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ISDN, the end of an era

Both Swisscom and Deutsche Telekom have announced the end of ISDN support. In Switzerland, Swisscom plans to migrate all existing ISDN customers to all-over-IP by the end of 2017. This really means the end of an era for me. In … Continue reading

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Honeypot

This is a very simple blog entry. If you are a real person with a genuine comment, please do not post it here. Since I started this site, I have been receiving a steadily increasing amount of WordPress spam. Please … Continue reading

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New air-conditioning plant

Our Herrliberg datacentre is usually kept at a cool 20°C (currently klop°C). We could keep it higher to try to reduce energy costs, but due to the excellent insulation there is actually very little gained by raising the temperature threshold … Continue reading

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Five years of running Asterisk and VoIP

In my business, we receive faxes via Asterisk and Hylafax, which send them to a dedicated email-address. We don’t really receive many faxes, certainly no more than one or two per week. Today I was just checking to see if … Continue reading

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LEGO Technic U400

I celebrated my birthday only two weeks ago, and was fortunate to receive the LEGO Technic U400 as a present from my wife. Well, “fortunate” might not be entirely appropriate here. Some months ago, I noticed an ad on TV, … Continue reading

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Time to replace the Beocom 6000 phones

I’ve been a staunch and loyal B&O customer for almost twenty years. Generally I still am, but I have to admit that my ten year old Beocom 6000s have outlived their usefulness. I have three handsets, two in grey and … Continue reading

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The very first entry!

Today I was discussing blogs and blogging with Delia, a good friend of mine. To get going, I suggested she just register herself with blogspot or wordpress.com and set up a blog there – easy and free etc. However, Delia … Continue reading

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