Daily Archives: August 14, 2006

Competition for w.bloggar?

I’ve just been reading about Windows Live Writer, the desktop blogging tool from Microsoft aimed at Windows Live Spaces.

It looks quite nice in the screenshots. I’m not going to be using it, primarily because it apparently doesn’t work with WordPress.com… although w.bloggar copes with my WordPress and Roller-based blogging accounts, it won’t let me post to my Windows Live Spaces blog (not that I actually use that one, so it’s no big deal).

If you are a die-hard Windows and Windows Live Spaces user, by all means check it out. I’m sticking with w.bloggar for now.

(update: read the comments – looks like Windows Live Writer should work with WordPress, although I haven’t tried it yet… not only that, but it looks like the w.bloggar site is dead at the moment, and I can’t contact the author, so that’s pretty bad!)

Trivial Google annoyance

Google have changed their page so that the order of search shortcuts is now Web, Images, Video, News, Maps – and then a “more” item which pops up a box with further search types.

My default behaviour is that if I can’t find the answer to my query on a Web search, I immediately go for Groups. That used to be one extra click, now it is two. It’s trivial, but annoying. I suppose I should write myself a Greasemonkey script to put things back the way I want them… actually somebody has probably already written one… [goes off to check]