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After finding a strange medallion and some maps with markings that no one in his village can understand, Braxton Bray decides to take it all to the Hall of Scholars in the kingdom's capital. But greed is everywhere. Braxton and a tough young female caravan guard named Nixy are forced to run for their lives, for someone else wants what Braxton found and is willing to go to great lengths to take it from him.

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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>
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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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