A portable call screener

And best of all, it requires very little setup time:

I have a category on the phone now labeled, “Asshole.” It’s for spammy calls.

Which, regrettably, are on the rise. But here’s the best part:

I add them to my “asshole” category as a contact. The contact is assigned a super-special double-secret rainbow ringtone all its own: a 30-second loop of total silence. So all these jerkoffs can call and I don’t even hear it.

If producing your own ringtones, even silent ones, seems daunting, spend a little coin for any individual movement of John Cage’s 4’33”. (I’ve seen it at the iTunes Store.)



  1. Joan of Argghh! »

    10 July 2010 · 7:01 pm

    heh. Sheri’s gonna kick your ass, too. Did you forget something?


  2. CGHill »

    10 July 2010 · 7:37 pm

    It’s called “bad coding.” I will fix.

  3. CGHill »

    10 July 2010 · 7:39 pm

    Mental note: Do not close the anchor tag before the actual anchor.

  4. sheri »

    10 July 2010 · 8:39 pm

    It really is the little things in life, innit?

  5. Joan of Argghh! »

    10 July 2010 · 8:40 pm

    I hate when I do that. It’s like my hands just do what they’re used to and my brain checks out.

  6. Old Grouch »

    11 July 2010 · 7:41 pm

    “spend a little coin for any individual movement of John Cage’s 4’33″”

    Lest you be sued for infringement.

  7. CGHill »

    11 July 2010 · 7:44 pm

    I actually covered that in 2002; all things 4’33”-related eventually seem to end up here.

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