I’ve been running Cisco CallManager and Unity in our house for a couple of years now. Actually it started out as CallManager Express and an answering machine and went from there. I’ve looked at Asterisk from time to time and even had it running next to CME for a little while. I used it as a SIP gateway to Broadvoice. Aside from Broadvoice being pretty bad it worked well.
I’m coming back to Asterisk now. See, one of the problems with me running Unity is a 30 second limit on messages with the demo license. There are other difficulties with CallManager that make it less than desirable for home use. With Asterisk I’ll have unlimited voicemail and I’ll be able to do other cool things like Find Me/Follow Me to a softphone on my laptop, streaming MOH, telemarketer filtering…etc…
So far I have *@home installed under a virtual machine on Virtual Server. It didn’t like 256mb of ram much so I bumped it up to 512mb. Hope that’s enough for now.
It’s days like this that make me think of one thing…I need to get the Cobra done so I can take it cruising. What a rare gift for January. Mid 60’s and sunny. Just begs to roll down the windows and go driving.
Well…I got to enjoy it briefly on my drive to the office. Blech…
I think TV is rotting my brain. I do love it so…TV that is.
I have trouble deep thinking any more. Either it’s lack of sleep or the TV. Oddly enough the two go hand in hand.
I know the answer is to not watch so much TV but that’s worse than asking me to give up sweets.
Oh how I wish I could really write what I want to on here. Well, perhaps in time it will all come out. Frustrating…
While I’ve never had a laptop stolen, it’s something that’s regularly on my mind. Just saw this new program for Macs and OS X.
This looks sweet! Helps you get your laptop back if someone thieves it. I especially like the screenshot and “broken for repair” features. When I get around to getting me a MacBook (blech) I’ll seriously have to consider this. Universal binary baby!
Got tired of Blogger.com errors so here I are. I still really like Performancing so I’m hoping it will work great with WordPress. Time will tell…
Cisco enters the consumer market?
Not really sure what to make of this. It’s possible that it’ll be branded as Linksys products but it’s odd that they wouldn’t make a point of saying that. I have a sneaking suspicion the market’s going to spank Mr. Chambers pretty hard today.