besides the thank you ... ( which I did as a separate item )
here is an observation that might help ...
odd but interesting ...
rainy days people pick up the phone more, over 1000 calls made to location where it was raining and way over 3000 phone calls where it was sunny, of those 4000 calls 100 picked up in the rain, and only 60 picked up in sunny.
I've now been testing this out for positive or negative experience ( I'm a realtor by trade, so cold calling is important when I place a new property on the market and want to tell everyone ) . the goal is to figure out if more people will show up on an open house if I call while it's type raining day or sunny day. not enough data yet to confirm if it matters
I have no clue how to test this with text messages, but the results should be interesting when focused on the under 40 age group.
so if you want to get a hold of someone for an important conversation, call while it's raining at the destination.
another weird and wonderful idea: I am trying to learn how to create a small ( tiny as in cigarette pack size ) weather station, that can give me Barometric Pressure, Luminous intensity, wind direction+speed, temp, humidity and ( most important ) transmit it twitter every 10 seconds. trying make this all into a kit costing $50 to $60 ( I got it down to $293 and 10" x 10" x 18") to give away to high schools, What I think is the fun part, when there is 200 data location transmitting ( all locally ), and the data posted publicly in twitter with a known location, we could discover how a tornado forms or what to look out for. with 25000 high schools in the USA, I bet a lot of data could be produced that someone could use and find out cool stuff.
ok and this is so weird that it could be considered crazy:
say no to wind energy, because the velocity of the wind entering the blades does not equal the same when it exits. so over the long term, wind is not reaching the normal destination at the same speed or coolness. just thinking so way out that it could be right.
and I don't kneed someone to slob my knob, just share an idea, weird and fun, we all get a chance to make a positive change to the world