Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis
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two geek-adjacent things that are amusing me this week

I just changed my living room echo to answer to the brand new option, Ziggy. And I also changed it to use a male voice. That's really shaking it up around here!!

I might change the one in the front all to Ziggy as well. We'll see.

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Yesterday and today, while I was setting up and testing and fixing the settings for my new earbuds, I kept making phone calls to check it. If you want to make a phone call that won't mess with anybody, call Comcast. They have a nice, fat, telephone tree that wants you to talk so you can test the mike. Humana is another one. You have many many minutes and choices before you ever bother an actual human.

I can't call my own cable company because within seconds of answering, they have recognized my phone number and automatically transferred me to a person.
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Did not know about the male voice. I put it on Dana's dot in the bathroom. We'll see how long it takes her to notice.
if she does not notice, she's dead.

i changed mine in the living room yesterday and it shocked me this morning — whothefuck is that dude??!!!

i'm not being as successful with changing his name to ziggy
I love - Love - LOVE his voice! I have one device that doesn't support the Ziggy wake word but all the others do. So that means we'll need to remember, the kitchen device (Sonos) is Alexa with Ziggy's voice.
I kept making phone calls to check it. If you want to make a phone call that won't mess with anybody, call Comcast. They have a nice, fat, telephone tree that wants you to talk so you can test the mike. Humana is another one. You have many many minutes and choices before you ever bother an actual human.

lolol But wow, your cable company sounds awesome.
Ziggy from Quantum Leap? That's brilliant!
call Comcast. They have a nice, fat, telephone tree that wants you to talk so you can test the mike. Humana is another one. You have many many minutes and choices before you ever bother an actual human.

Love it!