December 09, 2002

Phone Log

It's just gone ten to five in the morning and I've been doing this project since about 10pm...

What project you ask?

Well, here in ClaudeStreet we have difficulty in hearing the phone when it rings downstairs. So, using the wonders of technology we came up with a plan. We can put a modem on one of the servers, and that can listen to it and send us a message upstairs when the phone rings. Easy....

Problem 1: Modem lead not long enough...
Solution 1: Relocate phone point in Ant's room to be next to the server. Also means we can relocate the ADSL modem.

Problem 2: Run out of ISA slots in box.
Solution 2: Use a PCI NIC, thus relieving a much needed slot for and ancient modem.

Problem 3: Sodding winmodems and Linux - nuff said.
Solution 3: Try different assortments of modems in box.

Problem 4: Make it talk to the computers upstairs.
Solution 4: Settle for making an IRC Client, that sends messages to us when the phone rings. And a winpopup box to Russ, 'cause he doesn't want to install Trillian.

Ah well! It works now. Also added a log thing to the index page of the website, so now you can find out when we were last called!
Posted by Ed at December 9, 2002 04:57 AM


I predict a flood of people ringing you just so they can see the website update.

Wot, no caller ID?

Posted by: Joe on December 9, 2002 05:35 PM

Of course, anyone else would just run a phone extension upstairs....

Posted by: Joe on December 9, 2002 05:57 PM

Dont be silly, that wouldnt involve the wonders of technology....... well it would, but not quite as sad/cool......... you decide which it is....

Posted by: Phil on December 13, 2002 04:04 PM
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