Daily Archives: July 10, 2006

New Plazer

Hot on the heels of last week’s Plazes upgrade, the Windows version of Plazer has been updated. Plazer is a small application that runs on your system and tries to figure out where in the world you are located, based on your network connection (I say it tries to do this – it doesn’t work with a dialup or 3G connection, but broadband is fine). It is not spyware and it doesn’t get in the way of what you are doing on your PC, it just hooks you in to all the location information that Plazes knows about.

According to the release notes, the new version is smaller, has an updated visual style, and supports the current version of the API. I was alerted to it by the existing version offering me the update, but I guess the version on the website will be up-to-date (even though the screenshots still show the older version).

Press cuttings

Two brief pointers to some newspaper coverage of interesting topics:

A couple of weeks ago at work, I was fortunate enough to be able to spend the day with Christopher Barger, who is known as IBM’s “blogger-in-chief”. Part of that day involved Chris being interviewed by The Guardian newspaper in the UK, and the article – aimed at students, about how blogging can affect career prospects – is now online. Our colleague Sacha Chua is also namechecked.

Richard Brown has spotted some press coverage of Second Life in The Observer newspaper in the UK. A couple of months ago, it made the cover of Business Week. MMO is rapidly gaining ground from a business perspective, as you’ll see if you take a look at what the eightbar group have been up to lately.

Notes for Linux

Mosey on over to Ed Brill’s blog for some interesting news – Lotus Notes for Linux.