Thursday, April 26, 2007

Technical Writers Tend to be the Wind Beneath your Wings

Ever feel like you are the invisible wind beneath your boss's wings? ;-) Check out more of Dilbert online and while you're at it, read or listen to Jim Collins's Good to Great. What an eye-opener!

As an English major, I've been there, done that as early as my 1981 revisions of my boss's "How to Use this Exercise Machine" directions at World Wide Fitness Center. (Hey, I do not pretend to write English in a manner that is acceptable to every expert out there.)

When you take care of these communications, it's never good enough. That boss will have responses like , "Aw, let them eat cake...," or "would you translate it into 50 languages now?" Or, "why do you always try to take over?" WHAT? ~!#$%^&*()&*() Where is the wall? My head is missing it.

This is copyright Scott Adams, Inc./Dist. by UPS, Inc. I do not take any credit for creating these comic, but I love them. (Suzanne Bowen, Super Technologies, Inc. & DIDX DIDXchange)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Software Engineering Career with CED (Posted by DIDXchange)

Position: Software Engineer
Company: Computer Education and Design of Florida
Type: Full-time
Function: Engineering
Industry: Computer Software
Location: Pensacola, Florida Area
Date Posted: April 18, 2007
Posted by: Suzanne Bowen, CEO, Super Technologies, Inc (Recruiting / Staffing)
on behalf of Maria Weisnicht, CEO of CED

CED of Florida has an opportunity for two experienced software developers in the Pensacola area. The successful candidates will have at least 3 to 5 years of experience developing commercial software applications. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows development environment is required. Experience with C++ and .NET environment is required as well as experience with SQL Server or Oracle database as a backend. The Software Developer is a technical position reporting directly to the Engineering Manager. The position will work with multiple technologies, primarily designing, developing and implementing applications and web services.

Other requirements include:
Experience developing applications for hand-held devices
US Citizenship or authorization to work in the US
Full life-cycle experience (from gathering user requirements thru prototyping, testing, deployment and implementation)
Good verbal and written communications skills 4 year college degree in computer science, engineering or related fields is a plus MCSD or other certifications is a plus Experience working in health care industry is a plus.
Experience with the following technologies: ASP, VB, HTML, CSS, .NET, C, C++, C#, Ajax Experience deploying software in a web services environment

CED is an Information Technology firm based in Gulf Breeze, Florida. You will work at the client site located in Pensacola, Florida. This is a full-time position with standard benefits. You will work for a small growing technology firm, reporting to an Engineering Manager. To apply for this position, please email your resume with a cover letter to mariaw at Include the following information in your email: name, quick summary of skills, and date of availability.

Check out to learn more about CED and the things they do.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007, Inspired Talks by the World's Greatest Thinkers and Doers
Ideas worth spreading...
Inspired talks by the world's greatest thinkers and doers...
3 ways to explore: By theme (below), talk title or speaker.

To start, I am enjoying the excellent range and depth of topics. Hopefully, next weekend between running, work and home, I can login and contribute a bit. We'd love for you to also.
Suzanne Bowen
DIDXchange (another social community for IP communications entities)
Groovytel (Get a groovy local phone number that rings your dear friend's MSN instant messenger. The site is in Chinese and English.)
Virtualphoneline (Be anywhere).

Friday, April 13, 2007

DIDX DIDXchange Notes: Never Miss a Call ... Gizmo Project Call Forwarding

Never Miss A Call with Gizmo Project Call Forwarding

Gizmo Project Call Forwarding
Answer any call to Gizmo Project on your mobile, home or work phones with Gizmo Call Forwarding. Setting it up is free, easy and once you do, you'll never miss a call on Gizmo Project. Forwarding requires Call out credit.

Easy Setup

Select "Call Forwarding... " from the Edit menu.
Type the number you want to receive calls on, and specify to forward "all calls" or "unanswered calls".
You're done! Now calls to Gizmo Project will forward to your home, mobile or work phones.

Instructions on Mac
Purchase Call Out Credit for Call Forwarding
Call forwarding works when you have Call Out credit and is charged the cost to call the phone you are forwarding to. Buy call out.
When a call is forwarded to your traditional phone, it is billed at the low call out rates we offer today. Buy call out credit.

Forwarding calls from Call In Numbers
A Gizmo Call In number works just like a traditional phone number and allows people to call you on Gizmo Project from their mobile or landline phone. Using call forwarding, calls to your Gizmo Call In number can also be received on your mobile, home or work phones. If you don't already have a Call In number, we have numbers from over 20 countries for as low as $3/month.

Check out The Gizmo Project Team at !

Thursday, April 12, 2007

DIDX DIDXchange Happy to Share in Announcing Molten, Inc. Member Now Resp Org is a valued IP Communications member of He is among the 5500 top tier wholesale voice companies from 200 nations participating in the buy/sell/trade of millions of DID (direct inward dialing or phone numbers) over SIP (session initiation protocol), IAX2 and H323. We are proud to share in publizicing (are you a skeeler? by Robin Williams) this announcement of Molten, Inc.'s success in achieving the status of certified Resp Org with access to the highly sought 800 Service Management System (SMS/800) database.

Originally released 9 a.m. EDT, April 9th, 2007
Contact: Eric Babcock
10501 S Orange Ave Ste 107 Orlando FL 32824 Phone 800-418-4380 Fax 888-367-6133


Orlando, FL, April 9th 2007: Molten Inc, an international telecommunications provider, today announced it has become its own independent responsible organization (Resp Org) and received the certification, software and training required to provide its customers with the ability to act as their own Resp Org. As a certified Resp Org, Molten Inc has access to the 800 Service Management System (SMS/800) database.

The company no longer relies on underlying carriers for toll-free number assignment, routing, percentage allocation and geographic allocation. Molten controls these functions for all of its carriers. By acting as its own Resp Org, a business benefits from more power and control. Molten’s Resp Org offering: Features highest level of disaster recovery on inbound calls Eliminates downtime.

With network redundancy customers can immediately switch their numbers to an alternative carrier Provides lowest rates by least cost routing among multiple carrier networks Enables customers to make their own toll-free changes Saves time by eliminating the coordination of change requests Provides instant access to account information.

By becoming their own Resp Org and extending this service to their customers they’ve reduced their customers' transaction costs and virtually eliminated downtime. If a carrier goes down they have access to the SMS database to immediately switch the traffic to another carrier. # # # If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Eric Babcock, please call 800-418-4380 or e-mail Eric at

I'll Take the Slide over the Stairs Anyday!

I give total credit to the author Disha of this blog story on

Imagine being able take a slide to your car after work. I mean, a slide that looks like a long and fun and fast water slide. It's 5 o'clock somewhere, right? I'd be wanting to take short breaks to play. I think smokers might stop taking smoke breaks in favor of slide breaks. Wear clothes you don't mind messing up. Do they run water in it to keep people moving? Where is this company? Can I moonlight there?

I can just hear my global VoIP colleagues (all 5500 of them) singing, "Let's play Slip and Slide."

INDY or not, DIDX DIDXchange Keeps Minimum at 20

Shortened version of the announcement...
May 17, 2007 marks the anniversary of the the first World Telecommunication Day. The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference which met in Antalya (Turkey) in November 2006 decided to celebrate 17 May as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

Many purport that it is all about connecting the young. INDY! (I'm not dead yet.) ;-) Chuckles. Joe McGarvey in his New Telephony column in the Feb 2007
Xchange states, "Telecommunications is for the young -- as any Power Point-wielding marketing type from a network equipment provider will tell you, incessantly. ... may turn out that service providers are snubbing their best revenue prospects by abandoning old fogies for the teens and "tweens" crowd."

As one of those INDY gals and CEO of Super Technologies, Inc., this is the way I am going to celebrate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

We were going to move the minimum monthly quantity DID needed in every DIDX member's account from 20 to 50 on June 1, 2007. We'll put that off until January 1, 2008. I'd like to congratulate all the wholesale Internet Protocol companies from 200 nations who use our global DID exchange to buy and sell DID (phone numbers) for their ingenuity, MICEY techniques, and use of open source technologies to empower their clients everywhere. They range from age 18 - 81 (the CEO's) and offer triple play, wireless solutions, VoIP, text messaging, fax oIP, instant messenging packages, presence, you name it.

May your very cool entrepreneurial idea for communications over Internet be empowered to success because of the many tools available including the strength in numbers at

All wholesale IP communications companies, all communications entrepreneurs... come check it out. Sign up at, complete a short 6 step Interop at and have an instant interconnect with the 5500 other IP communications to start doing business! INDY or not, love ya!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

DIDX DIDXchange FREE EXPO tickets to Spring Europe 2007, Limited Time

(DIDXchange) media sponsor of Spring Europe VON conference in Stockholm June 11-14. For a limited time, you can get free Expo passes to this gathering of some of most brilliant minds to see what we can all cook up with bringing people together more effectively and with more pizazz then ever to communicate over the Internet. VON stands for Voice, Video, Vision over the Net.

Sign up for the free pass at Be sure to enter the code DIDX and click Submit first and then fill in your contact info. You will get an email with your free expo confirmation number. See you there!

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

DIDX powers Phone IN ring to MSN & Google Talk

Super Technologies, Inc. the makers of SuperPhone and announce the beta release of The service empowers USA and China instant messenger users to receive calls from regular phones anywhere in the world. The and the DID Number Management Solution ( powers the call routing, billing and management of the end user.

Get more information at

DIDX DIDXchange Named One of Inc. 5,000 Application Partners

Super Technologies, Inc.’s DIDXchange is an Inc. 5000 Application Partner. Inc. magazine and ( plans to expand the Inc. 500, Inc.’s acclaimed annual list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, to include 4,500 more of these dynamic businesses. And Super Technologies, Inc. and its DIDXchange wants it to be YOU!

John Koten, the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Mansueto Ventures, that owns Inc. and states, “… discover, learn about, and draw attention to even more of the private companies that are taking off right now. It's the best way to see the future of business as it is being created."

The top 500 companies on the Inc. 5,000 will still be known as the Inc. 500 and will appear in the September 2007 issue of Inc., with profiles of each based on CEO interviews. The Inc. 5,000 will be listed on with basic information about each company, including a brief description of its business.

To be eligible for the Inc. 5,000, companies must be U.S.-based and independent, with four full calendar years of revenue generation. Companies must provide revenue figures for 2003, 2004, 2005 and an estimate for 2006 to qualify for consideration, via the online qualification form at or at the DIDXchange Inc. 5000 Partner logo at

For the first time, Inc. is encouraging all independent, U.S.-based, privately held companies to fill out qualification forms for the Inc. 5,000, even if they believe they may not yet be eligible for the list. The Inc. 5,000 Project Manager Jim Melloan also states, “Sometimes eligible companies are so busy growing that they miss our application window, so we want to be able to track them and send them reminders when they become eligible for the list.” The deadline for submitting the qualification form is April 15, 2007.

All companies that place on the Inc. 5,000 will be invited to the 2007 Inc. 500
conference, in Chicago at the Hilton, September 6-8, 2007. Let's see as many IP Communications companies as possible there, ok? Sign up at

About Inc.
Inc.,, the only major business magazine dedicated
exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, delivers real
solutions for today’s innovative company builders. It provides hands-on tools and
market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and
technology. Inc., a Mansueto Ventures LLC publication, inspires and informs,
with cutting-edge coverage that reflects our readers’ energy, brashness, and

About Super Technologies.
About Super Technologies Inc: Super Technologies Inc is a VOIP Service provider since 1999 as an innovator of VOIP products and services. It specializes in hosted VoIP solutions for small and medium sized telecom companies who wish to start their own VoIP operation, anywhere in the world. With agents and customers in 250+ countries, Super Technologies continues to be a market leader, with new and unique innovations.

Super Technologies, Inc. and its DIDXchange does not claim to have a relationship with other than as one of its Inc. 5000 Application Partners.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

DIDXchange Congratulates DIDX Member Latinode; Elandia invests $25 million in Miami firm

Elandia, a technology and telecom services firm in Fort Lauderdale, announced it will invest $25 million into Miami-based LatiNode Communications, a provider of voice-over Internet protocol communication services. The announcement was made Thursday, but further details of the investment were not released.

LatiNode is primarily focused on the international VoIP industry and global VoIP long distance communication. Stanford Group Co. advised Elandia on the transaction. More information is available at

Congratulations to Latinode. You guys are doing a great job.

DIDXchange at is an exchange, marketplace, clearinghouse, ecosystem of 5200+ large wholesale IP communications companies who buy and/sell DID over SIP, IAX2 and H323. Millions of phone numbers from 60+ nations are bought and sold auto-provisioned. Super Technologies, Inc. is the creator and care-giver of DIDXchange. It does the customer service, billing, CDR and more among the members. It is truly peering at its finest! Membership invitation is extended to all wholesale IP communications companies. There is truly POWER/STRENGTH in numbers. Check it out at

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Las Vegas Never Looked So Good on You, thanks to DIDX

If you are an IP communications company and have a SIP or IAX2 server, you can get Las Vegas 1 (702) DID direct inward dialing (aka phone numbers), 50 minimum order on DIDXchange, 99 cents each with 5000 mins included.

Point to instant messengers or PSTN (extra termination fees on your end for PSTN). This is valid as of April 11 and until the DID pool are completely bought out.

I couldn't help but to ask several acquaintances, friends and business partners, for a list of reasons why anyone would want a Las Vegas phone number? Here are a few.

1. Churches.. so those in Las Vegas in need of a prayer can make a local call.

2. Casinos to stay in touch with their globe trotting investors.

3. Wedding specialists to give the ultimate marriage experience in the city that never sleeps.

4. For those who run out of gas in the desert between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

5. Managers and promoters of musicians, dancers, magicians and other performance stars.

6. If the person is active duty military and has family in Las Vegas and/or lived in Las Vegas at one time or another and has significant others in the area... (got this one from a US Navy guy.)

Thanks to our good DIDXchange friend John... a Las Vegas DID (phone number) can belong to your IP communications company's customers for less than $1 USD per month.