Fred Posner

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Go vs Node

Posted . ~2min read.

I’m not a programmer. Never tried to pass myself off as one — which made for a really, really awkward interview once… but that’s another story.

Anyway, I’ve been creating “APIs” in Perl for a while using Perl CGI on NGINX. It’s not a REST API whatsoever, but I enjoy scripting in Perl and (1) got the job done, (2) was fast, and (3) no learning curve.

Tagged: Perl

Receiving SMS from Flowroute with Perl

Posted . ~5min read.

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.

Tagged: Asterisk Flowroute Perl SMS

OpenCNAM for Asterisk cidnam lookup

Posted . ~2min read.

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 negativeit ain’t free. The cost is nominal… $0.004/lookup. That means that $10 will get you 2500 lookups.

Tagged: Asterisk Perl

Ann Arbor Blocks My Parking App

Posted . ~1min read.

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?

Tagged: Ann Arbor Fred Posner Geeky Perl Rant

Fred Posner in the News

Posted . ~1min read.

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 🙂

Tagged: Ann Arbor Fred Posner Perl VoIP

Geeky Item of the Day – Free CNAM

Posted . ~5min read.

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.

Tagged: Asterisk Geeky Perl Tech VoIP

Geeky Item of the Day

Posted . ~2min read.

[][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).

Tagged: Ann Arbor esposa Geeky Perl polycom telephone VoIP

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