• Smart Home
  • Talk to My TV

    I wanted to talk to my TV from the moment I set up my first Echo Dot.  Can you blame me?  The number of remotes I need drive me crazy – I have a remote for the TV, one for the speakers, one for my streaming box, and another for my blu-ray player.  I would […]

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  • Hacking My Smart Assistant is Not OK

    Pet Peeve: Unintentional Triggering One of my pet peeves about Alexa is how it tends to pick up wake words from the TV shows I’m watching.  When it surprises us and suddenly says, “I’m sorry I didn’t understand the question I heard.”  This is probably a bug, Alexa misheard her wake word from the show.   […]

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  • Control Issues

    Ask any of my friends, especially those who knew me when I was very young, and they will confirm that I have control issues.  It is why I directed most of the plays I wrote while in school, why I prefer debates to math competitions, and why I enjoy event planning so much.  I like […]