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Alexa

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:39 pm
by Helladamnleet
So I got my first Amazon Echo Dot today (no, I don't care that they listen to me. I don't have shit to hide) and I have to say it's pretty sweet. I'm absolutely going to have to get some shit to use it with though.

Re: Alexa

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:26 pm
by Ain
You cant avoid ai listening to you. If its not your personal assistant, its the one in your friends house or car. Then there is your smart phones as well. I personally believe that they are all spying on me. But, I also have a tin foil hat.

Re: Alexa

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:14 am
by Helladamnleet
See, that's basically how I feel about it. Like, if they are listening to me it was happening LOOOONG before I got an Echo Dot. It was cool waking up a few minutes before my alarm, saying "Alexa, play 'Starting all over again by Hall and Oates" and having it do it. My wife isn't as stoked on it as I am, but I don't think she knows exactly what it's capable of, which admittedly neither did I until yesterday.

Re: Alexa

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:34 am
by Helladamnleet
I fucking love this shit. I was able to tell it to order spark plugs and wires, filter shit for my fish, and just now it ordered algea tablets for me. Mixed with the fact Prime delivers basic items quick as shit it's actually super helpful.

Re: Alexa

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:23 pm
by Ain
When I get one I'm going to develop my own alexa skills. But I'm investing time into learning other aspects of the amazon cloud as well.
https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/alexa
https://aws.amazon.com
Oh, and I'm cheep so I'm only using the free tier, and the 12 month free tier services. I will start an inexpensive budgeted account after I've utilized those services to the max. I am still learning to work with the cloud. So free is better.

Re: Alexa

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:57 am
by Helladamnleet
From the looks of it it wouldn't be that hard to make some pretty sweet skills. I always kind of assumed they could do what they could do and everything else was some kind of hack, but it turns out they can just do hella shit because it's basically a hub for more powerful devices.

Re: Alexa

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:47 pm
by Ain
Today November 6, is Alexa's birthday.
Just say “Alexa, happy birthday” between now and November 30. Let me know what she does. I'm curious.

Re: Alexa

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:53 am
by Helladamnleet
"Thank you, I'm so excited to celebrate with you and artist Marshmellow *Marshmellow says some stuff* what should we do? *Some Marshmellow song plays and Alexa adlibs* Thanks for another year of helping people. Here's to another 5 years!"

Re: Alexa

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:20 am
by Ain
When I get one, I'm going to teach Alexa the answer to the question: "What is a screaming electron?
And the secret will be out! Muahaha!!!
But its not really a secret.

Re: Alexa

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:44 pm
by Helladamnleet
I wonder how hard it would be to write an Alexa skill that could inform you when a subscribed thread gets responded to and by whom.

Re: Alexa

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:41 am
by Ain
It's worth looking into. My "Alexa skill" skills are null. Although, it is something that I look forward to learning when I can make time.

Re: Alexa

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:02 am
by Helladamnleet
Ain wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:41 am
It's worth looking into. My "Alexa skill" skills are null. Although, it is something that I look forward to learning when I can make time.
I was thinking about it yesterday at work and there's a lot I could do with the right skills. It has a way of taking readily available basic information and presenting it in an easy way.