Monday, May 30, 2011

Gingerbread Updates Start for Verizon Droids


The worst part of the android operating system is the major delay in operating systems updates,  but Gingerbread is FINALLY making its way around to the Droid X, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global and Droid 2 Pro. 

The list of features in Android 2.3 Gingerbread update are impressive, with the addition of  download manager, active app management, shortcuts, one-touch copy/paste, widgets, icons, app groups, updated calendar options, camera geotagging, improved email synching and camera auto-focus improvements.
Gingerbread 2.3 features also include user-interface refinements, audio effects, new media format support, and multiple-camera access.
It will take you approximately 20 to 40 minutes to download the software, depending on network conditions.

You can check for the update yourself on your Droid.  From the main menu, Tap Menu> Tap Settings> Tap About phone> Tap System update> Tap Download.
When updating any Droid phone, be sure that your battery is at least 40% charged and that you have at least half an hour to wait for the process to complete.  To be safe, you should also back up your contacts, photos, and note what software you had installed.
More details are available at the Verizon Droid X update support page.

source (Wireless and Mobile News)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Migrating from Asterisk 1.4 to 1.8 with freepbx 1.8x using Zaptel or Dahdi for Centos

If your upgrading from 1.4 to 1.8 there a few little snags I ran into :

1.  I use dahdichanname=no in my asterisk.conf  all this means really is that you to rename your zapata.conf to chan_dahdi.conf
This is not clearly documented.
2. yum remove asterisk14 asterisk14-core asterisk14-addons
3. rm  /usr/lib/asterisk/modules/*  (unless you have moduless you know are 1.8 compatible)
3.yum install asterisk18 asterisk18-core asterisk18-addons
3. tail your /var/log/asterisk/full and see if there are any errors that are causing amportal to not start, but it should start fine.
And your done!
If you run into any issues I will be happy to try and help.

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Big in the Bang theory, perhaps coke?

What exactly are the lines on season one episode 17 of the big bang theory?

Here is the snippet of the actual show intro with the "white powder"  in lines on the table:

Definitely explains why Sheldon talks so quickly! Thoughts?

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