Rescuing a hacked computer

It’s the call every IT-savvy child of elderly parents dreads: ‘I got a message on the screen saying my computer had a problem and I had to call Microsoft. I rang them and they took control of the computer, then said it would cost several hundred pounds to put right…’. Oh, oh. So, having told…

Pain with decimals in Alexa Development

I don’t typically write a blog post like this, but I’ve had an infuriating day messing around writing an Alexa skill, and wanted to explain the issues I’ve faced for anyone else trying to do something similar. First though, an important note: because of the problem I haven’t submitted the skill to Amazon, so only…