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August 04, 2006

Blogging from Word

So, I haven’t posted on this blog in a while – must try harder. My only excuse is that I’ve been away on holiday for a few weeks (after finishing at Foviance) and then running around a little getting new laptops etc up and running now that I’m on board at Microsoft.

Or maybe it’s the fact that, despite my generally high regard for it, I don’t much like the blogging interface for Typepad? It sure could use a Web 2.0 redesign – it’s painfully heavy to use, with endless server round-trips and no anychronous interface elements at all (it’s funny how quickly you get used to the pleasures of things like backpack once you start to use them).

My wife uses a little (and horribly buggy) app called RocketPost for her blog. But it really is the most unreliable piece of software I’ve ever used, and not even free. So I’m excited by the new blogging functionality in Word 2007, which I’m using (I never thought I’d say this, but there are many other wonderful things about Word 2007, but I won’t go into them here).

Having said that, if this post fails to make it into my blog, I shall edit it to remove the kind words in the paragraph above. But if it does work, maybe I’ll be able to blog a little more frequently in future.

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