Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 28 2012

Installing Ubuntu Linux (or Mythbuntu) in place of OS X on a Mac Mini

All computers have their day in the sun, and then something new comes along that makes them less desirable. I have a Mac Mini that I acquired sometime around the time OS X Leopard came out, probably in 2009. As time went by it became slower and slower and I finally replaced it. However, it …

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Dec 17 2012

Asterisk/FreePBX: How to get the DID of a SIP trunk when the provider doesn’t send it (and why some incoming SIP calls fail)

The symptom: On a SIP trunk, you can’t get an inbound route to work – it just doesn’t seem to recognize the number. You might be able to get the call to come in on your any DID/any CID route, or maybe the call doesn’t get answered at all. When you type sip debug from …

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Dec 09 2012

Notes on using HDHomeRun recorder under Ubuntu for lowest CPU usage when recording from HDHomeRun device

[important]This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared on a blog called The Michigan Telephone Blog, which was written by a friend before he decided to stop blogging. It is reposted with his permission. Comments dated before the year 2013 were originally posted to his blog.[/important] Sometimes I write articles for others, …

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