Posts Tagged ‘ScribeFire’

Installing Windows Live Writer on XP is a frustrating job

September 27, 2011
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I mostly write my blog offline.  I use ScribeFire for Firefox to write and edit posts offline, but I wanted to upgrade to Windows Live Writer (WLW) as it is without doubt the best offline blog editor with a lot of wonderful plugins available.  I had WLW installed a few months ago and I had posted a few posts on Ghalibana with it, but then my PC got cracked and I had to format it.  Now, as I am trying to install WLW again, it is really getting a frustrating job.

I have XP.  WLW does not support XP as such.  We need to install a new version of windows installer to use WLW with XP.  I have that installer installed previously, so that is not a problem.  The problem is Windows gives only a small setup file that fetches and installs WLW directly from internet.  It takes a lot of time with my slow network.  Firstly, I had a powercut while I was in the middle of the installation process.  For the second time, I started the installation around and midnight and went to sleep.  My net is extremely slow.  I knew it would take at least a couple of hours to do with the complete installation, so I went to sleep.  It got installed; I just woke up from sleep and switched off the computer without even checking if it is working or not, and now this morning when I tried it, it is not working.  It says:  “Windows Live Writer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed.”

Now when I am trying to uninstall the program to reinstall it again, I cannot found the link in Control Panel >> Add/Remove Program.  There is a link for Windows Live Essentials, but it is not working too.  When I am trying to reinstall it, it says it is already installed on your PC, so I am just left frustrated.

WLW is an excellent program.  I want it on my PC, and I am not able to install it.  What shall I do??

Getting started with Zemanta

September 25, 2011
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I usually prefer to write my blogs offline with ScribeFire or blog via e-mail.  It has some limitations, but it has its own benefits too.  I can take my own time to proofread and edit my post before publishing it finally.  ScribeFire supports Zemanta, but it does not look as great as I found it on Gaurav’s blog, so I was thinking about adding Zemanta to my Firefox so that I can try out the services of Zemanta that Gaurav had stated “Rock!!”

So, for this post, all the internal links (except the link to Gaurav’s blog), the Zemanta logo, and the related articles at bottom are generated by Zemanta and added with just a single click.  Give me a feedback or leave me a note if you yourself are using or planning to use Zemanta on your blog.

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I know why the caged bird sings!

September 8, 2011

It’s Sunday!  As usual, a little sweet, a little sore!  How much can a poor soul entertain itself! Explore places, take photos, edit in Picasa, geotag, upload, etc., etc., etc.; a dog playing with his own tail! It’s Sunday.

Took a little break, took a tour, within a hand’s distance: Medical Square, Reshimbag, Joshi Wadapaao, again Medical Square, Tukdoji Square, within a hand’s distance!  As long as a caged bird can fly! But I know why the caged bird sings!!

N.B. Once again an old (and incomplete) post from the drafts of my ScribeFire.  Sorry guys for giving nothing new in a while!