Transforming text to audio
The first of the phases is dark, dismal, full of confusion and bewilderment – searching the internet for material that is worth listening to.
A variety of alchemical processes are part of this time, including:
the putrefactio – most of what is found on the internet is rotten.
the mortificatio – the original text has to be killed in order to transform it – the old pdf format has to die, for the text to be reborn as a txt file.
the calcinatio, “burning” or the “refiner’s fire” – removing page numbers etc, that are not needed in an audio file. The regexio.
Many texts are pdfs. Best to convert them to text using PDF24
I use Notepad++ for editing a text.
The search and replace facility is very useful.
Remove the space from my email address and contact me if you want to know more detail: martin@listening well.net