After learning about the Alexa is a Human project and hearing Alexa Juliana Ard speak, I was moved to change the wake word on all my Echo devices.
First, I went to the Setup VSK on Ubuntu page. I registered my device in the developer portal. I installed and configured the AVS Device SDK dependencies. I downloaded the AVS Device SDK. So far so good. Then, I started trying to build the Sample App. Copying the files to my build directory with cmake … Continue reading Configuring the Alexa VSK
OMFG. What a PITA! I tried, and tried, and tried some more to get Real VNC to work on my Udoo Neo with UdooBuntu 18.04 on it. What a waste of time. I finally found this post. It said to try x11vnc instead. I did. It worked. Here are the steps, lifted from that post. … Continue reading Configuring VNC on my Udoo Neo
Well. The upgrade from Ubuntu 14 to 16 failed miserably. I think I bricked my Udoo. It's alive!!! I didn't brick it at all. It seems to be fine. So I found this conversation in the Udoo Forum. Apparently, forum member Francesco has created an Udoobuntu 18.04! Yay!!! Thank you, Francesco. I downloaded the image, … Continue reading Configuring My Device – Take 2
The next step in building my own Alexa device, was to register it with the AVS Console. Once I found the page, this turned out to be pretty straightforward. Next, I need to update Ubuntu. This could be a challenge. I started by trying to install the updater through the user interface. No joy. It … Continue reading Configuring My Device
I started by spending about $150 USD on a UDOO NEO. Then I needed to put the OS on it... That was a hassle. It started out smooth enough. I already had a microSD card. I purchased a UGreen USB stick for it. Then, I started following the tutorial here: https://www.udoo.org/get-started-udoo-neo/. I clicked here https://www.udoo.org/check-out-the-resources/ … Continue reading I’m Gonna Build an Alexa
This is Perseus, he's only a week old. This is his daddy: I won't be able to actually receive him until February when he is 10 weeks old. But I'm excited to do that! Isn't he a lovely little fur baby!
I have an AWS Lambda function that is written in Python 3.8 and imports the following modules: import ask_sdk_core.utils as ask_utils import regex as re I decided to include the package files for these modules in a Layer so that I could separate "their code" from "my code." I ran the following at the command … Continue reading AWS Lambda Python Puzzle
Dear Job Seeker, So you're looking for a new job in I.T.? First, how many users group and software groups do you visit each month? These are a GREAT way to meet potential co-workers and potential employers. To find them, search on meetup.com for “software”, and, separately, “users groups”, and also “developer”. There are tons … Continue reading Open Letter to Job Seekers in Information Technology