April 28, 2006

Vonage VoIP Forum - Equipment Recommendations

Vonage VoIP Forum - Equipment Recommendations: "WRT54G or a WRT54GS, those are excellent choices provided you didn't get the newer V5 hardware. If your serial number starts in CDFB for the 'G' or CGN7 for the 'GS', then you have a 'v5' that cannot accept aftermarket firmware. I recommend exchanging that for the WRT54GL router (the 'L' stands for 'Linux'), which accepts aftermarket firmware. From there, it's a matter of getting it all set up right: http://vonage.nmhoy.net/wrt54gl.html"

How to talk to a person at vonage

about getting a previously activated device authorized: Vonage VoIP Forum - Bought 2 WRTP54G's: Both have "Invalid" MAC's: "Call Customer Care either first thing in the AM or very late at night, direct towards billing queues(so you get NJ), ask for transfer to Tier 2, and have tech enter ticket for adding device to account. Provide th MAC, s/n, retail partner, and you should be set."

Vonage VoIP Forum - VOIP, Asterisk & LAN setup

Asterisk voicemodem cards: link: "First, Digium's X100P never really was a Digium product. It is just a fax modem PCI card. Any fax modem PCI card with the Ambient MD3200 chipset on it will work with Asterisk and the Zaptel wcfxo driver. Digium just bought those in bulk and sold them as X100P. The modems are typically available for 8 USD or so. In other words, what you paid Digium for was mostly support. However, the MD3200 chipset is being phased out. Intel acquired Ambient a few years ago and replaced the MD3200 chipset with a newer smaller version called the Intel 537 chipset. In principle, fax modem PCI cards with the Intel 537 chipset could also be used with Asterisk, but this requires some adjustments in the Zaptel wcfxo driver."

April 26, 2006

America's rags-to-riches dream an illusion: study - Yahoo! News

America's rags-to-riches dream an illusion: study - Yahoo! News: "America may still think of itself as the land of opportunity, but the chances of living a rags-to-riches life are a lot lower than elsewhere in the world"

Digital Audio Access Protocol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Digital Audio Access Protocol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Digital Audio Access Protocol (DAAP) is the protocol used by Apple's iTunes 4.0 digital audio player to share music across a network or the Internet. Apple has not officially released a protocol description, but it has been reverse-engineered to a sufficient degree that reimplementations of the protocol for non-iTunes platforms have been possible. In fact, a DAAP server is simply a specialized HTTP server which sends song list and requested songs to clients." Maybe my Prismiq box could mount a remote share and execute a DAAP client to connect to remote music?

April 21, 2006

Tilting at Windmills

Tilting at Windmills: "The problem now, as one wind-power executive puts it, is BANANAism: 'Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything.' Still, energy projects don't even have to be viable to spark opposition:...There's a lot of earnest, even bipartisan talk nowadays about the need for clean, emissions-free energy. But are we really ready, politically, to build any new energy sources at all?"

Get all ant targets

I can never remember 'ant -v -projecthelp' to get all targets (public and internal)

April 18, 2006

Look Mom, No Application Servers, Look...MOM! @ JAVA DEVELOPER'S JOURNAL

Yakov Fain makes a good case for choosing the simplest technology that's appropriate for the problem: @JDJ

April 14, 2006

The Salt Lake Tribune -- Bagley Cartoon Archive

The Salt Lake Tribune -- Bagley Cartoon Archive

Vegan diets healthier for planet, people than meat diets | Science Blog

Vegan diets healthier for planet, people than meat diets | Science Blog: "'We say that however close you can be to a vegan diet and further from the mean American diet, the better you are for the planet. It doesn't have to be all the way to the extreme end of vegan. If you simply cut down from two burgers a week to one, you've already made a substantial difference.'"

April 13, 2006

The slow-motion trap | Salon.com

The slow-motion trap | Salon.com: "Inside the administration, the breakdown of the national security process has produced a vacuum filled by dogmatic fixations that become more rigid as reality increasingly fails to cooperate. But the conceit that executive fiat can substitute for fact has not sustained the illusion of omnipotence. The precipitating event of the investigation of the Bush White House -- Wilson's disclosure about his Niger mission -- was an effort by a lifelong Foreign Service officer to set the record straight and force a debate on the reasons for going to war. Wilson stood for the public discussion that had been suppressed. The Bush White House's 'concerted action' against him therefore involved an attempt to poison the wellsprings of democracy."

April 12, 2006

Everingham Rotating House - Gallery

Everingham Rotating House - Gallery: "The Rotating House™ rotates a full 360� around a central core of plumbing and electricals. Computer- controlled rotation gives you complete control over your view..."

config.trim_on_minimize - The little known FireFox memory "saver" - Aaron Tiensivu's Blog

config.trim_on_minimize - The little known FireFox memory "saver" - Aaron Tiensivu's Blog: "config.trim_on_minimize - The little known FireFox memory 'saver'"

April 11, 2006

Spherical Tree Houses

Link: "Free Spirit Spheres can be hung from the trees as shown, making a tree house. They can also be hung from any other solid objects or placed in cradles on the ground. There are four attachment points on the top of each sphere and another four anchor points on the bottom. Each of the attachment points is strong enough to carry the weight of the entire sphere and contents. "

April 04, 2006

ThinkGeek :: Buzzaire - Metered Dose Caffeine Inhaler

ThinkGeek :: Buzzaire - Metered Dose Caffeine Inhaler.
"Buzzaire is, quite simply, a caffeine inhaler. One squeeze, one inhale, and you've just rushed 150mg of caffeine into your blood stream."