Thanksgiving 2020

Normally, I write these posts the night before Thanksgiving… after all, Thanksgiving remains my absolute favorite holiday. A time to gather with family (remember…. friends are the family you choose), express gratitude, and eat great food. The gather part this year didn’t happen thanks to the pandemic. Losing the bakery and not seeing family/friends since… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2020

Kamailio World (online) 2020

This has been a really different year. After attending ITEXPO back in February, I was looking forward to a great visit to Berlin for Kamailio World. Attending conferences is one of my favorite parts of working with open source VoIP software, like Kamailio, and to not have these personal connections to community is definitely offsetting.… Continue reading Kamailio World (online) 2020

I love my wife

Yeni enjoying some amazing food in Germany

Been a rough few months for the wife’s business and sadly, we had to announce the closure of Bearkery┬« earlier this week. For 10 years, I’ve watched Yeni pour her heart and sole into the bakery and although we saw it coming and prepared, the end was nonetheless heartbreaking. She’s done some amazing work… gained… Continue reading I love my wife

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Simple TLS Gateway

Kamailio

Well, 2020 is certainly a strange year… Some of us have been working from home for a very long time while others are now just understanding the benefits. Of course, when a drastic change in work environment becomes a forced change, the implementation can be quite daunting. Let’s look at telephony for example.

Kamailio, RTPengine, Centos8

Had to install kamailio and rtpengine on centos8 recently… hopefully this saves you some time: https://github.com/fredposner/scripts/blob/master/kamailio/centos8_install.md

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Paso a Paso

Hoping that everyone is staying safe and seeing the impact to many of my friends has been nothing short of devastating. Our favorite local restaurants have resorted to take-out and if they’re lucky are getting 25% of the business they’d normally receive. (Quick shout out to Blue Water Bay here in North Florida and if… Continue reading Paso a Paso

ITEXPO 2020

Had a great time visiting with members of the open source VoIP community in Fort Lauderdale for open source world / itexpo 2020. I was excited to discuss Kamailio and other aspects of communication as well as get some important hardware discussions in person… it’s an interesting time as hardware and software vendors seem to… Continue reading ITEXPO 2020

Goodbye Citibank

In 1990, while a freshman at UF (Go Gators!), I applied for and received my first credit card. The card, from Citibank, was a “college special” with a whopping credit limit of $600.00 and fees/penalties as high as the Federal Government would allow. This said, there was no yearly fee and I knew at the… Continue reading Goodbye Citibank

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