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The Planet 3 services can be accessed on your 3 phone by pressing the button on the home screen, which launches the phone's default browser.

But what if you want to use Planet 3 using Opera Mini?

The short answer is, you can't. The author of this post thinks that it's due to the server restricting access to the built-in browsers, but I don't think this is the correct reason.

Opera Mini, according to Wikipedia, uses a proxy server hosted by Opera that renders the page in a special compressed format. Now, it should be axiomatic that Planet 3 is not accessible outside the 3 network, and the proxy servers are definitely located outside the network. Q.E.D.

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Blogging

It would be amiss of me not to post at least once during the month of December, but posting on the last day of 2007, that's what I've almost done.

It's reticent of me not to have posted regularly recently, as I promised to do earlier on. However, blogging is something that requires momentum - for me at least, once I start writing, I can't stop, but it's getting started that's the problem. Maybe that's why my law assignments always get written so late. I lost momentum in the lead-up to honours thesis submission and then the inability of the older version of Opera to cooperate with WordPress while I was in Hong Kong was a bit of a showstopper. But maybe I'm just making up excuses.

Writing regularly is a good thing to do: I think, like muscles, writing ability gets lost if you don't use it. Joel Spolsky, a prominent software developer and writer who anyone interested in the business of software should read, mentioned in his blog that one of the best courses he ever took at university was one that involved copious amounts of writing: "Being able to write clearly on technical topics is the difference between being a grunt individual contributor programmer and being a leader".

I'll try and regain some momentum in the immediate future, and I hope that I'll regain your trust as readers.*

* The less I write, the less people read my blog (as measured by the statistics I get). Makes sense doesn't it?

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Testing

Testing one two three

Somehow this failed to work in Opera Mini on my mobile...

ok will blog about hong kong now...

i don't know whether to blame Opera or WordPress - because it used to work!

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