Read-aloud technology

New Webcam

blog now features read-aloud technology and a new Webcam has gone live

Some users (with nothing better to do!) may have spotted that with the introduction of AI we have also been able to add a voice generator so that the blog can be read aloud for easy listening, or used by those with accessibility requirements. The pronunciation can be quite amusing on occasions using read-aloud!

A listen/pause/resume bar should now appear at the top of each blog post.

New Webcam

Thanks as usual to Maurice for alerting readers to a new webcam that has come online recently. Looks to be based at the roundabout outside the Beer House in the port where the Av do Mar meets Av. Sá Carneiro, pointing towards the CR7 Museum. This went live on 5 February so was in a good position to cover Carnival.

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A new, vastly improved “search” facility has been introduced allowing readers to search (box in the sidebar above) on any word or phrase used in any of the posts over the last sixteen years. Previously the search facility only returned matches on headings rather than the entire content. It remains to be seen whether this will slow the blog down – fingers crossed! If it works it should move the blog even further ahead of the increasing number of imitators, providing a huge resource for visitors and residents.

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    With the introduction of AI we have also been able to add a voice generator so that the blog can be read aloud for easy listening, or used by those with accessibility requirements. The pronunciation can be quite amusing on occasions using read-aloud!

    A listen/pause/resume bar should now appear at the top of each blog post.

    Admin, Too late, married my ever loving model 58 years ago. Wouldn’t swop her for the world. Your only improvement is the pause bar. Needless too say she doesn’t read the blog.

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