Location services - must try harder

Location based services, another area where there is certainly a case to be made for someone to make it suck less and probably a number of successful application to build on it.
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What I'm reading: 37 Signals, Defensive Design for the Web

I've read the excellent Getting Real by 37 signals online and haven't been disappointed by their Defensive Design for the Web. In the real world things go wrong and you can't prevent every error, but you can handle them properly. It's not just a book for coders or webdesginers either, I'd recommend it to anyone making decisions about site design, layout or functionality. The book covers topics from usability to copy writing using easy to follow, real world examples of websites getting it right, and other getting it wrong.
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Why are bookmarks so useless?

I have a real problem with bookmarks. Actually I have a few problems with bookmarks: There are too many, they're a mess, they don't make any sense and I can't search them. Basically they're a good idea, really badly implemented.
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A change of direction?

A few months ago we announced Citrus, a suite of tools we'd been developing for estate agents. Despite our bullish attitude to building and selling the application we've taken a step back over recent weeks and taken a long hard look at what it is we're doing. The result of the look is a change of direction, back to some ideas we've had in the past about personal search, bookmarking and some location based services. It's a bit too early to get into too much detail about what we're planing but I wanted to take the time to give a bit of an explanation of why we've changed our minds. 
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Integration testing in maven - With Maven, Cargo, httpunit and Selenium

I've been trying to figure this out for months, and thought it should have been simple. All I wanted to do was write a set of unit tests to test my java code, have them run whenever I hit test. Next I wanted to have a set of HTTP Unit, Selenium or similar tests run to test that the actual application is working when it's built and deployed to a container using the cargo plugin.
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More time passes

Again, I'm here apologising for letting things slip a little. I've been busy and posting has unfortunately suffered for it. I've been working hard trying to get things moving for goroam, and it's been time consuming. I basically spend the last half of last year bogged down with a project and had no time at all to spend on it, so for the last half of this year the focus is really to turn it around, launch a few things and start bringing some revenue in.
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