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Spent the day over at anewsome's crib. DSL rules, it was like being in my own office.

Spent a major amount of time today developing a system for classifying and organizing various data of various datatypes and had to type up a requirements document to support it for a project at work. <yawn> I'm at least half-done.

in the background, grabbed a copy of OpenH323 from CVS, couldn't get it to build, since they're adding CallerID support, but it's not finished. So, I stepped back to the latest snapshot release, which built everything, except a couple functions were missing during the link. :( More later...

Spent a few happy moments chillin with anewsome and Queen Cathleen talking about her neighbors, social status, fighting over stupid things like who's kids beat up who's kids, etc..., housing committees, etc... made me want to move to the country.

Walked over to Quicknet today. Had a good conversation with Greg, Jonathan, and a consultant: Craig Southeren, who is one of the founders of the OpenH323 project.

OpenH323 looks pretty cool. Open source version of software that supports real standards. Standards in the true sense of the word. H323 is used in equipment/software from just about everyone!

Unfortunately, Asterisk, the pbx I had been working on has not had any real development to support H323, so I'll continue looking for better PBX software.

Tomorrow, I'm going to download and build the OpenH323 stack, should have some interesting technical tidbits then.

Last night found me pushing the low-end of the performance curve, my 486 DX2 / 50Mhz, with 20 Mb RAM. I attempted installation of the latest frozen Debian GNU/Linux. I(t) failed miserably due to hardware issues. I need to replace the IDE controller, among other things. ;) The poor thing's had nothing but DOS on it for so many years, maybe it's hopeless...

Checked out the latest Asterisk code, and got it built. I'm working on turning the 486 into a comm server, hosting my phone/v-mail/fax, etc... So far, I'm thinking I'll run a rather recent dev kernel, or 2.4 for sure when it's out, since they have the Quicknet PhoneJack driver in, but for now, I'm still downloading the latest one from Quicknet, who I'm going to see tomorrow. :) Is VoIP really the way of the future? We'll see.

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