So, in my recent Facebook post I teased about a property tax story… here we go. Fred vs the Property Appraiser When Yeni and I started dating it was a long distance relationship. She came to the States and lived in Ann Arbor, working for the government on an H1 Visa— this means that if […]
Mostly due to the recent news regarding Cambridge Analytica and people’s private information, many people have responded to a #DeleteFacebook trend —including the co-founder of WhatsApp. Don’t forget: WhatsApp was sold to Facebook a few years ago for over 15 billion (pause for a second… this is billion, not million here) and now someone who benefitted greatly from […]
This year I decided to head down to Orlando and catch the Enterprise Connect show. Usually, the VoIP shows I attend deal with open source products and target Developers (as well as users, purchasers, etc). Enterprise Connect mostly highlights non-open source telephony offerings from such companies as Cisco, Slack, Microsoft, Avaya, etc. After a few […]
It’s not too late to make plans to visit Berlin this May and join us at Kamailio World 2018. Kamailio World allows Kamailians, VoIP enthusiasts, and more to Connect, Inspire, and Create during an amazing conference. Last year, Yeni and I flew out for the first time and I only regretted not attending before. I […]
… and all I got was the flu.
Friends, this Valentine’s day you will find me in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the 2018 Asterisk World! Sure, I could have chosen to help out at the bakery during this time… or even to spend Valentine’s Day with the Mrs… but this was an easy decision.
TL/DR; — Even older, even fatter, longer goatee. Last year, Yeni and I crossed some items off her bucket list; most importantly visiting Castle Neuschwanstein and making it to Europe. I was able to attend a Kamailio World which exceeded all of by greatest expectations (I’ve already blocked out 2018).
This year, as usual, I am honored to again be speaking at Astricon — the annual telecommunication conference celebrating all things Asterisk (as well as other open source VoIP). I love Astricon and look forward to the conference every year. This year, Astricon 2017 returns to Orlando and will be held October 3-5, 2017. You’ll have […]
TL/DR; We’re all good. No damage to the house (that we can see), power is back, Internet is back — we are very fortunate. We started feeling some wind Sunday evening and the rain hadn’t let up since Saturday night. We received more than 12 inches of rain. We lost power on Sunday, regained it, and then […]
This morning (2017-09-09), Irma has decided to take a westwardly stroll towards the gulf. This is very good news for South Florida, but less exciting for us here in North Florida. Not good news for Tampa area. For Gainesville, we now have an increased amount of wind expected. Although higher than we’d like, it still […]