[rescue] A Question about Snappy phone stuff

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Mon Aug 2 12:10:12 CDT 2004

 Mike Meredith says...

> The only use I have for a landline is for something to carry the ADSL
> signals to the local exchange. A few months ago a guest plugged my
> landline phone in; after I'd figured out what the strange ringing noise
> was, I was surprised to find people trying to sell me things over it.

... and you're paying for it.
> It occurred to me that I have at last got a use for that voice facility
> on my old serial modem ... setup one of the those irritating voicemail
> thingies to keep them on the line for as long as possible. It's rumoured
> that salescritters making cold calls aren't allowed to hang up!

do forever
	while not ringing; do
		sleep 1
	send "Hello" with risingInflection
	while off hook; do
		while noiseOnLine; do
		case random of
			1)	send "interesting"	;;
			2)	send "hmmmmm"		;;
			3)	send "wellllll"		;;
			4)	send "maybe"		;;
			5)	send "I don't think so" ;;
			*)	send "ah"			;;
	send "Fooled you, jackass!" with emphaticInflection


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