Hello Amazon Echo (Goodbye, Sarah) alvin November 6, 2014 - 2:26pm

Hello, new Amazon Echo. And sadly, “Goodbye, Sarah”. Actually, I say that somewhat jokingly. I’ve come to appreciate that Sarah III has a large output display, because it gets boring listening to a computer voice sometimes, especially when it’s reading stocks and news reports.

A Kickstarter project for SARAH

SARAH is a speech interaction application for Mac OS X computers. It's a little like Siri for the Mac, though it's more limited in some ways, but also more open than Siri. It's open source, and developers can create plugins for SARAH.

I've received a lot of emails about SARAH since I first created it, so, in short, I decided to create a Kickstarter project to see if people would like to have SARAH created as a simple, easy to install Mac OS X application. (This will require several months of full-time development and testing.)

Here's a link to the Kickstarter project:

SARAH, a Mac OS X speech interaction app

SARAH ("Sarah") is a speech recognition/interaction application for Mac OS X computers, created by Alvin Alexander. Summary info:

Passing a block of code to a function in Scala (callbacks)

I've posted a lot of Scala source code examples out here lately, and as I keep trying to learn more about passing one function to another function in Scala (function callbacks), here's another example showing how you can use Scala's functional programming approach to clean up some Java Swing code: