Category Archives: Personal

VOIP Routing for Non-US, 10-Digit NANPA Numbers in Asterisk

I got my AT&T bill this morning with $150 in long distance charges for calls to Canada. After cursing AT&T under my breath I resolved not to let this happen again.  Knowing AT&T charges exorbitant rates for international calls ($1.39/minute to Canada? … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Leave a comment

Microsoft Word Template for Window Envelopes

Here is a template for Word that will put the addresses in the right place when printed and placed in a #10 window envelope.  Here’s how to use it: Enter your return address and the recipient’s address in the boxes … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | 13 Comments

FaceFeeder Turns Your Facebook News Feed Into an Atom Feed

Here it is, my first Google App:  FaceFeeder.  I thought it would be nice to be able to see my Facebook news feed in Google Reader and there didn’t seem to be any way to do it, so I wrote … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Leave a comment

The Problem with eFax

Maybe I’m the last person to find this out, but just in case you’re about to go through the hassle of signing up for eFax, let me save you the trouble.  eFax is crap! Here’s why: Faxes Forced to be … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | 7 Comments

Got my Canon Rebel T2i – and VigLink

I caved and bought the Canon Rebel T2i with a 10% off coupon from Best Buy.  And I let them talk me into getting their 4 year accidental damage warranty for another $200.  Which actually seems like a pretty decent … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Leave a comment

Converting iPhone 3GS Videos to play on Samsung Blu-ray Player

Wow, the iPhone 3GS takes nice videos!  I recently made a quick video of Murphy at the dog park and noticed that it looks great even full-screen on my 20″ monitor at work.  I was curious how it would look … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Leave a comment

Do you have my iPod?

This is a message for the person who found my iPod Nano on an American Airlines plane in May, or otherwise ended up with it. Unless your name is also Eric Mason, you have to know it’s not yours, since … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Leave a comment

Boot EC2 Instances from an EBS volume

Shlomo Swidler has a great writeup on booting an EC2 instance from an EBS drive. In my case I wanted to run our development server only during business hours, and possibly only when someone actually needs it.  This way we … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | 1 Comment

Cape Cod

Posted in Personal | Leave a comment

Lay Family Reunion

Posted in Personal | Leave a comment