I, like many people, have a routine.
Step #1 is to wake up. If I complete Step #1, no matter what, my day is going better than if I didn’t. After that, I blindly eject my arm out of bed and start jabbing at the air to find my phone, which sits on my nightstand.
Upon completion of that task, I begin by checking my email accounts for anything of interest or urgency and then Cortana gives me my daily custom feed of various local, nation, global, and video game news. I like to find out if we’ve attacked someone or been attacked yet before I get out of bed, because depending on that answer I may or may not do it.
And yes, I use Cortana, that’s because I have a Windows Mobile device. Yes, I use a Windows Mobile device. It just works so much better than the other two, app-gap be damned. Now, now. No teasing. That leads to the Dark Side. 😉
Anyways, today I had a great greeting from “her” as I was waking up. After unlocking my phone, Cortana offered up the best wake-up message I think she’s done yet; and that includes the “Happy Birthday!” she said to me just last weekend!
Check out how she said “Good Morning” to me today. She shifted from her usual circular, or, dare I say it, “Halo” icon and morphed into the face of a very familiar Jedi Master. What could be a better way to start your day with a smile then that? Can one truly love an inanimate object? I think quite possibly yes, as there’s always another reason why I love my phone. 🙂
But she wasn’t done! She had one last notification before I was forced to either start my day or waste time talking to my phone’s AI about how fast Han Solo made the Kessel Run.
Ah, May the 4th. The geekiest “holiday” fandom has. ^_^
But does it really belong to fandom? Let’s take a little bit of a look into where May the 4th supposedly originated, what it means to us here today, as well as ways you can celebrate it here in Massachusetts.