In recent issues of Computer Shopper UK, I’ve been looking at how to use OpenWRT on small routers, like the TP Link TL-WDR3600. Those articles aren’t online, but I thought I’d share one of the more useful tips from them, as it deserves a wider audience. With OpenWRT, it’s simple to install Asterisk, giving you… Read More Sipgate, Asterisk and OpenWRT
I’ve recently (following a saga of customer service that was shockingly awful) received my Nexus 7 tablet, and I rather like it. But of course, there’s no 3G, as many reviewers have noted. That shouldn’t, I thought, have been much of a problem – I’ve managed fine in the past using my iPod touch, tethered… Read More Tethering my Nexus 7 to Nokia E72
This is a little off topic, but it took me a while to find the fix: if you’re running CentOS on a Virtual Server and you find the clock is racing ahead, read on. I’ve just been updating software on one of the servers I use, in advance of the launch today of a new… Read More Run away clock on a 1and1 Virtual Server
Unsolicited junk callers are one of the banes of modern life. The Direct Marketing Association would like you to believe that the Telephone Preference Service stops these calls. In fact, it really doesn’t. An increasing number of UK-based companies – or certainly those with UK numbers – ignore the rules, and make calls trying to… Read More Banish junk callers with 3CX
I thought, at the end of the year, it was worth picking out some of the things that I’ve found most interesting to write about here over the last twelve months. So here’s my top ten, in chronological order, with a few comments. In January, I looked at the little things that make a PVR… Read More My highlights of 2011
Last year, I documented parts of the process of switching my phones over from a BT ISDN2e line to a VoIP service, using the 3CX software PBX. So, now I’ve been using VoIP for just over a year, has it been worth the work in switching over? And how much money have I saved? Costs… Read More VoIP – was it worth the switch?
The news about Amy Winehouse has been all over the net this afternoon, and it doesn’t seem to have taken long for scammers to cotton on to it. In my facebook feed, around 7.25pm London time, I saw someone posting this: I’ve removed the name of the person who posted this, for security. Clicking the… Read More Well, that was quick