Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
If you have a home voice lab like I do, I’m sure that you have said “I wish I had PSTN connectivity” at one point or another. My problem has been that I don’t need PSTN connectivity often enough to justify an ongoing expense, so I’m always on the hunt for something free. I used to have a free 2-channel SIP trunk from IPComms.net but it only allowed inbound calls. IPComms eventually discontinued the free Asterisk-based trunks that they had been previously offering and started removing accounts that had not been used for some time, which caused me to lose my trunk.
Recently I needed to work on something that required me to out dial from CVP, so I went on a mission to find something low cost. During my search, I found a free service over at sip-ua.com that allows outbound calls to the US for no cost and allows inbound calls via an extension based auto-attendant. Read More
Recently a friend asked me to help him convert some custom historical reports for Cisco UCCX from using Microsoft SQL Server to IBM Informix before they upgraded from UCCX 7.0 to 8.5. I had never really spent any time in Informix so I thought that it may be a good learning experience, so I excepted the challenge and agreed to help him out. I learnd a lot in the few days I spent converting a coupe of stored procedures from Microsoft’s variant of T-SQL to IBM’s so I thought I would share the love. Read More