Really, the only reason to be thankful for using Windows is access to the superior blogging client, Windows Live Writer. I’ve not yet found anything on Linux, OSX or even Haiku that works as well for firing off a quick blog post.
Now, this may not be cool enough for you Drupal Ninjas who prefer to compose in notepad++, but think of how nicely LiveWriter could be used to get non-bloggers in your organization posting to your drupal blog in a friendly way that makes sense to them.
Sometimes, I think, some of us read-write-web folks lose track of the fact that for many “regular” users, the browser is not a client. Windows Live Writer _is_ as client. It fits very well into most people’s sense of how they use their computers. And, it works great. LiveWriter has a Flickr Plug-in, too. Very nice.
Hey! Look at me! I'm running Drupal 6 now. Fancy!
I took the upgrade process as a chance to have at adapting a new theme.
One of the things I wasn't counting on was the upgrade breaking _all_ the modules. I should have known, but I didn't think of it-- so some of the stuff that was module dependent on the old site... like the audio, for example, my be broken. So is the Flickr stuff. But I'll get at that in good time.
Anyway, don't let the same old site in a new layer of paint fool you. Same crap. Different day. Writelarge.com.
Ooops. So it turns out that there were about 10 comments languishing in "the comment cue."
I guess I thought Drupal would tell me about them. It's probably in a sekrit hidden administrative setting.
Anyway, I've approved a mess of comments. Let the conversation resume. So sorry. I'll try harder.
Today's been tough. I've been trying to get a podcasting system set up here at Writelarge.com, because I'd like to dust off my podcast and start reading my stories again.
To that end, I posted a copy of "Origins of Shame" over in the "Golden Era Classics" book.
I made a great post for one of Jeni's new podcast episodes, called "Jeni talks about stuff." If you're subscribed in an RSS-catcher, you're already soaking in it.
Drupal kind of rocks for Podcasting. The software to upload and include a local or remote file in your RSS feed is pretty much handled all in the background, which is very nice if you're writing to a feed.
But I'd _also_ like my site to show a flash player on the main page with each post, too.The audio module does that quite well (if your file is encoded at the right sample rate). But an Audio post isn't as robust as a Blog post. It doesn't cross post to LiveJournal, for example. And the Audio post doesn't have nearly as nice of taxonomy control as a blog post. Maybe It's a configuration thing, but I can't seem to figure out how to embed the flash player in a blog post. I understand that I can attach a file here, and it'll link to it at the bottom of the post, but I really want more control. And if I want tweak the color of the player, I have to manually edit the php! I don't mind that, but it's not very user friendly. The podcasting plugins in WordPress were better.
If I can figure this out, and also recall how I did it after the fact, I've got my DrupalCampMilwaukeesession planned.
Any suggestions drupalers?
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