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Speaks the lyrics to 'Fitter Happier' from OK Computer. Requires python and Mac OS.
#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
Author: Cameron Lane
Description: Demonstration of the mac os x `say` command from within python.
import sys,os,urllib2
def main():
accesses a text file containing the lyrics to 'Fitter Happier' from OK Computer by Radiohead
and speaks the text of the file using Mac OS X's say command.
URL = ''
f = urllib2.urlopen(URL)
os.system('sty -v fred %s' %
print "File not found. It's possible it has been moved"
print "done!"
if __name__ == '__main__':

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@paulstuart paulstuart commented Sep 18, 2019

Thanks for the info. The link changed since then. A terser way to do this would be:

curl -s | say -v fred


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@crlane crlane commented Sep 18, 2019

@paulstuart Thanks! Yeah, I'm not surprised it's broken or that there's an easier way. This is pretty old, but hope it was useful in some small way. Thanks again.

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