email, phone to the south pole

I am and will remain bhayes@cs.stanford.edu, and +1 650 269 3552 is still my phone number.

Thanks to Google Voice, I will be able to pick up voice mail and even text SMS messages, but “pick up” is the operative part. There’s a communications satellite in [wait for it] a polar orbit that comes over every day, making a nine-hour window for phone and data connections, with low bandwidth, and with worse connectivity around the edges. The window shifts four minutes earlier each pass. And as you might expect, real science has priority.

I should have worked harder to keep my spam down, shouldn’t I.

Advertisements

2 responses to “email, phone to the south pole

  1. South Pole Station is on New Zealand time. I’ll be up about 6am and to bed about 11, I would guess. But sleep may prove elusive.

    In any case, I won’t be actually getting phone calls, just picking them up.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s