Thursday, February 17, 2011

clouds in my head...

Thoughts from 121910
What may not be explained or expressed as clearly or as importantly as it should be is that - how our behavior/decisions/thoughts is the root of the way we have chosen to live our lives, affects the decisions and choices that we are faced with -or have to make.
Maybe the struggle is that is harder to think good thoughts, to be good, to do the right thing -in everything that we do. And that it is easier to be bad.
What is strange to me is how we can trick ourselves into thinking/feeling that being bad - makes us feel good -or happy (the current popularity of reality shows that show humanity in a bad light, and make us feel better). The same can be said for our body, and how it seems to crave or want bad things (after we have had them). Like food that is bad for us (junk food, candy, sodas), alcohol or other drugs, cigarettes, etc?

-the things that we find funny (sarcasm?)
-problems with the paths we have taken, as a society: wiping our butts with trees(toilet paper), and flushing drinkable water down the commode with our excrement, while poorer countries need clean water desperately (we need to work towards sustainability)
-A big factor that can have an affect on us is our environment. Where we live, how rich/poor we percieve ourselves/others around us. And the company we keep, or are surrounded by.
-Writing or saying what I feel to be something important in a way (choosing the right words) that makes it really clear for others isnt easy.

Monday, February 14, 2011

is there a place for a middle man?

Could Google, Apple or some other company negotiate a cheaper per minute call agreement with all/any of the other carriers? That way, no matter what device I had (device independent would be a key feature here), I would have an APP with an account with this new service (no contract?), which would then place the call out via their connections - for the cheapest rate for the dialed #.

See my previous blog post - which lead me into this thought.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

the Battle over your Cellphone

The lines in the WAR over your cellphone are beginning to appear. Nokia has the fear and already chosen a wealthy battle teammate - Microsoft. Googles Android is BFF with almost every carrier. While Facebook does the hokey pokey. But the fan favorite - Apple has just begun to make friends with its second carrier, AT&T and now Verizon. What will they do next to expand their market share even further? My friend Ed brought me to another realization. T-Mobile is ripe for a merger, and who better to do that than Apple?

>> Nokia, Microsoft Must Move Fast to Catch Up to Apple, Android: Analysts

>> Plenty of Sprint + TMobile rumors in the past

>> Apple Working on Cheaper, More Versatile IPhone Models

>> Could Apple Be Your Next Phone Company?

>> iPhone Nano Rumor Reborn: 1/3rd Smaller, Older Components, $200 With No Contract

>> How Apple and Google will kill the password

>> Exclusive Video Of INQ's Facebook Phone

>> Prediction: Apple will be the #1 global smartphone vendor in six months

>> What does a $200 Pay as you go iPhone look like?

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Flaming Lips @ The Tabernacle, 5/19/11

Performing their 1999 album, The Soft Bulletin - from start to finish. Thursday, May 19th. $39.50 plus applicable service fees.

This is an all ages, general admission show. Doors open at at 8:00pm.  Tickets on-sale Friday, February 11th and available at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (800)745-3000 at the Tabernacle box office on show night or to purchase on-line here.

>> Listen to the album here
>> wikipedia info on the album
>> a review of the album
>> Tabernacle 152 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Nexus S SIP Configuration for FreePBX

Android, Droid, Nexus S SIP Configuration
Once installed, make sure NAT = no, IP Configuration = Public IP, and at the bottom of that module add: realm = 

Gingerbread's native SIP client has a strict implementation of digest authentication which is used to authenticate your out bound call. The problem is by default Asterisk (and most likely SIP Sorcery as well) uses the authentication realm of 'asterisk'. Your average client ignores this realm and authenticates against it with whatever credentials you have used.

From one of our customers:
In my case, my extension was but my asterisks realm was 'asterisk' by default. When I changed my realm in Asterisk to '' so it matched my SIP host configuration it all works as expected. Generally the configuration in Asterisk to accomplish this is in sip.conf:

>> wikipedia Nexus S
>> engadget review