Archive for July, 2008

TOP 10 Things Men Don?t Want Their Women To Do [Digg]

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Things have been going pretty well so I guess it?s time to piss off the ladies and make them call me names and accuse me of being a chauvenist while I express my opinion about the TOP 10 Things Men Don?t Want Their Women To Do.
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Speculation over back door in Skype

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Editor’s Note:  Here are a couple thoughts I have about this.   First, you should always assume that every  major application out there mostly likely have some sort of remote access for governmental agencies to monitor criminals.  This is not paranoia, but if the application has encryption then you know the NSA has keys if it [...]

Kaplan Launche Online CISCO Certification Programs

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Kaplan announced the launch of three new online Cisco certification programs designed to provide students with the knowledge to seek employment in the high-demand Information Technology field. "According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Information Technology is the fastest growing sector in the economy, with an expected growth rate of 68 percent through 2012," [...]

Taking a Vacation From The VoIP Weblog

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto, Alberto Pomares
I will be taking a break from my various blogs for the next week and a half-including this one. I will be on vacation with my family, visiting friends and enjoying my time away from the usual day-to-day of my life. VoIP will be the farthest thing from my mind. [...]

Asterisk and 1.2.30 Released

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

The development team has released Asterisk versions and 1.2.30.
Both of these releases include fixes for two security issues. Both of these issues affect users of the IAX2 channel driver. For more details on these vulnerabilities, see the published security advisories, AST-2008-010 and AST-2008-011.
AST-2008-010: Asterisk IAX ‘POKE’ resource exhaustion  –
AST-2008-011: Traffic amplification in [...]

8×8 Gets No Respect-But Deserves It

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Back in the early days of my industry experience, 8×8 was a company I was familiar with only insofar as I knew they had a Check Point firewall and I worked for the company that provided support for them. Nowadays, I know them as a VoIP company, both in terms of providing service through their [...]

Announcing AstriDevCon 2008

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

On September 26-28 in Glendale, Arizona, a group of Asterisk developers will be getting together for three days of hacking, coding, testing, designing and otherwise beating on the Asterisk code base.  The event will be hosted at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa immediately following AstriCon 2008 and will be low-key and open only to [...]

Fring Adds J2ME, Nokia Internet Tablets

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Fring keeps on adding more handsets so you can IM and make VoIP calls from not only mobile phone handsets, but from the Nokia N810 as well! This screenshot was taken from the N810.
The J2ME client doesn't do VoIP, but it still allows you to IM on the various networks it supports, including Skype! In [...]

Bigger Things Going on with Numbr

Monday, July 21st, 2008

My post on GigaOM on Voice APIs brought out some interesting companies to my attention, both in the comments and privately in email. One such company is Numbr, which I knew about already and covered here before.
The original Numbr service is now called iNumbr, and is still generating traffic. Like many “free” services, it serves [...]

Push-to-Talk; Tied to Carrier or Tied to Application?

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

I have never been a huge fan of push-to-talk services. It doesn't speak to me, to be quite honest. However, a lot of people like the Nextel Direct Connect service-something Sprint hasn't been able to duplicate since acquiring Nextel.
Apparently, Sprint has announced Push to Talk in another 14 markets, increasing the count of markets where [...]