As Jabber does not seem appropriate for a SMS-replacement (the clients just don’t to survive connection changes from wifi->3g, 3g->E, etc.) i’ve been looking for something different. E-Mail is nice, just the shortest polling-interval of 15minutes is not suited for realtime communication. So – theres Push Email (meaning the iPhone will hold a HTTP connection to some server open all the time and the server writes something to that stream as soon as a new mail arrives) for various services including Microsoft Exchange and GMail. How about you hosting a own server since you don’t want to give away all your data? No problem – either use one of the tons of commercial servers supporting Push or use Z-Push with your favorite IMAP and SMTP server.
A few months ago a friend told me she had some bees wax lying around. She told me something about huge blocks and old age of the stuff … anyways, it turned out it was TONS, literarily TONS. We’ve had three huge round blocks, about 20-25cm high and 40-50cm (i’m bad at guessing) in diameter. … Read moreBees wax candles, do it yourself