Dec 152016

I have Amazon dots (2nd gen) placed throughout the house and the office.  They’re more for fun than anything else, but I’m hoping that someday they’ll be able to communicate with each other and send alerts without having to invoke Alexa’s name first.  In the meantime, the one in the TV room seems to catch random things from time to time on the television, thinking that our binge watching of decades old TV series on Netflix is us talking to her.

Here’s some examples (all of these are while watching “House, MD”):

Get the paddles, she’s gonna crash
Alexa heard “crash” and provided this:

Trash is a 2015 adventure movie directed by Stephen Daldry and Christian Duurvoort. It stars Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein. Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

My legs are holding
Alexa heard “home” and provided information on a funeral home, a home improvement center, a contractor, and a nursing home.  I guess that covers EVERY BASE POSSIBLE.

It looks like a…diffusion pattern
Alexa heard “good diffusion powder” and gave the very popular answer, “sorry, I couldn’t find the answer to your question.”

While not quite the same thing, I said “Alexa, add draft buster to my shopping list.”  Alexa added “giraffe mustard” instead.  God bless her heart.

More as they occur.