It is that time of the week again! “It should be a doddle” I think these will be my famous last words. Unfortunately I have not managed to sort out the printers for Windows 7 RC. I did get as far as downloading the Vista drivers though, so halfway there.
Over the past week there have been a number of other IT projects that required working on – including excel coding and SQL coding. This is great when it works, but as I’m not a coder / programmer getting the code to work does not happen first time, and so can be quite distracting. I persist though, because when it does in the end work, it is brilliant and knowing that it can help someone else with their work is a good achievement for me.
One of the other IT projects I have been working on is the installation of digital dictation. I have never used any dictation equipment, but because this had USB connections I was more interested. So far I have set a shared folder and added the drive mapping to the logon script, Ive tried out a couple of devices and drivers, just waiting for the main dictation software now.
The Phillips SpeachMike Pro seem to be quite good pieces of kit – however – I must warn all those style gurus out there – they only come in 1990s PC beige. Still it looks OK, but word is, there could be a wireless version – either bluetooth or RF. So Ideally it would be USB RF/ or bluetooth, and be in the 2000’s office standard colour “Dell Black” would a brushed aluminium trim be out of the question, and lets not forget the compulsory blue light that does nothing.
Joking aside, this should prove to be a vast improvement over the current analogue system, although trying to imagine a crazy world where an office has no paper is just too far fetched. According to the sales spreadsheet the system will pay itself back in 6 months, I wonder if in 6 months I’ll start getting a cut of the payback???