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# Tuesday, 03 April 2007

It's been a hectic begining of the year, but things are finally starting to get into a groove. Today PlateWire reached a lifetime total of 5 million hits (The majority  of the hits began after November)!

I've been busy working on a brand new interface, one that I feel will make PlateWire more useful and user-friendly. I am also considering allowing members who so choose, to create a public profile which would display wires and blogs filled, as well as their description and pic(s). I also plan to add private messaging for users, this way I won't have to be the relay for so many :-)

Once the new version is ready for testing, I will be inviting "Core" members to test drive and kick the tires. If there are any small features or requests, please forward them to me now, before it's too late! J/K. PlateWire will continue to evolve and adapt, keeping the primary goal in mind, making the roads safer for all. Communication is key and I will be focussing on this and many other aspects moving forward.

Thanks go out to all of you,


Mark Buckman

Tuesday, 03 April 2007 13:56:55 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [1] -
# Wednesday, 21 March 2007

To all Members that have sent me technical support request, please note I am not ignoring you. I am still in the process of setting up after the move and will do my best to answer all outstanding request by the end of this weekend.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding.


Wednesday, 21 March 2007 12:40:55 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Friday, 23 February 2007
Friday, 23 February 2007 13:33:21 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [1] -
# Wednesday, 21 February 2007

Good segment on sites like PlateWire.

Wednesday, 21 February 2007 14:10:16 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] -
# Saturday, 03 February 2007

A big thanks goes out to DriveTeach for putting together the help section!


Saturday, 03 February 2007 01:18:43 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [3] -
# Wednesday, 31 January 2007

In the process of correcting a nasty little bug reported by a frequent user, I have encountered an underlying problem in the code pertaining to the use of AJAX. I am working overtime to move important pieces of code in to pages without AJAX functionality (All this means is that the entire page will make a round trip to the server as opposed to the current in-page updates). I hope to have these fixes done soon and updated, I am positive this will corect 90%+ of the issues some users have experienced.

Once again, I want to thank everyone for the wonderful feedback and support!

Drive Safe and Stay Happy,


Wednesday, 31 January 2007 18:54:01 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [2] -
# Wednesday, 24 January 2007

I have received tons of response to my previous entry, with users pledging to pay for premium services or offering to make donations. The feedback has been wonderful and overwhelming. To respond I have now added a PlateWire donate page for US members.

To those members willing to give a donation of $25 or more, I will be granting a Lifetime membership status, which will include access to premium services (Once launched in early February) such as multiple plate registration and a broader view of statistics, amongst many other cool features.

Once again, thank you to all of you that have helped make PlateWire a great site, with so much more in store!


Mark Buckman


Wednesday, 24 January 2007 12:47:58 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] -
# Tuesday, 23 January 2007

As things begin to take shape with PlateWire (Investor interest, funding, legalities, etc.) it is becoming quite obvious there is much to be done. Although PlateWire is currently covering it's own costs (Hosting and such), plus some, it still hasn't quite covered my salary, it will be a couple of months before it reaches that level.

Until then, I'd like to offer my services as a developer. If you or someone you know is in need of a Web Guru to develop a web based application, I'm your man!

Below you can find a link to my current resume. Please contact me if you need references or further details.

Resume (Word DOC)

PS: I am not looking for any permanent position, preferably a 1-3 month contract situation.

Tuesday, 23 January 2007 14:37:08 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [3] -
# Friday, 19 January 2007

PlateWire New Zealand is now open and looking for users to help iron out the bugs!

PlateWire Australia will follow shortly! Please keep the feedback coming!



Friday, 19 January 2007 17:04:32 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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