Microsoft are renowed for getting ‘usability’ right with their products.
Windows Live Writer is no exception.
Three things I like:
I don’t usually link to Microsoft – this time is an exception.
There is a fascinating interview on Microsoft Technet Port 25.
Flaky hard drive in my firewall server.
Time to replace it methinks. It keeps crashing out with bad surface – and bringing down the firewall and squid box.
Trouble for me if there is no web browsing or email!
I was reminded of this via 37signals.
“How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time.”
Fred Brooks, software engineer and computer scientist
Good success with Audible recently.
I’m really into historical non-fiction; I also really prefer the unabridged 10 hours of listening to the shorter abridged versions.
So I’m in San Francisco at the WordPress Community geek-fest that is WordCamp.
It’s kinda interesting – the usual [x]camp format; the usual 80/20 mix of hackers and non-hackers; the lack of power outlets…
There are a lot of people here who are using WordPress and want more – there is certainly a wave of demand that could see the whole community become a lot stronger.
Spent time in a session this morning on ‘Helping out WordPress’ – the number 1 request is ‘help with support’. I’ll get with a few people and see what can really be done.
After working with Ximian for three years – I’m really wary of reliance on the community; I know it’s active; but without clout nothing moves.
Oh – and I gave out a stack of openSUSE 10.1 DVDs – as well as the link to the running WordPress on openSUSE article that I threw together. I was branded a dreadful person from corporate land for that. The folks at WordCamp who got the openSUSE DVDs were happy though.