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Author Topic: Interview with Adam Smith - Founder of Xobni  (Read 3643 times)

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Interview with Adam Smith - Founder of Xobni
« on: August 30, 2011, 09:13:00 PM »
Doc and I were lucky enough to interview Adam Smith of Xobni. I know there are a few people here that like, use, and recommend Xobni, so here's your chance to hear from the man himself~! :)

Some of the things we talk about include speech recognition and business models, amongst others. But, no spoilers here. :)

Ok... 1 mini-sort-of-almost spoiler... Adam talks about motivations for Xobni and what he was thinking of when he came up with the idea. He also talks about that same idea as it relates to speech recognition (and some more as well).

Show notes: http://thedocreport....-xobni-hackepreneur/
Feed: feed://thedocreport.com/feed/podcast/
Direct Download: http://thedocreport....bni-conversation.mp3

So, I hope you enjoy the show! Please do make sure to give us some feedback either here, in the show notes comments, or by email at loopback at the doc report dot com.

Oh... 1 last thing...

For the Dysfunctional Fractoid trivia question, Adam has a very cool one for you this week... and... just so that you know that we really do listen, the prize for whoever answers the question first correctly is a free license for Smart Diary Suite Home Edition! (Mahesh2k asked about GTD, so here's a little jump start for that.) So, thanks for that Dennis! :)




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Re: Interview with Adam Smith - Founder of Xobni
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2011, 09:57:03 AM »
Just want to say I finally got a chance to listen to the latest episode -- you are really good at this.  And I loved the recommendation of Screenshot Captor (about 40 minutes in!) -- thank you!

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Re: Interview with Adam Smith - Founder of Xobni
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2011, 10:06:10 AM »
Forgot to give you feedback on this - interview was great,let it extend if the discussion is good. Anyway, keep it up.  :up:

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Re: Interview with Adam Smith - Founder of Xobni
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2011, 10:56:39 AM »
Just want to say I finally got a chance to listen to the latest episode -- you are really good at this.  And I loved the recommendation of Screenshot Captor (about 40 minutes in!) -- thank you!

Thank you! We're still working to improve the show and I think some of the changes in the next show are a very good improvement. It should be out in the next day or so.

I've been using Screenshot Captor for years, and love it. It's one of the first programs I install on any new box. I'd be remiss if I didn't plug it for people! :)

Forgot to give you feedback on this - interview was great,let it extend if the discussion is good. Anyway, keep it up.  :up:

Thanks! :) Glad you liked it!

We need to keep it pretty tight with as much information as possible, and we're trying to keep it to a max of 1 hour. That makes sense for a typical commute to work, e.g. 30 min there and 30 min back, or something like that. It's hard though to cut stuff out...

I'll make sure to let Doc know though. He might be able to get some of the discussion into a supplementary podcast there. (Again, thanks for speaking up! We're trying to drive the show in part from feedback we get from people.)

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Re: Interview with Adam Smith - Founder of Xobni
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011, 05:48:18 AM »
The Dysfunctional Fractoid trivia question...is driving...ME MENTAL!

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Re: Interview with Adam Smith - Founder of Xobni
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 05:53:28 AM »
The Dysfunctional Fractoid trivia question...is driving...ME MENTAL!

Hahahahah~! It's a good one! :)

Remember - the initials are "BO".
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Re: Interview with Adam Smith - Founder of Xobni
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011, 05:54:24 AM »
I answered it already, stop trying.  :D

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Re: Interview with Adam Smith - Founder of Xobni
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 05:57:10 AM »
I answered it already, stop trying.  :D

I've not seen anyone answer the question correctly yet, so do keep trying. ;)
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Re: Interview with Adam Smith - Founder of Xobni
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 06:05:58 AM »
Oh noes.  :-[

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Re: Interview with Adam Smith - Founder of Xobni
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 01:48:03 PM »
Hey found one service called speechpad.com for text to speech. Thought to let you about this.

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Re: Interview with Adam Smith - Founder of Xobni
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2011, 07:16:24 PM »
Hey found one service called speechpad.com for text to speech. Thought to let you about this.

I was doing text to speech programming when I was a kid, thanks to my TI 99/4A speech synthesizer. :)

But they also have STT, and the prices aren't too bad:

http://www.speechpad.com/pricing

Still, I would like to find something that will do the heavy lifting of STT and let me do the fine tuning/editing, i.e. I want software, and not a service. So far, it looks like DNS is the only thing that will do it, although the details are sketchy -- their feature explanations are not clear.
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