Author Archives: Martin

Google Voice and PBX

Many people are interested in using Google Voice together with a software PBX and there is an option. Google Voice let you forward your voice to a gmail chat account (the one with the same user id as Google Voice). Now this is interesting as with the right software you can integrate it via the Jabber/Xmpp.

PBXes has done it and there is talk that Asterisk 1.8 will do it 🙂

I’ve not tried any of them, but it sure sounds good ….

Strange IT politics

Ever since the net was new I have failed to understand that Denmark rejects to use a common suffix (like eg. .gov.dk or whatever they like) for all sites published and maintained by the government. So is danmark.dk a part of the government? What about nyidanmark.dk? Ok they are not difficult, but what about nemid.dk and netid.nu? Which one do you think is from the government?

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1% of the Internet crashed the other day …

You might have read this in some newspaper, though unless you are very unlucky I doubt you really noticed, but a few routers stopped work the way they were suppose to and caused failures in the control information in the Internet.

You can read more on HITECHfourm. If you read the article, or scroll down near the end, you see they say “it will happen again”.

The scary thing is that they are so right. The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) was not made to handle errors in the data stream, and if they did happen it did basically use the ejection seat (imagine your car not having a break, but an ejection seat instead .. wuuuuussshhhhh).

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Jpeg Info

In the spirit of helping I’m trying to post old articles again in on my website. Links below does not work, but here is the text about my Jpeg /Exif “investigations” 9 years ago 🙂


Recently someone asked me for a program to rename jpeg files, so they would contain the date as a part of the file name. Naive as I am, I thought that this would be an easy task, so I offered to help. I just didn’t know if he wanted to use the file date or the “current date” when attaching the date to the file name.

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Sticky notes in the browser

I’m still wondering why I never seen a web browser with a good sticky note feature. Opera, Google, FireFox and IE all are “pretty good browsers”, but all lack this feature and so far I’ve not seen an add-on doing this.

Basically I wish I would have a sticky note option to which I could add a note to the Internet and see this as I browser. I could add a note to a web page and next time I get to this page I will see the note pop up. Maybe the note is more general about the website and I could maybe have added it to the server and it  will show up the next time I enter this server again.

The advanced Sticky Note would be a note on a subject. I’m looking to buy a new harddisk and start to research the subject. As I research I write notes down “stuck” to the manufactor model number. At 3am I go to bed and next week I’ll try again … I start to look at disks and when a webpage as the model number I’ll see my notes related to it.

Anyone? Why do we not have this?