Thursday, February 26, 2009

Google Latitude vs IMLocate

Google Latitude is launched 5 years after I created IMLocate

In 2004 I coordinated a small team of developers who made a mobile application for users to find friends. Our Java application was called IMLocate and worked by cell triangulation and returns the results as txt, including postcode. The other mobile application that we created was called IMChat a simple instant messenger application and we had over 4000 downloads. (I ran out of my own funding so we never really launched IMLocate :(

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

When will North Korea join the World?

UPDATE: 19th March '09... Google blocked the google map i had previously of the reported Launching Ground in Hwadae County, North Hamgyong Province ? ! So I've removed the map and took a screen shot of what showed.

Radio and TV sets in North Korea are pre-tuned to government stations that pump out a steady stream of propaganda. The state has been dubbed the world's worst violator of press freedom by the media rights body Reporters Without Frontiers.

North Korea has a minimal presence on the internet. The web pages of North Korea's official news agency, KCNA ( ), are hosted by the agency's bureau in Japan.

North Korea is now in preparation for launching 'an experimental communications satellite' Kwangmyongsong-2 at Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground in Hwadae County, North Hamgyong Province.

Note: First North Korean nuclear test on 30 October 2006
Human rights organisations estimate at least 200,000 people are held in North Korea’s concentration camps. Other reference:

I wish North Korean would join the World but beware, NK has zero press freedom and the 50 million living there no nothing of the World other that what they are told from their national news agency.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Please get me an LG 3G Watch Phone GD-910

I've spent the last 9 years waiting for a decent watch to hit the market, i think this one could be enough to get me to wear one again.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

France 24 (English) on

I'm checkin' out France 24 (English) on and I think it rocks!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hotel sanctuary for bird watchers

Hotel sanctuary for bird watchers - Full article on the BBC !!

A hotel specifically catering for bird watchers is to be built in Cornwall.

Work on the £2m, 30-bedroom eco-lodge on the outskirts of Hayle is due to start within weeks after plans were approved by Penwith District Council.

The site, currently occupied by a garage and furniture shop, overlooks the estuary at Hayle which is home to 20,000 waders and seabirds.

Each bedroom will be equipped with its own telescope and binoculars as well as bird identification charts.

Landowner Mike Bows, who already runs two hotels in Cornwall, said he gave the architects a free hand in the design.

The hotel will boast wooden cladding and a gently sloping turf roof to blend in with the landscape.

Each bedroom will have balconies looking out over the estuary which will act as bird hides.

Economic boost

In a bid to help the environment, the hotel will be built using green initiatives, including low-energy climate control and lighting.

The recycling of grey water and the use of sustainable drainage systems will also reduce the lodge's environmental impact on its surroundings.

Hotel site - current site
It is hoped the hotel will boost the region's economy all year round

"Hayle needs a boost at the moment and this will bring jobs and tourism to the area," said Mr Bows.

As much of the south-west of England's tourism is linked with the summer months, it it hoped that the new hotel will go some way into helping the region's economy in the quieter winter months too.

Wildlife in the estuary is especially rich during the colder seasons so the hotel will remain open throughout the year.

Gavin Woodford, from GHK architects who designed the lodge, said: "This development will deliver a landmark building which will greatly add to the tourism marketing potential for the whole region.

"A priority for the Penwith local economy is to enhance the value of the tourism industry through carefully considered development that is sympathetic to the area's outstanding natural environment."

Hotel sanctuary for bird watchers - Full article on the BBC !!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

"Malvern" where i grew up makes AOL Travel holiday hotspots list 2009!

Sleepy town of Malvern makes AOL Travel holiday hotspots list 2009.

The sleepy town of Malvern in Worcestershire has found itself thrust onto a worldwide list of holiday hotspots for 2009.

Original article from telegraph