Photo by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N95, of which the Lifeblog is borked so this photo was uploaded via MT rather than moblogged.
… or Lifeblog R.I.P.
Here is my rant on Twitter as Lifeblog* continued not to work for me today:
msjen I put Sigur Ros on my iTunes to try them out, but they are slowly annoying me. Now listening to Lars Fredricksen & the Bastards instead.
msjen Now listening to Desmond Dekker & seriously regretting updating/upgrading my N95 yesterday. Lifeblog is broken.
msjen RIP Lifeblog. Now really pissed at Nokia for killing Lifeblog but providing NO OTHER alternates to moblog to one’s own blog.
msjen I love Vox & Flickr, but I want to own my own data. I could moblog from Lifeblog to MT 4, but the new Share Online will not talk to MT 4.
msjen F*(kity F*(kity F*(k F*(k. Will someone sponsor me a plane flight to Helsinki so I can picket/boycott in front of the mothership?
msjen Think of the newsworthiness of story: 8 Year Nokia Fangirl boycotts the Mothership due to leaving MT users out in the cold. News at 11.
msjen If my perl-foo skillz were better, I would write my own MT moblog plugin**. But Perl kicks my ass & wipes me on the pavement.
* Note that the link to Lifeblog does not go to Lifeblog anymore but to “Nokia Photo”. Love how the company so “openly” informed dedicated customers of Lifeblog of their plans for killing off the application. Love also how that it takes some searching to find that Nokia now intends us to use “Share Online” to share our photos & video to Vox, Flickr, and Ovi. Share Online does not have a white paper, as Lifeblog used to, to let developers know how to connect to Share Online’s open protocol (not). Not sure why I stay oh so loyal to a company that can’t even bother to be open with long term super-users.
** If you are an MT developer who is good at writing plugins, please email me and I will hire you to develop a mobile blogging plugin for me that works with MTOS 4.1 and beyond.
p.s. I have been using Lifeblog mobile app to send photos from my Nokia Nseries phones to this Movable Type blog rather than using a 3rd party vendor like Flickr or other services. The death of Lifeblog truly disrupts my mobile blogging flow.