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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Open ID and P2P SIP

Friend and fellow IETF'er Alex Mayrhofer from Austria brings to light some very interesting thoughts on OpenID and it's applicability to P2P SIP. P2P SIP is a very intriguing Working Group in IETF, but there's strong debate from many sides about how to implement. Alex have references in his post, as well as some solid points about OpenID's pertinence to P2P SIP.

Adam "voiploser" Uzelac

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

iPhone versus the xpPhone

Microsoft didn't want to get outdone by Apple with this whole iPhone business - so it announced a product to top the iPhone!

From the article....

* Let you contact the dead
* Swipe illegal music before it even hits the market
* Download porn movies at 4.5 Megabits per second
* UPLOAD porn movies at 4.5 Megabits per second
* Order your pizza for you even when you don't want a pizza


Thursday, December 14, 2006

Man gets the bad-guys from 1000s of miles away

Now here's a great example of the power of the Internet and communications.....

Adam "voiploser" Uzelac

Friday, November 03, 2006

Too funny....

I have to share this online comic strip - xkcd.com is just too funny!


Adam "voiploser" Uzelac

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Amazing Hockey Skills

The hand-eye coordination of the guys depicted in this video clip from TSN are AMAZING! Enjoy.

Adam "voiploser" Uzelac

PS - for the record, I have been playing hockey since I was 6 and I am a HUGE fan of the Detroit Red Wings. GO WINGS!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

IMS is just an application

Simon Torrance - the mind behind the IMS Insider blog - put together the following post on the IMS Insider's blog. IMS Insider: IMS is just an application. The basic premise, as you can tell from the title of the post, is that IMS isn't necessarily a platform, but is just an applicaiton.

From the post... The big IT platform vendors have long offered a suite of both horizontal business applications (e.g. HR, Finance) as well as vertical solutions (e.g. manufacturing). As far as this vendor is concerned, a telco is just another software application that resides in a common application, storage and management framework. Granted, there are some special tweaks and extra capabilities needed, but not a separate supplier ecosystem.

As my source puts it: "IMS isn't a platform. We're the platform, IMS is just an application. And you don't hard wire an application into your network, particularly one as complex and inflexible as IMS."

I couldn't agree more that the future looks bleak for equipment providers, and bright for folks that can cost effectively pump out applications, services and features to a marketplace that is ever-changing. The secret to IMS isn't IMS at all! The "secret sauce" that makes the IMS argument actually lies in the delivery of services. The folks that have consumed the IMS kool-aid would like you to believe that there's value in managing the sessions between the end-user and the application, or "thing of interest". That is a broad statement that only holds true in a small subset of circumstances. It majority, the less complication and "moving parts" between the end-user and application, the better.

IMS also attempts to control the subscriber, the features that are offered to the subscriber, and the communications to/from the subscriber. This is contrary to what the market really wants and needs. It's about the applications, and IP/SIP are the great enablers. NOT IMS.

Adam "voiploser" Uzelac

Friday, August 25, 2006

Searching for VoIP on YouTube

Well here's a somewhat interesting YouTube video on VoIP and different ways to address NAT (Network Address Translation (translator according to the video)). It's remedial in it's explanation, but provides a good high-level overview of the NAT problem with VoIP, and some ways to address.

This is not new, but a very good overview on Asterisk from Systm, which is a show from Revision3. Another show from Revision3 that I follow religiously is Diggnation

This hilarious video is a spoof on a girl operating Cisco Call Manager under pressure. Too funny.

This video with Rebtel CEO - Hjalmar Winbladh is quite interesting. Jeff Pulver blogged recently about this company. It's basically international toll abritriage for wireless calls, but it's an ingenius concept leveraging what's out there now.

Adam Uzelac