'll get inspired to tinker. i could imagine some cool stuff you could do with jeremy zawodny's opml2html script that could rip your blogroll into voice-accessible news aggregator.

if you want to check it out dial 1.800.555.TELL and say "extensions", then dial 32523 which will take you to the snowdeal menu. you can say "perl" to get the latest uploads to cpan or "quotes" to get a few quotes-of-the-day. it looks like the cnn rss feed might have moved and is now broken. but the best part doesn't have anything to do with rss. say "homer" to hear a quote from homer simpson that is still making me laugh two years later and i'm not quiet sure why.

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12/27/2002 09:33:00 PM 0 comments


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"it is hard to be brave," said piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal." rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "it is because you are a very small animal that you will be Useful in the adventure before us."

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