Sunday, November 16, 2008

MagicJack and No Audio Devices found

A few days ago, I decided to move my MagicJack VOIP thingy from my laptop computer to another machine. The only machine in my home office that is up all the time is my server, though. I plugged the MagicJack in and it was immediately recognized and the software was installed. The phone could get a dialtone, but I could never successfully dial-out.

Each time I tried to dial, a dialog box on the computer popped up saying "no audio devices found no output/input devices are found". The other sympton was that on the MagicJack software menu, under Volume/Headset Control, the only option available was Headset/Other, not Telephone.

I finally figured it out. The soundcard drivers must be installed and the Telephony and Windows Audio Services must also be started.

Monday, November 03, 2008

U.S. Election Day is tomorrow

If you are a registered voter in the U.S., don't forget to get out and vote on Tuesday!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Free voice conferencing

If you have ever needed to schedule a voice conference call, but did not want to pay for an expensive conferencing service, check out Free Conference. It seems to work really well and it is free. Of course, you have to use a phone number that is probably a long distance number, but, it is still free...

Good text, HTML, XML editors

If you are in need of good text, HTML or XML editors, try Notepad++ and JEdit. I like Notepad++ because it is simple and easy-to-use. My developers like JEdit because it is not only powerful, it is also easy to use and has lots of 'plug-ins'. Both are free!