Posted on July 16th, 2008 3 comments
Okay, time for another update.
Live Writer is a bugged out piece of software. One I love a lot. As Macness may tell you, I am (was) a client freak. I love all kinds of software and gadgets installed on my computer, and love finding ways to make everything synchronize across multiple computers.
But, as you might tell from the (was), that’s been changing. We use gmail here at Starraisers.com, and damn, after going with colored labels, I can never go back. Google Reader is the best RSS feed reader I’ve ever dealt with (no god damn duplicates), and even Google Calendar is decent, minus some minor drawbacks (*coughCOLORCATEGORIEScough*). Google Docs sucks, as I have to share things on a document by document basis, so I’m sticking with Microsoft Office Live for that.
So really, the only thing left client-wise on my computer, is Live Writer. It has a lot of nice tools that I’m in love with, except for the fact that I can’t get my computer at home to recognize the theme. The one at work does fine, but home doesn’t. *sigh*
Writing update: I have been deathly sick now for three weeks. It started the day I went to Macness‘ house to setup the site. Unfortunately, he and I believe his son got sick too, and I think its all my fault. (Sorry!) I plan to continue writing shortly. I promised to take a look at a couple other stories first, and I fully intend to do that, they’re at the top of my list now. I realized today that this is actually, technically my profession. I’ve not just read and write, but studied the art of writing, taken classes on literature and style, etc. I may not be an "expert" yet, but I’m as close to a professional as some folks have access to… It would be an honor to put my unbiased opinion down for those folks asking me. You could say I have a responsibility to do so.
Or I’m thinking way too much of myself at the moment. Ha~~
Either way, that’s the game plan. I’m going to critique a couple other entries that were sent to me, and then, Chapter 6, here I come.