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There seems to be a lot of misinformation floating around on this subject, but after ignoring most of it and playing around I have a FreePBX system with BLF, remote caller ID, and directed pickup all working fine on my Polycom phone. Here’s how I did it, for the record.
I recently had to set up Mac Mail for our company’s Google Apps account (although the same thing likely happens with GMail.) I was seeing strange behaviour which I eventually figured out was due to the weirdness of IMAP and how Google treats labels as folders.
- deleting a message in Mail would just tag it with a Deleted Items label on the server; it never disappeared from the All Mail folder.
- Sent messages were tagged with a Sent Messages label and didn’t show up when I went to the Sent Items folder
- An [Imap]/Drafts label was cluttering things up in Google’s webmail
I pretty quickly figured out that it was just a problem of Mail not knowing what folders on the IMAP server were to be used for a specific function. But it took me a few days to figure out how to give Mail that information.
In Mail, open the [GMail] folder and select the Trash (Bin, Deleted items, etc) mailbox. Once it’s open, go to the Mailbox menu, select Use This Mailbox For, and choose Trash. Repeat this process for [GMail]/Sent Items, [GMail]/Spam, and [GMail]/Drafts. Now you can use the webmail interface to delete the Deleted Items, Sent Messages, and [Imap]/Drafts labels.
A similar problem happens with iPhone when using Exchange ActiveSync instead of IMAP. When you use IMAP, you have an option in your account settings to use Archive or Delete. But with ActiveSync, all deleted messages are archived by default, and stay in the All Mail folder. You can change this behaviour by visiting http://m.google.com/sync where you can change a few settings for each mobile device using ActiveSync, including Delete Email As Trash.
I found a lovely script for sending voicemail notifications in MP3 format instead of wav. It’s a bit of a hack, since Asterisk only provides you with an entire, MIME encoded email message as input. Anyway, I improved it somewhat and wanted to share. This version adds call info and an image to the MP3 file, and is more elegant IMHO – e.g. use of
From one server to another, no need for file transfers or anything like that. Do this on the new server.
mkdir /foo/bar/new svnadmin create /foo/bar/new ssh firstname.lastname@example.org "svnadmin dump /foo/bar/old" | svnadmin load /foo/bar/new
On your working copies you’ll need to say where the new repository location is:
svn switch --relocate https://old.host/svn https://new.host/svn /path/to/working/copy
Here’s the complicated way to get Asterisk sending voicemail notifications to multiple email addresses. (The easy way? Use group mailboxes and/or sendmail aliases.) Once this modified module is compiled and installed, multiple addresses in
voicemail.conf can be separated by a pipe character.
When you install the MySQL package on Ubuntu Linux, it does not come with a blank password, as most packages and installations do. The package is set up so you can change the password like so:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure mysql-server-5.1
The top Google hits recommend stopping the service, restarting MySQL with privileges disabled, etc. This is not the way it was meant to be done, according to Ubuntu.
So let me guess. You’re using A2Billing on FreePBX – I don’t know how TrixBox or AsteriskNOW work, but the concept is the same – and whenever you forward a phone to an outside number it doesn’t work. Callers get prompted with “Please enter the complete PIN number” instead of having the call completed.
Have you ever clicked on your FreePBX link, get prompted for a password, and then sit staring at your browser “connecting to…” your server forever? Restarting Apache doesn’t work, restarting MySQL doesn’t work, even restarting Asterisk doesn’t work. Meanwhile everything else is running just fine, but you need to restart the entire server before FreePBX starts working again.
The valley of the Fraser River is the bed of an ancient arm of the sea which extended as far inland as Hope. It is to a large extent made up of alluvial deposits, according to Dr. Dawson. The Indians have a very ancient tradition which bears out in a legendary way this more scientific premise. They say that the receding of the sea from this district explains the presence of certain varieties of fish. From Lillooet Lake to the Fraser and from Lillooet River to the Stave River is the district of Maple Ridge, which as the name implies, is a shelf or table-land, declining at the two ends, that occurs in the rise of the land from the Fraser River towards the mountains in the far background. It is the neighboring [sic] Municipality to that of Coquitlam and shares most of the natural features of the latter, but having the advantage of lying considerably higher above the level of the river. Briefly, this is how this part came to be settled:
I needed to upload the device manager HTML files to a Cisco switch separately because I was low on flash space. You can’t download the HTML separately from Cisco (at least not for the 2950 switch I was upgrading) so I had to make the TAR myself.
So I made up a TAR file with the usual
tar -cf command and tried to load it, but got a checksum error:
Loading html.tar PaxHeader/html (unknown file type) -- ignored! %Tar checksum error in ftp://220.127.116.11/html.tar
Turns out that Cisco requires and old format TAR file (compatible with V7 UNIX.) Create the archive with
tar -cof and it will work out.
The PHP interface to rrdtool hasn’t been updated in 5 years and appears to have been deprecated by the developer, who doesn’t provide any documentation for it. Fortunately, there’s no functionality in the extension, so it won’t go out of date as long as the rrdtool library on your system is up to date. I’ve managed to figure out the functions by looking at the source code and thought it might be helpful for someone.
I needed a grid in the background while I was debugging an SVG image I was creating, something like Photoshop’s transparency grid. Here’s what I did.
<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" version="1.1" width="200" height="400"> <defs> <pattern id="grid" width="20" height="20" patternUnits="userSpaceOnUse"> <rect fill="black" x="0" y="0" width="10" height="10" opacity="0.1"/> <rect fill="white" x="10" y="0" width="10" height="10"/> <rect fill="black" x="10" y="10" width="10" height="10" opacity="0.1"/> <rect fill="white" x="0" y="10" width="10" height="10"/> </pattern> </defs> <rect fill="url(#grid)" x="0" y="0" width="100%" height="100%"/> </svg>
There are hundreds of lists online of “actual English subtitles” from Hong Kong action movies, but only a couple with the movie titles. That sort of thing bugs me, so here’s one more list on the internet that includes the movie titles. Of course, I haven’t seen these movies so the subtitles could still be made up. Who knows?
- “Fatty, you with a thick face have hurt my instep.” 群龍戲鳳 (Pedicab Driver)
- “My daughter is so nice, she knows I love eating chicken ass.” 洪熙官之少林五祖 (The New Legend of Shaolin)
- “Beware! Your bones are going to be disconnected.” 九二神鵰之痴心情長劍 (Savior of the Soul)
- “I scare nothing! Even you become napkins!” 百變星君 (60 Million Dollar Man)
- “Quiet or I’ll blow your throat up!” 亡命鸳鸯 (On the Run)
- “You shot my dicky. You are that cruel!” 擋不住的瘋情 (Don’t Stop My Crazy Love for You)
- “It took my seven digestive pills to dissolve your hairy crab.” 射鵰英雄傳之東成西就 (The Eagle Shooting Heroes)
- “I please your uterus, you kiss my toes. It’s fair” 滅門慘案之孳殺 (Daughter of Darkness)
- “Check if there’s a hole in my underpant?” 俠盜高飛 (Full Contact)
- “Beat him out of recognizable shape!” 警察故事續集 (Police Story 2)
- “That may disarray my intestines.” 東方禿鷹 (Eastern Condors)
- “The bullets inside are very hot. Why do I feel so cold?” 驚天龍虎豹 (Lethal Panther)
- “How can you use my intestines as a gift?” 千人斩 (The Beheaded 1000)
- “I got knife-scars more than the number of your leg’s hair!” 旺角卡門 (As Tears Go By)
- “Take my advice, or I’ll spank you without pants.” 原振俠與衛斯理 (The Seventh Curse)
- “Damn, I’ll burn you into a BBQ chicken!” 香港奇案之吸血貴利王 (The Underground Banker)
- “I am damn unsatisfied to be killed in this way.” 武俠七公主 (Holy Weapon)