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…

Let’s Talk about Affiliate Marketing

My coverage of the How to Grow a Profitable Affiliate Channel at Ad:Tech Chicago seems to have rather upset Affiliate Marketers. My main issue was with the content of the session not matching what the conference scheduled billed it as being, but in addition the panelists did say many things that just left me really confused and bewildered. Based on what a blogger who covered this session at a previous Ad:Tech said, I went back and read his review —…

Notes from the Cluetrain

Recently Chris Heuer of BrainJams suggested a re-read of The Cluetrain Manifesto for people attending Beyond Bloggin6 2006. I figured it had a been a while since I had read it, so I picked up a copy. While reading, I wasn’t sure if I had ever read the whole book or just the 95 Theses section. No matter — it was an a refreshing experience to see that the book is aging pretty well. It’s kind of funny to read…

Revive

Revive Glaceau Vitamin Water, my new favorite beverage, (even surpassing my lasting fallback, Gatorade Ice Strawberry, and the dieting college student’s favorite gulp, Grape Propel Fitness Water) was introduced to me last night by my housemate who swears by it. We were out with some friends enjoying a nice Italian dinner, complete with a bottle of wine, when I brought up the fact that by drinking that second glass of wine, I would inevitably wake up with a pounding headache,…

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.…

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