Question of the day.

Finish this sentence – “I am currently one step away from…”.

My answer:

…Getting my new Swedish speech synthesisers. As you may remember from some of my previous posts, I’ve been struggling a lot with regaining some of my speech synthesisers after changing computers, and some seem impossible for me to have on this new one, for example my great Swedish speech synthesiser which is no longer produced and the activation key doesn’t work. Instead, I decided to buy Swedish voices from a different company, from whom I already do have a licence for a lot of synths, but to have Swedish one, you have to upgrade to Scandinavian licence. I did that, and I’ve already even received a file that is supposed to activate the thing, and it all seemed to be very easy, but all those boring techy things seem to hardly be as easy as they seem, haha. I got this file, and I was instructed to plug the USB key on which I’ve got my global (not upgraded) licence to begin with, with all the voices, additional programmes and stuff, and I had to find a file with the same extension as the one I got, change the extension in that old file, and then paste the new file in there as well. It would be cool if I could find a file with such an extension on that USB key at all though. I could not. It is a hidden file, but I have enabled the option for showing hidden files on my computer, but I cannot see it anyway. So maybe I could paste that new file anyway, but I don’t know the way those files are working, and I’m quite apprehensive of experimenting and possibly messing up with such relatively pricey stuff. So I asked the company through which I bought the upgrade what I should do and if they could help in any way. They said they would pass it to someone in their company who is knowledgeable in the topic and he will get back to me. I haven’t heard back from him, but I am hopeful that he will get back to me soon and that there aren’t any more steps in the unknown to make for me to obtain those synths.

Your turn. πŸ™‚

12 thoughts on “Question of the day.”

  1. I am currently one step away from…having my bank fix my replacement debit card which I have no been able to register and use for 2 weeks. I hope so, at least. It sucks to have no access to your own money and the people in charge have no answers and just keep putting you in hold limbo.
    It doesn’t matter if I have any money, it’s my card, I should be able to activate it, it should no take two bloody weeks.

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  2. Did you get your favorite one back yet? I forgot his name! I sure hope so!!

    I am currently one step away from… total financial despair. Well, I’ve almost borrowed as much as I can borrow from next month’s government (disability) deposit. I’m, like, so freakin’ broke. And there are all these things I want to buy! A DVD player, some TV shows on DVD, some nice summer clothings, but alas, I’m so broke!! I might be able to recover next month if I don’t make a payment to my dad, but I’ve been trying to pay him more than I owe, and that would put me at even instead of ahead. Plus, he’s broke to, as per usual. (Being a self-employed lawyer is hard!) Sadness. Soon, he’ll owe me $650, but he won’t have it to give me. Maybe I can attribute it to his debt! Oh, great, I’m glad we had this talk! Problem solved! πŸ™‚

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  3. Good luck with your synths, all that techy stuff is such headache but great when it works πŸ˜›

    I’m currently one step away from despair, trying to stay ahead of it during the pandemic by being proactive. Every once in a while I feel the existential dread creeping in about what’s going to happen but then I reign it in and remind myself I can’t control the future, just what I do in the present.

    Hope all is well with you and you’re staying healthy!

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    1. It’s an awful feeling when you loose control, and now I think a lot of people are feeling this way, because it is such a huge change in our lives and there’s so much uncertainty. I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and healthy, and that you don’t slip into the despair. So far I am healthy, thankfully, and so is my family.

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      1. Yes it’s a terrible feeling to lose control, I think the only reason I haven’t completely lost it is because I had it a lot worse when I was hospitalized last year. If I can handle that, I can handle anything right?

        I’m glad you and yours are doing okay. My husband and I were both sick but are getting better and staying at home, which has been pretty nice actually – more time to blog!

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