August 26, 2007

Addendum to RYO VoIP, issue 2

One thing I forgot to mention in my last RYO VoIP entry: you can use GrandCentral and your Gizmo SIP phone to make free outbound calls, too! While in beta, when logged in, GrandCentral allows you to initiate a call from their website. Go to your Contacts page, click on the the number of the contact you want to call and on the resulting pop-up, select the number you want GrandCentral to call you on. GrandCentral will call you and, when you've picked up, ring your party.

Posted by tony at 08:44 AM | Comments (0)

Walmart sells MP3s

I heard they intended to sell unDRMed MP3s along with their DRM WMA files. Well, they do -- I bought a couple of tracks last Thursday ... encoded at a constant 256K, by the way! And you don't need to download any special application to use their store if you use this URL.

Posted by tony at 08:40 AM | Comments (0)

And now for something completely different ...

Firefox always re-selects the entire URL in the address bar when I go away and then return to the Firefox window and that's always annoyed me. Now, courtesy of lifehacker I've reset that behavior. How? From the Address bar, enter "about:config" (sans quotes). Locate browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll and change its value to false.

And, while I'm at it, here are a couple of other things I've found:

Firefox extension Stop Autoplay.
Two Adobe Reader replacements: Sumatra and Foxit. Sumatra has a very small footprint but Foxit is more complete.

Posted by tony at 08:21 AM | Comments (0)