GM is reading my blog!

December 15th, 2012

Update – Nov 13th, 2009 – Just changed this post to remove the phone number.  GM has already contacted me, so there is no need to leave the number publicly displayed now. It’s been less than 12 hours since I posted the tale of my 2010 Chevy Equinox, and it looks like someone at GM [...]
thats funny

GM Responds – let’s hope this time it’s fixed for good!

December 15th, 2012

So after my last post about GM reading my blog, I got a call from GM Executive Response who informed me that I should take my vehicle back to my dealer and they would send a field engineer to look at the car and resolve my issues.  Since this is the 5th time in 5 [...]
does anyone know when this will take effect

What happened to my site in Google?

December 15th, 2012

Update: 10:36 PM (4 minutes after I posted this article) – This post is already in Google’s index – so what happened to all my GM posts, and where did they go? Something interesting happened to mgamble.ca over the past 24 hours in Google search results – all references to my posts about my 2010 [...]
does anyone know the real story

Results of my Google Experiment

December 15th, 2012

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll remember that yesterday I discovered that all the posts I made about my issues with my 2010 Chevy Equinox were removed from the Google search index sometime on Thursday.  To test why they were removed, I put a copy of the same post on a static page and [...]
Rome wasnt built in a day!

The Saga Continues – my Equinox keeps having issues

December 15th, 2012

After the last round of issues with my 2010 Equinox stalling back in November the dealership finally resolved the issue after doing numerous oil changes to remove the debris from the engine block.  With that problem behind me I though it would be smooth sailing going forward, but alas my car continues to have new [...]
it should be interested what change will this make

XMLBeans and Axis2 – or how I wasted a week of my life

December 15th, 2012

For the past week I’ve been trying to write a Axis2 service that generates XML output that conforms to a set of XSD files.  The first challenge was to get the XSD files into a “Java friendly” format, which I solved by using XMLBeans. I’m new to XMLBeans but it was pretty easy to pick [...]
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Using the Acer Revo as a MythTV frontend

December 15th, 2012

Over the weekend I decided it was time to add another frontend to my existing MythTV setup so we could get live tv on our other TV.  For a bit of background, my MythTV setup is using the Silicon Dust HD Homerun to deliver OTA HD content.  So the requirements for the new front end [...]
never miss a day, thanks for the blog

Crowd sourced network security

December 15th, 2012

For the past month or so, there has been a large discussion on the  Toronto Asterisk Users Group mailing list about SIP security and the increase in “brute force” attacks against hosts running Asterisk.  The generally accepted solution is to use something like fail2ban to monitor log files and and block the offending hosts.  This is a [...]
this is so true

Phishing by Phone

December 15th, 2012

Today I had the most interesting experience – someone attempted to “hack” my PC by phone.  Around 3PM I got a call from “9-1227″ who claimed they were from my “PC Support Department” who informed me that my PC was running slow due to “corrupt files” and that they could help me diagnose and fix [...]
can believe what i am reading, so unfair

Introducing iaxproxy – a simple IAX2->SIP Proxy / Protocol Converter

December 15th, 2012

Every once in a while some of the work I do @ Primus is allowed to be released back to community and so I’m very happy to be able to announce the release of a project I’ve been working on in my spare time for the past few months – iaxproxy.org. IAXProxy is an open [...]
thats funny