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Subject:

Re: Asterisk and Multimedia integration

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"Wes A. Jones" <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 9 Feb 2007 05:08:58 -0500

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Finally! Someone that understands the world I live in.

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Bill Merriam wrote:
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> I have spent years trying to convince people that I can help them do
> useful things with their computers and they ignore me.
>
> Recently I set up a multimedia playing Linux machine at a local business
> and integrated it with their Asterisk phone system so they can start and
> stop playback and adjust the sound volume by dialing extensions on their
> phones. They dial 86nn (86=VOlume) and the nn is a percentage between
> 00 and 99 to set the volume. It also turns the volume down when the
> phone rings and puts it back where it was when you hang up. Music
> commands are MU something and video commands are VI something.
>
> Okay, I will admit that you could do this with an IR remote. My point
> was to show that you can use Asterisk to control other computers in real
> time. But nobody sees it that way. They just see a way to avoid
> getting any exercise.
>
> Lo and Behold! This gets people excited. I should have figured out
> long ago that no one wants to pay for something useful but they will pay
> anything for help with wasting their time effortlessly.
>
> If anybody needs me, I will he laying on a sofa somewhere
>
> Bill
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