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Month: August 2004

Blogging: No more comments

Due to the high level of spam comments I’ve been receiving recently, I’ve decided to close all comments on all previous entries.

I didn’t want to have to do this, but whenever I felt like blogging, I found I had to spend more and more time just cleaning up comment spam (20 contact lenses spam today alone). Easiest solution was just to close commenting. This will probably impact on the “popularity/usefulness” of a few entries (the Mystry of Time And Space game solutions and the Premium rate spam details), but, alas, there’s not much I can do at this point.

When I upgrade to MT 3 (which I still haven’t decided if I’ll do), I’ll probably install MT-Blacklist, but spammers have just taken all the fun out of blogging for me. Sorry.

Techy: O2 Coverage Map

Reading Jeremy Zawodny’s entry about mobile/cell phone coverage, it reminded me of a site I came across a few weeks ago when attempting to diagnose problems with the new service we’ve just introduced this week at work.

Basically, and I hope I’m not breaching any NDA’s by posting it here, the site allows you to see the exact coverage (planned and current) and location of any of O2 (technically mmO2, but before that Cellnet and before that BT Cellnet) transmitter, the type of transmitter it is, and any scheduled maintenance in that area. You can search by postcode, town/village (it even knows my parent’s village: which is extremely small!), motorway junction (only “map site” I know in the UK that offers this), cell transmitter reference number and “sounds like” street places.

Why can’t ALL map sites offer the town/village and motorway junction lookup? And amount of detail you can toggle on and off – and the zoom level.. Plus it works in IE AND Mozilla Firefox!

I actually think this is one of the “best hidden sites” I’ve come across in a long time.