Category Archives: voip

my sort of review of the Grandstream Budgetone 101 IP phone

Hi, all zero of you who might care about this sort of thing, other than myself, of course. As you have probably figured out by now, I have been playing with various VoIP hardware/software for about the past year or … Continue reading

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phoney things

Welcome, one and all, to a Thursday. This Thursday is the starting-point of a month that may or may not do interesting things. Novembers usually are, at least, slightly interesting around here, for no particular reason, other than the fact … Continue reading


Allison Smith… the synthesizer?

Yes, folks. Allison Smith, the annoying Canadian voice from Asterisk, has now been turned into a speech synthesizer, complete with an 8 KHZ module. Now Allison can say things outside of her own vocabulary, and annoy us even further, as … Continue reading


My rack is too fat — it needs to slim down!

Hi all you wonderful cardboard tubes out there, and welcome to another Thursday, and, if I’m not mistaken, the thirtieth anniversary of Elvis’s death… Yes, he did really die, despite what other people have said. Higher plain of existence? I … Continue reading

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Is there really such a thing as a decent softphone?

As most of you will know, I’ve been playing with VoIP stuff over the past few months. I’ve come to the conclusion, given how things are, that a good, solid sip softphone would be the best over-all solution for making/taking … Continue reading


Things that break, and stuff to play with

As the subject states, things have broken, and I have stuff to play with. All-in-all, there are too many things, and far too much stuff around, but that’s neither here nor there. As for the broke things; Mom’s laptop has … Continue reading


voip frontend to analog switches

Here’s something that will probably interest any of you odd people who like strange old phone networks and related things. This is a group of people who are using ancient technology, such as step switches, sintrex, crossbars, etc. and using … Continue reading

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