Trixbox and a SIP gateway

At this rate I should make an Asterisk category! Something I keep running across and forgetting to document is the configuration of the Cisco 1760 as a SIP gateway. Specifically, I have the context set to “from-pstn”. I prefer this because it separates it, if such a thing ever becomes important to me. The problem […]

Therapeutic mowing

I’ve found that mowing can often lead my mind to wander to interesting places.  I sometimes experience this when I’m driving and don’t have the radio on.  Today I had a bit of a revelation in the self-awareness department. Something I stress about regularly is if I could be doing more.  Of course, the answer […]

SCCP park

I always forget this but it’s important to add the following line to modules.conf when you compile in park and paging with SCCP: load =>

Trixbox and SCCP

I’m in the process of installing Trixbox which is the new version of Asterisk@Home. It seems some things are not enabled by default, like voicemail. Also, it would seem SCCP is missing some stuff to install. I found this maillist entry that sums up the steps pretty succinctly. So far it LOOKS like it’s working […]

Child of the 50’s?

Is it possible to feel nostalgia for something you’ve never experienced?  Such is the conundrum I’m left with after taking the kids to see Cars yesterday.  As with just about every Pixar movie it was pretty good.  I’m looking forward to seeing it again just so I can try to catch more of the adult […]


In the transition to OS X for my work laptop I’ve found one thing that’s been kind of annoying.  No Putty!  Putty is great for managing SSH and Telnet sessions on the Windows side.  On OS X I was happy with Terminal but it has no bookmarking ability.  I looked at iTerm but it seemed […]

Ah…MacBook glory…

Well, it’s official. I’m on a MacBook now. Yep, I finally convinced my employer to buy me one. I know, amazing… It’s very nice so far. Very good performance. The reflective screen isn’t too distracting and the keyboard is very nice. Those were the two main things I was worried about. I’ve installed Bootcamp and […]

Macmall bait and switch

I finally convinced my company to get me a Macbook to replace my aging Emachine laptop.  The Emachine’s done well but I’ve been having screen flickering problems.  So, we went to Macmall to place the order as they are advertising a $75 rebate.  We declined the repeated efforts to get us to take the “free” […]

Too many I told ya so’s…

Not been posting much lately.  That’s mainly because I’ve been fighting with the M3.  I’ve been having a bit of an overheating problem.  So far I’ve replaced a fuse, the front auxilary fan and now the coolant.  I doubt the coolant will solve the problem but something better soon.  It’s tough having such a fun […]