Well, sorry folks, I'm not going to make it to linux.conf.au this year (hopefully, the organizers are reading the lca-speakers list and won't find out here first!)
In other news ... more hacking. It feels like I haven't really accomplished a whole lot. I may be guilty of trying to do things right the first time. Of course, I'm also actually documenting my code. Unfortunately the highest priority work right now is things like CGI scripts for the company website (mind you, they are talking CGI scripts :-)
The Sphinx-II Perl bindings (to be called Speech::Recognizer::SPX) will probably be released simultaneously with the next version of Sphinx-II. I also have some Edinburgh Speech Tools integration that is mainly intended for future versions of PointyClicky but should also be useful for other fun stuff (spectrograms, pretty pictures, etc).
I never thought I'd actually lose weight working at home, but that seems to be the case. At least, judging by the amazingly scientific pants-o-meter. I guess it makes sense, since I almost never eat at restaurants anymore. This might also explain why my kitchen is actually clean.