First of all, I have to give props to James over at The Kansas Citian. I first saw this new feature on his blog and totally swaggerjacked it.
At first, he was reluctant to share the details, but I just kept rickrolling him with clips of Al Gore talking about global warming until he finally caved and coughed up the details.
The new feature is Voice Comments!
Ever read one of my lame ass posts, wanted to tell me off but just couldn't be bothered to do all that thinking and typing? Sure you have. You all have.
Well, now you don't have to go to all that trouble. Now you can just whip out your cell phone, dial 816-533-8030 and tell me what an ignorant, arrogant, smarmy, fucking asshole I am!
Now, lest you think I'm stupid enough give all you knuckle-dragging cretins my actual cell phone number, let me 'splain how this works.
Follwing James' advice, I signed up for a Lite VOIP account with KCnet, a local ISP.
"Costs me $5 a month and I get voicemail to email service with that. They come in as .wav's then I just upload them to a service like youtube and will embed the stream."
They wanted to charge me a $30.00 "activation fee" to cover the cost of a VOIP router, but I already had a leftover Vonage router so they waived the activation fee.
I don't even have the router or any hardware installed. All of the calls go directly to voicemail on the ISPs network and I get an email with the .wav attached. So you can't actually "talk" to me, you can just leave me a voicemail.
Now, the whole process of receiving the .wav attached to an email, saving the .wav, uploading it to YouTube and embedding the stream in a post or some sort of rolling "recent voice comments" in the column on the right (which would involve opening up my layout, etc.) sounds a bit tedious to me.
Sounds like something that could seriously curtail the time I set aside for drinking rot-gut liquor and surfing for lesbian midget porn.
So I am not going to routinely post every voice comment I get.
But if it is funny enough, or drunk enough, or outrageous enough, or sexy enough, then I will take the time to share it with the world ("the world" being the 3 people who read this blog, one of which is me).
So open up your phone book, create a new entry for "XO" and save 816-533-8030.
Let the drunk Voice Commenting begin!