Journey with us - well, the brilliant Penny Golden (firstname.lastname@example.org) - as we travel through various bits of Milton's brain. There's also an unexpected additional guest at the end who sounds a bit like me trying to do a cockney accent - let's call him Dave. Dave (who probably works on a market stall in Covent Garden selling fruit and veg) reminds us that contributions are always welcome. Just send them in to email@example.com.
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We start with a skill that provides quotes from Professor Hawking (they would have been so cool in his own voice - that's the original Dynavox II synthesiser in case you're interested) and follow it up with a recording of his acceptance speech on receiving a UK Tech4Good Special Award. Do check out all the tributes and articles relating to Stephen Hawking on the AbilityNet website.
With the help of a simple Echo skill, the mild-mannered Phillip Chalker turns into Suuuuuupeeeernanny!!!! Quieting children with a single bound (that sounds quite ominous actually), no amount of marauding hyperactive hoards can thwart Suuuuupeeeernanny! (Imagine some pretty significant echo-effect on that last word.)
Today we look at two skills; an Easter version of Would You Rather that explores your preferred passtimes over passover and the second that serves up Easter-related facts - some of which seem egg-stremely suspect to me…
There are sound-effects galore in today's skill. We've got them coming out of our ears there are so many. Atually no - make that going into your ears. Good luck identifying the oh-so-many mystery sounds - and suggestions re #9 using #DTDPod please.
Faith's here to help, as today we look at a skill that uses those oh-so-cute Echo buttons - in this case to decrypt strange messages from aliens with an unhealthy fascination with gaseous eruptions. Maybe they're from Enceladus.