Obihai Jitsi conflicts, the house paint wizard and superior spider-man

Obihai and Jitsi conflict

English: The Jitsi logo
English: The Jitsi logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A while back, I wrote an article entitled Day NetTalk Duo died – I discovered Obihai for Google Voice at Blog Post.  Recently, I was searching for Skype alternatives.  There’s an article entitled Fed Up With Skype? Here Are 6 Of The Best Free Alternatives at  Blog Post.

The open source tool entitled Jitsi looked promising.  There’s some YouTube videos talking about it at Blog Post. Here’s the problem.  I install the software and set up some accounts on it.  Then I test it with a technology friend with Jitsi.  Guess what?  When he tries to video conference me via Google Voice, it rings my Google Voice phone.  This is connected to the Obihai device.

Now I can use the chat features with no problem.  But I do get some unauthorized connection requests.  Reject!  Reject!

  • Jitsi is a good tool.  But it lacks some things I find with Scribus (i.e. open source desktop publishing software).Scribus has a user forum, where you can ask questions.
  • Software is hosted on SourgeForge, which helps for software collaboration.

I suspect that Obihai has an exclusive hold on Google Voice.  Speaking of which, they have given a 2013 on free calling.  I wonder who they plan on eventually competing with on price?  Is it services like NetTalk, MagicJack and Skype?  Or more upscale pricing services like Vonage and Comcast?

Watch for M2M technologies in Smartphones.  A good article to read is Five reasons why next-gen smartphones need M2M Blog Post.

The house paint Wizard of Oz

My condo interior is painted with Benjamin Moore Polar Sky 1674. You can get Benjamin Moore paint  at Ace Hardware.  There’s a store about 1 mile from me. Yet there’s also a Home Depot (i.e. Behr paint) and a Glidden paint center 1 mile away. Perhaps I can get a compatible color somewhere?

Then I discover My Perfect Color (i.e My Perfect Color) to find a compatible Behr paint color.  For a mere $10, they claim to match the color.

Here’s what the Polar Sky looks like:
polar sky 1674 Paint - Benjamin Moore polar sky Paint Color Details - Google Chr_2013-01-08_15-49-05

Here’s what the computer said is a compatible Behr color (i.e. Sweet Mollasses):
BEHR Premium Plus Ultra 8 oz

Say, what?  I can do a visual on some Behr blue color samples.  And I can pick a better visual match.  Better yet,  I  can bring in a paint sample.  Then Home Depot or the Glidden paint center computer matches it – for free.  No ten dollar service fee!

Superior Spider-man

The fateful spider bite that gave Peter Parker...
The fateful spider bite that gave Peter Parker his powers. Amazing Fantasy #15, art by Steve Ditko. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Peter Parker is still around.  I think this new artistic writing direction is brilliant.  Perhaps this will silence the crazy folks giving writers death threats. The writer has everyone fooled.  Can they keep up the momentum since issue 1?   Here’s what I shared to the editor:

Superior Spider-man #1 is a piece of brilliant writing.  Where did you dig up all the grade B characters?  It’s almost as fun as watching grade B science fiction movies.  It’s as entertaining as Bruce Banner now getting his current scientific recognition.  But I do have some questions.

  • With Peter still hanging around, wouldn’t Dr. Strange get wise to what’s going on?
  • In the DareDevil crossover, couldn’t Matt detect lies via the heartbeat?
  • How will Otto shield himself from telepathic heroes?
  • Wouldn’t someone smarter than Otto (i.e. Doctor Banner, Reed Richards or Doctor Doom) figure something is wrong and investigate?

Homeland security and Java hackers

This is big!  Let’s talk about this next week

Academic and business blog posts

Here are some blog posts I recommend from academic and business acquaintances of mine.

Why so many blog posts about kids?  Because we have too many US mass killing sprees.  Perhaps some good articles on proper childhood care can cure this current and future trend?

  • 10 practical lessons learned from the little red hen Blog Post
  • How to not spoil your child Blog Post
  • 8 ways for nannies to work exercise into their daily routine Blog Post
  • 10 iPhone Apps to Help Manage Your College Search Blog Post
  • How to recycle common household items Blog Post
  • 30 blogs with handmade thank you note ideas…
  • 10 ways to teach your toddler manners Blog Post
  • 30 blogs on parenting boys Blog Post
  • 30 blogs with tips for planning holiday luncheons Blog Post
  • Short-term care options for new moms Blog Post
  • 8 things to consider when choosing a family pet Blog Post
  • Am I too old to babysit? Blog Post
  • How to teach kids to save money Blog Post
  • 30 blogs about kids and media Blog Post
  • 30 blogs featuring ethnic recipes Blog Post
  • 30 blogs with the best home remedies Blog Post
  • 10 kid-friendly hobbies Blog Post
  • How to help a grieving child Blog Post
  • 10 reasons to let your child ride her bike to school Blog Post
  • 10 reasons parents should not have guns in the house Blog Post
  • 10 training tips for aspiring babysitters Blog Post
  • 17 common forms of childhood bullying Blog Post
  • 30 blogs with the best house cleaning tips Blog Post
  • 30 blogs with the best etiquette tips Blog Post
  • 10 signs your child may need eyeglasses Blog Post
  • Preventing double dosing when children are prescribed medication Blog Post
  • How to disinfect tub toys Blog Post
  • 10 iphone apps for storing your contacts Blog Post
  • 12 inspiring nanny stories of 2012 Blog Post
  • 10 ways to save money on childcare without risking quality of care Blog Post
  • 100 safety rules every parent should follow Blog Post
  • 30 blogs on maintaining weight loss Blog Post
  • How to encourage teens to dress modestly
  • 10 iPhone apps with help for cleaning your house Blog Post
  • 30 blogs on kindergarten readiness Blog Post
  • 35 blogs that discuss body image Blog Post
  • 10 best free health and fitness apps Blog Post
  • 35 blogs for those that aspire to become writers Blog Post
  • How to retain a household employee Blog Post
  • 10 awesome magic spells from the best fairy tales Blog Post
  • How to choose a godparent that isn’t a family member Blog Post
  • 10 trips all families should take Blog Post
  • When you can’t afford to give your amazing nanny a raise Blog Post


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