Ever had a story to report that was shocking, offensive, and hilarious all at the same time? Imagine this scenario, if you will:
You’re surrounded by family and friends watching the Super Bowl in your living room on your brand new, HD big screen TV. It’s the Steelers vs. the Cardinals and just when you think the Cardinals have all but lost, an amazing run by Fitzgerald switches the lead to Arizona and you can’t believe it. You watch the screen waiting for the replay, when instead of seeing a ball caught by Fitzgerald, you see a whole other kind of ball, courtesy of Club Jenna. Continue reading Super Bowl and Porn, It’s Comcast-ic!
Digium’s John Todd announced an amazing little contest — The Asterisk S-Prize. Asterisk, the open source VoIP telephony software from Digium, finds itself in small / medium businesses routinely. But more and more, large businesses and enterprises are switching to Asterisk to fulfill their telecommunication needs. With this in mind, Digium announces the S-Prize — geared at designing a single system capable of processing 10,000 call legs. Continue reading Phone Geeks Unite – The Asterisk S-Prize Awaits
Some say the media sensationalizes our economic woes for their personal gain. Others say the media accurately portrays the extreme financial burdens we find ourselves facing. And some people say, “Hey. I don’t care about anything, I always have and always will try to save money.” With today’s world becoming increasingly digital, VoIP (digital telephone) seems like a naturally good idea. Continue reading VoIP and the Residential Phone Bill
T-Mobile, providers of the T-Mobile Sidekick smartphone, recently announced an outage blocking user access to address books, calendars, photos, etc. After more than a week of “working around-the-clock,” T-Mobile announced today that the user data will most likely never return. Continue reading T-Mobile Sidekick Data Lost, Perhaps Forever
In case you’re living under a rock, here’s the 20 word or less version:
Google Voice blocks numbers that have high fees, such as free conference calls, etc. AT&T hates this. (17 Words)
So, remember how Google wrote that letter to the FCC complaining that AT&T blocked it’s voice app? Well, look at those tables and watch them turn. FCC now gets to play mommy/daddy to AT&T complaining about Google’s blocking of numbers that AT&T is required to connect. Continue reading Read the FCC Letter to Google and Google’s response
Are you ready? Tomorrow, Asterisk fans, fanatics, developers, users, and more will gather in Glendale, Arizona for AstriCon 2009. AstriCon, the official conference for Asterisk, runs from October 13 – 15.
This year, yours truly will speak (and very honored to do so) in a talk titled “Asterisk Applications – Unexpected Hurdles.” (summary below) Continue reading Asterisk Facelift and AstriCon 2009
Recently, Andy Abramson posted an article discussing a proposed tax on SMS texting. Taxes always get my attention and this article really got me thinking.
First, allow me to quote the US Constitution: Continue reading SMS Tax? VoIP Tax? PBX Tax? Really?
Good things come to those who wait…to cancel. On the heels of the “announcement” that Verizon Wireless will be doubling their early termination fees, I found myself considering how commerce and service has changed. As I have mentioned in our previous chats, I pay some $400+ a month for my extended family and I to have Verizon Wireless. Every month I give Verizon about $400, and on top of that, have spent over $2,000 on phones and another $500 on applications, ring tones, and content (that’s phone specific — if I buy a new phone, I get to buy new applications, ring tones, and content). Continue reading What we lack in commitment, we makeup for in loyalty.