Posted on September 13th, 2009 at 7:50 pm by jemmille
I’ve been using Google Voice for a while now. I’ve tried to make it my hub of calling by following some advice on a website I frequent called Lifehacker.com. The particular article can be found here: Transition to Google Voice I’ve enjoyed it immensely but that isn’t what this article is about. It’s about never having to pay for cell phone minutes again. If you have a cell provider that allows to you have a “circle” or choose particlur numbers you call call unlimited anytime, this will work for you. Some of you might have just put two and two together if you are familiar with Google Voice but here’s how it works:
- Get a Google Voice account. Currently Google voice is in private beta but you can score invtes by searching Google but I might have a few to share if you contact me on my Contact Page
- Set up to Google Voice account and add your cell phone as at least one of your routing telephone numbers.
- Set your Google Voice number as one of your “friends, “circle” or whatever your provider calls it.
- Call your Google Voice number from your cell phone and initiate you call to over 400,000,000 people for free forever.
The best thing about this is there is really nothing cell providers can do about it. They don’t know the number you are calling is a Google Voice number, it’s a unique phone number you created. You can call the entire US, Canada and if I recall Mexico and some other foreign countries with Google Voice.
Enjoy the free minutes!
Posted on April 4th, 2009 at 10:03 pm by jemmille
Updates, redesign, new content direction…
Posted on October 21st, 2008 at 9:51 pm by jemmille
This blog is no loger going to be maintained. I’ll leave it up for “historical” purposes as there are about 250 posts, some of which are actually good.
For the 6 readers I may have left, thanks!
Posted on September 24th, 2008 at 10:57 pm by jemmille
I haven’t used Windows as a primary desktop for about 2 years now. I use Ubuntu for my home system and laptop, and CentOS on my file/web server. I keep Windows on a spare hard-drive for 2 primary reasons..
1. My son loves to play Guitar Hero III (I know, I know, “Frets on Fire”, but he’s particular)
2. I can watch HDTV with my TV tuner in Vista (and this won’t be a problem with Kernel 2.26)
Today I decided to boot into Vista so I could watch some TV. That was over an hour ago. First, Vista wanted to update. I had rearranged my hard drive layout a couple weeks ago so it decided to re-detect all my hard drives as well. Once the update process –that took 30 minutes — finished, I had to reboot, install pre-shutdown updates then I had to wait for post-boot “update configuration” to finish. Once I got to the desktop it decided that my sound should only come out of my USB headphones which was fine, but annoying.
I have become a full-fledged Windows hater. It’s bloated, can’t detect the simplest of hardware without a driver disk and the constant reboots for software/driver updates is stuck in the 1990’s. If it wouldn’t devastate my son to lose Windows I would format the spare HD and use it to hold something useful — like maybe a oepnSUSE partition?
I am a Linux crusader trying to convert the masses. If you somehow stumbled across this and you are thinking about switching to Linux but the command line scares you, start off with some of the more user friendly distros like Ubuntu, Fedora Core, or openSUSE. Use it for one month. I promise you can do EVERYTHING in Linux that you can do in Windows (and you can usually do it 10x faster not to mention you don’t have to spend a penny on software)
Get one of the distro’s here:
Posted on September 9th, 2008 at 10:22 pm by jemmille
The organization that invented the internet might also bring the end of the world.
CERN is firing up the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) tomorrow for its first run. Although I doubt the world will implode it does mark the beginning of one of the most important physics experiments to ever be performed.
If we are all still here tomorrow I promise to make a concerted effort to start updating this page more frequently!
You can view the live webcast here http://webcast.cern.ch/
also see Wired’s blog for more info.