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Friday, June 06, 2008

Skype out calls now passing caller ID

Previously skype out calls displayed either a Callerid "00001234" or no caller id at all, but now you can set the caller id that Skype send to a caller when you place SkypeOut calls by logging into your Skype account.
Under the "Caller identification" section click "Setup" and enter the caller id you want displayed whenever you place Skype out calls. Skype then sends a verification code via SMS to your mobile phone to verify the number specified as your caller id to prevent caller id spoofing.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Open a web page in C# using your default browser

Below is a code snippet to open a web page using C#
The input to the function is the url of the page to open.

private void OpenPage(string url)
catch (Exception ex)

Friday, April 11, 2008

UPdated Bebo php 4 api

This is the updated php4 version of the bebo api <br />The file can be obtained<a href=""> here</a> <br />Download the file and rename the file to bebo.php.<br /><br />

Friday, January 11, 2008

Bebo developer API PHP4 version

This is a php4 version of the bebo api and it would be easier to work with this version to develop your application if you are having the

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or '}' in /lib/bebo.php on line 19

error with the version of the api on their website.

The file can be obtained here
Download the file and rename the file to bebo.php.

My next post will be a quick tutorial on porting facebooks app quickly to bebo apps in a few steps.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

How to play convert FLV to AVi for blackberry pearl

Install the free SUPER encoder from and use the following settings in the picture

Friday, July 13, 2007

Getting paid for sharing pirated music

According to patents filed by Microsoft for its Zune Player. Illegally obtained music would be able to be transferred to other Zune owners and the pirated song can be played by the receiver for a number of times before being asked to purchase it.
The sender then receives a commission for the sale of the song to the receiver.

This scenario could result in a lot of people illegally obtaining music and sending it to others in other to receive a commission a better approach would have been to allow only those who obtained the music legally to transfer them and receive the payout. I guess with the proposed scenario everyone gets a chance to help the copyright owner increase sales of their songs. After all 10 legitimate sales and 1 illegal download is better than 11 illegal downloads. The question now is who is responsible if a virus get transferred along the line :)

Thursday, May 31, 2007

A2billing releases version 1.3

Asterisk2billing just released version 1.3 of its popular Asterisk billing/calling card application made popular because it comes bundled with Trixbox.

Most of its modules have been rewritten and some of the new features include:
  • Invoicing,
  • Template management with Smarty
  • New online payment modules for Moneybookers and in addition to the existing Paypal module
  • The rate engine now supports unlimited calling packages.
  • Additional reporting functions for High or Low ASR (Answer Seize Ratio), ALOC (Average Length of Call) and CIC (Consecutive Incomplete Calls) and many other new features.
The admin and customer demo can be found at and remember to create a customer in the admin demo to be able to log on to the customer demo.

One feature that is still conspicuously missing is a reseller module but with more contributions from other developers with the source code has been provided by Public SVN many more features are sure to be added. The code can be checked out at