Microsoft Cortana is Evil

Last night I stayed up until two in the morning. I was wired for sound over some Family Business. Normally I don’t get upset over things that don’t directly concern me but I’m very protective of my blood family.

Even with the drama I wanted to wake up bright and early this morning to get some writing done before I had to go to work at my public job. Since I am really hard to wake up after late nights I set several 8am alarms on several devices in hopes that *one* of them would wake me up by 9am to get started.

One of those devices was my new (to me) computer, who has Microsoft Cortana. I told her to wake me up at 8am as an afterthought before I went to bed.

She woke me up all right! I fell off the couch, half peeing my pants and landed on the dog. I had NO IDEA what was going on! When I finally figured out that it was the computer I started screaming at it to shut up.

I had to crawl on my hands and knees over to the stupid machine to turn off the darned alarm. By that point I was WIDE AWAKE and cussing like a sailor.

Best. Alarm clock. Ever. Scared the living daylights out of me but by golly it woke me up.

Since I’ve finally calmed down enough to laugh over it I thought I would share.

Have a nice day!

2 thoughts on “Microsoft Cortana is Evil

  1. EcoCatLady

    Hahahah! I had no idea Windows 10 had that feature. But since I turn my computer completely off when it’s not in use… and since I believe alarm clocks are the root of all evil in the first place, I don’t think I’ll be trying it out any time soon. Thanks for the warning though!

    1. Annie Post author

      Cortana apparently used the Alarms and Clock app to wake me up, which is built into Windows 10, I discovered later. If you have Cortana connected to the Internet, she will set the alarms automatically. While I generally keep the computer disconnected from the Internet now that I’ve got it set up, that little program is now my go-to alarm clock, for obvious reasons.

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