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January 19th, 2007


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08:32 am
Today's adventure will most likely be grabbing a bus or three out to the U district to get an iMic from the Mac Store. This, in theory, will allow me to connect the microphone from my headset to my computer in such a manner that the computer can hear the mic. There is a line-in jack on my PowerBook, but the headset mic lacks the amplification for me to just plug into that directly. The iMic seems to be a better answer than trying to find a suitable amplifier, since my second X chromosome or something seems to make the guys at Radio Shack incapable of parsing my requests. No, I don't want a microphone. No, I don't want a USB headset. I already HAVE a headset, I need an adapter or an amplifier so I can connect the microphone of the headset to the line-in jack on my laptop, since plugging the microphone of the headset in directly doesn't register. No, I'm certain there is only a line-in jack on the laptop. No, really, I tried that already. Le sigh.

Anyhoo, with a working microphone I will be able to use the part of my Spanish language program where I can record my attempts to pronounce words and phrases and compare them to the voiceprint of a native speaker. That will be very helpful. And fun, too!

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From:rjl20
Date:January 19th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
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my second X chromosome or something seems to make the guys at Radio Shack incapable of parsing my requests

For what it's worth, I think they're that way with everyone. I've gotten the same treatment, anyway, the last few times I've been in. (And, no, I don't need any batteries.)
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From:cithra
Date:January 20th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
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That's actually cool to know, as I would much rather be served by idiots than served by sexists.

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