Archive for November, 2008

Hooking cell phones up to your (IP) PBX

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

I recently got overly annoyed with both the office phone and my cell phone going off on me at the same time. Then I bumped into chan_mobile. Now I have some nasty ideas. Why not use bluetooth to automatically hook your cellphone up to the PBX whenever you walk into the office? Sounds hard? Well, as a matter of fact, it’s not.


Dealing with spammers

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

So I receive very little spam generally. In fact, most of my spam are from suppliers that don’t seem to be able to differentiate between “I want to receive your emails regarding quotes and invoices and stock availability on orders but I don’t want to know about your specials twice a day.”, so on the odd occasion that I receive real SPAM, I’m pissed. Very pissed.


Live without version control …

Friday, November 21st, 2008

I made a large commit a few minutes back, and crazy as this may sound, I nearly sighed an audible sound of relieve! I’m not sure why this is – I managed most of four years of university without version control without an insane amount of harm done.


3G, PINs, prompts and pppd

Monday, November 17th, 2008

A recent post by Quintin, and specifically a few comments regarding 3G made me think The primary advice to users looking to use 3G under Linux is to switch off the PIN on the SIM. Well, I’ve posted before on how to make 3G work … but Quintin’s post challenged me to take it to the next level…