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by The_Earl
Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: Integrated Asterisk VoIP & Amateur Radio
Replies: 62
Views: 25024

VIOP for emergency comms

I have thought a bit on VOIP for emergency comms and an emergency computer / comm platform for disaster prep. You would only need an emergency comms system when the standard comms systems are not functioning. This means a SERIOUS interruption of systems built to be very redundant. These emergencies ...
by The_Earl
Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tech Gadgets in the Chapel
Replies: 76
Views: 18091

Radio Shack

Radio Shack sells a canned balanced to unbalanced adapter for $15. I added my own 1/4" to dual RCA adapter, and now I can plug just about anything into anything. It is small enough that I can keep it in my bag for 'emergencies'.
by The_Earl
Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Reduced Postage For Church Units?
Replies: 10
Views: 6328

Reduced Postage

I did some consulting with a postage meter company. There are a few things you can do to get reduced postage. Most are tied to a postage meter and a database, so not really the solution you are looking for. Some, like bar codes, you could do with your software, but I am not sure how the PO regulates...
by The_Earl
Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Family Safety with Technology
Topic: Recommending Internet Filters to Church Members
Replies: 51
Views: 40419

Log Log Log

I would think that good logs would be the most useful way to monitor family internet usage. Blocking software is imperfect. If I have logs for machines, I can tell if someone was trying to view something inappropriate, or if they managed to get around the blocking software. Public logs let people kn...
by The_Earl
Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: new FamilySearch Suggestions
Replies: 38
Views: 9401

Version Control

I would like a versioning system for FH somewhat like CVS or SVN. Often, I have branches of FH that I am exploring, but that I do not want to keep in my master copy. I end up maintaining multiple files and manually trying to resolve differences. This would be the perfect situation for "branchin...
by The_Earl
Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: Can headquarters be reached via VoIP?
Replies: 19
Views: 8242

Phone sieze This is an example of the above mentioned relay in a pre-packaged form. You need to be careful about connecting home-grown electronics to the phone company. They get really upset if your stuff messes up their systems. I think you would hook up the PSTN...
by The_Earl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: Can headquarters be reached via VoIP?
Replies: 19
Views: 8242

Message forward

You could simply have the person record a voicemail to the appropriate party. Then when they hang up, you could call the party on the PSTN and replay the message or a message for them to call back and retrieve the message. Asterisk would then only function like a smart answering machine, would only ...
by The_Earl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Access Databases, Alternatives
Replies: 12
Views: 5169

Ruby on Rails

You might give Ruby on Rails a test drive. It works pretty simply with a MySQL DB backend, is well supported as a framework, and does a lot of things out of the box. I prefer Java, so I have tried Trails, a Java framework that tries to be like ROR. Trails has a few warts,...
by The_Earl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Development Help Wanted
Topic: Opportunity to help Church developers
Replies: 29
Views: 23219

Script transliteration?

Is there a reason you are writing a script transliterator? Can you simply create a UCM file as outlined here: ... -data.html

I would think that ICU would automatically do the transliteration if you gave it the correct file.

by The_Earl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Internationalization / Translation
Replies: 1
Views: 1619

Internationalization / Translation

Is there a need for translation help on church projects? One thing that struck me about the LDSOSS projects is that even the ones with a few warts were translated into HUNDREDS of languages. I assume the church already has a group that does the translation, but it would seem to be a trivial task to ...

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