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Playing around with GD, PHP and Latitude/Longitude

April 12th, 2008 No comments

A friend of mine asked whether or not I could create a service like MapLoco. They log the IP addresses of your visitors and create a nifty little map showing where they come from.

I told him that as long as I could get the latitude and longitude for a given IP address, I could very likely do it. Half an hour later, I had created a simple proof of concept example. Read more…

Using a sound card as a Music on Hold source in Asterisk

December 15th, 2007 6 comments

Using the line-in port with Trixbox or PBX-in-a-Flash (PiaF)

Asterisk is a fantastic piece of software. You get world class PBX functionality for free, in a package that you can reliably run on a desktop computer.

One area that Asterisk isn’t as world class in is Music on Hold (MoH). Sure, it’s there and it works, but it starts playing a file from the beginning whenever someone is placed on hold. If you have customers who call regularly, they’re hearing the same part of the same files all the time – not ideal.

What I wanted to do was use my MP3 player as a MoH source Read more…

Google Earth Escher

May 18th, 2007 No comments

I was goofing off with Google Earth today and came across this:

google_escher

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