Morning Fun with My Personal Assistant

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This morning has been spent dealing with a headache (mostly gone by now) and dinking around with Microsoft’s personal assistant, Cortana. Those of you familiar with the Halo series of computer games will recognize the name (and the voice behind it). So far, the rabbit hole has taken me to the following commands.

  • Tell me a joke.
  • Tell me a science joke.
  • Tell me a sports joke.
  • What’s your favorite sport?
  • What’s your favorite game? (No surprises here.)
  • What’s your favorite song?
  • What’s your favorite TV show?
  • Do you like dogs?
  • What’s your favorite movie?
  • Tell me a story.
  • Tell me a bedtime story.
  • What are you afraid of?
  • Are you afraid of clowns?
  • Do you have nightmares?
  • Do you believe in ghosts?
  • Are you a zombie?
  • Do you eat?
  • Do an impression.
  • Sing a song.
  • Say something.
  • Tell me something interesting.
  • Tell me something funny.

In related news, the U-verse guys are sending a “senior technician” to troubleshoot the problems that we’re having with the Internet. Their window of arrival starts in 45 minutes so no time to go back to sleep. I can nap later.