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Bill DeWitt
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I'm thinking about separating my tasks and profiles by similar human based groupings for organization and labeling purposes. But I wonder if they will have functional meaning.

1) Personalities - Global variables and presets.
2) Autonomic - Actions which just happen, like changing display settings when powered
3) Subconscious - Actions which impinge on regular behavior but which are largely unnoticed. Gathering data from the web or sensors, for instance.
4) Conscious - Real decision making routines that use the previous forms as input.
5) Verbal - the rare spoken interaction. I don't really want a chatbot as much as I want a smart assistant that knows it's place.

I've been working on the assumption that stacking tasks is not a problem, IOW, a task that calls a task that calls a task is the same as a task that has three functions.
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A lot of what I consider my AI assistant is really just single issue tasks that any number of people have for their daily phone use - change screen delay on power, silence phones during certain times, connect to this or that ... but if I ever decide to package this all up into an easily downloadable set, how can I do that to make everything available?

For instance, my power off at night routine for my reading tablet taps into Lydia to know if I'm at home, taps into the morse code vibration task to announce its state, and resets my alarm if it's been turned off for some reason.

Those are in different projects, each an individual task and would have to be gathered together for the basic task to work (I didn't do error checking).

Is there a good way to package up all these things in one file, other than zip?
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Correct, We can't edit any of the tasks, unless you designed a scene which allows it
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A launcher with improved Tasker integration? At some point this could make things developed in Tasker seem almost like OS level activity.

Disclaimer: I do not make any money from this software in any way.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.pierrox.lightning_launcher_extreme
More than a simple launcher, Lightning is a fast, light and extremely custo...
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Thanks for the tip, installing it now
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Buffy, Season 6, episode 16 - 

Hmmph, I had a female best man before it was cool.
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+Ricardo Lage I have a question and hope you can send me to the right help file or something. 

What I want Alarmpad to do is what I have set up in "GoodMorning" alarm now. GoodMorning doesn't have tasker integration and I use tasker a lot, but Alarmpad doesn't seem to do what I want without doing most of it in Tasker. 

I want it to Speak my name, tell me why it's going off, remind me of the time and date, tell me the weather and list my appointments for the day. IOW, "Good morning Bill, it's time to wake up, today is Friday, May 29th, the time is 7 AM. The weather today is fair with a high of 70 and a low of 60. Today, you have biology class at 3pm. You have no other appointments."

I see how to make it speak the alarm title and number of appointments, but I guess I want more. Should I keep looking around or is what I want out of range at this point?

Thanks in advance.
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That's a help +Crystal McKenzie. I will unlabel my alarms and put in some descriptions.

I haven't played around with it yet enough to know the limits of having it work with Tasker, I hope to get to that tomorrow or the next day. Do you do anything with Alarmpad and Tasker?
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Google I/O 2015?

I'll wait a few days and read about it.
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hahahah
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+Mark Bruce​ just for sympathy, here's the vitamin bottle strap-on charging stand I have to use. I'm not buying another smart watch until wireless charging is axiomatic. Sorry to hear about your OS problems.
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Prime reason I am not an early adopter for gadgets. I join the late majority for things like smart phones and virtual reality ;)
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Important Announcement about SMS notifications in Google Calendar

Starting on June 27th, 2015, SMS notifications from Google Calendar will no longer be sent. SMS notifications launched before smartphones were available. Now, in a world with smartphones and notifications, you can get richer, more reliable experience on your mobile device, even offline.

To receive notifications on your smartphone, either configure the calendar app that came with your device or install Google Calendar for Android or iPhone. For more information on how to configure notification defaults, check out the Help Center.

Please note: Please note: This change will not affect Google Drive for Work, Google Apps for Work (paid edition), Education and Government customers.

- The Google Calendar Team
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Buffy Season 5. That'un always makes me cry.  

First there's the death of Buffy's mom, one of the most touching episodes of TV anywhere.

Then there's the chase scene between the horses and the RV, which is more painful than anything since Fonzie jumped the shark.
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This is big. I only have a few devices to test apps on and would not release an app without wider testing first. Not that I am creative in this field or even a good programmer, but if I hesitate, who else, who might be more creative and productive, is holding back? This fixes that.
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  • University of Kentucky
    BioChemistry, present
  • Kentucky Community and Technical College System
    BioChemistry, 2011
  • Titusville High School
  • Brevard Community College
  • University of Central Florida
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I circle back people who interact through posting in a considerate and reasonable way. Thank you for circling me and please join the conversation.

I'm retired from being a homeschooling SAHD and now have empty nest syndrome. I've gone back to college to get a degree in Biology. I'm an obsessive science-fiction reader, a compulsive inventor, and I have a disordered apartment in a college town. I play the Ukulele in a style borrowed from John King, may he rest in peace. I'm on the spectrum and I feel good about that. I can just about program my way out of a wet paper bag, I've been working with Artificial Intelligence for 10 years, I've recently invented a new method of ceramic construction, a new type of flute, a new knot (salamander hitch), and I make my own bacon fat mayonnaise. I've been working on my own constructed language for 30 years, but I don't have anyone to speak it with. I'm finally learning Japanese. I believe that we have an immaterial part which science is not yet able to measure, but that when, some day, we are able to, it still won't remove the spiritual aspect of it.
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I have solved a Rubik's cube in less than two minutes with ~60 year old fingers.
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Low Carb, Ukulele playing, Science nerd
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I can tell where cats want to be scratched.
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