If it matters to you, you might want to know that I have no network at home from sometime yesterday until Friday night, and I also have lousy cell connection1, so I’ll basically be off the network when not at work for the next few days.
Otherwise, it has been a good week:
- first real paycheck in waaaay too long
- moved in to our new apartment, and slept in my own bed for the first time since August (almost making me forget that I hate this mattress)
- reactivated netflix for the first time since 2006
- discovered my new apartment has cat5 through the whole building (so I can apparently get 100Mb connection at home) and a good Thai place with a $4 thai tapas happy hour around the corner.
- began my caltrain commute (long, but 90 minutes of it can be used to work, which is great) and discovered CaltrainDroid, which is terrific.
Life is beginning to feel normal again, and I couldn’t be more excited about that.
- VOIP suggestions that work with Google Voice are welcome, and/or a gizmo invite :) [↩]
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Congrats on getting settled!
I have a Gizmo5 account, but I don’t think they do invites; when I logged in to check, I couldn’t find anything.
I’ve been using sipgate (which gives free incoming calls) with Google Voice. It hasn’t been a perfect experience, but I’m certainly getting my “money’s worth”.
I’m a longtime Google Voice / Gizmo user, but I’m not sure there are invites. I think your best bet is to email Michael Robertson and ask him who at Google to ask.
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You’ve gotta be kidding me! CaltrainDroid is the 6th Caltrain app for Android. But my Caltroid was the first ;)
I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with SIPdroid (and ENUMdroid, for the truly nerdy) on my borrowed G1. If you’d like, I’ll be happy to give you an account on my testbed PBX for 30 days, after which point you can either stop using it or join our tech co-op.
Other service provider options include PBXes.org, Vitelity, etc.
Note: It won’t work reliably over cell phone data – not even 3G. You really need wifi.
Now that sounds lovely. Glad you’re feeling all settled in. :)
Oh, that kind of sucks about Gizmo being bought by Google, I’m not sure how that managed to pass me by… Luckily I already have an account.
Not that it helps you I suppose, but Gizmo/SIPdroid work really well, I’ve had conversations with a friend in Singapore using it and it’s at least as good as using a mobile phone.
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Welcome to the caltrain fun! Just wait for the next baseball game…
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