Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

12 Aug 2002, 11:13 a.m.

One of my coworkers has a slow, deep voice. …

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

One of my coworkers has a slow, deep voice. Whenever he does the ritual closing announcements ("Cody's is closing at ten o'clock, ten minutes from now. If you have purchases to make...") some of my coworkers say, he reminds them of late-night disc jockeys. For me, he calls to mind muezzins calling prayer times from the minarets of mosques. "Prayer is better than sleep."

While writing this entry, and checking that "muezzin" is the correct term, I found out about IslamSoft, which gives you prayer times (it does not pray for you, as I had originally thought). Also, a pretty non-objective "Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam". "Chapter 2: Some Benefits of Islam. (1) The Door to Eternal Paradise. (2) Salvation from Hellfire...."