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Dan York
I've been blogging since May 2000 on a variety of blogs. Check out my most recent blogs in the links below or at http://danyork.com/
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Last week people in one of the various web forums I'm in started complaining about the new "WordPress" user interface for posting and how they couldn't easily add images or access their Media Library. I and others were completely confused... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Disruptive Conversations
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In just about 2 hours at 12 noon US Eastern time the VoIP Users Conference (VUC) should have an extremely interesting session about "The Future of Video" featuring Bernard Aboba and Emil Ivov. Bernard works for Microsoft on their Lync... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Disruptive Telephony
Michael, Good question - and I don't know! My guess is that it would be... but I'd have to think Skype would be providing some other option for those devices. But maybe not.... Skype hasn't exactly had a stellar relationship with developers over the years. Dan
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Today an anniversary slipped up upon us without much thought. We just came back very late last night from our first family vacation in about eight years (to London, where the photo accompanying this post was taken) and this morning were dealing with all the fallout of that return in terms of unpacking, getting back into routines, caring for our house and animals, etc. July 1 is also Canada Day, a day we celebrate in honor of our oldest daughter's birth in that country, and so we were honoring that day. And then somewhere in the midst of all that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Dan York
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Goodbye to SkypeKit... and perhaps more importantly to the developer.skype.com website. Prominently featured there now is a banner saying the site will close on July 31, 2014: Leaving aside the bizarre way to end the warning banner ("... to integrate... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Disruptive Telephony
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If you are a user of Tweetdeck, as I am, and you somehow missed the security warnings from last week, you need to update Tweetdeck! There is a critical security vulnerability that allows an attacker to remotely execute code on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Disruptive Conversations
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Today I'm back at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Virginia, for the fourth SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC) event. These SIPNOC sessions are great because they bring together the people actually operating the SIP-based networks that make up our telecommunications... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Disruptive Telephony
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What is SoundCloud planning for their next mobile app release for at least iOS and presumably Android? On Friday (June 6, 2014) I received an email stating this: We noticed you've used our app to record and upload tracks to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Disruptive Conversations
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I was greatly saddened to learn today of the death of Simon Gwatkin this past weekend. For those of us in the VoIP / telecom space, the world is a little bit darker now. I came to know Simon when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Disruptive Telephony
Art Unfortunately I am not familiar with that particular configuration. I've found that with the Blackmagic box I have to carefully choose what the video input is from the camera and often have had to go through a number of different choices to find the one that works. Dan
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Sadly, as of tomorrow, April 15, 2014, Microsoft's Yammer service will be effectively dead to me. For that is the day when the Yammer desktop client dies: Yes, indeed: This app is out of date and will be discontinued on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Disruptive Conversations
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As someone who enjoys maps, globes and all things related to geography, I found it kind of cool this morning to realize that my travel this weekend to ICANN 49 in Singapore (to be involved with activities related to DNSSEC (DNS Security)) will take me "around the world" in a somewhat literal manner. I will start off flying east from Boston to London and on to Singapore - and then will return flying east to Hong Kong and then to Chicago and back to Boston. Of course, as the "Great Circle Mapper" site reminded me, my "circle" may not be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Dan York
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Much has been made over the past few weeks about Getty Images allowing the free embedding of over 35 million images from Getty's vast library. The Verge ran a glowing piece and Neville Hobson summarized a good bit of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Disruptive Conversations
What is a "TLD"? How does a "gTLD" differ from a "ccTLD"? And what is a "newgTLD" all about? These are some of the questions I've encountered as I've been talking to people both in person and via the FIR... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Disruptive Conversations
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I was pleased to note recently that the number of views to my various posts on CircleID had crossed over the 300,000 mark and that along the way I'd entered the top 20 contributors to the site in terms of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Disruptive Conversations
Michael, Thanks for the great info! Dan
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What devices support the Opus audio codec? What softphones? hardphones? call servers? Obviously given that Opus is the "mandatory to implement" audio codec for WebRTC, it will be in many web browsers... but what other I was asked this question... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Disruptive Telephony
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Yes! The folks at TypePad announced today they going to start using Akismet to fight blog comment spam! As a user of TypePad since 2005-ish, I've long been frustrated with how poorly TypePad's anti-comment-spam mechanisms have worked and have written... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Disruptive Conversations
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If you are interested in social media, PR, marketing, podcasting and similar topics, have you joined the "FIR Podcast Community" on Google+? While the community is intended for listeners of the "For Immediate Release (FIR)" network of podcasts it is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Disruptive Conversations
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Talk about disruption... the telecom part of the media world is buzzing with news of Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp. Techmeme is currently showing MANY posts on the topic and the day is just getting started. The key point here is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Disruptive Telephony
Thanks for the information, Andy. I will take a look at your version.
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Today I received a personal reminder of the new strong linkage between Google+ and YouTube. Given that today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the USA, I posted a link to a YouTube video of Dr. King's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at Disruptive Conversations
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It's 2014. If you are in PR, marketing or communications - or have that as part of your role, even if you are not formally in that "department" - is part of your business the rapid creation of online content?... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at Disruptive Conversations
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What are Google+ “Hangouts On Air” (HOA) all about and how can communicators best use them? How does a “Hangout On Air” differ from a “Hangout”? What kind of technology do you need to know to use them? What are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at Disruptive Conversations
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Today the terrible beast that is cancer once again rears its ugly head in our life. My sister-in-law begins her chemotherapy today at our local cancer center - and our thoughts are certainly with her and her family as they begin this unwelcome process. My wife's brother, Scott, has rather eloquently written his thoughts online in his own unique style: The Bad News; It’s Cancer. For me, I just remember the tedious and endless monotony of chemo - and then, of course, all of the effects on my wife... some of which she still suffers from two years after ending... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at Dan York