Not Choosing Nissan Again

Here’s the back-story: Before we married, Yeni bought her first car. An exciting time for Yeni, having just moved to the US, buying her first car was a pretty big deal. She chose a Nissan Versa, in bright blue, which was promptly named Bluecito. It’s a little car, but it’s a fun little car. Drives well, fun to drive, and surprisingly roomy for a small car. After bringing Yeni (and Bluecito) down to Florida, the Mrs. decided that my truck was to stay in the driveway and the Nissan Versa would be living in the garage. The car is now 5 years old with 50k miles. And now for the rest of the story… ...

December 27, 2013 4 min Fred Posner

Why I Hate ATT

I have a hate / hate relationship with ATT. A call I just had with tech support re-emphasized why I hate this company (and why we are leaving them in a month). Yesterday (Christmas), Yeni and I took an amazing ride through Florida. We started in Gainesville, ended up near Daytona, and headed back through the Ocala National Forrest. I tell you that to tell you this: During the trip, we noticed that Yeni’s voicemail was not working. By not working, I mean callers would not be able to leave her a voice message and we were unable to access voicemail from her phone. A call to ATT received the “we’re not working on Christmas” message, so I called today. ...

December 26, 2013 2 min Fred Posner

Thanksgiving Message (2013)

For the last 16 years, I’ve enjoyed Thanksgiving at my parent’s house in beautiful South Florida. Surrounded by family, the festive meal places family on the porch of the house, seated around an incredibly long table, with more food than one should eat in a single sitting. For a few of those years, when I lived in South Florida, it was a quick drive from my place to the dinner table. Most of the years, it involves a drive down from Gainesville. Some years included a trek down from Michigan (snow and all). ...

November 28, 2013 3 min Fred Posner

Robert Downey Jr. Quote

Smile. Listen. Agree. Then do whatever the fuck you wanted to do anyway. — Robert Downey Jr.

November 17, 2013 1 min Fred Posner

Kamailio at Astricon 2013

Peter Dunkley, Olle E Johansson, Daniel-Constantin Mierla, Fred Posner, and Klaus Darilion

October 14, 2013 1 min Fred Posner

Kamailio Behind NAT

After returning home from AstriCon 10, I decided to start-up a new server and see how long it would take me to run a working Kamailio server behind NAT (on a private IP). Bottom line? About 30 minutes. I was lucky to help staff the Kamailio booth this year and was honored to help so many other VoIP professionals (and enthusiasts) with their questions about Kamailio, so without further ado…...

October 12, 2013 5 min Fred Posner

Asterisk (The Definitive Guide) 4th Edition Review

Ah, the power of Twitter. When I posted a review of the new FreeSWITCH book, a got a tweet from Leif Madsen (@leifmadsen) asking if I wanted to review the new Asterisk book. Absolutely! Of course, if you remember my FTC disclosure… If I get something for free and I write about it, I guarantee it will not influence my opinion. I’ll write my true opinion. So, to put this out there:...

August 31, 2013 3 min Fred Posner

Facebook: I'm Breaking Up with You

Listen… I’m grateful for our relationship. I do not regret these past 7+ years. After all, you and I have shared some significant events. When we first got together I was single, had an amazing dog, and was finishing up my degree. You were great in helping me connect with other students in my classes and even helped me keep track of assignments, projects, and more. You helped me through some rough times....

August 22, 2013 3 min Fred Posner

Marco Rubio Responds re NSA

I recently wrote my state Senators and my representative to let them know I didn’t want the NSA monitoring my communications and that I did not want them monitoring any communications in such a blanket manner as currently done. Basically, to monitor based on probably cause for specific suspects. ...

August 8, 2013 2 min Fred Posner

John Spence: Five Keys

Yeni and I have been lucky enough to get to know John Spence. John is an amazing business resource and fortunately (for us) lives in Gainesville. Even though his writings and talks are geared towards business success; his advice is perfect for life success. Success! I tell you that, to tell you this… Recently, John posted “The FIVE Keys to Business Success“ on his Awesomely Simple page. In a nutshell:...

July 25, 2013 1 min Fred Posner