Tag: Technology

  • Adventures with FreeSWITCH and FusionPBX part drei

    Adventures with FreeSWITCH and FusionPBX part drei

    So, DISA, direct inward system access. Plenty of documentation, sort of, on the ‘net about how to get FreeSWITCH to do it via editing XML. However, if you’re using FusionPBX, then you’re actually writing to a Postgres database, which is compiled to XML on the fly (I think) when FreeSWITCH does something that would access […]

  • Adventures with FreeSWITCH and FusionPBX part deux

    Adventures with FreeSWITCH and FusionPBX part deux

    At the end of the last installment, I’d been dealing with unavailable servers (turns out they were moving between datacenters, and there didn’t seem to be any announcement of this), and compiles that refused to compile. I decided to cut my losses for a bit, and move on to getting functionality like inbound calls working. […]

  • Zenfolio and taking the leap

    Photography, for me, is a hobby verging on a passion; with most of my pleasure coming from shooting at gigs.  I get to hear good music, and I get to hone my skills – not a bad life really. I’m also a system administrator, with the ability to write code in a variety of languages, […]

  • Crash (but not burn)

    On a good day, I learn something new. Today can thus be classified as a good day, even if it did involve a bug that caused a Catalyst 5500 core switch to crash, taking out our entire network. Cisco support wiki on said bug.

  • Cutting my electricity usage

    I’ve been bitten by the ‘how much electricity am I using?’ bug recently – prompted by looking at my 6-monthly statement from my current electricity supplier.  $work happens to have a utilities component to it, so I asked if I could borrow one of our in-the-house whole-house electricity monitors to see if an offer for […]

  • On MS Exchange and meeting rooms

    In the current job, I’m dealing with Microsoft-based administrator more than I ever have before. I don’t mind too much, it gives me a few more skills, and another bullet point or three on the resume. Today, however, Exchange has been driving me batty. We have Exchange 2003 – it’s not bad once it’s had […]