February 2013 Archives

new bike (frame)

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My bike broke back in December. It was a break in the frame. Today I picked up the replacement bike. It's a new frame and forks, but my existing wheels, cranks, gears, handlebars, seat etc.kona.JPG

federated VOIP links

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I was reading planet debian the other day, and I came across a post by Daniel Pollock who linked to an article about federated real time communications. This site has an article that was a little watershed moment for me. In summary it says that you shouldn't use Asterisk or FreeSwitch as the centre piece for your federated VOIP solution, but rather you should use sip proxy software like repro or Kamailio. This idea made a lot of sense to me. I've never implemented Asterisk myself yet, but I've read about it, and always thought I should do something along these lines, and this article made me realise some of the reasons I hadn't done so. Because I don't really need a PABX at home.

And even better I went on to find links to an article that gives some notes on how to get started with federated VOIP. I haven't read through all the articles on that site yet, but it looks quite easy to follow. I think it's something I should do for cromp.id.au.

vim re-wrap

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Apparently it's really easy to re-wrap text in Vim (a cool text editor). http://lglinux.blogspot.com.au/2008/01/rewrapping-paragraphs-in-vim.html says you just block select the text you want to re-wrap, and hit 'gq'.

Hopefully this blog post will remind me, the next 1000 times I do this.

A Memory of Light, Epilogue

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Well, this is it. The conclusion of the 'Wheel of Time' series, and 'A Memory of Light'. You can find the rest of my posts on this book at the index.

This post contains very large and severe spoilers. If you haven't read the entire series, and you read this post, you will spoil the whole lot. So don't do that.

But otherwise, if you have read the entire series, then please read on to see my thoughts on the final scenes of this book, and my thoughts on the book as a whole.

AMol Chapter 49

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We're almost there. Just this chapter, and then the epilogue in my next post, and we're done. As per previous warnings in about these posts, there will be spoilers (which should be surprising). I'm going to trust you to make a sensible decision about reading this post.

Other entries are here.

AMol Chapters 47 and 48

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More and more chapters of this book. I'm trying to wrap up these series of posts today, which is why there are so many of them.

As I've mentioned in other posts, I am discussing the closing chapters of a book that spans 15 volumes. There will be spoilers. If you haven't read the series you will not find this entry very interesting, and you shouldn't read it. If you haven't read all the series you shouldn't read on, as you will be drastically short changing yourself.

Other entries are here.

AMoL Chapters 45 and 46

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In this we see some more Perrin and Slayer fighting, a bit of Mat doing crazy flying antics (which we kind of expect from Mat these days).

As per normal, don't read for fear of spoilers, or do read if you've already read the book. I've done other posts here.

AMol Chapters 43 and 44

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A couple more chapters of AMoL. There are spoilers, so you shouldn't read if that is a problem for you. Index is here.