Aled Treharne on October 9th, 2008

A colleague and I were discussing another managers’ inability to spell and spotting our HR manager, I though I’d clarify something. Me (quietly): Hey, quick question, $other_manager, is he dyslexic? HR Manager (loudly, not caring): No, he’s just stupid *walks off* Can’t say fairer than that….

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Aled Treharne on February 7th, 2008

We’re testing a DSL ordering system at the moment by trying to order a new DSL circuit into our London Datacenter. This involves talking to BT Openreach, albeit via our third party. This is where it gets interesting. BT Openreach, the part of BT responsible for the exchanges and the physical copper that comes to […]

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Aled Treharne on January 31st, 2008

There’s an interesting article on the Asterisk VoIP News site. It appears as though the German government has been discussing the use of a “Skype Capture Unit” made by DigiTask. A trojan horse-style piece of software, it sits on your PC and sends copies of your Skype conversations to a remote server. In principle, I […]

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Aled Treharne on November 21st, 2007

Last Friday, Skype posted this notice to their status pages indicating that they were contacting users who had bought 0207 London geographic numbers for their SkypeIn accounts. SkypeIn is a service that allows Skype users to have a normal UK phone number that people can dial to reach them on Skype. There’s been nothing more around […]

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Aled Treharne on September 14th, 2007

Ok, so it’s Abercynon, Wales not Houston, Texas. Nevertheless, at around 5:30pm yesterday, Thursday 13th September, Freewire Platform 2 launched and went live. Last minute bugs were fixed, change freezes were called and DNS changes were made. That’s it folks, this product is now live. We already have almost 10,000 handsets live on the system […]

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Aled Treharne on August 27th, 2007

This blog has been far to quiet recently, but then I’ve not had time to do much of anything other than work and sleep. We’re in the week leading up to our first live customers on the system so to say we’ve been busy would like be like calling the surface of the sun “warm”. […]

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Aled Treharne on August 13th, 2007

This week was a long one. Sean and I spent the week in London getting our servers, network kit and racks all sorted out in a new building site datacenter. Five days of some pretty physical work at times going from 10am through to around midnight on most nights and a few past that left […]

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Aled Treharne on July 30th, 2007

How Malcolm can stand being an architect I do not know. Today I have been mostly trying to arrange the installation of some satellite dishes for our datacenter. Apparently, we need planning permission from the local authority…and this is what I’ve been trying to do today. How Malcolm can deal with planning and building regs […]

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Aled Treharne on July 27th, 2007

In response to the growing VoIP industry in the UK, Ofcom have released a new consultation. This investigates whether it should mandate certain types of VoIP provider to carry 999 calls. this could have far reaching impacts on a number of providers, but does it mean the end for Skype?

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Aled Treharne on July 26th, 2007

Some of you might be asking why I’m so busy recently, especially since I wasn’t entirely happy in my job. Well, if you missed it back here, I left Box UK to work somewhere else entirely. It’s really exciting and fun work – but what do we do? The company I joined is called Inuk […]

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