I showed up at my university to discover, to my dismay, that the building I’m in this year doesn’t have a university LAN connection yet and the unionized university employees had left for the long weekend.
Thankfully, I have a T-Mobile sim with 5 Gigabytes of 4G data! But wait, after a few hours of use I was redirected:
I’ve now had my iPhone 5 for several months after a two year stint with Android (first with 2.3 and later 4.1-4.3). I have reached several basic conclusions about the benefits and drawbacks of each from a purely “user experience perspective.”–I define this as a broad category relevant to the average consumer and tech geeks alike.
I purchased a brand shiny new Google (Samsung) Nexus 4 for my trip to the UK and France (actually it was just an excuse to buy another Android after being marginally frustrated with my iPhone for being a performance poop).
As at least one reader of my blog knows, I’ve been spending some time in the UK over the past day. To help with the jet lag and grueling tour schedules, I accompanied my somewhat British friend to Costa, the British “Starbucks Equivalent.” (We always need more Starbucks…that’s why there are boatloads of Starbuckses in Britain.) Continue reading Iced Americano from Costa: Not an iced coffee
UPDATE: See the comment at the bottom for something easier to try.
For those that have read my article on DNS Made Easy, you know that I love it. One fee, and DNS that isn’t terrible!
Previously I had used no-ip.com to get Dynamic DNS. But that was annoying because left and right they tried to hook you with some “monthly package deal” and demanded you log in regularly if you didn’t pay. If you didn’t log in every 30 days, they would cancel your DNS records.
For those who know me, I’ve described to you my intricate plan. Described by some as “The worst idea I’ve ever heard,” this idea centers around my curiosity about internet infrastructure and my hatred of Comcast, Inc. Basically, I will become my own ISP, to myself and others.
This HOWTO’s complexity level is Moderate. You’ll need some experience dealing with networks, a basic grasp of network technology, and the desire to muck around a little bit with configuration.
A year ago, I decided that I wanted to learn VoIP. I’d seen some very interesting examples online and I wanted to try it myself. Those who have tried to do VoIP before have probably noticed the one minor hiccup that comes in tow: nobody wants to teach you how to do it. All people want to do is charge you money to do it for you and provide “support.” This is a pretty good business model, but not very helpful to people like me: the “do-it-yourselfers.”
So as to spare you, the reader, the pain which I experienced gleaning the information from this tutorial from various online forum posts and poorly written outdated howtos, I am going to change that and actually write a post that will get you up and running with a simple VoIP system for your house or small business (or large business, if you’re intrepid). Continue reading VoIP HOWTO: Asterisk, SIP, FreePBX, and geekery