Jul
30
2010
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Gone fishing

Savelono.com was down for three days this week(July 27th-30th).  The Vitual Machine that host the site crashed likely due to a traffic spike.  My apologies for the down time.  I was fly fishing in Idaho.  For the rest of the week you may read savelono.com free of charge.

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Jul
16
2010
1

Resample MP3’s for Polycom Ringtones with Audacity

A customer of VoiceIP Solutions sent me this useful tutorial for re-sampling Polycom Ringtones.   If you have an MP3 you like, it can be re-sampled for use with a Polycom IP SIP phone!  The procedure is pretty straight forward, Install Audacity with yum or your favorite package manager, re-sample the track, then edit the proper Polycom Soundpoint boot files.

Goals of this Post:

– Install Audacity Digital Audio Editor
– Convert a MP3 to Polycom compatible track
– Enable custom special Ringtone on Polycom Soundpoint IP SIP phone

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Jul
12
2010
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Microsoft’s Monopoly, Bad for them and Bad for Us



I read a great article on the New York Times website today.  The article was mainly about Microsoft’s failure to capture the mind share of young developers and entrepreneurs.  The evidence provided was the success of FOSS(Free Open Source Software) amongst start-ups like Twitter, Google, Facebook and a multitude of others…

Finally mainstream journalism is starting to get wise to the negative effects that the Microsoft monopoly has on Microsoft.  It’s what I’ve been preaching to my loyal fans for years.  Microsoft has bet the mother-load on maintaining an unsustainable monopoly.

They have bought their way out of anti-trust suit after anti-trust suit for years.  Microsoft has been sued by every State in the Union and many foreign governments.  Every time they quietly cough up Billions to local state governments, of which many are desperate for the cash.

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Jul
02
2010
2

Fedora 13 mount Error Solved

I recently upgraded to Fedora 13(and was quite pleased) only to discover my backup SATA drive would not mount.  I got the generic, ‘mount: /dev/sdb1 already mounted or /home/matt/backup busy’ error message.  Hours of googling and one reinstall later I solved the problem.

Goals of this Post:

– Fix SATA drive mount error: mount: /dev/sdb1 already mounted or /home/matt/backup busy

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