This is some stuff I never knew existed: YAC, Yet Another Caller ID Program. I’m not sure why it’s not called YACIDP but there you go. Basically, you hook up the phone line to a modem that supports caller ID and this thing runs as a little service to tell you who’s calling, just like your phone does but who can find the phone when you need to. Pretty cool.
Now take that idea and apply it to Windows Media Center Edition or your Linux based Home Theatre PC (HTPC) and you have something REALLY neat.
Kudos to Ethan Zoeller the Product Manager for MCE 2005 who’s built an add-in to MCE that uses YAC to display who’s calling on your TV. No more getting up from the couch to see who’s calling (not that I ever do that anyway).