I attended Ann Arbor’s Cloud Camp yesterday at Google (in… Ann Arbor). Was a great “un-conference” about cloud computing and such. Took a few pictures and enjoyed the afternoon.
Ann Arbor DDA, you massively fail. If you were a ship, you’d be the titanic… Can you believe in today’s world that a government agency would conspire and discuss the control of public information? What if that information was a top secret as… parking space availability? I’ve posted an article on VoIP Tech Chat detailing… Continue reading Ann Arbor Blocks My Parking App
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… Continue reading The week that was 1/9/2009
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… Continue reading Geeky Item of the Day – Free CNAM
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… Continue reading Geeky Item of the Day
I’ve said it before — I love movies. I simply love movies. Sure, not all movies receive my love; horror films and I never got along (except I did like Scream). And sadly, my sister and I have our movie senses switched as I like a good chick flick and she likes the scary ones.… Continue reading Movies of 2008
Ah… woot, your bag of crap eludes me yet again. Woot.com is an online store and community that focuses on selling cool stuff cheap. They sell one item per day until it is sold out or until 11:59pm central time when it is replaced. The site will occasionally deviate from the one-product-per-day model for a… Continue reading No Bag of Crap for Me
Good morning world and welcome to the snowed in Monday morning edition of Fred Posner dot com. Let’s discuss the weekend… Not much happened. Let’s see, in random order: Yeni and I had Pizza so good I reactivated Fat Freddy Says The Gators beat Alabama and are headed to Miami for the Championship Game My… Continue reading It's Monday. Ummm. Monday.
Recently, Yeni and I completed an amazing 3200 mile round-trip “Expedition” from Ann Arbor to Fort Lauderdale. We drove through such landmarks as the Florida Everglades, the Appalachian Mountains, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and more. We experienced a range of weather and traffic — exactly what you would expect when traveling around Thanksgiving — but… Continue reading Thou Shalt Get a Carbon Monoxide Alarm
I’m flying from Detroit to Phoenix to attend Astrocon– a conference of Asterisk users. It’s the first time I’ve gotten to attend a conference on a product I both like and am interested in; so I’m pretty excited. We woke up real early this morning and picked up Yeni’s mother who will be visiting us… Continue reading Headed to Arizona