Dot to Dot: A daily 5min Echo demo from Alexa
DTD804 Castle Adventure

DTD804 Castle Adventure

April 14, 2019

It feels a little like Groundhog Day as I demo today's skill; 'Castle Adventure' (or should I call it 'A Dozen Ways to Die'?)

DTD803 Escape the Hospital

DTD803 Escape the Hospital

April 13, 2019

Can Patrick Steggle (lynnstggll@gmail.com) escape the sinister clutches of the mysterious surgeons and make his escape? There's only one way to find out. Well, two maybe. Actually three. You could listen to today's episode, I suppose email Patrick himself and beg him to tell you, or ditto myself. I personally plan on being pretty taciturn on the subject though, but the choice is yours…

DTD802 Backing Tracks (x2)

DTD802 Backing Tracks (x2)

April 12, 2019

Today we look at two nice backing track skills that are invoked in the same way. They do have slightly different names in the skillstore, however, and the first is by Max Lamberti and the second by Stoked Skills LLC.

DTD801 Asking the A-lady for an extended weather forecast and Big Sky (update)

DTD801 Asking the A-lady for an extended weather forecast and Big Sky (update)

April 11, 2019

First we ask the A-lady for the next week's weather and then we revisit the updated Big Sky skill- the best weather skill under the sun in my opinion (now with some premium content for radar enthusiasts everywhere…)

DTD800 Wizard of Oz

DTD800 Wizard of Oz

April 10, 2019

Thanks to you guys we've made it to 800! Today's skill looks like a really lovely audio adventure by those nice guys who made the 'Escape the Room' skill; Days Fly. Great sound effects and all the old familiar characters. Have we done this one before? No. No way. Never.

DTD799 Starlight Adventure

DTD799 Starlight Adventure

April 9, 2019

Somebody (specifically Patrick Steggle - lynnstggll@gmail.com) completed this choose-your-own adventure skill and someone else (namely me) shortened it so as not to give away the ending.

DTD798 Boxing Legends

DTD798 Boxing Legends

April 8, 2019

Zap! Pow! Blatt! Kapow! Those would be the sound effects in this skill if your opponent were any of the evil villains in Batman. As it is, however, they're more your normal boxing noises that punctuate this pugilistic skill that surely pulls no punches.

DTD797 Virgin Trains

DTD797 Virgin Trains

April 7, 2019

Today a new contributer, Kevin Satizabal, brings us a brilliant demo of the Virgin Trains skill in action. It was first broadcast on another show I'm embroiled in for my sins; Tech Talk. Moderately loud shout out (we are British) to @TechTalkerSteve.

DTD796 Really Bad Joke

DTD796 Really Bad Joke

April 6, 2019

Today's skill uses the A-lady's new ability to switch synthesisers to great effect in delivering these not-really-that-bad jokes. Honest.

DTD795 Canadian Quiz and Fun Facts of Canada

DTD795 Canadian Quiz and Fun Facts of Canada

April 5, 2019

Could today's decidedly Canadian theme be anything to do with my having been on the great Double Tap Canada podcast this week, eh? Pure coincidence.