Mike Stone

Mycroft

I’ve posted about this before, but for those of you who aren’t aware #Mycroft is currently being sued by a patent troll called Voice Tech. The courts in this case have made a highly questionable decision, so I am going to use day 73 of my #100DaysToOffload series to respond.

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This has been a frustrating week for me when it comes to digital assistants. I'm guessing that anybody reading this is already aware that I'm a huge fan of #Mycroft, but the market is currently dominated by Amazon and Google. This was not a good week in this regard.

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Day 37 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

My wife was trolling the Internet a few nights ago, and she ran across a list of possible blogging topics. One of the topics on the list was something about your favorite retro device. I don't remember the exact wording, and I kind of wrote it off at the time. I think I was already writing something about #Mycroft, but it reminded me of a device I had a long time ago that I felt (at least then) was way ahead of it's time.

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Day 36 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

For the trifecta, I was going through the community forums on the #Mycroft site and I ran across something I'd somehow managed to miss for the better part of two years. MycroftOS.

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Day 35 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Anybody who follows this blog know what I write about #Mycroft and #AI quite a bit. It’s something I have a lot of interest in, and I thought it might be a good idea to explain why as best I can.

In yesterday’s post about Mycroft’s newest core release, I said, “I can't wait to spend more time with this release.” Neil Darlow jokingly replied, “You can't wait to spend more time with an AI. I know the real world is pretty screwed-up at the moment but... this? 🤣. I know Neil was joking, but there are some very real reasons I’m interested in AI.

This post is going to get a little bit more personal than usual, so if you’re not up for that, now would be a good time to close this tab.

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Day 29 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

I talk about #Mycroft often. I think people have probably realized that I'm a Mycroft fan. One of the responses I've gotten is that the individual would love to try it, but doesn't have the hardware to make it go. That's actually not true.

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Day 23 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

Day 2 of the weird stuff I do on my computer for questionable reasons, today we're going to look at Terminal programs. I spend a great deal of time in the terminal. Once upon a time, that was a requirement to be a Linux user, but that's not the case anymore. So, why do I have three terminal applications in my launcher?

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Day 19 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

I've made no secret that I'm a huge fan of #Mycroft. I love personal assistants, but I also love my privacy. If I'm going to have both, I can't use most of the voice assitants that are on the market today. But Mycroft doesn't cover all the bases for me. Here's one of my biggest, if least relevant to the product, complaints.

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Day 10 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

My #Mycroft Mark I hasn’t been working lately. Yesterday I had a few minutes tonight to plug in an external monitor and start it back up and see what I could see, and it wasn’t good. RIP Mycroft. Until today. Here’s my process for bringing Mycroft back to life!

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Day 9 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:

My #Mycroft Mark I hasn’t been working lately. The little eye lights have just been going round and round and the device never goes into a ready state. I had a few minutes tonight to plug in an external monitor and start it back up to see what I could see.

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