I’ve been doing some additional experimenting (read “procrastinating” or, more charitably, “long term R&D”) with Asterisk, the open source PBX that now answers my phone.
Tonight I added a “The temperature in Charlottetown is X degrees” line to the opening salvo, pulling the current temperature from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
You can hear it for yourself at (902) 892-2556. Don’t worry, you can hang up the phone before you disturb me. Or you can ring through and say hello!