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Windows Live Writer lives again

Really glad to read that Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer has been open-sourced and is being maintained by a group of volunteers. I spent a huge amount of time inside WLW when I was writing on a Windows machine, and while I’ve moved over to MarsEdit on OSX in the last year, my secondary machines are running Windows 10 (mostly for my podcasting and radio software), and its great to have a solid offline blogging client for those machines as well. You can find Open Live Writer at openlivewriter.org and the code is at GitHub.

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Windows Live Writer lives again

There was a fair bit of coverage of Microsoft’s move to Windows Live Spaces from their service to WordPress, as part of the rationalisation of the Windows Live suite, but the good news (which has just been pointed out to me) is in a ZDNet update: For those worried about the future of Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer blogging tool/app, Microsoft officials say there is no plan to phase it out and it will remain part of the Windows Live family. Good, because for me it’s the perfect blogging client.

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Choosing The Right Tools For The Job

It should be a sensible decision, choosing the right tool for the job. But sometimes choosing that right tool is something that breaks an unwritten rule or a promise a person has made to themselves or a company has in their corporate handbook. So let’s look first of all at the big corporate snafu over the last few days. Microsoft releasing a public beta of Windows 7. That’s actually a good thing, but how they did it was a mistake. A big massive file, that everyone wanted? It’s a perfect use case of BitTorrent. Except, for reasons to be discussed,

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