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Google Reader

I read a lot of blogs, so I make liberal use of RSS feeds.  I just don’t have time to surf from blog to blog. RSS is a lifesaver in that respect.  It makes all of them come to me — brilliant!  Now RSS is nothing new, but innovations in RSS readers are always newsworthy. I’ve used quite a few RSS readers, both free and paid.  Newsgator had me for quite a while, but eventually I found it tiresome.  I…

Writely

Writely has been around for a while now, but I wanted to actually take the time to really use this new Web-based word processor before talking about it.  Too often bloggers, me included haphazardly review new gadgets, gizmos and websites without really taking the time to explore them thoroughly.  The only way to do that is to just use the widget over an extended period of time. I’ve been using Writely for a couple of months now for both work…

Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer does not seem to like CSS very much.  In theory the WYSIWYG experience should make blogging just that much easier.  Not that I find it super hard now — but — it should get easier.  Well I have to say that this um….sucks.  The design is all whacked out and it’s actually harder to see what I’m doing.   Wait.  Wait.  Belay that order…..   I should play before I type.  So the WYSIWIG view bites, but…

New Document Format

So I’ve discovered the secret to the big changes in Microsoft Word 2007 — there’s a new format. Native 2007 documents aren’t .doc they are .docx. There’s a lot of great functionality in this new format — but of course anyone not on Office 2007 won’t be able to open the document. It’s actually pretty gutsy of Microsoft. There will those that complain, but a common complaint is that Microsoft never moves forward because they allow so much backwards compatibility.…

How Un-Microsoft

How un-Microsoft of Microsoft is this — they are actually offering a full beta-test version of Office 2007 and it lasts until February 2007. What’s more amazing is that I care. Scott, the CDG president, has it running on his computer and I noticed that his Outlook looked different this morning. He showed me what it can do and some of the really interesting new features in the rest of the Office suite. I’m actually floored that it’s different enough…

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