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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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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 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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