Back in the land of the living – As far as writing is concerned

During the summertime when I only have one day off per week. I really don’t get a lot of writing done. You can just imagine how happy I get on the 1st of October when I’m suddenly free and able to get into the swing of putting words onto pages once more. It does take a couple of days to adjust to having the freedom and being able to get Read More …

Dragon Professional Individual Version 6 – First Impressions

Getting started with Dragon Professional Individual for Mac version 6 The installation of Dragon Professional Individual was pretty straightforward. The .DMG file opened itself up and all I had to do was to double-click on the icon in the window. After Dragon opened up the first time I had to upgrade the profile to this latest version. I expect this is a one-way process and just in case you have any Read More …

Good and Geeky or Bad and Geeky

Taking the good and geeky too far I like geeky stuff but I am a realist about it and I want the tech to improve my life. I have noticed some geeks of the world go a bit too far an exhibit extreme geekiness. Listening to a podcast lately in which the podcast hosts chat about Apple tech. It is often interesting due to information they come up with about Read More …

Learning to Code in Swift on the iPad

Working on learning to code on my iPad I now have three days in a row using TapCoding on the iPad Today I looked at the code for making functions. I finally started to see the light about internal and external names for the parameters. I may go through this set of lessons again in a weeks time to further reinforce these concepts into my memory and hopefully I’ll be Read More …

Voice First Interaction Talking to computers

Voice First interaction It’s only natural that our interactions are verbal and voice-activated. It’s been that way for thousands of years. Since the computer era has started, we’ve had to work out how to interact with computers. Going from the old days of having to use holes punched in card, moving on through tape and magnetic discs and moving further forward to using keyboards to communicate digitally. More than 98% of Read More …

The future is Artificial Intelligence

With the advent of chat bots and devices you put in your house to listen to you ask questions to do your bidding AI has to be in our futures. Like in the movie back to the future when a version of Marty enters the house and tells the TV wall to put on a load of TV channels. We’ll be able to do that sort of thing and more. Read More …

A home made Amazon Echo with a Raspberry Pi

A home made Amazon Echo with a Raspberry Pi I’ve had this raspberry Pi for a wee while now and I initially got it for using with a camera to use for security for the house. About a month ago I saw a project online where you could use the Raspberry Pi to create your own home made Amazon Echo. That left me with a dilemma has to what I Read More …

Photos In a Good and Geeky Way

It was a good and geeky Sunday morning When I have a visit from my mother she likes to go to the Sunday morning market in St. Feliu. I have absolutely no desire whatsoever to wander around the market looking at all that stuff. There’s not much stuff for us good and geeky types! So my wife will go with her around the market while I go to the harbour. Read More …

Raspberry Pi Geekery

Good and geeky with the Raspberry Pi On account of the fact that my iMac has been away getting fixed today I decided to connect the extra monitor to use with my Raspberry Pi. Previously, I had been using the Raspberry Pi connected to the television which is not quite so good and not very comfortable to use. In the Raspberry Pi operating system I opened up terminal. Then I Read More …

The Good and Geeky iPad Artist

The Latest Book from Good and Geeky – iPad Artist It took me long time to create Good and Geeky iPad Artist because I was spending so much time using the art tools to create art. I have the Apple iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil and it is so easy to get lost in the fantastic applications available. I found I jumped into applications like Procreate and iColorama and Read More …