Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Asterisk VoIP News - Asterisk VoIP, Asterisk PBX, Asterisk Help, VoIP Tips, VoIP News: Web-MeetMe v1.3.3 - Schedule new conferences
Asterisk VoIP News - Asterisk VoIP, Asterisk PBX, Asterisk Help, VoIP Tips, VoIP News: "We've released another update to our Asterisk GUI Client suite: 1.1.6. The client suite runs on Windows, UNIX and Mac, includes the astGUIclient client-side web app which extends your phone's functionality and the VICIDIAL client-side web app auto-dialer. This package is free as in GPL. (the suite is not an asterisk configuration tool) This package is geared towards Asterisk installations with SIP,IAX or Zap phones and Zaptel, IAX or SIP trunks. For this revision, we have finished the VICIDIAL web-client, added compatibility with the Asterisk 1.2 release tree, streamlined several server-side apps and added cpu percentages to our stats logging scripts."
Asterisk Flash Operator Panel: "is a switchboard type application for the Asterisk PBX. It runs on a web browser with the flash plugin. It is able to display information about your PBX activity in real time. The layout is configurable (button sizes and colors, icons, etc). You can have more than 100 buttons active per screen. On the Live Demo there are 28 buttons defined. It also supports contexts: you can have one server running and many different client displays (for hosted PBX, different departments, etc). It can integrate with CRM software, by poping up a web page (and passing the CLID) when a specified button is ringing." - NICE
Asterisk VoIP News - Asterisk VoIP, Asterisk PBX, Asterisk Help, VoIP Tips, VoIP News: "The Asterisk-Java package consists of a set of Java classes that allow you to easily build Java applications that interact with an Asterisk PBX Server. Asterisk-Java supports both interfaces that Asterisk provides for this scenario: The FastAG protocol and the Manager API."
Ovolab Phlink is pretty cool - The VoIP Weblog - voip.weblogsinc.com _: "it also lets you do some cool automated IVR (interactive voice response) with Applescript. Good stuff."
Asterisk Management Portal - Coalescent Systems: "the latest version of his company’s open-source brainchild, Asterisk Management Portal, is now available. This comprehensive PBX management toll provides a superb web-based user interface for Asterisk management and reception desk functions."
Replacing my C drive | Ask MetaFilter: "I used dd to copy the small drive to the big drive with dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb BS=1. Now, at this point, all the space on the larger HD in excess of the smaller is unpartitioned and useless. I used fdisk to fix this: fdisk /dev/hdb and then made a new primary partition that filled the rest of the space. After changing the jumper to make the new disk master, we rebooted to 300 gigs of joy." & Free Hard Disk Backup and Restore, Hard Disk Image and Cloning Utilities (thefreecountry.com) & Google Directory - Home > Consumer Information > Computers and Internet > Software > Utilities > Backup & Google Directory - Computers > Software > Disk Management > Partition: "1) g4u - Harddisk Image Cloning for PCs - NetBSD-based bootfloppy/CD-ROM that allows easy cloning of PC harddisks to deploy a common setup on a number of PCs using FTP. [BSD license] 2) PartEd - GNU (Free Software Foundation) program to create, destroy, resize and copy PC disk partitions. It currently supports ext2 and FAT (FAT16 and FAT32) filesystems, Linux swap devices, and MS-DOS disk labels. GNU/Linux or on boot disk, open source."
Forget MSMQ. SQL Service Broker Handles Asynchronous Messaging Better: "SQL Service Broker is a powerful messaging system built directly into SQL Server 2005. Not only is installation easy, but SQL Service Broker stores messages and transactional data directly in the database as well. Also, SQL Service Broker doesn't require distributed transactions to build message-based systems. All these features make it a very compelling alternative to MSMQ. Its only real limitation is that it currently communicates only between SQL Server instances."
Message Transformations in BizTalk Server 2004: "Message transformations have long been an integral part of EAI projects. Disparate systems participating in an integration project need transformations as dictated by their respective standards. As an EAI tool, BizTalk provides excellent support for message transformations..."
Jive Software: Open-Source Projects: Smack API: "Open Source XMPP (Jabber) client library for instant messaging and presence." & Smack and Google Talk & Asterisk-IM Project: "integrates the Asterisk PBX and Jive Messenger XMPP/Jabber server to create a unified communication platform for telephony and instant messaging." & giving it support for the following functionality:" & XIFF API: "Flash library for instant messaging and presence clients using the XMPP (Jabber) protocol... XIFF includes an extension architecture that makes it easy to add functionality for additional protocol extensions, or even your own special-needs extensions. There are quite a few extensions already included in the library, giving it support for the following functionality: * XML-RPC over XMPP (JEP-0009) * Multi-user conferencing (JEP-0045) * Service browsing (JEP-0030) * XHTML message support (JEP-0071)"
EclipsePlugins : details for the MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench Eclipse plugin (J2EE development platform) (Aug 30, 2005)
Spring Live ~ Weblog: "The 10th update to Spring Live has now been released! This release includes Chapter 6.5, which covers JasperReports with Spring MVC. Rather than doing a simple integration, Cos and I went the extra mile and demonstrate how to use iReport to create and preview the report. In addition, this release has many updates to the code samples - so indenting should be fixed, as well as we moved to black and white for all the code. It's unfortunate, but it's also the easiest to maintain. I'll have the release notes and downloads done in the next hour or two." - COOL!
broadband » Forums » Voice over IP » [General] Canadian Providers for BYOD Voip: "A friend opened an account with DolphinTel earlier this year. Audio quality on calls between us is good; rates are low and customer support is helpful... Tried vbuzzer.com today. Works with Sipura or X-ten. 416 area code only, but for $2 (incoming only), which is the cheapest you can find. I heard that www.acanac.ca also allows BYOD. Quite cheap... How was the vBuzzer voice quality with the Sipura?... The only info I've got from thier software is the proxy name, which is vbuzzer.com:5060, username and password are known. You just need to install their sofware once to get the phone number. Then you know how to configure sipura or X-ten. The quality was good, they use G711 codec [2005-03-11, North York, ON]... You can try »www.internationalnumber.com as well." - TIPS
Voxilla :: View topic - Asterisk friendly VOIP provider in canada ?: "I'm using Unlimitel (http://www.unlimitel.ca). They are based out of Ottawa, and cover southern Ontario, and a bit of Quebec. SIP/Asterisk friendly, very responsive, and good rates. By default they set your account up to allow 5 simultaneous calls. A number of us in the Toronto Asterisk Users Group use them, and they show up at our monthly meetings every so often. "
Macleans.ca | Top Stories | Money's Worth: Internet phones: "Still, two firms already offer VoIP to the masses, so we decided to give it a try. John Intini, a self-professed tech-neophyte, took home the Primus system, and I, the resident geek, tested the service from Vonage..."
Inter.net Canada :: Interconnection: "On the threshold of the new Telephony… If your area code is 416 (Toronto) and you travel with your adaptor or Softphone-equipped laptop, you will keep making and receiving calls as if you were in the 416 zone, whether you are in Ottawa, Montreal or Miami."
Joi Ito's Stuff: WiSIP WiFi SIP Phone: "It's the first WiFi SIP phone that I've seen." & pulverInnovations: "The WiSIP phone has been optimized for use with Free World Dialup. It can also be used with SIP based IP-PBXs." & Peering Numbers / Advanced - FWD: "*1(8..)... Call to toll free USA numbers" - COOL
BYOD in Canada: Dolphin Tel Residential Plans, SpectraVoice Residential Plans & Voip Pacific IT - Your Broadband Phone Company: "The Digital Voice Soft Phone can be setup to work on any computer with a broadband internet connection. In minutes you can make and receive phone calls using you own telephone number"
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
voip-info.org : VOIP Service Providers Residential: "Canada (Alphabetize Please):
- Alldaytalk VoIP Service Providing VOIP and long distance service in Vancouver and Victoria areas.
- Dolphin Global Tel Supports LNP and BYOD. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Uses Asterisk on their on network.
- Globe Connect.ca Offers Voice over IP phone service to all Canadians. No contract, first month free and no start up cost.
- les.net LES.NET Toll-Free, LNP, Residential & Business
- Linktrans Canada
- mutualphone.com Providing Voice over IP international and long distance phone service.
- NetFone Services Inc. - Broadband voip phone service. Available across Canada for residential and business customers. Sold, direclty and through resellers. No contract, no sign-up fees, unlimited calling in Canada and free one month trial.
- pacificIT VoIP Services Unlimited North American calling $39/mo. VoIP router, softphone software, voice mail and all calling features included. Numbers portable. Most area codes and toll-free available. Canadian company.
- Primus Canada TalkBroadband
- Ravon.ca SIP. LNP+Free local calling.
- SpectraVoice Communications Broadband Residential/Business VoIP Services With Various Calling Plans. Supports LNP and BYOD. Must buy one account for each simultaneous call.
- Sprint Canada - Internet Phone Service )
- Telehop BroadTalk
- Terrace Communications SIP/IAX +Local DID +LNP +Outbound CallerID Number +800#s
- Toll Free Telecom Flatrate Calling,Toronto, Hamilton, Barrie,Oshawa,Uxbridge, Newmarket, Schomberg, Bradford,GTA - IAX/SIP VoIP termination services - DID's for Toronto Barrie, Hamilton
- Unlimitel Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Ottawa, Cornwall, Brockville, Kingston and Montreal, Canada. Provides VoIP DID forwarding and VoIP termination services.
- VocTel Communications Inc. North Bay, Kitchener, Toll-Free termination services.
- VoiceLine4u.com Broadband Telephone with limited/unlimited plans (down on 27th April 2005. How long do we wait before removal?)
- VoIPforCanada - web Calling Card, pc to phone to phone, autodialer, Canada & USA cad$0.009/min, No contract, no monthly fees, no start up cost.]
- Vonage Canada See also: Vonage
- WhistlerTel Global Broadband Phone Service provider. Serving US, Canada, Latin America, and beyond.
- WiseZard Communications Broadband Phone Service Provider in Canada
- Virttel.com New Company launching May 31 with Feeds bigger then Vonage Canada/USA/International DID's, Wholesale SIP/IAX Termination & Origination Services. for Signup Call (613) 482-0700 or (416) 548-8335"
VoIP | B.Mann Consulting: "Canadian VOIP comparison & Vonage VoIP Forum Forums - Post 35537 - Primus VS Vonage: "Primus does not charge an activation fee, nor a shipping fee. There is no termination fee aswell (ie, no contract). And you have the option of buying their (Primus) $99 adaptor to get a discount of $4/month of service... I am currently with both Vonage and Primus. Primus is cheaper, but I have had on-going disconnect problems as well as voice quality problems. My Vonage is going through the same Internet connection and never once was disconnected or had warbling sounds when I am speaking. To me, Vonage is worth the extra money... I've chosen Yak Voip because they sorta have the advantages of both Primus and Vonage. Yak only charges $18.99 (Vonage -$19.99) for 600 minutes (Vonage - 500 minutes). And its only $3.99 for virtual number (Vonage - $7.99). I'm also able to get primary and virtual numbers for the US aswell (Vonage - Primary has to be canadian). The only thing that isn't great is that after the 30 day trial period, yer locked into a year contract ($70 termination fee). I just finished my 30 days, and the service has been great, I'm staying. No Activation fee, and No Shipping fee. Oh and after the year contract, the phone adaptor is yours to keep." & Unlimitel plus Question about Yak VoIP in Canada | B.Mann Consulting: "The features page has a few more details. It looks like the Yak "VoIP Caller" product is mainly for making calls, with limited features -- at $9.99USD, this is probably the Canadian product. The "VoIP Communicator" is the full-featured product, and you can apparently get numbers in the US, Canada, or the UK, and even get a second number (at additional charge). At $14.99USD a month, that's the one I would pick. Even has voicemail-via-email, although they call it unified messaging." & Digital Home Canada - Digital Home's VoIP Premium Plan Round-Up & Digital Forums - Primus or Vonage?? - TIPS!
TalkBroadband | B.Mann Consulting: "Please do not get VOIP with Primus. I will not go on a rant and say it is all bad, but due to complications with their VOIP setup, they are constantly running into problems. Their fixes are failing and from what their own Support tells me, these problems will continue until Feb 2005 when they will have a final fix."
Primus Telecommunications Canada - Residential Services - Broadband Voice Service from Primus.
PCWorld.com - Net Phone Zone: Lingo Is Affordable and Reliable: "Is an Internet phone in your future? Try Lingo on for size." - February 09, 2005
PCWorld.com - Net Phone Zone: Slash Your Phone Bills With BroadVoice: "BroadVoice saves you a bundle on international calls--and it's dependable, to boot." - April 08, 2005
How dangerous is smoking a little bit? | Ask MetaFilter: "Most things in life and on this Earth are good in moderation. Smoking is not one of them." & Smoking Related Diseases – Diseases From Smoking – Smoking Illnesses & Medindia - Calculators - Cigarette Smoking Risk Calculator
Visual Studio Magazine – Create Interoperable Native Web Services: "Yukon lets you take advantage of the new kernel-mode Http.sys listener and eliminates the need for IIS to process ASMX files or SQLXML 3.0 templates that implement Web services."
Google Directory: Business > Telecommunications > Services > VoIP & Computers > Internet > Protocols > SIP & Computers > Data Formats > Markup Languages > XML > Applications > VoiceXML > Hosting & Computers > Software > Operating Systems > Linux > Networking > VoIP & Computers > Internet > On the Web > Podcasts > FAQs, Help, and Tutorials - START!
Skype Journal: VoipBuster Betters SkypeOut Rates & VoipBuster beats SkypeOut’s rates - Engadget - www.engadget.com: "Now after buying just $1.28 I now have unlimted talk time to any landline in the U.S. how cool is that... SKYPE i don't know what to tell you but your done, i'll never use skype again." & The VoipBuster! & VoipBuster-to-phone rates & Voipbuster settings
internet calling and instant messaging & broadband » Forums » Voice over IP » [Other] Vbuzzer with SIP-compatible software: "Vbuzzer has been somewhat unpredictable unless you use their proprietary software so you might expect something new at any moment. However, these settings in any SIP softphone software should work:..."
voip-info.org : STUN: "(Simple Traversal of UDP through NATs (Network Address Translation)) is a protocol for assisting devices behind a NAT firewall or router with their packet routing. Public STUN servers: * stun.fwd.org (no DNS SRV record) * stun01.sipphone.com (no DNS SRV record) * stun.softjoys.com (no DNS SRV record) * stun.voipbuster.com (no DNS SRV record) * stun.voxgratia.org (no DNS SRV record) * stun.xten.com"
VarPhonex lets you resell VoIP devices and services under your own brand: Internet Telephony Devices - VarPhonex IP Phone Configuration Guides & IP Phones and Adaptors [simmilar info is hidden behind Review of Hard, Soft and Firm IP Phones pages (TIP: Requirements for using the free VoIP Service: "The minimum requirement is 64 Kb/s in each direction or a total of 128kb/s. To verify connection reliability you can use packet tracing software to reveal network problems. We recommend a product called 'Ping Plotter'.")]
Intelligent Enterprise Magazine: Flying High With BI: "With tech trends finally getting in sync with broad user needs, business intelligence software is poised to help organizations take off"
Monday, August 29, 2005
Javalobby - Java J2EE Programming Forums - Eclipse key definitions: "For more tips on Eclipse keys and shortcuts see the Eclipse IDE Pocket Guide (affl. link), and Sam Borkin's article, Become an Eclipse hotkey showoff"
EclipsePlugins : details for the java.tri Eclipse plugin (Code Generation/Modelling): "Java.tri imports UML models (xmi compatible and ArgoUML), and generates a full hibernate-struts web application..."
dev2dev: A Backbase Ajax Front-end for J2EE Applications: "The RIA Pet Store Front End"
Vasanth Dharmaraj's Blogs - Google Talk Tweaks and Tips - [my blog on dot net, java, eclipse, linux, formula one, xbox gaming... ]: "Read this post for some nice tweaks including how to broadcast music to your friends and play the Wumpus game. There is also the new site about to be launched called GoogleTalkTips."
Xten - Award-winning SIP Softphones & SDKs for VoIP, Video and IM: " Pocket PC SIP Softphone| Mobile VoIP"
Skype Journal: MSN 7.5 - Better Look Under the Hood: "In all the talk about Google Talk many missed Microsoft's release of MSN 7.5"
The Jeff Pulver Blog: The Need to add “Presence Awareness” to Consumer Desktop Applications:: "While there are people working on “federating” various IP Communication networks, I am not aware of much work currently being done on federating personal desktop applications with these networks..."
Export or import with Oracle Data Pump - Builder UK: "While the old exp and imp client commands still work, you can boost performance by taking advantage of the new data pump tools"
Database Modeling Using Visio: "A previous article covered some of the features of Visio, 'The Microsoft Office Business and Technical Diagramming Program.' One of Visio's key features is its ability to reverse engineer a database, and in this article, we will take a look at doing exactly that using the sample schemas Oracle provides. Comparing the results of Visio's reverse engineering and the schema diagrams illustrated in the Oracle Database Sample Schemas documentation, and seeing how well they match should give you some confidence in Visio's features."
New Research Paper Compares Java and .NET Security: "Two students from the University of Virginia have written a detailed paper comparing security features of the Java VM and the .NET CLR. The paper covers reported vulnerabilities, code security, verification, and exception handling."
Sunday, August 28, 2005
The Code Project - Create your first Linux application with the Visual Studio .NET IDE in 10 minutes! - Product Showcase: "Visual MainWin® for J2EE™ (a.k.a. Grasshopper) is an innovative product from Mainsoft that allows you to use the productivity of Visual Studio .NET to tap into the power of J2EE. Thanks to the cross-platform capabilities of J2EE, you can even write your applications in C# and ASP.NET and deploy them to J2EE servers running on Linux. This article describes how you can use Grasshopper to build a simple ASP.NET application that consumes a stock quote Web service, and presents it using a Web form that runs on Tomcat under Linux." - COOL
MySQL 5 Storage Engines: "MySQL 5 offers a number of new storage engines (previously called table types). In addition to the default MyISAM storage engine, and the InnoDB, BDB, HEAP and MERGE storage engines, there are four new types: CSV, ARCHIVE, FEDERATED and EXAMPLE, as well as a new name for the HEAP storage engine. It is now called the MEMORY storage engine. None of the new types are available by default - you can check for sure with the SHOW ENGINES statement."
MySQL AB :: Creating a DBA Dashboard for MySQL: "MySQL provides access to great status information for nearly everything. However, this status information can be difficult to view over time, as MySQL only gives point-in-time status information representative of that instant the status request was made. In addition, monitoring several MySQL servers requires separate status requests for each one. JasperReports DBA Dashboard Application for MySQL solves these problems by automated monitoring and statistical data collection about all the MySQL Servers in your environment. JasperReports DBA Dashboard Application for MySQL is open source and can be downloaded free of charge from SourceForge at http://jasperreports.sourceforge.net/." - COOL!
nmon analyser -- A free tool to produce AIX performance reports: "The tool currently comes in the form of a spreadsheet for use with Microsoft Excel 2000 or later." & nmon performance -- A free tool to analyze AIX and Linux performance
Apache Geronimo uncovered: "This tutorial explores the ins and outs of Geronimo, comparing its features and capabilities to those of WebSphere Application Server, and provides insight into how to conceptually architect sharing an application between WebSphere Application Server and Geronimo."
Exposing design flaws in your code: Part 2, Architectural discovery: "This tutorial does involve some optional programming elements. However, the main focus is on showing how you can use Rational Software Architect to identify and diagnose bad design techniques. This tutorial also assumes that you have reasonable familiarity with Unified Modeling Language (UML) -- in particular, class diagrams."
Design a highly available load balancer and HTTP server: "IBM WebSphere Edge Server as the load balancing sprayer"
Getting started with an open source CMS, Part 1: Download, install, and start using a content management system: "This tutorial, first in a series, will walk through installation of a bundled Apache Tomcat and Jakarta Slide that will result in a working content management system"
Using PHP to Dynamically Switch Drupal Themes and Templates | Nick Lewis: The Blog: "Drupal is among the world's most powerful and flexiable content management systems. Unfortunately, its also one of the hardest, from a design and navigation standpoint, to make user friendly. One powerful trick to improving a site's design is switching page templates..."
oreilly.com -- Online Catalog: Essential Business Process Modeling, First Edition: Prescription for a Good BPM Architecture - Chapter 2 (PDF)
EclipsePlugins : details for the yworks Ant Explorer Eclipse plugin (Editor): "a powerful tool to visualize and explore your Ant build scripts." & yWorks Ant Explorer Home
EclipsePlugins : details for the Lachesis Analysis Eclipse plugin (Profiling) & lachesis.sf.net - Lachesis: "a Software Complexity Measurement program for object-oriented source code"
EclipsePlugins : details for the Groovy Development Toolkit (GDT) Eclipse plugin (Languages): "The plugin provides a Groovy editor for editing scripts or classes in Groovy (created by James Strachan) language."
voip-info.org : Asterisk bounty: "If you really want something added to Asterisk, but can't do it yourself and do not want to contract an Asterisk consultants or Digium to do it, there's always an oppurtunity to set up a bounty. Others might add to it and finally there's enough money so that a coder think it's worthwile to work on it" - NICE
Uniqall Gridborg HMP - Host Media Processing: "With VoIP growing at present rates, computer telephony applications do not need to be attached directly to circuit switched networks. Actually, if the application needs to be future proof, the IP network is the right place to be. On the other hand, Moore's law made x86 processors more than powerful enough for the purpose of handling media processing tasks that were previously handled by dedicated digital signal processors embedded within telephony boards."
voip-info.org : SIP Express Router: "a high-performance, configurable, free SIP ( RFC3261 ) server . It can act as registrar, proxy or redirect server. SER features an application-server interface, presence support, SMS gateway, SIMPLE2Jabber gateway, RADIUS/syslog accounting and authorization, server status monitoring, FCP? security, etc. Web-based user provisioning, serweb, available."
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Friday, August 26, 2005
Library clips :: Technorati hacks: AND, NOT :: August :: 2005: "I just realised Feed Digest is lacking a filter out option, but another handy tool FeedShake, can filter out terms, this enables to use the NOT operator"
Google Maps, meet Craigslist real estate | News.blog | CNET News.com: "An enterprising programmer has combined Google Maps with Craigslist's real estate listings to create a tool that lets people find housing simply by looking at a map" - HousingMaps (toronto real estate for sale classifieds and want ads - craigslist) & Google Maps Mania: Canadian Real Estate site competes with Craigslist/Google Maps hack: "The real estate site Cytadia.ca looking to keep pace with the Toronto listings on HousingMaps.com (Craigslist mashup) has included a Map! option to display results." & Google Maps Mania: ListSomething.com adds Google Maps functionality: "ListSomething.com credits Mygmaps.com as the large help behind the enhancement."
Google Maps Mania: Sanction your mashups with Google Maps API: "story about a patent infringement case involving a successful real estate agent making use of a computer mapping system without acquiring a license for it first..."
Thursday, August 25, 2005
» Updateable External Tables: "A major limitation of external tables is the fact that they are read-only. The developer can select data, but cannot perform any form of DML-processing. In this post, we will show you a way that allows you to perform inserts, updates and deletes on your external tables... Also, do not confuse updateable external tables with writeable external tables. The latter has become possible in Oracle 10g by means of the Data Pump API. For more details see for example the article on the Dizwell site..."
Raka Angga Jananuraga's Weblog : lWeblog: Asterisk Calls VoiceXML Application Deployed on SipXVxml: "Using a phone that connects to asterisk, I need to be able to call VoiceXML application which is executed on a SipXvxml platform. Actually, in theory, it should be easy. You just have to map an extension in asterik to a SIP endpoint that corresponds to that voiceXML application"
Java Magazin - Internet & Enterprise Technology - News : "Integration von ILOG JRules mit Oracle BPEL Process Manager"
Podcasting for Java ME enabled cell phones - Simple Thoughts - Java and Web Software: "It will first be released as a Symbian application for Nokia Series 60 phones, then next month for the Java ME based cell phones."
Former CTO for Sun's J2EE App Server says J2EE may lose: "Peter Yared, former CTO for Sun's application server, says that 'Java/J2EE may lose out to Open Source technologies in the future, as IT managers are architects get tired of the time and cost of building in Java,' in an interview with Integration Developer News. However, his position may be biased, as he's employed by ActiveGrid, which bases solutions on LAMP, and thus is a bit of a J2EE competitor."
Java Examples - JExamples.com: "We analyze the source code of production Java open source projects such as Ant, Tomcat and Batik and load that analysis into a java examples database designed for easy searching. You enter the name of a Java API Class.method you want to see example invocations of and click Search."
Google Directory - Business > International Business and Trade > Import and Export > Portals: Alibaba.com - Import and export trade leads and opportunities, ... - START!
theserverside.com discussion: ActiveMQ 3.1 Released with Ruby and Perl support - Confluence - Thank you James!
Brian McCallister: "Listening to Adam Bosworth's talk on scaling database stuff from the MySQL Users Conference. Adam is, as usual, very interesting to listen to, and quite inspiring. It got me thinking about a side-project I have been pinging on for a while, setting up a solid cross-platform (which to me means Ruby -- Java -- Perl) messaging (as in MQ) system. I've been working with ActiveMQ because it is open, fast, and reliable + James has been very willing to help with cross-platform stuff. I think we have just been taking the wrong approach to cross platform."
PhoneGnome - FAQ - The Basics - Getting Started & My.PhoneGnome web portal & Joi Ito's Web: PhoneGnome: "As you can see from my endeavors with trying to configure Asterisk and pushing the limits of Skype, I'm extremely excited by voice over IP. So far, nothing I had seen had passed the following test: 1 - Easy to use 2 - Open standard 3 - NOT a service model (no monthly fee)" & PhoneGnome Aims to Make VOIP Cheap and Easy
VoIP Watch: Jeff Pulver and Andy In The Wall Street Journal: WSJ.com - Talk of the Internet: "Voice is back. But this time it's on the Internet. Just when the rise of email and text-messaging began eroding traditional phoning, voice communication is staging an online comeback -- in a variety of unlikely ways."
Om Malik’s Broadband Blog » Google’s Jabber is Alive, works with iChat AV & GoogleRumors » Google Jabber server running & Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Google Talk is live: "Want to chat with your friends using Google's instant messaging platform? Do you have an instant messaging client that supports Jabber messaging and a Google ID? Here's what you need to do:
java.net: Developing AJAX Applications the Easy Way: "The Chat Web Page"
developerWorks : Blogs : Bobby Woolf: WAS: SIB Pub/Sub Article - IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal: Deploying publish and subscribe applications into the Service Integration Bus
springdeveloper.com » Preview of new JDBC features for Spring 1.3: "support for named parameters"
Aswath Weblog: Gone Native?: "It is interesting to compare Gizmo to pulverCommunicator. Both are SIP based and both have plans to distribute to others with the ability to brand it. But pC has texting capability that is missing from Gizmo. Call-me link feature of pC is not widely discussed, but I hope Gizmo adds in a future release. pC does not support a wideband codec. But it can be unlocked and used with any other SIP based service. As far as I can determine Gizmo is locked to use only SIPPhone. This is from the company that sued Vonage for locking their ATAs. Have they gone native? In the same vein, I wish they supported Speex, an open source and loyalty free codec."
Gizmo – A free phone for your computer: Access Numbers - "If you need to receive a call to your Gizmo account from the traditional phone system, you can do it for free with an Access Number. Anyone calling one of the 20 access numbers below can simply press 1 for the SIPphone network, and then enter your Gizmo account number followed by #" & Call Out Rates & Calling Other VoIP Networks & Call Recording, ... - COOL
SIPatH - An Open Source VoIP Server for Embedded Linux Devices Project: "Tom's Networking awards us with a link. We say: Thank you, Tom." - see other WRT54G projects & hacks - START!
Mr Blog Entry - 02/22/2005: It's here, the user owned phone system: "The rebels are at it again. This time they've built a free, open-source VoIP platform for embedded devices. It's a VoIP PBX in box, a cheap affordable box. The box, in fact, is a common Linksys router. It's called SIPatH (hey nobody said geeks know how to name products)."
SIPatH Open Source Project for Broadcom based hardware VoIP Router - Tech Observer: "Ever wished for your own VoIP PBX at home? SIPatH is an Open Source Project aiming on making your Broadcom based hardware router a fully qualified VoIP Router."
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
SIPatH - An Open Source VoIP Server for Embedded Linux Devices Project: "Ever wished for your own VoIP PBX at home? SIPatH is an Open Source Project aiming on making your Broadcom based hardware router a fully qualified VoIP Router. This is tried to be accomplished by an approach consisting of three steps:
[listed under '3rd Party Software' on iptel.org SIP Server: SIP Express Router page] - START!
- Flashing the Router with OpenWrt Linux
- Configuring OpenWrt and installing the SIPatH packages
- Setting the SIPatH Router IP as the Outbound Proxy in your IP Phones Config Interface"
[listed under '3rd Party Software' on iptel.org SIP Server: SIP Express Router page] - START!
Mr Blog Entry - 08/05/2004: Another open-standards Skype competitor: "we have PhoneGaim, another Skype-like application."
Mr Blog Entry - 07/01/2005: SIPphone.com puts out another IM/voice Skype alternative: "SIPphone.com really stresses the open standard and interoperability aspects of Gizmo and for my part, I couldn't agree more. They do say 'Gizmo matches Skype's features plus adds some neat ones' and I'm not sure I'd go that far yet. The app does look really good on Mac OS X and is perhaps the best looking Voice/IM app I've seen, especially one that supports SIP. The first thing I noticed missing in Gizmo was a 'Find People' option to find people on the network. Without that, the 'nobody to talk to problem' (the fax problem) smacks one in the face right away. I don't think Gizmo matches Skype's built-in multi-chat and conferencing capabilities yet either. I'm sure Skype aficionados will find many things that Gizmo won't do yet."
Share Skype: "SkypeWeb will enable you to let others know when you are free and make it easy for them to reach you from any Web site, blog, email, or just about anything that can speak HTML. SkypeWeb extends Skype beyond your contact list and lets people connect with you via Skype even if they are not a Skype user." - IMPORTANT
Blue Digits - VM Rover - Voicemail Client: "More and more telecommunication companies are giving customers access to their voicemail via the internet. For most people this is a useful and sometimes necessary product offering. With the advent of VOIP proliferation, accessing voicemail via the internet will become common place."
SIPphone Releases Gizmo Project 1.0 With Agreement to Connect With Google Talk; Free Net Calling Software Debuts With Voicemail, Call Record, Blasts, Conferencing and Upcoming Peering With Google & Gizmo – A free phone for your computer & SIPphone - Call worldwide over your Internet connection with any phone: "Below is a useful reference of common SIP numbers"
Digium™ - The Asterisk Telephony Company: "announce the immediate availability of AstWind, a package allowing users of Microsoft's Windows platform to run Asterisk, the Open Source PBX in a fully packet voice installation" & The AstWind installer can be downloaded as a single executable file from N2Net's high performance FTP cluster located at: ftp://ftp.nacs.net/asterisk/astwind & README.AstWind
FrontPage - Cooperative Linux Wiki & GettingStarted: "CoLinux is a wonderful tool for running Linux under Windows; it allows you to run a full-fledged Linux computer with no extra partitions, inside Windows. More information can be found at the main site. Here is what I have found out so far, that will hopefully be helpful to others."
forum.skype.com :: View topic - Skype for Linux API testers wanted: "Asterisk allows all of us to become our own BT or telcoms and gives 100 % control over any type of calls you make. Where is skype's IVR, recording of conversations, interface to any hardware or PABX out there and the rest... Users and companies worldwide have chosen allready they want good calls and most large communities are still very hard to convince to use software phones, this is why the hardware support build into Asterisk beats Skype every time. not only does Asterisk bridge SIP, IAX and POTS but is written so any middleware and any software solution you own today can be added without any hassle whatsoever, the same is true for the hardweare you use today. Smart IT managers are now migrating to Asterisk."
VenChar: Skype API: "Call-center and IVR solutions - Although Skype has so far been designed primarily with individual communication needs in mind, it can be used to provide business-class calling services through the Skype API. Businesses can provide Interactive Voice Response (IVR) solutions where the software answers the inbound Skype call and provides the user with automated choices and selections in combination with a back-end system. This could be used for ticket booking, payment, pizza ordering and many other services. The IVR system can be either fully automatic or a combination of operator/automatic usage. For service monitoring purposes, the calls to operators can be recorded and later screened using regular audio manipulating tools on a standard PC. The information can be automatically stored and emailed."
Skype Journal: Does Skype eat its children?: "Using the Skype API the Development Community created Web Presence Applications, integrations to e-mail systems like Outlook, and browsers like Internet Explorer, along with voice messaging/answering systems, like Pamela. In each case Skype moved into these tested and proven markets, following thus eating the children they had spawned."
Google Talk ... Hands on test --I'm underwhlemed -- Blog Consulting & Professional Blogging a View from the Isle: "Google, though IMHO, missed the mark by launching a application that only adds to the Balkanization of the IM world. To quote Chris Pirillo: 'Remember how you couldn't send emails to your friends who used Eudora, because you were using Pine? That's because it never happened.'"
Spring Framework :: View topic - Which remoting protocol to use in 3-tier architecture: "ms % Task name: 00312 011% hessianProxy, 00500 018% burlapProxy, 00281 010% httpInvokerProxy, 01750 062% jaxRpcProxy"
oe magazine - photofakery: "Although image analysis tools can help detect many fake images, currently there is no way to stop somebody from spending the time and resources to make a fake image that is not detectible. All one can do is hope that an inconsistency can be found, thus indicating that the image is fake. Methods currently being developed, such as image stenography and control coding in printers, can aid in the prevention and detection of altered images that are passed off as real images. Two great references for checking the authenticity of images being distributed on the Internet are The Museum of Hoaxes and Urban Legends Reference Pages. For further reading on fake images, a good reference is Photo Fakery, by Dino Brugioni."
ActiveMQ - JCA Container: "So we do recommend you migrate to Jencks whenever its easy for you to do so; projects such as Lingo and ServiceMix already have and it was an easy migration." & ActiveMQ - How do I use JMS efficiently: "Using pure JMS on the client side is fine. However in server side applications (such as services consuming requests from a queue), if you wish to consume messages fast and efficiently you should use JCA Java Connector Architecture."
Spring Framework :: View Forum - Remoting and JMS: Spring Framework :: View topic - How to start ActiveMq broker from spring xml configuration?: "Indeed this is Spring's way to execute the start() function, however, my problem lies elsewhere. I am at loss on how to wire Activemq together with Spring within Tomcat to start a JMS listener that is available for remote clients to connect to and start pumping messages into." - TIPS!
Mambo - A PHP & MySQL Content Management System - Dream Features For 5.0 Release Request: "1. Mobile device capability: Install sometype of WAP, PocketPC, Sprint PCS Web Browser, and other mobile device browser adaptability... using this you can view mambo through wap" & Wap Portal Server
Dee Zsombor's blog: How to build an AJAX-ed spellchecker with Ruby On Rails: "OK I'm exaggerating the spellchecker is already built, we will only add a simple AJAX based front-end to the best spellchecker I've seen. For interacting with Aspell we have two choices. One option would be the command line, keeping an aspell process in the background and feeding it text via pipes. This is how Emacs and other programs do it. Second option, and the one I'm going to use it here, is calling the native functions implemented in the Aspell library. Luckily a ruby binding to Aspell called raspell is already available."