Siri vs. Now

I recently upgraded my iPhone 5 to an Optimus G, which fits better to the profile of a Linux User and after I was never satisfied with the results of Siri (at least in German), the voice recognition of Google Now is in comparison more than convincing.

bestfit is back

I recycled an old script I used several years ago to automatically generate an ISO image from selected subfolders. The idea is, that the content is written to CD/DVD archive as soon as the total capacity passes the media’s limit.

Java 7 for Ubuntu

Ubuntu announced to discontinue packaging of Sun/Oracle’s Java for Ubuntu, because Oracle changed the licensing.

Please be careful with upgrades on these packages, since it may drop your Java installation on the system, not only the browser plug-in.

Disable PIN on Huawei E1550

I prepared a 3G Router with failover to the 3G WAN via USB Stick in case the main DSL Uplink fails. The router has no option to pass a PIN to the available Huawei E1550, even though the mode is supported in general.

Innovaphone IP200 and Asterisk

I tested the IP200 by Innovaphone connected to my Asterisk VM at home and it worked quite well. It’s not restricted to Innovaphone PBXs, even though some special features are only available to IP200s connected to a PBX from the same manufacturer.