I spent the weekend enjoying Tex-Mex dishes. They are a guilty pleasure here in Texas. Of course, I do not go to the nearest watering hole to satiate my needs; I rather enjoy making the food at home. And, yes, I do think it is better. I made a pork chili roja, which was really good. However, today's recipes are the accompaniments, Guacamole, Tomato and Onion Salsa and Grilled Vegetable Salsa. In addition to these, you can need tortillas, sour cream and jack cheese. So what are the secrets to creating an award winning plate, ripe avocados (the darker the better), fresh cilantro and, oh my, oh my, great beans. Later this month, I give you my bean recipes. Guacamole, Tomato and Onion Salsa and Grilled Vegetable Salsa, what a triple play. I have been asked to provide some bean recipes. I appreciate the few comments I receive. I have two favorite ones and I'll fix them both before the end of the month.
I also, spent each day this weekend reading about VoIP peering and the problems with it today. In simple terms, VoIP Peering provides ITSPs like Broadvox the ability to move calls between IP networks without utilizing the PSTN. This is very important because the call quality is improved if the conversion from IP to TDM and back again is avoided. Moreover, as more unified communications features and applications are added to calls, they can be better supported if transport via the PSTN can be minimized or eliminated. Ultimately, direct IP connections reduce termination costs, improve voice quality and offer the potential of better services and features. If indeed it is agreed these benefits are desired by most businesses using IP communications and most carriers are interested in supporting them, then why is peering so difficult to implement?
For answers to that join me on Wednesday.