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Update about an hour later: I was able to get the script working and the next post after this will be a tutorial / reminder to me on how I did it.

The Fix: How to Change the Directory that Movable Type Uploads to When Using the Atom Protocol (Lifeblog, PixelPipe, etc)

| | tech + web dev

Tue 03.17.09 - Purple and Pink at breakfast.

Posted via Pixelpipe.

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Update: Will PixelPipe push the photo to my server or will it live on their server just like Flickr does? If PP pushes to my server, I can use it for moblogging when I have a phone without Lifeblog (new Nokias), but if they just send the link to the photo that lives on their server, then why use it over Flickr for the same purpose?

Further update via my twitter: "Huh. PixelPipe is not any different for moblogging than Flickr or others. Photos on their server, not mine. Fail. #ownyourownphotos"

Even more: If Nokia is going to stop putting Lifeblog on their new phones after the Nokia N82, I wish they would open source Lifeblog so developers can iterate and continue to make direct phone to Movable Type moble blogging with no intermediary service or server.

| | moleskine to mobile , tech + web dev
Spring Poppies

Photo by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N95, of which the Lifeblog is borked so this photo was uploaded via MT rather than moblogged.


The WOM World folk let me keep one of the Urbanista Diaries N82's through SXSW for better photo taking, but today I had to reset it back to factory settings & wipe the extra memory chip in anticipation of shipping it back to the UK and returning to the daily use of my Nokia N95.

To get my Nokia N95 back into daily use, I updated it to the most recent N95 update and optimized the files. Per usual, the update wiped all my settings and programs, so I had to reinstall ShoZu and Joiku, as well as redo my blog settings in Lifeblog. Only problem is that the 20.0.0.something update for the N95 has made Lifeblog incompatible with this install of Movable Type Open Source 4.1, or if not incompatible at least it won't recognize the correct settings. The N95 12.0.0.something Lifeblog worked just fine with this MTOS 4.1 install, and so did the most recent update / OS version for the N82. I have run through the phone's Lifeblog settings 7 times and reset them each time and it still can't find this blog. Bah!

When I met up with Charlie in London a couple of weeks ago, he was surprised that Lifeblog was installed on the N82 and said that the N82 would most likely be the last phone that would have Lifeblog. Charlie unofficially confirmed what I had supposed for sometime now, that Nokia has left Lifeblog to die.

This will be a problem for me and my daily moblogging from my phone to this blog. I have tried for a few years now to convince various Movable Type perl developers to make a mobile blogging plugin that would work across a variety of mobile platforms to moblog photos and text to one's MT 3.x or 4.x install, but to no avail. David Jacobs told me that his company, Apperceptive, has made such a plugin for paying customers and will be releasing a version to the public, but it has not happened yet.

Charlie is currently working with David on a blog for Nokia and hinted that one of the side projects would be a mobile blogging plugin for Nokia phones.

Please, please, please...


The method of mobile blogging that we are using during the Nokia Urbanista Diaries adventure to send photos from the Nokia N82 phone to the Nseries Urbanista website is as follows:

1) Turn on Sports Tracker. Start a "workout". Make sure the GPS signal is strong.

2) Start going around on the adventures and take photos. Go lots of new places, takes photos, make sure the GPS signal remains strong.

3) Stop the Sports Tracker "workout". Click on "upload to service". Sports Tracker will find the photos associated with the "workout" route and send them to the ST server with the GPS data and athletic data.

4) The Urbanista Diaries flash app then pulls the photos, geo & route data feed to create a photo map and the slideshow that you can watch on the site.

At the beginning of the year, I blogged that I really didn't like Sports Tracker as a mobile blogging app for the reasons that it is created to be a sports tracker and not a photo tracker, I also wondered why Nokia has allowed Lifeblog to go dormant rather than adding the geo data capacity to that established app.

During the course of January, I tried Sports Tracker out a few times while walking Scruffy McDoglet and liked it as a mobile app to tell me how far we had walked and at what pace, but I still felt that it was not an app for mobile photo blogging.

Urbanistas Devin and Jay both blogged about their frustrations with Sports Tracker while out on their journeys and Ryan has tested it before starting his part of the Urbanista adventure.

I am now at the end of my second full day of mobile - geo - blogging with the Nokia N82 and Sports Tracker has been doing a good job of tracking where I have been going around Chennai, has added most of the geo data correctly, and has been able to find and send without error most of the 200+ photos I have taken. I am certainly not going to complain about how Sports Tracker sent up all 150 photos from today's 4th Chennai Photowalk, no, actually I am going to praise the hard work that the developers have put into improving the system in the last four weeks that the Urbanista Diaries has been going.

What I would like to point out here is what Sports Tracker could do to make the application a little more photo mobile blogging friendly or spin off a sister app that would be 'Photo Tracker':

1) If Nokia wants Sports Tracker to be adopted and used regularly by more than just the athletic or tech geeks then make the mobile and web based user interface be visual with photos and geo data at as the first level of interaction.

Find someone's mom who loves to take photos but is non-technical (I will donate my Mom to the cause) and have her be the UI tester without any explanation, if she can use the app while taking photos and then post them to the server, then everyone can. Take a big tip from Nokia's Lifeblog app for the phone on this. The photo thumbs are the first thing that comes up and then you can do things with them via 2 different menus (one menu with the thumbnail display and one menu for each photo).

How could this work for Photo Tracker, well make the "timing" start when one opens the camera app - this action should be a choice as not everyone will want every photo geo tracked nor the pull on the battery resources that the GPS and tracking app take. Each photo should have a manual (at the time or later) opt out feature, as some photos you don't want geo tracked and some you don't want sent to the Photo Tracker server.

2) Yes, allow the photographer to choose which photos get sent up to the server from each timed tracking activity either before sending the data and photos to the server. The fact that Sports Tracker currently sends all the photos it can find during the interval of the activity is either too much (150 photos from today's photowalk! Yikes!) or some photos should not be sent due to privacy or it is just a bad photo.

3) Now onto the Sports Tracker web based application... The colors and layout of each workout profile may be conducive to sports based athletic training and tracking, but not for photography or showcasing one's mobile photos. Photo Tracker should have the photos up above the "fold" not buried as tiny thumbnails at the bottom of the web page. Don't get me going on the green & black color scheme...

4) Take a tip from any number of social networking applications and allow the user to configure the layout to suit their needs: Sports folk will want the athletic data prominent and Photo folk can make the photos prominent. Also, allow the user to change the stylesheet: ie the colors, typography and minor layout changes (see blogger, typepad, vox, myspace, et al for how folks can customize the look).

5) Take a tip from any number of social networking apps and an allow the view/user to easily find one's friends recent 'posts' / 'activities'. Right now it is very difficult for me to find the most recent uploads from Ryan & Jay and I can click on Devin's username to navigate to his space on Sports Tracker at all. Take a tip from Flickr on this, Flickr makes it really easy for me to see the most recent photos from my contacts and friends.

6) Last but not least: Own your own stuff. Allow the advanced mobile photographer or web dev the option to host and send the data to their own website and make it apart of the settings in Photo Tracker to post to your own blog if you so choose (Atom Protocol anyone?). This person can then take the athletic and geo data via the xml/kml file and with the photos create their own mobile app.

Lifeblog lets me post directly to my website via the Atom Protocol and that is why I prefer it to all the other mobile photo blogging apps out there, but it doesn't embed the geo data. Sports Tracker and Shozu both embed the geo data but they don't let me send the photos and data to my own site but only to their websites.

Frankly, after how Nokia seems to have left Lifeblog high and dry, why should I put up two plus years of photos and geo-data to Sports Tracker if in 2-3 years it will be DOA as well? Data portability and/or stability for long term archival purposes and url links is important.

At the very least, make all the data and photos be exportable, not just on the phone but also on the Sports Tracker / Photo Tracker site.

Some folks may argue that Sports Tracker already does the job of athletic activity tracking well. This is true. Why fiddle with the system and add a full featured Photo Tracker? Well, that is how we are currently using the system for the Urbanista Diaries as a Photo Tracker, not a Sports Tracker.

One could also argue that ShoZu and Flickr do much of the same functions as we are using Sports Tracker to do and that I envision that Photo Tracker could do, so why recreate the wheel? In web world, the first to enter the market is not always the best web app in the long run. When was the last time you used Friendster? Applications developed later can learn from others before them, iterate, add new features or goals and come out with the stronger user base, ie. MySpace and Facebook.

Nokia, how about a full featured Photo Tracker that takes the best of Lifeblog and Sports Tracker mashes 'em up, iterates a bit, and makes this mobile photo blogger darned happy? How about it? Run with it.

When I first heard of the new Nokia mobile app shipping with the new Nseries phones, Sports Tracker, I envisioned a mobile stop watch combined with GPS and a how many steps have you taken monitor. Dull. Sigh. Where is an updated, GPS enabled Lifeblog?

Ok, I grew up in a family that was sports obsessed, esp. my first stepdad - my mom's second husband. He was on the Olympic committee, competed in the Pan American games and has won in the Master's division of the some sort of spin off of the Olympics (Allison, help me here). My childhood, from ages 3 to 13, was spent with the stepdad, mom, and various other mom-related relatives who were pathologically compulsive about exercising at very darned opportunity.

Beach volleyball in the evenings? Check. Olympic style kayaking and canoeing? Check. Surfing? Check. Running? Check. Skiing? Check. Hiking with a pace meter and stop watch? Check!

By the time I was 8 years old, I was hiding when the folks were ready to go out for yet another bout of daily evening EXERCISE! Me hiding with my mom yelling at me that it was time to leave. My high school rebellion was to cultivate super-white, never see the sun skin. To do this in an ultra-athletic, sun-worshiping family was even more rebellious than teenage pregnancy or drug use. I kid you not. The cousins that got knocked-up and/or were smoking pot were excused as long as they were in competitive sports and winning.

The cousins have sports trophies and I have a great collection of black vintage dresses and goth jewelry. I also now have great skin.

So, the nice folks at Nokia's WOM World asked me to evaluate the Sports Tracker app, as it will be used on the Urbanista Diaries adventure as our way to track our path and upload our photos to the Nokia server.

Irish Brothers - Nokia N95 Irish Brothers - Nokia N82
Photos of the Irish Brothers taken on Thurs., Dec. 27, 2007 at Alex's Bar in Long Beach, Calif.


The true test of any camera is shooting movement indoors at night in low light situations with no flash. The ultra true test of any camera is shooting a band at Alex's Bar in Long Beach, Calif, as there are no windows, the interior lights are low, the walls are all painted dark red, and there is no stage lighting whatsoever unless the band brings their own. Shooting live band photos at Alex's is a huge challenge without a pro-sumer SLR camera with external clip-on flash, but extra flash is a no-no in rock photography as it distracts the band, and at many concert venues will get one kicked out of the photo pit for using a flash.

Any good music photographer worth their salt learns how to push one's camera to shoot in any nightclub or concert venue situation without a flash early in their career. I learned how at age 15 with 400 iso film and setting my f-stops and shutter speed for low light but fast movement. With the advent of digital photography in the late 1990s, this became a challenge as most early digital cameras were point & shoot for daylight at best.

One of the fun & challenging parts of mobile photography with my various Nokia camera phones has been concert photography. To see how I can capture a photo with a camera that was never designed for low light / fast movement situations. Two of my favorite concert photos I have taken in 24 years of shooting shows were two photos I took with my Nokia 7610 - one of Social Distortion's Mike Ness and one of Mike from the Riverboat Gamblers. The fact that the little kickin' 7610 could get those photos... rock on! Rock on!

The big disappointment of the Nokia N80 and Nokia N95 is the delay between pressing the shutter button and ... and... and... and.. and.. focusing... and... and.. and... photo taken. Many times this can take up to 15-30 seconds, esp. in low light situations. How many times did I wish it would just trust me and snap, like the 7610. Stop over thinking, just do it.

The glories of the Nokia N82 is that it just takes the photo. Rarely is there a delay while it thinks, focuses, and snaps. In most situations, even at night with the flash off, it trusts that I know what I am doing and takes the photo without fuss. Without the big delay to focus and refocus and pick its nose and refocus again, like the N80 or N95 does, the N82 about 90% of the time will take the photo that you saw through the viewfinder at the time of pressing the shutter button. Yay!

In the above two photos (double click for the larger versions) I took the one on the left with my Nokia N95 with no flash and the one on the right with the trial N82 with no flash. The Irish Brothers kindly made my job easier by bringing in their own bluish halogen lights that that cast a strong upward light. In the above photos, the N95 was able to capture the two front men clearly and the background decently. The N82 blurred the Keith & Karl a bit, but captured David the drummer and the background with great clarity and lighter than the N95 did.

I also used the flash on both camera phones, of which I am not displaying the results as it was not conclusive in this case. The N95's flash did not add much illumination or significant difference, as the dark red walls of the room and lack of light eat up any of the N95's flash real fast. The N82's powerful Xenon flash was actually too bright and gave both Keith and Karl glowing red eyes, as well as added some flash light bubbles to the photo. In this case it was better without the flash for both Nokia camera phones.

Using the Nokia N82 to take photos at night and at a show was a delight. This is a big step towards camera phone I have been dreaming of, except for the fact that the N82's pre-installed Lifeblog is not interfacing with this MT4 powered blog when there is not good reason why it shouldn't.

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Up next in Ms. Jen's review of the Nokia N82 - all the night and indoor photos that I have taken with the Nokia N82.


The Lifeblog on the Nokia N82 seems to be faulty. It will let me post to Typepad, but not to Movable Type. I have checked my blog settings on the N82's Lifeblog, as well as access point settings, many times over in the last few days, and I have not been able to post to this blog from the Nokia N82's Lifeblog, but I am able to do so from my N95's Lifeblog.

Odd but true.

Why would Lifeblog have a different version pre-installed on the N82 from the version that comes pre-installed on the N95? I am able to send and receive emails on the N82, so it is not a data or email/ISP issue.

What makes it more frustrating is that the N82 takes kick ass photos that I would like to moblog here, but to no avail. To add to the frustration, Nokia does not have a mobile version of the Lifeblog site (yucky Flash) where I can go to download the newest version of Lifeblog. And as stated on this blog before, Lifeblog does not have an application updater on the phone as many mobile applications do, nor do they have an about button where I can see which version is currently installed on the phone, which makes troubleshooting more difficult.

Dear ShoZu, please allow for a generic Atom script Share-It destination (like Flickr does), where I can input the url of my blog's Atom script, the username and atom password, so that I can use Shozu to post directly to this blog from a Nokia Nseries phone and give up Lifeblog which seems to have been deserted by Nokia.

| | moleskine to mobile

When Apple announces or releases a product, it is at a big Apple convention with great fanfare and under plexiglass. No touching, no trials, no sending out of the new device to the serious Apple fan bloggers. Apple is big on design, genius and promotion, but very short on getting down with their purchasing public. A definite wall between the design aristocrats and the hoi-polloi.

Nokia on the other hand makes great products and includes their fanboys and fangirls in the process before and during the mainstream release. Nokia takes their phones out to the public and creates fun projects for artists and bloggers to participate in around the device release time.

Apple creates buzz via exclusivity and untouchable-ness. Nokia creates buzz with inclusion and creative fun. When Apple released the iPhone, it was behind glass and closed doors - really how many bloggers got a pre-release to run the iPhone through its paces? When Nokia releases an Nseries mobile phone / multimedia computer, is in the reach of the public and pre-released to a number of tech and creative bloggers who let the rest of us know what the device is capable of. Two completely different approaches.

I like inclusion. I like touching. I like play. I like Nokia.

To that end, Nokia is putting together a mobile blogging global travel adventure / challenge to celebrate the release of the Nokia N82. During the months of January and February 2008, Nokia's WOM World has asked 4 bloggers to participate in the Nseries Urbanista Diaries, where the bloggers will have 2 weeks with the N82 is 2 different cities meeting challenges before passing the phone on to another one of the bloggers. A moblogging relay event, if you will.

Mobile is not about consumption. Mobile is about connection and creativity. Nokia gets this. Apple maybe kinda does, hopefully in the next iteration there will be more creation.

The Nokia Nseries mobile devices are about connection and creating. I have with my N80 and N95 been able to take kickin' photos, capture hour long video, record sound, as well as write. Sometimes I read blogs on the web browser, but mostly I create with my Nokia.

I am quite excited to announce that I will be participating in January 2008 in the WOM World / Nokia Nseries' Urbanista Diaries mobile blogging / relay challenge with the Nokia N82. I don't have all the details yet, but I will be receiving the mobile device in one city and then traveling to another to pass of the phone to another blogger all the while completing set challenges and moblogging, taking photos & video, geo-tracking it all with a modified version of Nokia's Sports Tracker and the N82's onboard GPS.

Basically reprising AroundIreland.net with better technology and in new locales! Yeah! I love doing photo-walkabouts and moblogging. Ms. Jen will be one happy creative come January.

The other Urbanista Diaries participates are Devlin of the Nokia Guide and Jay of My Nokia Blog. Who shall be the fourth?

The best part of it all is that we don't know where we are going yet.... I told Siobhan from WOM World that she should either start or end me with Punk Rock Bowling.... ;o)

| | moleskine to mobile

Nokia's Lifeblog for one's mobile phone and PC was released in 2004. I had the opportunity to participate in a project with Lifeblog in late 2004 through to early 2005.

I use Lifeblog all the time, on all of the Nokia phones I have owned since Dec. 2004, as the best way to view my photos on my phone, or to send the photos as MMS's to my Flickr account, or to post the photos to my website using Lifeblog's Atom posting to this Movable Type 4 powered blog (Thanks to the MT team for making this happen with 4.0, you guys rock). I don't use Lifeblog for the PC, as I have a Mac.

Though Lifeblog is the single most useful application on any of the Nokia N-Series phones that I have owned, I have a few beefs with Lifeblog:

1) Lifeblog has been stagnant and has not moved with the times, as there have been very few changes or upgrades to the mobile app since 2004.

2) Lifeblog is PC-centric and there is not any Mac interface. Wake up, Nokia, there is now a significant Mac population out there. Many of us own your phones. (Nokia's Multimedia Transfer (beta) for Mac does not count, as it is not an app for both my computer and my phone).

Here is my wish list for Lifeblog:

1) Lifeblog, interface with my Mac. Thank you. Be it a Lifeblog for Mac or a complete and consistent interface with iPhoto, I care not, just do it. I prefer Lifeblog over iPhoto, as Lifeblog for the computer also keeps track / a history of my mobile video, emails, and texts - i.e. my whole mobile life.

2) Lifeblog, I have this lovely Nokia N95, it has GPS. Please take the GPS data and embed it into the EXIF data of my photos, so that when I send them to Flickr or my blog via Lifeblog I can use the geo-coordinates to map the photos or videos. ShoZu does it, so can Lifeblog.

3) Lifeblog, please have an update the app menu function on the mobile. ShoZu does. I never know if you have a new version until I go to the website and download and .... And while you are at it, give me an "About Lifeblog" menu choice so that I know what version of Lifeblog I currently have on my phone.

4) And last but not least, actually the most important request to the list... Lifeblog, please make your mobile app work with internet data rather than email, or let me decide which to use. When I am at home in California, this is fine to have to use the email / ISP data on my phone, as I have a contract with AT&T that allows me to have an email connection. But when I am abroad (like now) I have a pay as you go sim chip that only allows for phone, text, and internet data but NO email / ISP data. So, I can't use Lifeblog when I am in Europe. Lifeblog, ShoZu uses regular ole' internet data, please give me that option. Thank you.

Here I am at the end of my wish list and I should honestly ask myself, why not use ShoZu, as they have GPS interaction with my photo EXIF data and they use internet data rather than MMS or email? Well, ShoZu does not post to my blog. Lifeblog does. ShoZu has lots of ShareIt partnerships with companies, but not with my mt-atom.cgi script. Lifeblog does have a connection to my mt-atom.cgi script.

Come on, Lifeblog, sharpen your sword. Get out there, be the best.

| | moleskine to mobile

Nokia's Lifeblog for one's mobile phone and PC was released in 2004. I had the opportunity to participate in a project with Lifeblog in late 2004 through to early 2005.

I use Lifeblog all the time, on all of the Nokia phones I have owned since Dec. 2004, as the best way to view my photos on my phone, or to send the photos as MMS's to my Flickr account, or to post the photos to my website using Lifeblog's Atom posting to this Movable Type 4 powered blog (Thanks to the MT team for making this happen with 4.0, you guys rock). I don't use Lifeblog for the PC, as I have a Mac.

Though Lifeblog is the single most useful application on any of the Nokia N-Series phones that I have owned, I have a few beefs with Lifeblog:

1) Lifeblog has been stagnant and has not moved with the times, as there have been very few changes or upgrades to the mobile app since 2004.

2) Lifeblog is PC-centric and there is not any Mac interface. Wake up, Nokia, there is now a significant Mac population out there. Many of us own your phones. (Nokia's Multimedia Transfer (beta) for Mac does not count, as it is not an app for both my computer and my phone).

Here is my wish list for Lifeblog:

1) Lifeblog, interface with my Mac. Thank you. Be it a Lifeblog for Mac or a complete and consistent interface with iPhoto, I care not, just do it. I prefer Lifeblog over iPhoto, as Lifeblog for the computer also keeps track / a history of my mobile video, emails, and texts - i.e. my whole mobile life.

2) Lifeblog, I have this lovely Nokia N95, it has GPS. Please take the GPS data and embed it into the EXIF data of my photos, so that when I send them to Flickr or my blog via Lifeblog I can use the geo-coordinates to map the photos or videos. ShoZu does it, so can Lifeblog.

3) Lifeblog, please have an update the app menu function on the mobile. ShoZu does. I never know if you have a new version until I go to the website and download and .... And while you are at it, give me an "About Lifeblog" menu choice so that I know what version of Lifeblog I currently have on my phone.

4) And last but not least, actually the most important request to the list... Lifeblog, please make your mobile app work with internet data rather than email, or let me decide which to use. When I am at home in California, this is fine to have to use the email / ISP data on my phone, as I have a contract with AT&T that allows me to have an email connection. But when I am abroad (like now) I have a pay as you go sim chip that only allows for phone, text, and internet data but NO email / ISP data. So, I can't use Lifeblog when I am in Europe. Lifeblog, ShoZu uses regular ole' internet data, please give me that option. Thank you.

Here I am at the end of my wish list and I should honestly ask myself, why not use ShoZu, as they have GPS interaction with my photo EXIF data and they use internet data rather than MMS or email? Well, ShoZu does not post to my blog. Lifeblog does. ShoZu has lots of ShareIt partnerships with companies, but not with my mt-atom.cgi script. Lifeblog does have a connection to my mt-atom.cgi script.

Come on, Lifeblog, sharpen your sword. Get out there, be the best.

| | moleskine to mobile

No. I keep trying, but no, I can't.

Why? I can only get as far as the above title before Movable Type's AJAX conspires against my Nokia N95's browser. I have tried to use the file uploader, which I was able to use from my phone's browser with MT 3.4, but in MT 4 the file uploader uses Lightbox and I can't toggle around in it enough to press "upload" on my phone. And for whatever reason, in the mobile browser, I am unable to fill any text into the "body" of the post. Frustrating. I could do all of this from my Nokia N80 and the N95 with MT 3.4, but not with Movable Type 4.0.

Bah. Desktop/Laptop-centric blogging software. Bah.

What ever happened to Progressive Enhancement and Unobtrusive AJAX? Have Steve, Jeremy, and other standardistas been preaching to the wind? I should hope not. Web based software and applications should be device agnostic and the site should work whether the device has javascript or not.

Why try and why care? In less than 5 days, I get on a plane for Europe for the great "Ditch Thanksgiving 2007 Tour" or the "Let's cash in frequent flyer miles go to London, Ireland, and Spain for 3 weeks Tour". Whilst I am gone, I don't want to pay AT&T my arm and Scruffy's leg for international data fees to post photos and text to this blog, so I will be using my UK Vodafone sim chip with Pay As You Go that I have overly topped up. Only problem is that sometime in the last year, since I was last last ( previous to the last time) in the UK, Vodafone changed their PAYG plan and it is really really hard to mobile blog with the non-contract PAYG.

When I was in the UK for various events in 2006, I was able to to use about £20 per week on PAYG to send my photos as MMS's to my Flickr account, Flickr would then send them on to my blog. At the beginning of Ocober, when I was in London for FOWA 2007, I found that it appeared that I sent photos to Flickr via MMS, my N95 confirmed the photo was sent, and later when I would check there would be no photo on Flickr. Vodafone UK's MMS was not interacting with Flickr.

When I attempted to use Lifeblog, it was a no go as Lifeblog uses email/ISP data to send and with a PAYG account one does not get email/ISP data. I then tried to use Flickr's mobile uploader, but that did not work as it wanted to go through the MMS to send the photo. ShoZu was not working for me at all while in London and upon reading ShoZu's forum's it is not enough to change your Access Point, you have to reactivate for each APN.

The best part is that Vodafone PAYG's data plans, both 3G & WAP, have Flickr blocked as adult / unappropriate content. The whole week I was in the UK this Oct, I tried to get Vodafone to unblock it to no avail.

Vodafone, you may have the best 3G connections in the UK and Ireland, but you live in the dark ages. Flickr should not be blocked, nor should my MMS. If I pay you for a sim chip and top up, let me use the PAYG £s however I want. Don't trottle me. Give me 3G unblocked, give me MMS, give me email/ISP. I will pay for it, give it to me.

I want to be able to use my Nokia to blog as I go, not wait until I get back to my computer to bluetooth the photos to my MacBook Pro and then load them up to Movable Type 4, if I have a wifi connection (the UK yes, Ireland & Spain most likely no). Thus, my experiments this week with trying to post directly from my phone's browser to my MT4 installation. If it works here, it should work in the UK, Ireland, and Spain. Except it isn't working here due to the MT4 obtrusive, non-progressive javascript.

Just Now

| | art + photography

Using Lifeblog to test posting text from my phone to my website.

| | moleskine to mobile , photos + text from the road
Buttermilk Sky

... Then the upgrade to Movable Type 4.0 is complete and I can moblog directly from my phone's Lifeblog to my weblog with no 3rd party!

| | moleskine to mobile
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