I dropped the ball

I really dropped the ball on the whole post a day for this month thing. It's been over a week and I haven't written anything. It's like all the other things you're meant to do, then time goes by and you don't and it gets to a point where addressing the issue becomes awkward.
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What to charge

Lloyds TSB just announced they're shutting down all C&G branches with loads of job losses. Though they said they were hoping to avoid compulsory redundancies with early retirement and by hiring less contractors.
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Toying with ideas: geotagged podcast

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Came up with a good distraction tonight and thought briefly about being an iPhone developer. Was chatting with @Simon_Chapman (not sure I'd bother clicking there - nothing but tumble weed) about the various services out there and was trying to come up with a unique way to use some of the new features offered by the iPhone 3.0 software.
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GoRoam Realaunch

As some of you know already one day, real soon, we're going to get around to relaunching goroam. We're still doing most of the same consulting work we've been doing for a while but we want to focus the site and face of the company more on what we actually do.
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Submitted our 4IP application

We've submitted our 4IP application for sproozi, we finally decided that no matter how many hours, days or weeks we though about it and changed it, it was just changing- not getting better. So we sat down today and spent some time with it and sent it in.
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Javascript mapping abstraction

One thing that occurred to me while I've been writing Sproozi is how tied to a mapping implementation I am and it's something I've been thinking of starting a project to abstract the details away so that I could swap implementations whenever I liked.
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Welcome to the cloud

The great thing about the cloud is the extremely low barrier to entry. It's very cheap to get up and running, it's very cheap to scale and it's very cheap to store data. I'm still not fully convinced that from a long term perspective with thousands of nodes it's going to be cheaper than provisioning your own servers and hosting but I'm more than happy to be convinced - saving money one way or another can't be a bad thing.
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User privacy

Sproozi generates a lot of data and when we launch we're going to be generating a lot more. Some of it overt and displayed on the website for all to see. Some of it in a database somewhere. Things like searches, locations, session information and clicks on outbound links. Some of that information could lead back to the people that are searching for it. It's happened before to other sites, even after they'd thought they took steps to protect users.
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