Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick
brad

i hate you phone

So after my previous lame phone call, tax guy calls, saying I forgot to sign something. Then my mom calls, working on my home office personal property tax forms... then some dude selling anti-spam software calls, wanting to push it out to all the LJ members, making incredibly liberal estimates about what percentage of the userbase would buy it, and how rich he'd get.

That's it... I'm off to buy a $7 caller ID box. I have the service, but my only caller-ID aware hardware is my 56k modem hooked up to my office machine, but now that I work on my machine in the living room, I don't have always turn my other computers on.

I wish I had a phone jack in my closet, where my file server is ... I have power & ethernet in there. Maybe I should add a phone jack. Then I could put my modem there, and make the caller-ID daemon I've long talked about, and write clients for Windows, Linux, and my TV. (if TV is on, broadcast IR signal to TV to bring up PIP to Enty showing calling party's name and number...)

OR I COULD JUST GO PAY SEVEN FRICKIN DOLLARS. I'm stupid.
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