Continuing my quest to fill up the unused parts of my brain with useless crap, I stumbled across IBM's ViaVoice TTS system for Linux. It is used to convert text files in to a synthesized voice (which is part of what Lenzo is doing with Sphinx). Out of the box, it works ok. My problems started when I wanted to create mp3 from this system. When some recompiling, it is possible to get one of the command line programs to create AU files, rather than stream noise to
Of course, the goal here is to create RadioFreejjohn, in which my Apache::MP3 server also reads me RSS feeds, thereby similuating a real radio station.
As I said, a good time killer.