Monday, April 23, 2007

Microphone Hack

Shira just needed to test a speech synthesis program. But, we are in the airport in Denver and didn't have a microphone handy.

I remember being told that speakers and microphones work on the same principle, and were essentially the same thing.

So, I plugged my earbud headphones into the microphone jack and spoke loudly into them. Sure enough, it worked. The sound quality was awful, but it worked well enough to show the software was functioning.

I'm just glad TSA wasn't around to see me talking loudly into my computer. That would no doubt give them cause to do a full body search. And I'm just not in the mood.

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