OpenCNAM for Asterisk cidnam lookup

Long ago, in a world much different from today, one could check, anywho, and even google for Caller ID names. Those days are gone my friends. It’s slowly becoming a pay to play world… I just played with a solution from OpenCNAM that was pretty freaking simple. There’s a negative — it ain’t free. The cost is nominal… $0.004/lookup. That means that $10 will get you 2500 lookups. ...

July 16, 2013 2 min Fred Posner

FreeSWITCH 1.2 Book Review

I’ve recently read the new FreeSWITCH Book from Packt Publishing. I’ve ordered a few books from them in the past (FreeSWITCH 1.06, FreeSWITCH Cookbook, OpenSER, etc) and generally find them to be a great source for open source software. Before I begin… You know how in my FTC Disclosure I say… If I get something for free and I write about it, I guarantee it will not influence my opinion....

June 17, 2013 3 min Fred Posner

Benjamin Franklin vs Barack Obama

With the media finally starting to report about the massive invasions of American privacy by the US Government, Obama made his first public statement since the news of the Verizon warrant broke. I was saddened by his comments. In perspective, when being oppressed by a King, Benjamin Franklin wrote: They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. When question why the US Government is spying and collecting data on US Citizens, Obama stated: It’s important to recognize that you can’t have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience. How far we’ve come. ...

June 8, 2013 2 min Fred Posner

Jawbone Jambox Reset

Let’s reset this Jambox So, at the bakery we use the Jawbone Jambox. We actually use two of them… we have the regular Jambox (in blue of course for Yeni) and in the kitchen we have the Big Jambox. I’ll tell you why I love the Jambox in a bit — first let me tell you what to do when your Jambox doesn’t light up or when your Jambox doesn’t respond. Resetting the Jambox...

May 4, 2013 2 min Fred Posner

Bakery Cupcake Scam

Besides writing about Perl, phones, geek items, and rants… I help my beautiful wife with our bakery business. She’s an amazing cake artist… but this isn’t about Yeni… and I told you that to tell you this… The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place. People will take advantage of anyone. Since we opened the bakery, we’ve received tremendous amounts of donation requests (some legit, many not so much) and about once every two weeks or so a flat out attempt to hustle some money. ...

April 26, 2013 4 min Fred Posner

Best Rocky Balboa Quote Ever

Let me tell you something you already know… The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. ...

April 26, 2013 1 min Fred Posner

Let's see how this goes…

So normally we have Monday off — but today Yeni and I packed up the truck with some cakes and headed to Lake County for a delivery. On the way back to Gainesville, we stopped off at the Wing Stop in Ocala. The Wing Stop is a Hooters knock-off with very good wings. Wings so good that Yeni suggested we stop there. ...

March 5, 2013 1 min Fred Posner

When people say its cold…

When people say its cold in Florida I just smile.

March 3, 2013 1 min Fred Posner

Silver dollars

Looks like my silver dollar collection came in handy. 🙂

February 18, 2013 1 min Fred Posner

BBQ time

Who’s in the mood for barbecue?

February 10, 2013 1 min Fred Posner