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Hunter Grayson flits from job to job, relationship to relationship, continent to continent until the tragic death of her parents brings her back to her childhood home. While trying to figure out how to move forward, she meets wild, fun Natalya Haven, who quickly becomes the sister she never had. But when Natalya moves in, their friendship unravels.
A second tragedy sends Hunter to a small town in New Mexico, a town out of her own past. For Hunter, that’s more than a coincidence, that’s fate. Natalya’s family will fill the void in her life. Natalya’s parents will become her parents. She and Natalya’s brother will fall in love. But nothing is ever that simple. ...

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Offline ImaWriter

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Amazon Echo's New Pomodoro Skill
« on: June 18, 2017, 10:29:13 AM »
Just stumbled across this new Pomodoro Skill on Reddit, and I thought some of you might be interested in checking it out. My Dots are in the kitchen and bedroom--I have a Google Home in my office--or i would try it out myself. 

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Re: Amazon Echo's New Pomodoro Skill
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 10:55:06 AM »
Just stumbled across this new Pomodoro Skill on Reddit, and I thought some of you might be interested in checking it out. My Dots are in the kitchen and bedroom--I have a Google Home in my office--or i would try it out myself.

I had to look up pomodoro in wikileaks to find out what this is and why it's named for a tomato. Interesting and the skill works, at least for the few minutes I tried it, but honestly the ticking would drive me nuts. I do sometimes keep a clock open on the bottom of my screen to track elapsing time but that's resolutely silent.

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Re: Amazon Echo's New Pomodoro Skill
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 11:32:37 AM »
I had to look up pomodoro in wikileaks to find out what this is and why it's named for a tomato. Interesting and the skill works, at least for the few minutes I tried it, but honestly the ticking would drive me nuts. I do sometimes keep a clock open on the bottom of my screen to track elapsing time but that's resolutely silent.

I think you could find pomodoro easier on wikipedia rather than wikileaks....  :o

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Re: Amazon Echo's New Pomodoro Skill
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 07:00:52 PM »
Egads, tic-tic-tic-tic-tic-tic... this would be a cool Echo skill to have if you could disable the non-stop timer ticking in the background. I wouldn't be able to get any writing done.

I'll stick with my phone app.

Quick video I made of it in action:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x228jCNy_vs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x228jCNy_vs</a>
« Last Edit: June 18, 2017, 07:12:57 PM by Alan Petersen »

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Re: Amazon Echo's New Pomodoro Skill
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 05:10:22 AM »
Ticking might be good "white noise" to put you to sleep.  A lot of other sleep sounds to choose from though.
 
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