Monday, April 27, 2009

System upgrade

In upgrading the system (yet again), I managed to forget to back up the internal "house wiki". There wasn't much on there that isn't already on the regular 757 wiki except for a couple works in progress and it wasn't anything that I can't redo out of my head (or notes).

If anyone else is missing something, I'll dig into the backups (but you have to respond now as I'm coming up on the end of the month and will be deleting a lot of stuff).

For those in-house, most of the system is off-line, including phone, video (including the television controls (find the tv's remote in the mean time!)), lighting, intercom, music (including Icecast and the jukebox), Laconica, IRC, and motion detection. I've dug out some of the older hardware and will be re-implementing some of my more favorite projects. The services will be coming online gradually as I restore files and test each. I promise there'll be no more upgrades for awhile, unless something breaks down.

Note: development is no longer allowed directly on the house systems. If you need it, I'll provide a VM for your use.

Update: The tv controls are back online (squeaky wheel gets the attention). Low channels only, though.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

HE IPv6 Cert

Not sure how valid it is but Hurricane Electric is offering a free cert for IPv6. To show off your creds, they offer a badge, to put on your website, that tracks your progress. Mine is on the bottom right of this page.

Monday, April 6, 2009

IMAP Voicemail on 64-bit Asterisk

I spent this last weekend nursing my wife (she had surgery on her foot) and updating my system to a more recent 64-bit operating system. One thing that I didn't like is that the packages for Asterisk were a bit dated. The follow-on problem is that while vanilla Asterisk compiles fine on 64-bit, some of the non-standard features don't.

In short, the compiler crashes in the imap-voicemail section, complaining about not being able to read symbols and recommending a recompile with -fPIC. This isn't as drastic an issue as it looks. Just find the EXTRACFLAGS line in the Makefile for the IMAP code and make it look like "EXTRACFLAGS=-fPIC".

I've added these notes to the IMAP Interface for Voicemail notes in the wiki.

Oh, and BTW, the post freeze is delayed due to issues with the new system.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Content freeze

I'm putting a content freeze on the wiki and blog content until the "powers that be" upgrade the system (assuming they do it in the near future). My home system will be offline for an upgrade and overhaul to support more services (company coming again). Maybe I'll move some of the background services to NSLU2's?