A quick Alexa skill to give hope during segfaults and other demonic infestations.

I built this while stuck during the project I was working on for this hackathon. Although originally just a brief break, I found this program was surprisingly useful. To use it, I just have to say "Alexa, motivate me!" and Alexa responds with a curated motivational quote.

It is built mostly off an Alexa Demo. The hard part was fetching the quotes, which, in order to support offline usage, are hard coded (this is hacky, but this is a hackathon). I used YQL to parse the HTML on BrainyQuote (search for motivation) and wrote a small JSFiddle to parse the JSON from YQL into only the quotes.

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