Update to original post: Utilising Facebook Chat (without needing to be on Facebook) Facebook Chat can now be used with chat clients that support Jabber - this includes iChat, Adium, Pidgin and AIM.

Facebook has kindly provided a page to help users setup here: http://www.facebook.com/sitetour/chat.php

I've managed to successfully set it up on both Adium and iChat. With Adium it seems to work better with Jabber rather than the current Facebook chat feature included in Adium (which isn't really supported by Facebook).

It's good to see that Facebook is finally providing a Jabber service, as it now makes it a lot easier for members to utilize their chat system without needing to constantly be on the site.

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Last Tuesday saw the somewhat official release of ProjectX's Mapsicle onto the Google Maps Utility Library. Mapsicle is an extension to the Streetview Panorama feature in the Google Maps API, which allows text, images or any HTML content to be assigned to a particular location and overlaid on the Streetview Panorama.

If you want to check out Mapsicle in action be sure to check out StreetTag.net or visit the examples page on the Mapsicle Site

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You can read-up more on Mapsicle on the Google Geo Developers Blog or on the ProjectX Blog

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After weeks of procrastination, I've finally switched over from Blogger.com to my new Wordpress.org blog which I'm hosting on Rackspace Cloud.

All the previous posts have been imported from blogger, and can still also be accessed at cameron-prebble.blogspot.com.

Hopefully this change is going to motivate me to do a lot more blogging, so keep an eye out

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cycling-and-walking-journey-planner-greater-wellington-regional-council_1253523448502Just launched from the Greater Wellington Regional Council is the new Cycling & Walking Journey Planner. Built by the team at ProjectX Technology the Journey Planner provides optimised routes for both walking and cycling for the entire Wellington Region.Unlike the walking routes provided on Google Maps, this Journey Planner also uses the many public accessways and shortcuts to provide more convenient routes to the user, plus gives the user the ability to click-n-drag their own alternative routes, as well as displaying the numerous points of interest in the area. Launched to coincide with World Carfree Day, this site should hopefully become an asset to all Wellingtonians. http://www.journeyplanner.org.nz http://www.projectx.co.nz

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