Updated Phone Number

Actually… my phone number hasn’t changed. I just figured out what you need to dial from the United States to make my phone ring. Try: +91.9880.2394.90 or, from a landline, dial 011.91.9880.2394.90.

The phone system here in India– like a lot of other “systems” is kinda mess. I was trying to call a number in Delhi today, so I asked Vivek– “say, what’s the area code for Delhi.” “011,” he replied. Well, 011 didn’t work. So I asked him “I’m having some trouble with this.” “Oh, you need another number,” he replied. “Try … 2″ “Oh. Two. Of course.” But then… adding a 2 between the area code and the phone number worked. Heh. So anyhow. I’m pretty sure that I have the right number, now.

In other news… I’m just going to keep rubbing it in:
Bangalore: 84° / 59°
Bozeman: 23° / 31°

Mmm.

About Mark Egge

Two truths and a lie: Mark Egge is an outdoor enthusiast, opera singer, and a transportation data scientist. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.
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8 Responses to Updated Phone Number

  1. ken-mister says:

    We have snow so bite me!

  2. Upidivl says:

    And Mark, it really doesn’t bother us (well, me, at least) that it is only 30 degrees here. So, nothing to rub in. I’m pretty sure you miss it. :-)

  3. markegge says:

    Ha ha. You’re completely right, William. I don’t suppose “rubbing it in” is quite the right terminology. I’m just amused by the difference. I DO miss the snow, but I’m also enjoying this perfect summer weather. =)

  4. jaderobbins says:

    Mark, i’m still rather surprised you havn’t adopted the new rss standard icon :P

  5. markegge says:

    The standardized icon is ONLY a standard for Firefox and IE to display in the address bar for CSS enabled websites. It is NOT the generic icon for placement on websites with RSS feeds available. Futhermore, I do not pander to RSS 0.91, 1.0 or Atom, so using a generic icon would leave RSS 1.0 users a little confused as to why my feed doesn’t work.

  6. jaderobbins says:

    it’ll only become a standard if little monkies like you start using it :P I’m hoping with the using of the firefox feed icon it will turn people on to RSS a bit more. Computer abreviations turn the general public off of really great things.

    Also, i read in the paper that last week Montana’s democratic senator was giving a talk in Bangalor and approx. 5 other places in India about outsourcing. Would have been interesting to see, and perhaps for someone like you a taste of home.

  7. markegge says:

    But I still maintain that the mere fact that Microsoft and Mozilla happened to both use the same icon in the address bar to indicate that a page has an available RSS feed doesn’t mean that every website needs to adopt this icon as well. If Mozilla and Microsoft agreed to use the same “Home” icon, I wouldn’t change that, either. It’s just a broswer thing. It’s cool, though, that Microsoft is being forced to consult Mozilla about things like this– that Mozilla is enough of a force that Microsoft can’t just bully their way into whatever they want.

  8. jaderobbins says:

    BAH! *mumbles old-guy like*