Picture of the week end – Issy Les Moulineaux

Posted on June 8, 2010

We went walking in Issy les Moulineaux on Sunday to see some apartments location. As usual I tend to go with my camera just in case... When climbing stairs not far from where we live I found this scenery could do a good HDR shot so I gave it a try with 9 shots +1.0ev and here is the result: I find it much nicer than my first shot (by the way I purchased PhotoMatix).

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Technorati claiming …

Posted on June 8, 2010

You know the procedure, if you want to add your blog to Technorati you have to insert the claim token in some posts ... Well my claim token is MMSGJNV95SR6 If you're in the process of adding your blog to technorati don't forget that!

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In the current release Asterisk does support SIP/TLS but it does not support sRTP, this feature is planned for the next major release 1.8. From the roadmap page you can track the progress and the estimated release dates for this feature: Here is the line that interests us You can find further details on this on bug 0005413 (more…)

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As you probably know, VoIP is split into big pieces, the signaling (SIP) and the bearer (payload). SIP is required to setup, terminate, authenticate calls but it doesn't actually transport the voice, the bearer does. Why am I talking about that now? We're starting to play with crypto here and I want to make clear what we will be encrypting. In this article I'm only talking about encrypting the signaling part (SIP), I'll do another article on ...

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Asterisk will be used for our home usage through VPN, but it will be opened to internet as I like connecting with my mac when abroad to make calls (using SIP over TCP with TLS and SRTP once it will be available in Asterisk). I've heard quite a few stories of Asterisk systems behind compromised and resulting with VERY large phone bills (12,000€ to $100,000+). In an effort to avoid this I'm heavily working on the security part, but in case it ...

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A skate ramp at the Eiffel Tower?

Posted on May 29, 2010

Today we went to have a look at the "mega jump" of Taig Khris at the Eiffel Tower, he was trying to beat a world record so I took my camera with me to take a few shots... i got a few nice shots when he jumped I also tried my first HDR post processing using Photomatix (trial edition but I'm probably going to get it). I took 9 shots with a spacing of 1.0 and here is the result. I find it quite nice but it's my first try...

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Apple iPad – Shipped

Posted on May 26, 2010

Yesterday I had the "Prepared for shipment" status on the US Apple store. Today ... Got an email at 10am "Votre Commande Apple W937XXXXX a été expédiée" and on the Apple Store order status page From the email I got: "Vous devriez recevoir votre commande à l'adresse de livraison communiquée le ou avant le 28.05.2010" that means I should have my iPad on Friday ... Can't wait !! [update] From the Apple store tracking link: Estimated ...

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Finally ... I pre-ordered my iPad on the 10th of May, early morning french time (8am). I was started to get worried as the iPad was still not shipped but planned for the 28th of May ... I tend to use the Apple store US to track my Apple products as it seems they have an intermediate step "Prepared for Shipment" that there isn't on the French store. I checked out the US store around 6pm today and still nothing ... But at 7h30pm today tadam! ...

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First of the series Asterisk that is oriented on the configuration of Asterisk and the integration with other products such as Microsoft Office Communication Server or Skype we'll start with the basic configuration of Asterisk and the required files to get it started. I'm using a Debian testing (squeeze), so the basic installation is really too much for me, too many modules are loaded (with debian's default installation I had 204 modules). I ...

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My new project, building my own PBX for home. It's geek stuff but the software exists and is opensource so why not go for it? It's just another VM so it won't incur more costs for me. I did have a few requirements for this project: Reduce costs: I want to be able to do least cost routing, meaning select the cheapest VoIP provider for a given destination based on MySQL Added flexibility: I need to be able to handle a white / black list, block ...

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