________ ________ ________
2019-10-28 / \/ \/ / \
/ __/ /_ _/
Man, in the space of a long weekend I / _/ / /
feel like I went from completely \_______/_\___/____/\___/____/_
uninterested in anything to hyper-motivated / \/ \/ / \
to do everything. I even reclaimed my / _/ /_ _/
office! Thank you, Sour Diesel! Hahaha. /- / _/ /
Oh and speaking of; I was inspired by the
impeccable brool to start my own "secret" side-phlog. You can find it on
tilde.black under the user "genin" but make sure you use cgo or, in a
pinch, vf1 for the full effect because it's a fucking masterpiece.
Anyway, I've got a lot I want to do but first cab off the rank has to be
~tel work. What was once my pride and joy is so neglected that I feel
embarrassed to even talk about it, to try and not draw attention to how
inactive I've been. But now I'm back! I've merged in the 1900s extensions I'd
missed and updated some bits and pieces behind the scenes but here's what I'm
aiming to have done by the end of the year:
- Re-record all the announcements. There are a lot of these so I'm
going to be strategic about it, recording the ones we use now and
then only re-recording the ones I need as I need them.
- Fix operator! I'm fiddling with archangelic's pinhook but am
having some trouble getting past the first hurdle but once I've got
the bot up and running baking in the Asterisk pieces shouldn't be any
harder than the old operator bot and from there I can build on it
- Improve the conference bridge. It's all very stock-standard at the
moment and there's lots of little tweaks and additions to make it
- C*NET integration. This has been my albatross and is what completely
shut down any interest I had in ~tel. It's complicated and
frustratingly bulky. Just integrating their standard dialplan didn't
work so I have to reverse engineer it which isn't hard, dialplans
aren't that difficult and you just need patience, but it feels like a
mountain and has already thrown me off once.
- URI dialing. This should be pretty simple and yet I still haven't
- Move the gateways to service numbers. Once the C*NET stuff is done
I'm going to move the SDF and Futel gateways from the 1900s to
service numbers instead, that'll give us three gateways out of ~tel
and into other community/hobbyist networks.
Basically a great big list of shit I should have already done but noped out
because I didn't figure it out immediately.
So that's ~tel, but what else? November 9 is my one-year anniversary at
TildeRadio and I've decided to call it a day. I gave it a good try, showed up
every week or made apologies when I couldn't, but there's been no growth. I've
done what I can but with a near-zero social/web presence it makes it tricky,
any time I try and push to get more traction I'm doing so to a small group of
people who already know what TildeRadio is and aren't interested so at this
point it feels like I'm just beating a dead horse.
I'll definitely still be around and streaming this or that for TildeRadio
whenever the mood strikes me, but I won't be channeling orgone into prepping
playlists and stuff for a weekly show anymore.
That still means there's two shows left, tune in if you can! Fridays at
2100 UTC on tilderadio.org - hope to see you there.
So where will I be redirecting that energy? Well I'd like to get that
regular ~tel/TildeRadio OpenVoIP analog up and running, it's been in the back
of my mind for a while but haven't put shoulder to wheel on it in any way,
it's long overdue. I'll have to think of a way to make it its own thing and
not just a straight up copy of aNON's OpenVoIP but we'll see how that goes so
Aside from that I've got one other secret project already underway, though
it's a few weeks off yet since there's a specific timing for it. I won't give
too many details but it's going to be cute and fun and very deep underground.
That's about it! Some new junk coming for baud.baby too but that'll write
about that once it's done.
See you around.