GSM sure is noisy

Prior to getting the iPhone a little more than a year ago I had been a long time Verizon customer.  I still miss their excellent East Coast network.  The switch from CDMA to GSM brought an unwelcome addition.  Noise.  Noise in all kinds of speakers.  I have to put my phone in the cupholder in […]

When ESXi says it requires 1gb of ram…

…it really means it!  I tried to install on a machine with 1gb of ram over the weekend.  No, I’m not planning on leaving it that way.  I just want to start with some prep and I’ll be buying ram later. Turns out, when you have shared memory for your video card it takes up […]

Time to study

I need to start studying for and pass CVOICE in the next month or so in order to maintain one of my various Cisco Partner certs.  Hey didn’t you know, I’m a Cisco Rich Media Communications Specialist!  In order to keep it I need to pass the CVOICE test before early December.  Good news is […]

Microsoft OCS 2007 R2 – Has the war begun or is this just a skirmish

Stacey over at GigaOM put up Microsoft’s press release about R2 today.  R2’s bringing some much needed feature depth to OCS including better attendant handling, very basic call queueing, dial in audio conferencing and some SIP trunking improvements.  However, this isn’t the “big one”.  R2 still misses some very critical components.  E911 is still missing.  […]

CME Version info

Seems like a silly thing but I’ve never been sure how to check the exact version of CME running.  “show telephony” will do it.  I’m either overlooking something in the GUI or it’s not there.  On a particular router I’m messing with the “About” screen doesn’t show anything.  Maybe that’s broken. It’s important to be […]

Red v. Blue

Followed a link on Instapundit this morning to Lilac Rose who talks about seeing the possibility of a Cold Civil War.  This isn’t so much a war based on borders, although you could draw it that way.  The whole of the Northeast and California versus just about everyone else.  No, this is a war based […]

Mosso rides

I think if you’re seeing this you’re viewing my blog on Mosso.  I’m very curious to know what everyone thinks of the performance.  I’m hoping to move some additional sites over here and at least one of them will put a significantly greater load on the service. Keep in mind some slowness is occasionally the […]