Brian "Krow" Aker (krow) wrote,
Brian "Krow" Aker

Asterisk, O'Reilly Wiki, Time flies...

Sitting in Logan waiting for my flight back to Seattle I got to looking over my notes on Asterisk and realized an update to my blog was in order.

O'Reilly has put up a wiki for their forthcoming "Asterisk Cookbook". If you have ever wanted to be a part of an O'Reilly book, this is your chance.

I will be speaking on the 1st of March at O'Reilly's Emerging Telephony Conference on "Trixbox -VoIP Hacking at Home" (and yes I talk a bit about MySQL in it). I've been working on some hacks involving my WRT54GL units that I am going to bring up, along with a few new hacks I have been working on. I am really looking forward to this conference, the schedule looks to be excellent.

The traffic to Planet Asterisk keeps growing. I am always a bit surprised as to how many people read aggregator sites, and watching the traffic continue to go up is a surprising to me (and if you are reading this and wondering why your Asterisk blog isn't included, then you should email me).

Speaking of new sources, if you aren't reading NerdVittles you should be. These guys are doing the things which I wish I had time to do.

Wanting to start playing with Asterisk/VOIP but own a Mac? Stephen O'Grady mentioned that Telephonyware is selling an unlocked Sipura 3000 for $79. These devices are what I have been using to get people started with Asterisk when they don't have a Linux box with card slots available (or don't feel like dealing with Kernel drivers). These boxes are terrific little devices, and in the 2 years I have been using Sipura devices, not a one of them has died. Cisco bought up Sipura last year and put them under their Linksys brand, but the hardware is pretty much the same.
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