I will continue to update this post throughout today and tomorrow with the latest developments of my caller ID research.
Sunday, 9:30 AM –I’ve discovered an interesting line while decompiling Comcast’s software (in an if statement which handles incoming messages):
(arg1.from.match(CALLER_ID_SERVICE_JID) || arg1.from.match(CALLER_ID_SERVICE_JID_TEST))
This means that comcast IS checking who the message is coming from. Although, they seem to do something else if it’s not from one of these two addresses. Also, what is CALLER_ID_SERVICE_JID_TEST? I’ll have to do some more exploring!
Sunday, 1:44 PM — Hmm… some interesting declarations:
public static const CALLER_ID_SERVICE_JID_TEST:String=”firstname.lastname@example.org”;
public static const CALLER_ID_SERVICE_JID:String=”email@example.com”;
Monday, 9:19 AM — I’ve discovered an interesting URL in the code — machenmusik.com — it’s the package for the caller id decoding function (so, the project should be hosted there). However, it currently just gives a login prompt. Very strange. Anyway, I’m attempting to translate the caller ID decoding into python. I’ll let others translate it from there. We’ll see how this works out…
Monday, 3:18 PM — Well, after playing with the decompiled actionscript a bunch, I can’t get it to return any comprehensible output. The same goes for the python I translated. So, I’m kinda giving up right now due to lack of knowlege. If someone else would like to pick up where I’ve left off, contact me and I can send you what I have so far… It was worth a try, right?
Yes, I realize that I need to stop doing things like this. Hopefully, this will be the last time that I have to talk about redoing this website, but I want to get it right. I was having too much trouble with joomla (it’s much too complex for my needs), so I’ve gone back to WordPress. I’m working on getting the website looking how I want it, and then I’ll work on getting the content updated. When all is said and done, my plan is for this website to be my central “hub” — where all project updates and thoughts, regardless of content, are posted here. In accordance with this, my twitter updates will show on the right side, and every post I make should update my twitter status.
I’ve been terrible with blogging in the past, but this time I’ll work on it