I read an interesting review of Ecto in my daily meanderings through the blogsphere yesterday. 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?!).
OpenID is a relatively new (initially established in 2005) protocol to provide a decentralize, open, shared identity 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.
Okay.. I’ve come to the decision that I’m going to be using MS Live Writer for my main blogging tool. It seems to have all of the features I’m looking for – except for being cross-platform. No worries, I came up with a game plan that would allow me to use Ubuntu as my main OS and still use Live Writer.
I wanted to keep a running list of the plugins that I used for this blog. Hopefully it could help someone out and/or, if an experienced WordPress blogger is out there, maybe they can give me a heads up on what to use or not use.
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.