Occasionally I find a little feature that I like so much that I post it to the blog. Today, that feature is Google Voice‘s individual contact options. You can literally customize to the level of having different messages for each of your contacts. This can also be done at the group level so that friends hear a different message from co-workers who hear a different message from strangers. Really good idea.
Note: This would make for a great prank. Pre-record the message, “Hey Dad, what’s up?” and use it just for him. See how long he goes in the message before he realizes I’m not there.