[erlang-questions] Calling my computer from my cell

Ryan Huffman ryanhuffman@REDACTED
Thu Nov 3 20:39:50 CET 2011

I wrote a twilio library for spawnfest that still has some loose ends but
you may find it helpful: https://github.com/huffman/twilio_erlang


On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 12:10 PM, Jon Watte <jwatte@REDACTED> wrote:

> First, consider hooking a DTMF and voice capable modem to your computer.
> This would be the basic, you-can-do-it-yourself, solution. Calling the
> phone line your computer is connected to would then be "calling your
> server." If you still use the phone line also for voice communications,
> then this would pose some practical challenges, though.
> Second, if that's not good enough, then I would also recommend twilio.com-- integrating with their services is pretty simple.
> If that's still not good enough -- perhaps you want real-time interaction
> of the sound stream all the way to your own server -- then you'd want to
> establish your computer as a SIP endpoint and go through some SIP service
> provider. But I really don't think you need to go through all that effort,
> just to achieve the experiment you're talking about.
> Sincerely,
> jw
> --
> Americans might object: there is no way we would sacrifice our living
> standards for the benefit of people in the rest of the world. Nevertheless,
> whether we get there willingly or not, we shall soon have lower consumption
> rates, because our present rates are unsustainable.
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 3:16 PM, Yves S. Garret <yoursurrogategod@REDACTED
> > wrote:
>> Hey guys,
>>    I was just thinking, purely hypothetical, I would love to have an app
>> that I can have running on my server that if I dial a specific number, I
>> can change the state of that app (or set something in a database or edit a
>> file.)  This is just a simple 'why not?' project to put a smirk on my face.
>>  However, I'm not sure even where to begin... if someone could point me in
>> the right direction, I would really appreciate it.  By the way, I live in
>> the US.  Do I need to register my own phone number?  How about just a
>> land-line going into my apartment?  Can OTP play a role here?
>>    Yeah, going in this direction with eyes wide open and completely
>> unaware of what I'm going to run into :-) .  Any help is appreciated.
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