I constantly ignore Alexa and she is basically another clock for me, as I use her to set alarms and check the weather, but I am not taking advantage of all of her abilities. I get mad at her when she doesn’t understand me and if I had more patients, I think I would use her for more tasks. She is a bit annoying as I typed my birthday into her when I first registered my device, but the other day when I asked her what day my birthday was, she went off on this whole spiel about what a birthday is. I found out that I need to tell her to remember events in order for her to respond, so I would have to say, “Alexa remember that my birthday is on this date”, and then she would know it. I read that she has more than 70,000 skills, but most of them I would never use. I was able to get Alexa to sync with my Outlook account, so I can view my appointments, and that is very useful. I covered her camera, because I don’t like her looking at me.
Written for Sadje’s Sunday Poser #63, where she asks, “What do you forget on a regular basis?”