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Asterisk at Home

Asterisk at Home

Posted by on Nov 3, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I worked from home for a few years. It was a great experience as I was able to tune my work habits to extract the most productive hours out of a day. An unfortunate downside was how often my home phone would ring and completely destroy my flow. I had played with Asterisk, the open source PBX (i.e. phone system) in another venture I was involved with where several people working at different locations needed to answer the same 1-800 number. If my home phone would ring into an Asterisk server I would be able to filter out unwanted calls and auto-dialers.

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Why Are You Still Writing Java?

Why Are You Still Writing Java?

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in Programming | 0 comments

I recall building a small graphical user interface using a beta version of the ‘Swing AWT Extensions’ in the late 90’s and thinking to myself that it was going to change everything. Fast forward 12+ years, things have changed but much has stayed the same.

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