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Sipgate and the Zoom 5801 ATA

Following on from my initial foray into SIP a couple of weeks back, I ordered a Zoom 5801 ATA from Expansys, so I could hook my good old-fashioned cordless p...

The joys of shared houses…

Being an organised sort of person (and a sucker who can't say no), I tend to do a lot of the admin and paperwork for the house I share with a few friends. On...

Java programmers

I don't much care for Simon Willison's (or in this case, the person he's linking to's) implication that Java programmers are misguided fools in need of help ...

Slow outbound e-mail?

I'd noticed for years that sending outbound e-mail from Thunderbird to my server on port 587 took far longer than it should have - about six seconds of stari...

Dot everything

I read with interest the news that ICANN has approved the ability for companies to register .anything domain names (so KFC could register .chicken and have h...

Conspiracy theory of the year

Over lunch with some colleagues last month, the subject of why Microsoft is paying $8.5bn for Skype came up. "Simple", I replied, "for years, governments hav...

IPv6 support in Android

I'm pleased to report that (having fixed the IPv6 on my home WiFi), my HTC Desire S running Android 2.3 picks up an auto-configured IPv6 address on its WiFi ...

A smartphone named Desire

After years of thinking about it, and even writing about it, I've finally bought myself a smartphone. As I write, I'm coming to the end of my third week with...