Well we have a bank account, and it has some money in it - to pay for the hosting of our new site at http://www.mediblog.com with Rimu hosting. The site is now up & running and anyone is free to create a user ID and have a look around. There really isn't much to see yet but if you can figure out how to join a community (I'd recommend MediBlog Central!) then on the private pages of your community membership you can add a Mail portlet to collect emails from other providers. You will also notice that Chat is available too. We have some investigation to see exactly how that relates but it has been tested and works well.
The next few steps are the real "New" ones, we're putting together the "requirements" of the first Java application so that the "MVC" stuff all hangs together nicely in a discrete portlet. Watch this space!