Tuesday, October 18, 2005

How Asterisk Kept Businesses Running

An amazing day today, large parts of southern California were without land line or cell service as the telephone grid dropped offline. However, DSL circuits stayed up. This was a perfect time to show off an Asterisk PBX system to one of our clients. Using Asterisk@Home and VOIPJet, we were able to bring phone service to our client while thousands of businesses were still down.

To document exactly what we did, i wrote up an article and posted it at VOIPSpeak.

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Monday, October 17, 2005

O'Reilly Asterisk Book Available For Free Download

O'Reilly Media's latest book, Asterisk: The Future of Telephony, written by Jim Van Meggelen, Jared Smith, and Leif Madsen is the most complete book on the Asterisk PBX system to date. The new book, announced at Astricon 2005 covers many of the new features of Asterisk 1.2. In the spirit of open source, O'Reilly has licensed the book under the creative commons license making it free to download and distribute.

Visit VOIPSpeak.net for complete details.

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Thursday, October 13, 2005

VOIPSpeak - Asterisk@Home Tutorial Presentation

I have posted the powerpoint presentation of my Asterisk@Home Tutorial I did at Astricon 2005. The slides are available at VOIPSpeak. If you have questions or comments, please let me know.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

VOIPSpeak - Building Telephony Systems with Asterisk

Looking for an simple getting started guide for Asterisk? Building Telephony Systems with Asterisk from Packt Publishing may be just the book you are looking for (assuming you already know Linux). The book takes you through downloading, installing, configuring, and maintaining your Asterisk PBX system in only 156 pages. Advanced topics really aren't covered in such a small book, but you will end up with a working system that you can easily expand on.

VoipSpeak - Book Review: Building Telephony Systems with Asterisk

Friday, October 07, 2005

The Naked Computer Guy

The Naked Computer Guy is here to help! The Naked Computer Guy stripes down tech talk for the average guy. If your just the kind of guy who wants to know about the latest toys and how to keep your system running smooth and don't know what l33t sThe Naked Computer Guy is for you. A weekly computer tips podcast is coming soon as well.

Source: The Naked Computer Guy

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


The VOIP Revolution is upon us and the Geek Gazette just isn't specific enough for my tastes. GG will continue to host VOIP articles but will also feature many general IT articles like it has already. To create a site that really is aimed at the VOIP market, we have launched a new site today called VOIPSpeak. Please tell everyone you know about the new site.


Monday, October 03, 2005

Had to turn on word authentication

Due to this blog getting hammered with automated comment spam, I have been forced to turn on word authentication for new comments. Blogger.com doesn't have a good way of removing all posts from a specifc user or even a good way to report the abuse so the only thing anyone can do is to make it harder for people to post comments. I apologize for the inconvenience, but its the best I cant do for now.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Astricon 2005 :: AAH Turorial

I will be giving a 90 minute tutorial on Asterisk@Home at the upcoming Astricon conference in Anaheim October 12-14. If you are planning on attending the conference, please stop by my lecture and say hi.