Last week I attended Astricon 2017, in Orlando, FL. I’ve attended every Astricon since 2007, each time as a speaker – and last week was the first time as a sponsor.
I’m 42 today, really, today I’m 42 – and yet, I still don’t have answers to the my own personal ultimate questions of life.
So, it has now been 2 months, since I started my own little social experiment. Early November, I decided to silence down all my mobile device notifications and mute any “distracting interaction” I could find. No, I didn’t silence off my mobile phone completely – it will just make it useless, but I didn’t make it as less intrusive as possible.
Confession – I’m what you would call a Hyper Connected person. I’m constantly connected to my Note 4 mobile phone, I check my mail on a regular basis at least once an hour, my phone constantly beeps with Instant messages and information being delivered directly to my device.
During this years’ Asterisk Developers’ Conference, one of the subjects I’ve raised an issue for Asterisk is: “Federating Multiple Asterisk Instances”. Now, for the seasoned Asterisk user/developer, the answer would be simple – use Kamailio/OpenSIPS for that scalability, and use Asterisk as a Media Gateway or application server.
For any believer in the Jewish faith, Yom Kipur is by far the holiest day of the year – it is the day you can atone for your sins, ask for your peers forgiveness if you’ve wronged them and start the new year at peace with yourself, your fellow man and god at the same time.
So, let’s talk PRI cards. Once every often a company approaches me to evaluate their products. I do my best to be as impartial as I can – after all, Digium products are my favorite. However, I’m always happy to see a product that can compete nicely with Digium, simply because I believe it will make Digium products better and stronger. So, a couple of months ago, Allo.com approached me to evaluate their PRI card. I agreed, and they’ve sent me their PCI-e version of a quad span E1/T1 card.
It has been a while since I’ve written, I guess I didn’t have much to write about. Ok, I admit it, I had a shit load of stuff to write about, however, I simply never got around to actually do it. A full time job, two babies – or as they call it – real life, has somewhat managed to creep up to me and take its toll on my writing time. Over the course of the past few months, I’ve been heavily thinking about the role of the founder in a startup. Many people regard the founder of a startup as the CEO or some other key role in the company, but it’s not always like that. The question that I asked myself, and I have been for quite some time, is: “as a founder of a startup, what is the most important thing I need to know?” – I recently realized that the most important thing, is also the hardest thing to do.
About 9 months GreenfieldTech was hired as part of a due diligence process, between two companies who wanted to collaborate in the distribution of an Asterisk based product. Our part of the due diligence was to evaluate the Asterisk product and ascertain it’s technical viability, roadmap length and per our recommendation – conformity to GPL and Digium licensing.
Here is what happens when someone has a birthday, specifically someone from Digium, during AstriDevCon: