It just so happens that I came here and now I notice that today is your anniversary... One year since joining Ubuntu.
I came over here to see what I could see and thought I'd say hi. You've been so nice.
I thought it made more sense to just send you a short note regarding your interest in speech-to-text for linux. I found a couple of possibilities, but it looks like speech-to-text still needs a lot of work.
Here is a wikipedia page with a few listings that you could check out:
Also, there is sphinx4, if you don't mind compiling it yourself:
Sphinx2 is available via Synaptic...
This is on SourceForge:
There is also this, which looks promising in that it is intended to be used on the Gnome desktop:
That's a start, any way.
I won't make a habit of private messaging you, but I thought in this instance you wouldn't mind.