12 Dec 2015

And Then, A failure To Communicate....

Yesterday, after composing my post in Windows Live Writer, I discovered that WLW would not connect to Blogger. Again. I had to resort to copying the post, going to Blogger, logging in and pasting it into the compose window of Blogger. As you've probably guessed, as indeed I didn't, it's an authentication incompatibility issue between these two wondrously humungous communications companies. Communications? Can't communicate with each other? how sad is that then?

As Windows Live Writer was all but abandoned by Microsoft back in 2012, thus I guess the lack of interest in keeping up with authentication protocols, it seems a team has been working on making it open source. This is now available as Open Live Writer. This I downloaded with great excitement only to discover, you guessed it, it also, at this time, has authentication problems. 

For those with an interest, here are a couple of links;

Open Live Writer. What it's all about and what, at this time, is missing. As noted in the above link it seems it doesn't presently work with Blogger. But they're working on it…
If by any chance you use WLW and Blogger and have encountered problems, this post of mine won't help solve anything but may help you understand what's going on.

Quote;  Neil Gaiman.

“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.” 

            Dave Barry.

"The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting."

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