iPhone now blogs

So finally the application I’ve been missing has turned up on the Application Store. WordPress from those lovely people at Automattic has provided a free app to blog direct to my self-hosted blogs. It’s a great first step and works really well.
I hope a future version will include an admin interface as well. So hello from Esendex Towers and me blogging from my iPhone!

Good morning and welcome from Clumber Street in Nottingham outside the O2 store. It’s nearly time and we’re quietly confident here at the front of the queue. I’m in 9th place so fingers crossed!

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The Night before iPhone

Twas the night before Friday, when all through the house, the PC was crashing, couldn’t talk to its mouse.
The taxi was booked for 5:20 with care, with hopes that a 16Gb iPhone soon would be there.
His fiancee was nestled all snug in the bed, while visions of multitouch danced in his head.
And to ensure that the world would hear news bit by bit, he’s set up and using Esendex‘s BlogIt!

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ODear, no iPhone

It took me a while to spot my email from O2 this morning admittedly. The chance to pre-order a 3G iPhone for delivery on launch day on Friday. A perfect opportunity to avoid queuing for nothing before work. I was all excited and started to fill out the forms convinced that as I’d added a 16Gb iPhone to my shopping cart that I’d managed to secure one.
So as I was filling out my address details as a new customer I clicked next to find myself back on the online shop home page. Aaaaaargh! Not now, I thought. Further attempts brought up the maintenance page. So close yet so far. The shutter had com down too late and I waited for the site to come back up to be greated with the news that the 16Gb had sold out. What an utter shambles it was. This wasn’t a denial of service attack. This was a set of real or existing customers whose load they should have tested and predicted!
So now I have to take my chances on Friday to get one. Bad day O2, your website failed a prospective customer.