Ecto Beta 3 – MS Live Writer Replacement?

I read an interesting review of Ecto in my daily meanderings through the blogsphere yesterdaecto logoy.   Just like the article’s author, I’m constantly on the look out for a MS Live Writer replacement for the Mac.  Although my current setup works – there is something evil, dirty, shameful about firing up a whole VM running Vista JUST to use a blog editor.  (Ye Gods! why is MS Live Writer so damn good?!).

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OpenID – An Open Source-backed digital identity solution

OpenID is a relatively new (initially established in 2005) protocol to provide a decentralize, open, shared OpenID Logo2identity service.  What does this mean?  You only have to remember one user name and password for OpenID-enabled sites.  A few days ago, I converted this site to use this protocol because I  believe that initiatives like this are steps in the right direction for a more secure and user friendly Internet.

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Blogging Tool Requirements

I thought it would be a great idea for me to document what my requirements are for a blogging tool.  Now that I’m actually writing articles to be posted on my blog, my requirements are becoming more defined for a blog publishing tool.  Documenting my requirements is a great way for me to stay on track and, if a the perfect product doesn’t exist, the requirements list is a great start for a programming project for myself.

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