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Ditching Qumana and moving to Windows Live Writer

I recently installed Vision from Sun Systems to interrogate a database, which I believe resulted in corrupting Qumana database. All my attempts to speak to Qumana has resolved to nothing. After weeks of low blogging activity, I finally decided it is time to move on. I lost access to several half written stories, one particular long story about JP Morgan Chase’s acquisition of Xign.

In a crisis like this (if you call this a crisis in the first place), wouldn’t it be nice to call a friend who has significant knowledge about blogging and associated tools than spend hours searching for a good free blog writer? I hear you say, yes! Guess what? I know such an individual by the name of David Terrar.

Rest is history as they say. Here I am using Windows Live Writer within minutes of talking to David. Thanks buddy

Update 1

The whole process took 16 minutes, i.e. from finishing my chat with David, down loading and installing the software, configuring with my wordpress blog to proof-reading this post on my blog.

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  • Cheers Manoj. The Windows Live Writer’s UI does have common ground with Qumana, but the way that it handles graphics, integration with Flickr and the like is really very good. I think it is one of Microsoft’s best products. Even Mac fan boys like Dennis Howlett use it via Parallels in preference to the available Mac blog editors…. that says something.

  • Cheers Manoj. The Windows Live Writer’s UI does have common ground with Qumana, but the way that it handles graphics, integration with Flickr and the like is really very good. I think it is one of Microsoft’s best products. Even Mac fan boys like Dennis Howlett use it via Parallels in preference to the available Mac blog editors…. that says something.

  • David is right, I am a major Microsoft critic but have to admit this is actually a good product ๐Ÿ˜›

  • David is right, I am a major Microsoft critic but have to admit this is actually a good product ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Thanks. One feature I would like to see is the ability to add new categories straight from the Writer. And for some reason ftp for pics does not seem to work. Need to spend bit more time on it. Otherwise great ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Thanks. One feature I would like to see is the ability to add new categories straight from the Writer. And for some reason ftp for pics does not seem to work. Need to spend bit more time on it. Otherwise great ๐Ÿ˜›