Anatomy of a Tech Pundit’s Blog Post

I like to find out what people are saying about Windows Live Writer, I guess it is a guilty pleasure of mine.  I follow blog searches, forums, Get Satisfaction, and Twitter.  Recently, Robert Scoble posted about Windows Live Writer, and naturally it appeared on radar quickly.  The first place I saw this article show was…

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It might cost you to be popular.

Earlier today I grabbed some of the Apple Usage App Store data from Charles Teague. I wanted to see if there was an correlation between popularity and the price of any application.  Popularity is a magic number calculated by Apple and it ranges from 0 to 1. I removed all the free application, and ~10…

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Blog This in Windows Live Writer :: Firefox Add-ons

We have released an updated extension for Firefox that lets you launch Windows Live Writer from the browser. We are still in the ‘experimental’ category which means you will have to log into addons.mozilla.org to download the add-on until we get more reviews.  So try it out and leave us a review! Blog This in…

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Windows Live Writer and YouTube a match made in… well not Heaven

With our last beta release of Windows Live Writer we included a new feature to upload videos directly to YouTube from WLW.  This should improve the workflow for many bloggers that create videos and publish them to their blog using YouTube as the distribution.  However, 2 problems have cropped up that are might interrupt a…

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Only Microsoft can make something so simple this complex.

By the end of reading this post you will either think: Wow, Microsoft really wants a great experience for their users. or Wow, Microsoft just can’t make anything as simple as it really is. I really hope that you think the former, but it appears that some people already think the later, especially when it…

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That’s the Reason Not the Solution

I have seen this come up a lot in in my lifetime, long before I got into computers and software development. Often times someone will present a problem, and other people will comment or explain the reasons for the problem instead of trying to find a solution.  It reminds me of the phrase “Excuses excuses…

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Zemanta – Well That’s a Fun Little Tool

Image via Wikipedia Zemanta recently released a new plugin for Windows Live Writer.  It opens it own sidebar and finds relevant media for your post based on the text you have entered so far.  Zemanta really seems to be trying to please their customers which is great to see in any company.  It should fit…

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Windows Live Writer – Technical Preview Available

http://windowslivewriter.spaces.live.com/default.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0   We just shipped our technical preview!  And this would be the first time I have shipped code at Microsoft!

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Plain text just doesn’t cut it sometimes – Windows Live Writer

In the past month I have seen a few blogs discuss that Windows Live Writer sends credentials to the blog service via plain text across HTTP.  This is most certainly true, but it doesn’t need to be! WLW uses RSD to find the endpoints for atom/metaweblog when it detects the configuration for your blog.  For…

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