So, having started a new job, I have registered the new office at Plazes and can now use both the web site and the ipodtouch, using the iplazer app, to update my plazes atom feed with my location. My recent travels can still be seen at my i’m here page, and I am now likely to keep this more up to date than over the summer.

The Plazer seems to have disappeared from the internet, so I have put one of my windows installer copies on my downloads page. (I expect I’ll move it to a mirror page at some point, but I was in a hurry as I expect to ‘need’ to install it soon).

I wonder how much longer I’ll bother with this, they seem to have lost interest since being bought by Nokia.


I have no idea why I brought this forward to the wordpress blog; all the links are broken since Plazes died in 2012. …


On my sun/oracle blog, I posted a little piece on Microblogging, examining Twitter and the fact I was using as a microblog. The original article also talks about plazes and the initial ideas about creating  single spore. It notes the early attempts to make Twitter suitable for phone users, mainly through SMS. …


On my sun/oracle blog, I noted my first use of Facebook. The main interest at the time I wrote this post is historic. I review the apps installed, and today, we can note that most have gone as Facebook have colonised the platform and made redundant the apps that helped popularise their network. The original article also notes that Facebook, i.e. the network is an end-point in terms of content distribution. …