While it’s pretty obvious that I don’t write all that often (not for lack of want, trust me), there’s one application that I’ve always made sure to install when I do want to get something on my blog: Windows Live Writer.
Unfortunately, Windows Live is dead (long live Windows Live!) and the the only way to get Windows Live Writer has been to figure out where to find the Essentials installer and then remember to remove the apps that don’t work anymore or have been replaced (i.e. everything but Writer). It’s a pain in the ass. Oh, and the app hasn’t been updated in years.
Today a new era has dawned – Open Live Writer is on the air! Brought to us by a crew of volunteers at Microsoft who work tirelessly to get the app converted to open source (yay team!), we now know that the best offline blogging tool will live on into the future. HUZZAH!
Check out http://openlivewriter.org/ for more info and to grab the bits.
Time to reboot my blog. Again. Again.
It seems I do this every year or so, but I really do want to get back to writing often on my blog. There’s something about a long-form blog post that just doesn’t come across with a 140 word Tweet.
Ironically I always used to wish there was a venue for short posts, links to interesting articles, an easy way to share a picture, etc. I’ve taken to that pretty well with 2600 Tweets so far (www.twitter.com/nanovak) and an active Facebook account too (www.facebook.com/nanovak – and no, it’s not public, much to Facebook’s chagrin).
I’m hoping to use the blog as a forum for posts about both technology (I’m a gadget geek and an operations engineer for Windows Live Messenger) and my personal life.
Speaking of my personal life, I’m 48 hours away from having knee surgery so I’m going to blog about what’s going on and my recovery process over the coming months. Months…bleh.
More to come … honestly this time.
Just wanted to let you all know that I’m still around! 🙂
You may have noticed that I’ve added a couple of links/feeds to the right of this page. The first one is my Twitter account: http://twitter.com/nanovak. I have actually been quite active over there as I find the 140 character short post syncs up well with my usual desire for blogging: oh that would be a cool thought or quote to share.
The other feed is a “link blog” feed of blog posts and articles that I find interesting to share. Some good stuff there! http://feeds.feedburner.com/NathansLinkBlog
I’m starting to get motivate to write a 2008 year in review post, so stay tuned for that.
For now, it’s off to bed to try to get rid of a head cold. Joy.