Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 24 2010

How to change the format of the time and date in Ubuntu’s clock applet

This is a quick-and-dirty post because it took me a long time to find this but in the end it was simple to do.  Note the graphic below – this is the top menu bar (part of it anyway) and the gconf-editor, which you can get to by entering the program name in a terminal …

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Oct 21 2010

How to stop people from leaving messages in your Google Voice voicemail box

One irritating thing about Google Voice is their voicemail – they must be really proud of it, because they give you no way to turn it off (at least not that I can find), and worse yet, they don’t even let you pick the timeout before your Google Voice calls go to voicemail.  If people …

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Oct 20 2010

Link: Using FreeSWITCH to add Google Voice to Asterisk

For those of you using Asterisk, Bill over at the PSU VoIP blog has come up with a way to interface Asterisk with Google Voice, by co-installing FreeSWITCH (which also supports Google Voice).  Turns out that Asterisk and FreeSWITCH can co-exist on the same server, though you do have to change the configuration a bit …

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Oct 20 2010

Link: Free SIP Calling with Google Voice (sans Gizmo5)

One of the more popular articles on this site is How to use Google Voice for free outgoing calls on an Asterisk/FreePBX system (the easy way), but that article assumes that you own (or have administrator access to) an Asterisk server.  What if you just want to have a softphone or regular phone with Google …

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