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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WordPress for iPhone

Vacation time again. This time we are at the beach – a place I tend to stay away from to avoid tanning this hard wonned pale complextion. To top things off no wifi in the house we rented – I can’t even tap into anyone else’s network. So I thought I would be forced to enjoy the surf and sand — until I reviewed my NetNewsWire on my iPhone to discover that the team at Automatic has produced a WordPress application for the iPhone. Woohoo! New toy!

First the app is free! Thank you guys! However I would consider purchasing a tool like this. I installed the app from the AppStore on my iPhone. Even with the slow EDGE network connection, the app was downloaded, installed, and configured to work with my site in five minutes.

Obviously I’m using the app to post this blog entry. It’s pretty easy to use — the only challege being typing on the iphone screen. Don’t get me wrong, I love the technology behind the iPhone keyboard. The only issue is that I’m all bent over the phone to type. I feel like a teenager in an illicit text conversation on the phone.

Anyway more about this app later as I poke around.

-JT

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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