A2DDA Blocks Asterisk Parking Data

Note: There’€™s an intro, the DDA response, and Fred’€™s response in this article. Jump to the end to read Fred’s response. A few months back, we posted a nice little article on using Asterisk to get Parking Space Availability from Ann Arbor garages. The response from the VoIP community was fantastic! We received great comments and feedback from people like Jason Goecke, Dug Song, Dave Michels, Evan Cooke, and more!...

March 12, 2009 14 min Fred Posner

Hot off the press…

So, the big news is that Yeni and I got engaged at Disney on 3/3/09. More info is posted on our website, www.yenifred.com. [][1]Pin Courtesy of Disney World

March 6, 2009 1 min Fred Posner

My information is everywhere…

I ranted today about YET ANOTHER security breach at the University of Florida (Go Gators). It’s a decent rant: http://www.voiptechchat.com/tech/245/university-of-florida-security-strikes-out/ I like ranting now and then 🙂

February 20, 2009 1 min Fred Posner

I like Al Pacino more than Robert De Niro

[][1]Make him and offer... I recently filled out one of these circulating lists, asking me to mark each movie on the list I had seen. Apparently if you had seen more than 85 films, “you had no life.” Out of 243 on the list, I had seen… (wait for it)… 167 (or just shy of 2x no life). I love movies. I am the guy that buys a dvd rather than rent. I’ve taken my collection and put it into a database so I can find movies more easily and to help prevent me from buying duplicates (which has sadly happened). Although, this probably falls more into the “Fred is a geek” category than “Fred loves movies.” (Hopefully the Harley counters it) Anyway, the title here reflects something I’ve spent way too much time contemplating. When you ask most of my friends who their favorite actor is, the most common answer is either Al Pacino or Robert De Niro. Me? I have a hard time answering with just one. I’d most likely give a list of my top three — Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, and Al Pacino. ...

February 14, 2009 3 min Fred Posner

More press :)

Newest article (related to parking) is from The Michigan Daily. Also, on Saturday, Ed and I will be guests on a local radio program. 🙂

January 23, 2009 1 min Fred Posner

Fred Posner in the News

Some of the local papers / sites picked up the Parking Space story… check it out: Ann Arbor Chronicle HD Teeter Talk Ann Arbor News Arbor Update 🙂

January 16, 2009 1 min Fred Posner

And we're back…

GoDaddy had some sort of “issue” that had this site down most of the day… Can you believe it? The nerve of them to mess with fredposner.com. Geesh. Anyway, we’re back online and I’d love to share a new geeky blog post I wrote: Diff’rent VoIP for Diff’rent Folks. Oh, and I was interviewed by the Ann Arbor Chronicle about the parking lot application. The preliminary video is on YouTube… But I also have a version below 🙂...

January 14, 2009 1 min Fred Posner

The week that was 1/9/2009

[][1]Yeni and Fred in Dundee Welcome to Fred’s weekly review for the first “real” week of 2009. What did Fred do this week? Will Fred stop talking in third person? This and many more questions await you in this fantastic update. Ok — so for the purposes of “whatever” I’m starting a week I guess on Saturday – Friday (if you’re keeping track, the answer to the 3rd person question is ‘Yes’)....

January 9, 2009 1 min Fred Posner

Geeky Item of the Day – Free CNAM

Ok, if you use Asterisk (or a Do It Yourself type VoIP service), you sometimes do not receive the CNAM (think Caller ID with Name data) from your carrier. Well, since geeks like information and anything “free,” there’s a simple way to use the internet to do a reverse number lookup query. So, if you’re a technical type, keep reading… otherwise, non-geek posts will return very soon. ...

January 5, 2009 5 min Fred Posner

Geeky Item of the Day

[][1]Yeni Weather Script I have a new phone on my desk (or as Yeni calls it, the mesk). Why mesk? Combines messy and desk… but I digress (as usual). As I was saying, I recently purchased a Polycom Soundpoint IP 450 phone. The phone is great — small foot print, clean, great speakerphone, and enables HD Voice. HD Voice is going to change the way we think of how phone calls sound....

January 3, 2009 2 min Fred Posner