See the latest in tech at FOSE / GOVSEC 2010 – March 23-25, Washington, D.C.

Last year, I had the pleasure of attending FOSE/GOVSEC 2009 in D.C. and I look forward to attending again this year. Last year’s exhibit floors were packed with some very nice gear and it was exciting to see emerging trends and get hands-on with some of the latest and greatest gadgets relating to gov’t information […]

Wireless Coverage Maps: Thinking about switching carriers? Check these out.

If you are thinking of switching wireless carriers and wonder what their coverage is like in your area OR if you are having issues and wonder if it is just your phone, you might want check out these helpful web sites. These sites do not seem to have a lot of data for rural areas […]

Taking Back Your Phone System with VoIP & Asterisk: an overview

I will be giving a short talk this evening for CPLUG on VoIP and Asterisk: “Taking Back Your Phone System with VoIP & Asterisk: an overview”. John will be talking about Dropbox and John Place will be giving us an overview of Rackspace Cloud. I hear that Ubuntu One will be discussed too. It should […]

Follow-up: Digium AA50 Reboot Issues — A Temporary Work-around

This is a follow-up my original blog post here: Digium Confirms Major Issues with AA50 VoIP Appliance: Spotaneous Reboots and Memory Card Write-Lock, A Review Since I originally posted, I seem to have found a band-aid fix that is getting our AA50 through the days without spontaneous reboots and dropped calls in the process. I […]

Digium Confirms Major Issues with AA50 VoIP Appliance: Spotaneous Reboots and Memory Card Write-Lock, A Review

Let me begin by saying that I am a big fan of Digium in general. All of their products that I have used thus far in several IP telephony / VoIP installations have worked tremendously well. Background: Doug and I recently integrated a Digium AA50 phone system appliance with Polycom IP telephones for a small […]

Central Pennsylvania Open Source Conference – October 17, 2009

Attention all techies! If you are not yet registered for the 2009 Central Pennsylvania Open Source Conference, today is the last day registration will be open! It was a great learning experience last year and promises to be the same this year as well. You can check out the schedule and register here: http://www.cposc.org/schedule

Linksys EG1032 v3 works in gigabit mode on Openfiler 2.3

Just a quick follow-up on my previous post regarding the Linksys EG1032 and Openfiler 2.3: We have confirmed that the v3 of the Linksys EG1032 does work in gigabit mode on Openfiler 2.3 when provided with a gigabit uplink. I have also tried the EG1032 v3 with ESX 3.5 on a Dell PowerEdge 2600 without […]

Linksys EG1032 v3 works on Openfiler 2.3

A friend and I have been experimenting with Openfiler 2.3 recently and tried the Linksys EG1032 v3 gigabit network card in an installation. While the card was not autodetected after an install was already made (we tried swapping cards and changing config), it does work with a new install of OpenFiler 2.3; we did not […]

Hulu Really IS More Valuable than Prime-time TV

Several weeks ago, I wrote about how much more effective Hulu is than conventional TV at getting me to watch commercials. PC World recently caught on too and wrote an interesting article on the subject this week. It turns out that advertisers are paying 1.5 – 3 times more (per thousand viewers) for ads shown […]

UPDATE: Receiving faxes with Callcentric, or not

This is an update to my April, 2009 post about using Callcentric to receive incoming faxes. Back in April, I recommended using Callcentric’s fax reception feature as a cost-effective way to receive incoming faxes. In the past few days, I have had several people report that they were unable to send me faxes; both senders […]