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Last year I wrote about converting books to speech, where I investigated using open source and free tools to scan textbooks and convert them into audio files. At that time, the weakest part of the process was the actual text-to-speech part. Festival, the open source solution, doesn’t have great voices, hasn’t been updated in years, […]


I constantly read in the news that many Americans aren’t saving enough money for retirement. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the options for retirement saving, the jargon, and conflicting information. This post outlines easy steps on how to invest money for a long-term goal, such as retirement

I’ve been using the Nightwatch testing framework for a few months now. I thought I’d write down some of the gotchas that I’ve run into while writing tests for it. (At the time this post was written, Nightwatch was at v0.9.5.) Gathering Files Is Cumbersome Specifying your test files is strangely convoluted. You have to […]