VOIP.com - Internet Phone Service

voip.com Internet Phone Service

VoIP > Blog

Voip Blog

New Sheriff In Town

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Welcome to the Voip Blog hosted by voip.com. You may have noticed that things have been a bit quiet over the past several months. I've been hired to change that.

Chances are, if you read blogs about voice over IP, you've come across my work either on phoneboy.com or on The VoIP Weblog or maybe have seen old posts on the Voxilla forums where I've helped people make their VoIP gear work with a variety of providers. I also use a number of VoIP-related tools on Macs, PCs, Linux, mobile phones, and so on.

I started in the industry as a systems administrator, and have spent the last 10 years or so doing technical support for Enterprise-level customers. I used to get really deep into the technical details--and I still do as a result of my job. However, I have become increasingly in favor of technologies that work and are reliable.

While I still like lots of features and functions in my technology, at the end of the day, it needs to be simple and, most importantly, needs to work. I treat VoIP no differently in this regard. I've fiddled with my share of solutions that require way too much care and feeding, yet provide very little value.

Since the blog is on the voip.com website, I have to point out things that voip.com is doing from time to time. It's only fair, after all. When I'm not doing that--which will be most of the time--I will let you know what's going on related to the world of voice and video over IP. More importantly, I'll let you know what works and where the value is, if it has it.