Steven M. Ayotte

(Also goes by Steven Clickford, click to see more)

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This is my complete work history, the current hard copy resume is limited to relevant work history.


To establish long term employment for independence


  • Understanding the non “relevant” technology, by focusing on enterprise computing systems, professional (office and creative) applications and fixing problems without the need to write code as coding doesn’t fix all the world’s problems.
  • Someone who takes himself seriously and strides to be a strong competitor
  • Strong in finance and knows not to overcharge or overspend.
  • Understanding the needs of a customer, and work with them to meet their desired needs
  • A ability to write professional documents in proper and plain English, when needed
  • Creative both in an artistic, and out of the box thinking
  • Can work well in a supported environment with a warm professional relationships
  • Can be well organized and work well in an organized environment
  • General working knowledge of computer systems and compliance regulations (i.e. HIPAA, SOX, eDiscovery, etc.)

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Under yet another reboot!

The Museum of Telephony is no longer online, and no anticipation of a relaunch is in sight. May it rest in peace would be the definitive statement.

How To: Build LEGO TV News Gathering Vehicles

A lot of the Adult Fans of Lego community tend to mimic, but not fully replicate real life things. I’ve been to a few Lego conventions, and seen the AFOLs. I tend to get desensitized of the creations, and anything that has “Brick” to the name. Look at my vanity DNS, heheh?

This vehicle is based on most of the US workflow of local TV stations called Electronic News Gathering. ENG has been around since the days of the video cassette tape. This technology married with microwave and satellite transmission. (Most often the AFOLs build the vehicles on the latter, not the former. Even worse the Master Builder at Legoland in Boston even told to this writer about the mast to “satellite dish” was broken.)

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Kari’s Law – Screw Phone Systems!

I have been a vocal opponent against Kari’s Law and I do not oppose for any regulation from government telling private business and citizens what to do.

Kari’s law is named after a deceased Texas woman who died from a brutal murder several years back while the daughter had called “9-1-1” and was unable to get through because of the trunk access code. The media and Avaya Incorporated (nee Nortel Networks) had sensationalized the story of “A little girl who was taught in school to call 9-1-1 for emergencies couldn’t do that in a motel room”

This sensationalized message was PBX systems kill not idiotic sysadmins who didn’t properly label sets to dial emergency services.

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Review of the Art and Ethics of TV Manipulation at the NH Telephone Museum

So six months has gone by, and one of my drafts was a review of the New Hampshire Telephone Museum’s “Forth Phriday” event from last year. The wonderful people at the NHTM, Laura, Graham and Paul had speakers come in on the forth Friday of the summer months. The first one was from the infamous E9-1-1 department, and the last one was some guy out west in my state, and spoke for nearly an hour about the ethics of TV editing and manipulation.

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Howie Carr – Once a Funny Man

Howie Carr, has been a legend in Boston media for longer than I have been alive. Depending on your cultural tolerance or political views, you love him or you wished Whitey Bulger’s accomplices got the right house address in Somerville with that basketball with some “See Fouahh” that should’ve gone four houses up not down. Kidding aside, Howie has really past his prime. Men in media tend to have a shelf life. If you watch men for looks and alleged credibility, they’ll age like fine wine, but sometimes their brains do not age well. Anger ensues, and they become a turnoff. If you want some fairness, Dan Kennedy from WGBH has really fallen off the rails in terms of intellectual stability where he’s been so bitter and on the Beat The Press’  “Rants and Raves” tends to be on the former more and more. And he’s a liberal.

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My favorite Fox Show got a little distracting when the station ID ran on the bottom of the screen for a few seconds.

I don’t understand why I’m seeing this more and more on local stations. I am well aware of the FCC rules, despite the rules being strict, there is leniency such as a “natural break”. Like a promo where where a stations logo and ID shows at like :57 hour the hour. It’s not that complicated. WBZ -TV earlier in the fall used to have a large “CBS 4” bug with the WBZ – TV [CBS 4 logo]  Boston  on the bottom. But time went on, and the size shrunk.

But on WFXT the following is shown

“WFXT – Boston 25

This is a continued trend by the new owners (of over 3 years) to continue on giving Fox the middle finger in branding only because the viewers they think who are watching hate the Fox News Channel. Cox Media Group plays dirty with the viewers. For gawd’s sakes alive, they don’t even use the Fox promotional graphics for time and night of the show. I didn’t see the snappy graphics Fox uses till I went to New York and saw them on WNYW. They overlay it with the news anchors of Boston 25 News . If they do this for promos, who knows the bug may say “#911onWFXT” with a Boston 25 bug. 

This station is a disgrace. I don’t get this superimposing station IDs and a station emphasizing a local identify that never was and taking half of the station’s visual makeup.



Just kind reminder, whether side of the fence you’re on with this whole years long drama between the Peacock Network or Sunbeam Broadcasting; NBC is no longer on WHDH, so depending on the last time you saw a football game, it’s most likely going to be on another channel.

Welcome NBC 10, or Channel 10 with a CBS O&O looking typeface from 1980?

On New Year’s, a year into NBC moving to an owned and operated license in Merrimack, NH and stick in Goffstown, they have had a hard time with ratings and viewers with a weak signal up here, and through some spectrum sales in the last year, “NBC10” Boston has been able to build a network of low powered stations.

So within the next 24 hours, and if you are wanting to know where to tune to see TB12 hopppeeffulllly make it to six rings, onnnneeee wwould hooopppe. Here are your options.

Over the air, it’s on channel 8.1. If you don’t get it on the ears, just do a “rescan”. If you live in Foxboro, you may get WJAR that other NBC 10, since Boston and Providence is such a tight market, it actually has a definition in the Harry Newton’s Telecom Dictionary on signal overlap (I think.)

For most cable channels, the HD feed is on 710 or 810, (hence the virtual channel 10 branding), some SD feeds are on Channel 10, mine (legacy Adelphia/Comcast) is on Channel 26, legacy Comcast may be on other positions.

Because the NFL is known to be the No Fun League, it’s unclear if you can stream it instead.

I know the Emily Rooneys of the world joke (or possibly are literal) about tuning to Channel 7 to see her late dad Sunday nights, but in this case, don’t turn to WHDH for the Super Bowl, “Turn to 10” instead!

This writing has been a continuation of the discussion of NBC and their historical hostile treatment to their affiliates


Inside the MISDOT Operations Center

After a millions of pennies spent several years ago to build a new operations center for the state of Minibrick, the project has finally came into fruition today at Noon Eastern, the Minibrick State Department of Transportation will open up their new Statewide Operations Center.

This center was in the works for the last couple of years to address concerns from the Blizzard of 2015, and more synergies between operations between the various public safety and works agencies.

The setup goes as follows, each minifigure sits at their own workstation. MISDOT, MISP, MTA, DOS head. Their role is to monitor the MISDOT cameras and respond whatever comes to them. This room gets really busy during noreasters, blizzards and hurricanes when evacuation routes must be properly coordinated.

Today, the heads of the Minibrick State Police, the Minibrick State Department of Transportation, the Miniland Transit Authority, the Statewide Fire Marshall is now housed into one operations center (similar to one of those op center war rooms).

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Peer to Peer SIP Telephony – Will it Work?

That is the question…

I’ve struggled with voice over IP Telephony because I’m so skilled in the old way, that if I brainwashed my mind with the “new way” then I would be selling myself to the devil.

I’ve discussed my frustrations with VOIP from Cisco CallManager Express, to the lousy and vague Asterisk, to the firey but easier to use IP Office from Avaya. In 2011 to 2012, I thought there had to be something easier. Something similar to the ComKey without needing much hardware.

P2P SIP Background

P2P SIP exists, there is a movement as of late, but the idea goes back a decade ago with now vintage and end of life products. Once upon a time there was the  Aastra Venture IP (an IP version of a similar named product), and Avaya’s One-X Quick Edition. These phones were mini servers, that would connect over the network via DHCP, and they would talk to one another and when they would discover each other on the network using a dummy domain that only would be used on an intranet. Configuring the phones would required using the telephone’s menu function on the telset, or using a web browser by using the phone’s IP address.

Connecting to the outside world would be done using a PSTN gateway. Avaya and Aastra sold two gateways for analog POTS and ISDN/T1 trunks. Avaya’s sets from research could be programmed into third party gateways like Cisco routers and alike if the customer had a Cisco router.

Relevant History 

These are called Key Service Unit Less phones. Key Systems were small end phone systems and by the late 1980s into the early 1990s, the advancement of electronics enabled POTS telephones to talk to other phones on the same circuit that couldn’t be done before. Using low level circuitry could do almost the same thing as a traditional phone system. There is some engineering for this to work properly, especially if you’re maxing out to the four lines and sixteen stations.

The Avaya One-X QE and Venture IP sets can only work as these specific P2p phones, so they cannot work on any other SIP switching system other their own inside the phone. If you think about it SIP is like the PC like old office telsets are to dummy terminals. It’s much better to have a phone that can support any SIP protocol outside the phones so if you do acquire some softswitch, it’s not a writeoff. (Avaya’s does have the possibility to flash out the ROM but because it’s EOL for their early VOIP sets, that will not ever happen.)

Use case:

There was a need for a SIP P2P set for a VIP-type of authority. The environment was switching to IP Telephony, and SIP is a mandatory requirement in case the ITSP or SIP PBX goes down. Especially during emergencies.

I did this in a home lab, because in 2016 I decided to use my Definity PBX as the primary telephone system; this enabled me to use some SIP sets I acquired from a buyback deal in 2016 and some Polycom sets I found off a business’s front lawn during the same time too. A couple Mitel 5220, 5224, 5330 IP sets were also tested.

Debunking myths

The theory was:

  1. How could the phones find each other when making a call?
  2. What types of settings do I tell the phones to go to (Proxy addresses, etc)?
  3. Do I need to have a proxy address?
  4. What type of benefits do I get having a basic, and a multi line telephone system?

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I’m Ashamed to Admit my Hatred to Men.

I’ve posted recently being a man who hates men. Men are disgusting. Men lack compassion, men lack empathy, men like to show off their dicks when they can, they like to have power and control and abuse it without any repercussions.

Men in general lack these skills and they have been in careers where they are known to abuse vulernable people, ranging from the disabled to mostly women. Men like to blame everyone else for their lack of empathy and compassion. Men like to use manipulative practices to get what they want, often in a criminal threatening manner.

Men in power, as we can tell from the Harvey Weinstein scandals, to Matt Lauer’s sexcepades, to even hyper local issues, like the former police chief whoring international media attention for trying to capture the Groundhog that allegedly gave us 6 weeks of a rough winter in February 2015, to April where i had a personal run in with him that resulted in a disgusting social media to real world exchange where I finally found out he defamed me behind my back in a false police report. Of, that the town manager who has mannerisms of a man didn’t care and treated your’s truly like shit and the “Chairman” who may be a tranny treated me like garbage too. Both women acted like dick-flashing men who don’t care for details and want to control other people like  government officials having power over people.

Worse is in information technology. NOW I know men who are in this field and are well mannered, but many are angry Caucasian men who like to blame users for everything. They have a narrow minded bigotry like thinking, and will often verbally assault “end users” because they are not as smart or have a larger dick then them!

They say the great minds had Asperger’s Syndrome? What about Bill Gates, Larry Page, that freakjob named Eric Schmit (who probably looks like someone who shouldn’t be an elementary school teacher), Mike Bloomberg, Steve Jobs, etc? They abused women. Most likely treated them like trash, and forced their views on them, to the point where they probably took a stapler to their head. That’s what men in high technology do. High technology is on the rise. They are abusive to the most vulernable, exploit them and because they have a dick, they can get away with it. Google encourages abuse to people’s rights. Facebook think’s its OK to monitor specific users because they think they can. Do we need to talk about our current Federal administration?

For research purposes, I found this site, The Lone Sysadmin is also whose borderline anti-female, anti people, etc. Attacks “end users” like they are dumb sheep, and preaches that narrow minded bigotry called “change” and indirectly attacks users with:

Oh, change is scary, too, but that’s really just a subcategory of “people are hard.” – Bob Plankers, The Lone Sysadmin

Can I say sysadministrators are just angry ol pricks who can’t understand that not everyone is nerdy or hell even techie? And that changes is a nature of being a goddamned human race?

Men in power, especially in technology do abuse women, and they are nerds, and there’s a reason why society doesn’t accept them. THEY ARE GODDAMNED DANGEROUS!

I have to close it with this. I hate men as a man. I feel sorry for other people who are abused strictly because an Adam’s apple and a dick gives them entitlement to do whatever the hell they want.