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What IPs does Twilio use for Status Updates

What IPs does Twilio use for Status Updates

Oct 21, 2014 by Author

Twilio is a great service for developers who want to integrate SMS, MMS, and voice features to their websites and applications.  One of the great things that twilio does is provide status updates on the messages you send. Letting you know if they are Queued, Sending, Sent, or Delivered.  However these status updates come from a Proxy that is Cloud Hosted, and does not originate from any specific IP or block of IPs.  When I submitted a ticket to Twilio asking for the IP blocks they use, they said there are no set of IPs used, and that they are constantly changing.  However After a little digging through my Access Logs I have been able to compile a list of IPs that Twilio has used to access my server.  Hopefully these will help others who need at least something they can whitelist on their firewall for twilio.


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Best Haunted House in Houston

Best Haunted House in Houston

Oct 10, 2014 by Author

There are many ways to meassure what is the best when it comes to haunted houses.  Some haunts have elaborate sets, but you don't actually interact with the exhibit. More like walking through a museum.  Other Haunts are a few twisted hallways, that spit you out at the end asking yourself, "That was it?"  So before you go wait in a vegas style queue line ( they make you wait for hours for no reason at all ) at one of the more well known haunts read this.


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The Best Halloween Party in Houston for Adults

The Best Halloween Party in Houston for Adults

Oct 1, 2014 by Author

October is here, and that means its time to starting planning what outragous costume you will assemble for this years Halloween Parties.  For the adults who want the Vegas Halloween experience without hoping on a plane, I suggest you checkout the Desirous Party Event at the Ritz Houston.


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Political Analysis Hillary Clinton

Aug 31, 2014 by Author

This morning as I was reading the news off my Google News Reader, I noticed one headline that was a little startling.  Dianne Feinstein attacking Obama for not moving faster on the threat posted by the Islamic State.  Politicians attacking each other is nothing new, but for a Democrat, and not just any Democrat, but one from California which tend to lean ultra liberal, to attach the president not being more hawkish does say something.  


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Tricks to getting into Yahoo and Gmail's Inbox

Aug 24, 2014 by Author

Gmail and Yahoo are not the most friendly to Email Marketers.  But there are a few tricks you can use to help get your messages into the Inboxes.  The key is to remember it is about user privacy.  


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Backblaze vs crashplan  Unlimited Cloud backup review

Backblaze vs crashplan Unlimited Cloud backup review

Aug 23, 2014 by Author

Over the years my need to protect my data has risen in importance.  Back in the day, burning off a few DVDs was enough, but today with the amount of data users have DVDs don't cut it.  External hard drives are ok, but they are also prone to failure.  So this leads us to moving everything to the cloud.  Today I review 2 of the more popular options, BackBlaze, and CrashPlan.  Where they excel, where they fail, and which one I am going to stick with.


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RocketRaid 4520 and WD 2TB Green Drives a recipe for failure

RocketRaid 4520 and WD 2TB Green Drives a recipe for failure

Aug 5, 2014 by Author

A couple months ago I colocated my new server, and have been slowly migrating all the data from my old server to the new one.  All this time, the new sever has been solid.   That was until last night.  When my raid card decided to drop a couple drives.  Making the system unresponsive, resulting in about 6 hours of downtime while My datacenter guy and me tried to diagnose the problem and get it back online.  For anyone thinking about putting WD green drives in a server, you might want to rethink that.


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Next Time you Brag about your IPhone remember this

Jul 21, 2014 by Author

People with IPhone's or IPads tend to be a little too proud of their devices.   They have reached a certain level of confidence with their device, and this confidence goes to their heads.  But they still don't know enough to know what they don't know, and they cautiously avoid exposing themselves to that kind of knowledge for fear of losing that confidence.  Similar in the way OLD people tend to avoid computers, as it makes them realize how little they know about today's world.


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Great Chinese in Pearland TX Review

Great Chinese in Pearland TX Review

Jul 19, 2014 by Author

Recently my wife and I took our 4 year old out for Chinese.  The food was excellent although a 4 year old who hasn't napped does not do well in a environment lacking a PlaySet.  We have eat here before, though I don't remember the food being this good.  It had been more than 5 years since we had eaten there before ( since before the birth of my son ).


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Pearland First Choice Emergency Room Monster Truck Ambulance

Pearland First Choice Emergency Room Monster Truck Ambulance

Jul 19, 2014 by Author

First Choice Emergency Room which is one of those Emergency rooms you find located in Strip Malls, just opened their doors for business in Pearland, TX.  The renovation to the building looks nice, though I hate to see what they would charge me for a visit.  Interestingly in front of their clinic is a Monster Truck Ambulance.  If you ever need medical care and are stuck in a place that is inaccessible to regular vehicles,  First Choice Emergency Room has your back.  


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