TL;DR A few weeks ago, I had some strong concerns over Sangoma’s stewardship of Asterisk and FreePBX. Since that post, Astricon showed that Sangoma definitely appreciates the open source VoIP community and I’m optimistic for the future. I, along with 300+ others, attended Astricon 2019 during the last week of October in Atlanta, Georgia. This… Continue reading Astricon 2019 Thoughts
So, earlier today (2019-09-24), Sangoma tweeted the following: If you don’t know, just over a year ago, Sangoma acquired Digium, the creators of Asterisk (which Sangoma called “the most widely used open source communication software in the world”). Sangoma is also the owner of FreePBX, “the most widely deployed open source PBX platform in use… Continue reading Sangoma Doesn’t Get Open Source
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.
Flowroute, a SIP service provider, recently enabled SMS on all of their phone numbers (DIDs). This means that if you have a DID from Flowroute, your phone number can now be used to send and receive SMS messages. This article will show you how you can receive those SMS messages with Perl. (You can skip… Continue reading Receiving SMS from Flowroute with Perl
Asterisk World will be held in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida from January 25th — 28th, 2016. I am very honored to be speaking at this event and would love to see you in Fort Lauderdale.
First, some history. I attended my first AstriCon back in 2008 and somewhere, I still have my Skype for Asterisk button. At the close of the conference Digium asked for comments—I suggested that the convention look at Orlando, Florida. Back then, I traveled from Michigan (the dating Yeni period), yet I still maintained a strong… Continue reading AstriCon Comes to the Sunshine State
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… Continue reading Asterisk (The Definitive Guide) 4th Edition Review
Long ago, in a world much different from today, one could check 411.com, 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.… Continue reading OpenCNAM for Asterisk cidnam lookup
It’s October and that means I’m going to Phoenix! Astricon, the meet-up of Asterisk users / developers / fans / etc, starts October 13th, and this year I received the honor of presenting. My talk, Asterisk Applications: Unexpected Hurdles, showcases the Ann Arbor Parking “Smackdown” earlier this year. As an added benefit… my Wife will… Continue reading Astricon, here I come!
Today I posted some recordings I made using something I like to call the “Annoyatron.” Basically, using Asterisk (the open source Internet Telephony software) allows me to handle incoming calls based on a variety of issues. Bottom Line: If I know you’re a telemarketer, you get the annoyatron. The full article is posted on VoIP… Continue reading Telemarketers Schmelemarketers