The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Notes about an overhead voice mail message at The Ft. Lauderdale Office of the Corporation

From
Voicemail System <XXXXXXXXXXX>
To
Sean Conner <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX>
Subject
New message 1 in mailbox XXXX
Date
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:57:43 -05:00

Sean Conner,

There is a new voicemail in mailbox XXXX:

From
"XXXXXXXXXXX XXX" <XXXXXXXXXX>
Length
0:35 seconds
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 11:57:47 AM

Dial *98 to access your voicemail by phone.
Visit http://XXXXXXX­XXXXXXX­XXXXXXX­XXXXXXX­XXXXXXX to check your voicemail with a web browser.

There is?

Looks at phone.

Oh yes, there is. It probably has something to do with my expired account no doubt.

Picks up the phone, and dials *98.

“Ring.”

“Ring.”

“Ring.”

“Comedy Mail. Mailbox.”

“Comedy Mail. Mailbox.”

“Comedy Mail. Mailbox.”

What the— Okay, I think this is the password.

Dials a few numbers.

“Password.”

“Password incorrect.”

“Password.”

“Password incorrect.”

Oh! I guess it was this then …

Dials some different numbers.

“Password incorrect.”

“Password.”

“Password incorrect.”

<click>

Okay, let me try that again!

“Ring.”

“Ring.”

“Ring.”

“Comedy Mail”

Yeah, that's what I thought it said. Real funny.

“Mailbox.”

“Mailbox.”

Oh! It must be expecting my extension. Um … this is an “intelligent” desk phone talking to a custom business switch. Shouldn't it already know my extension? Bloody programmers!

Dials extension.

“Password.”

Dials some numbers.

“You have one new messages and no old messages. Please press …”

That's more like it.

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