14 thoughts on “Behold! A tidy room!

  1. Being a student I move house about once a year, every year. Having a real PSTN phoneline is a pain in the ass for me.

    SkypeIn, SkypeOut, Asterisk, chanskype and a hardphone were my solution.

    Initially I used a Linksys WIP330 wifi hardphone, but it was pretty awful. It’d lose the wifi link every 5 minutes or so and wouldn’t reconnect unless you powered the phone off/on again. Total waste of time and money.

    So I sold it and used the proceeds to buy a Cisco 7940 for less than half price on eBay.

  2. Nice layout there.. I get jealous when someone have a bigger desk since mine is smaller!

    Where did you get the desk from? Ikea?

  3. It’s a “DJ Console” by Hercules (yeah, the same Hercules that made graphics cards years ago).

    It’s basically a MIDI controller and a 5.1 sound card in one. I use it to control Traktor3.

  4. It’s actually an inbuilt unit my landlord put in. It’s also twice as wide — but the right hand side has a chest of drawers underneath it so it’s not easy to sit in front of…

  5. Yeah i have one of their graphics cards. Infact it’s the fourth Hercules card I got. Not because it was that good but because it was that awful!

    I wonder if i can use that thing on Final cut pro?

  6. I love the Cisco 7940’s. My old Uni has those in every dorm. I don’t know if you can do it with Asterisk, but Cisco Call Manager has a little tool to push XML-based web service data to the phones do display all sorts of nifty shit.

  7. Yeah, you can do it, but you don’t even need Asterisk for that. You just tell it where to look for the services XML in it’s TFTP config file. :)

  8. Ahh. I didn’t know you could do it on a phone-by-phone basis — at the Uni, the config was done in CCM to push services to every phone.

  9. Yeah, you can do both on TFTP. Just two config files: SIPDefault.cnf and SIP001122334455.cnf (where the numbers are the phone’s MAC address). It’ll read the default settings first (for all phones), and then read in it’s own config. Pretty smart, really. Or pretty dumb, dependant on how you look at it — the phone doesn’t really save many settings itself, it pretty much relies on the TFTP server to tell it what to do…

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