A few weeks back I once again, got into an argument with Alexa. She refused to turn off a timer, and I ended up screaming... Sometimes her stupidity is absolutely stunning.
That got me thinking, why am I letting Amazon invade my privacy for something that's so stupid... Surely, I could build something to handle my handful of commands, I thought. So I set out to do just that, build a proof of concept for my own private personal assistant.