Windows Live Writer is for sure the current highlight in blogging tools. The Windows Live Writer Gallery brings a whole bunch of extensions to Windows Live Writer which make it even better. Especially the digital ink and Visual Studio plug-ins look promising… pending for further investigation.
I just decided to sit down on Monday mornings and summarize a couple of things. Hence this morning I had a look at the blog-o-sphere.
Iman, a friend from UK just stated his own blog. I am looking forward to read what he has to say. Damir once again became MVP. I am wondering why I never become a MVP… Otherwise, the blog-o-sphere was quite silent this week. I guess Clemens is busy with his daughter right now and BtK is not blogging for ages… Martin Calsyn, our architect also has a blog. Since I have still some issues with the encoding in categories within the dasBlog engine, Alexander started to help me in finding out why… Guess what? He has a blog, too.
Finally, I set up my Technorati Profile. And this is just the blog claim posting…
dasBlog does finally support Gravatars. One step more away from the anonym beginnings of the web. Check the comments of this blog entry to view how they work. Definitely another Web 2.0 application. Gravatars can be easy added to any weblog:
A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an 80×80 pixel avatar image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you comment on gravatar enabled sites. Avatars help identify your posts on web forums, so why not on weblogs?
Just 24h after I have upgraded my site to the dasBlog engine 1.9.7174.0 daily build, build 126.96.36.199 was release as stable. The work is going on and Clemens gives a first impression on what is happening in the future:
Once the project switches over to be “native” on the CLR/BCL 2.0 (we’re discussing the actual target framework version), I’ll rejoin the effort and I already have several truckloads of new features or changes in the wait loop. You’ll be surprised what that little engine will learn to do over the next several months…. 😉
Need a (almost) full list off ping servers to be used in Windows Live Writer? I found the following list…
http://1470.net/api/ping http://api.feedster.com/ping http://api.feedster.com/ping.php http://api.moreover.com/ping http://api.moreover.com/RPC2 http://api.my.yahoo.com/RPC2 http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping http://bblog.com/ping.php http://bitacoras.net/ping http://blogdb.jp/xmlrpc http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC http://blogmatcher.com/u.php http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc http://coreblog.org/ping/ http://mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatt https://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/pingPodcast http://ping.amagle.com/ http://ping.bitacoras.com http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/ http://ping.blogmura.jp/rpc/ http://ping.blo.gs/ http://ping.cocolog-nifty.com/xmlrpc http://pinger.blogflux.com/rpc/ http://ping.exblog.jp/xmlrpc http://ping.feedburner.com http://ping.myblog.jp http://pingqueue.com/rpc/ http://ping.blogg.de/ http://ping.rootblog.com/rpc.php http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php http://ping.weblogs.se/ http://rcs.datashed.net/RPC2/ http://rpc.blogbuzzmachine.com/RPC2 http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/ http://rpc.britblog.com/ http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080/ http://rpc.newsgator.com/ http://rpc.pingomatic.com/ http://rpc.tailrank.com/feedburner/RPC2 http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2 http://rpc.wpkeys.com/ http://services.newsgator.com/ngws/xmlrpcping.aspx http://signup.alerts.msn.com/alerts-PREP/submitPingExtended.doz http://topicexchange.com/RPC2 http://trackback.bakeinu.jp/bakeping.php http://www.a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b http://www.bitacoles.net/ping.php http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2 http://www.blogoole.com/ping/ http://www.blogoon.net/ping/ http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates http://www.blogroots.com/tb_populi.blog?id=1 http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php http://www.blogsnow.com/ping http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi http://www.holycowdude.com/rpc/ping/ http://www.lasermemory.com/lsrpc/ http://www.imblogs.net/ping/ http://www.mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatter/ping.php http://www.newsisfree.com/RPCCloud http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php http://www.popdex.com/addsite.php http://www.snipsnap.org/RPC2 http://www.weblogues.com/RPC/ http://xmlrpc.blogg.de http://xping.pubsub.com/ping/
Jeremy Hermann is the blogger of the day. During de-pressurization and emergency landing procedures this guy kept calm and started making pictures for his blog…
Today, I found some time to upgrade my dasBlog version to 1.9.6264.0. The upgrade is straightforward as described, however, I lost the comments on the articles for some unknown reasons.
Live Writer seems to be a quite nifty tool for offline blogging. The installations process is quite easy.
Also the handling of the tool is quite intuitive. And the support for adding images is awesome. Since I use shadows for all my images, I am quite pleased that Live Writer does support this feature which saves me some time while blogging.