Ecto .. taking a backseat?

Screen Shot 2012 01 16 at 7 52 49 PMEcto started acting up on me lately.  It may be because of new hardware, new version of WordPress, whatever.  It’s just not a smooth as it once was.  I’ve also been looking around and reading other reviews about blogging software on the Mac – and one term keeps resurfacing when it comes to Ecto: Abandonware.

It shows.  There haven’t been many posts about Ecto, no new versions, even their support forums are down (due to technical error, but still..)

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WHEREWEDOWHATWEDO

Picture 5.pngHere is another one of those sites that has made it to my RSS reader. WHEREWEDOWHATWEDO is a website devote to displaying user contributed photos of where they do the things that they do. I came across this site when I was looking for ideas for my new office design. While a lot of the pictures concentrate on the PC or Mac that is located in the office (I’m assuming that most of the people just live on their PCs/Mac like me…), there are quite a few that are unique and don’t feature high-tech hardware. It’s a wide collection of creative, and some times raw work environments that makes me look forward to each new posting. Do yourself a favor and add it to your favorite RSS reader — If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy spending some time seeing where people do the things that they do.   

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-JT

Ecto 3 – Windows Live Writer Killer (for me)

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Disregard my last post about Back in the Saddle with Live Writer — I’ve found Nirvana in Ecto v3 for the Mac. No longer will I have that icky feeling firing up a Windows VM to run a blog editor. Now I can concentrate on just producing content and not worry about interoperability or resource consumption. I think I’m going to cry.

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Back in the Saddle with Live Writer

Whew.. I’ve missed this program a lot since losing my VMWare Vista client.  I’ve just downloaded and installed Windows 7 on VM and it seems to be working.  I’ll have another blog entry about that.  But for now, I think the most important thing that help resolve some of my networking issues with both Vista and Windows 7 clients is switching to NAT addressing rather than bridging with the new version of VMWare Fusion – 2.0.1.

I now simultaneously run a client VM and Mac software at the same time without losing any networking on the Mac side.  Entirely too bizarre and I’m happy just to have a work around. 

Looks like they also upgraded the software since the last time I used it.  Looks like we’re up to Build 14.

Livewriterver

-JT

Dated Material

I’ve help develop a couple of websites lately and I’ve been bitten once again by dated material found on the Internet.  I seriously hate it when you are doing research and you encounter what you think is a great page with pertinent data only to find out you based all your research on ‘yesterday’s’ technology/views/opinions.  I guess I’ve been running out of patience to do thorough work in some aspects.  Yet, I do think that anyone that attempts to share information, they should put it into context or at the very least put a date on their article/comment.

On this blog, I’ve been a little re-miss as well.  I’ve taken the easy route and just have the blogging software display the date that the article was published or edited.  I think I’ll need to do more than that as a vanity search has proven that people have been reproducing info from this site (thank you btw for stopping by and I do hope you found the information useful) and basically the reproduce information was ‘archaic’ as one commenter mentioned.  Now I’m not saying that I have any control of what people do with the information I post – but I think I’ll make more of a concerted effort to inform all readers that the information on this site has a limited usefulness lifespan.

Thanks!
JT