Running Clothes Alexa Skill

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For the past three years, I’ve been building Alexa Skills for the Amazon Echo and other Alexa enabled devices..  Caroline Dunn, Liz Simpson and myself also formed Alexa Development Group (www.alexadevgroup.com) to build skills for companies helping them interact with…

It’s Prime Day

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It’s shopping spree time at Amazon.  Prime Day is today.  Unfortunately, I don’t really need anything.  And the things I want are expensive and only sold at list price.  But, there are a few inexpensive things I fancy.  Go look!…

Welcome to Lawn Advisor

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I just launched a new Alexa Skill called Lawn Advisor.  It’s targeted at people in North America who use 9 different grasses in their lawns.  These are: Bermuda (my grass) Fescue St. Augustine Centipede Rye Bluegrass Buffalo Bahia Zoysia Just…

Apple Watch – It’s Time

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A year and a half ago, I had looked hard at the Apple Watch and found many reasons to say no.  Take a look back at a post I published back in 2015:  http://100.24.121.224/apple-watch-its-not-time-for-me/. First, it’s rectangular and I like round. …

Invited Back!

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Last fall, Caroline Dunn and I had the opportunity to present the world of “Alexa” to Dr. Benn Konsynski‘s Appcology class at Emory University.  We showed first our homemade Raspberry Pi-based Echo.  We then showed our first Skill.  Well, we’re…

TidyHotel from RoomsDone

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TidyHotel is Launched. A coupe of weeks ago, my latest software effort reached it’s first milestone. We (www.roomsdone.com) launched our first product, TidyHotel. TidyHotel is a mobile application that helps optimize the efforts of hotel housekeepers. I started researching this…
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