Dot to Dot: A daily 5min Echo demo from Alexa
DTD923 True or False (revisited)

DTD923 True or False (revisited)

August 11, 2019

There are many true or false skills out there. It's true. This is the one by Labworks.io and it's really good; true or false? You decide.

DTD922 Listen Up

DTD922 Listen Up

August 10, 2019

Can you Yellow spot the colour randomly Red inserted into passages of Blue text? I bet you Purple can.

DTD921 Puzzle Prison (revisited)

DTD921 Puzzle Prison (revisited)

August 9, 2019

Covered about a million and a half episodes ago, today's skill is well worth a revisit. Can you puzzle your way out of this rectangular, er, square room with nothing but your wits, four statues, a cabinet, a letterbox and a computer to help?

DTD920 Treasure Words

DTD920 Treasure Words

August 8, 2019

It's Cows and Bulls all over again, but this time the hoof's on the other foot. The A-lady has to guess our three-letter word and we give her a little help with a piratical twist.

DTD919 One Minute Meditation

DTD919 One Minute Meditation

August 7, 2019

That's it - just a minute to meditate each day. We can all squeez that amount of mindfulness in to our busy schedules, can't we? Let's do it.

DTD918 Ambient Loops

DTD918 Ambient Loops

August 6, 2019

Ooooh - I like this one. The name reassures us that it'll loop forever without a jarring stop, and the sounds are so good that you'll want them to loop forever and never stop. Nice.
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DTD917 Word or Absurd

DTD917 Word or Absurd

August 5, 2019

Is 'Mimsy' a word? Surely that's absurd! Actually it's a portmanteau of 'Miserable' and 'Flimsy' as defined by the A-lady and, according to this skill, it means 'Rather feeble or prim and affected'. Thus it's a great word to include as one of the names of Sir Nicholas in the wonderful HP books. BTW I bought a bottle of sauce the other day. HP. I'm paying 8p a week for 15 weeks. If that doesn't make sense to you then Google 'HP Sauce' - it's a British institution.

DTD916 Sleep Aid

DTD916 Sleep Aid

August 4, 2019

Today a new contributer, Tiffany Black (@1modernmonster on the Twitters), brings us a brilliant new skill to help you sleep; 'Sleep Aid' - and it's better than that pesky 'Sleep Sheep', that's for sure.

DTD915 Additional - A-lady, sing The No Body Blues

DTD915 Additional - A-lady, sing The No Body Blues

August 3, 2019

Just say, “Alexa, sing the ‘No Body Blues’” and you'll (hopefully - depending upon where you are) get this fab and rather moving song by the very tuneful A-lady.
Oh and BTW, this month's free audio book is possibly my favourite book of all-time; “Alexa, read Anne of Green Gables from Audible.” If it's not available where you are, then listen to it somewhere, somehow - you won't regret it.

DTD915 Rogue’s Choice (revisited)

DTD915 Rogue’s Choice (revisited)

August 3, 2019

First covered waaay back in episode 346, this one's well worth a revisit. From the amazing developers, Magic Door LLC (yes, that's right - bringers of the brilliant Magic Door skill covered in episode 1 and then rightly revisited in episode 384), this one definitely deserves a dabble.