Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius The best part of my job is when I get to explore different technologies in order to decide what is worth pursuing and what is best left ignored.   While playing with the former is more gratifying, it can also be quite fulfilling the moment I decide […]

I’ve been writing articles for SIP Adventures for close to seven years now.  Yikes!  While it began as primarily a SIP blog (thus the title), it didn’t take long for me to branch out far beyond INVITEs and PRACKs.  In fact, these days I probably spend more time on IoT and AI than anything else. […]

In my latest article for No Jitter, I take a look at you can telephone-enable bots.  This is very cool stuff! Let Your Bots do the Talking

Are you as annoyed as I am by robocalls?  Do you hate being told that the IRS is after you or that you’ve just qualified for a “special” new health insurance plan? In my latest article for No Jitter, I look at how enterprises can finally fight back against these time-wasting and malicious calls. Fighting […]

Here is my friend, Thomas Roemer of Avaya, with another demonstration of IoT in action.  In this video, he is running my IoT workflow tasks (plus several others I created) from the Avaya CPaaS cloud platform (formerly known as Zang). Cool stuff!

To know me in real life is to know that I have a hard time sitting still.  If I see a dirty dish in the sink, I wash it.  If my lawn needs mowing, I’m out there with the mower.  My idea of relaxation is a 40-mile bike ride. This bleeds into my programming life […]

I decided to have a little fun today and expand on what I have been doing with bots.  This time around, I created the prototype of an application that allows hospital patients to request a nurse via a bedside smart speaker.  While my bot is still pretty simplistic, the idea it explores can be expanded […]

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. Thomas Paine Old habits are hard to break.  In order to remind myself of the behaviors I want to stop doing, I recently put together a list of the worst of mine.  I keep it close at hand […]

I will just come out and say it.  I hate seeing myself on video.  Call it vanity or call it insecurity, but I always think I look dorky.  So, it was with great trepidation that I accepted Andrew Maher’s invitation to virtually sit with him for three questions.  However, after all the dust settled and […]

I have been a “professional” programmer since 1983 (yes, I am that old) and still get a kick out of seeing how other people use my software.  In this case, Thomas Roemer from Avaya has created a smart parking solution that employs the artificial intelligence and IoT integration software I created.  It’s a cool video […]