This is a companion to the blog post, the Spam Eliminator Telephone System.
To set up this system, first get a raspberry pi with at least 8GB SD card, you’ll also need a monitor and a keyboard to set it up with a hardwired ethernet connection to the internet. Continue reading “Spam Eliminator Setup”
In playing with technology, I inadvertently found a system to eliminate spam phone calls.
How Spam Phone Calls are eliminated
I finished reading Michael Lewis’ book Flashboys, and it really motivated me to think about ‘fairness’. What Lewis’ book reveals is the advantage High Frequency Traders who invest BILLIONS in technology have over average investors. By investing heavily in technology these firms have been able to exploit the nanoseconds between when a stock order is placed and how it is executed. Continue reading “When nanoseconds count….”
After I nerded out and installed a Raspberry Pi with FreePBX, I’ve recently found an unexpected upside. As an iPhone user, I’ve grown used to leaving my iPhone charging away from my bedroom at night. When our parents recently had bouts in the hospital, this became problematic to have the iPhones next to us while we slept. With children in several timezones around the world, text messages can often arrive in the middle of the night, either dinging because I forgot to turn the ringer off, or lighting up the bedroom and buzzing; either way it’s a sleep killer.
I live in earthquake territory, and we want as many phone options as we can in an emergency. And yet the wired home phone seems like it’s useless – it’s become just a vehicle for sales calls. And yet my wife and I have elderly parents nearby….
About 4 months ago I set out to do something weirdly nerdy. Continue reading “Earthquake Phones and Nerd Answering Machines”
Over the last few years, I’ve been asked for help from people struggling with Comcast versus AT&T Cable, and how to connect everything together. What has really struck me about all of these issues is how home wiring has changed in the last 10 years. Many modern homes have a telephone wiring infrastructure, often that can support more than one telephone line, and a cable TV infrastructure, Continue reading “Thoughts on home networks”