Posts Tagged ‘microsoft’

Live Writer

April 14, 2009

One thing I’ve just noticed with Live Writer is that the list of recently published posts is NOT blog specific. This means that if I switch blogs, and yes, I have more than one but this is the only one full of drivel. At least I hope it is! but anyway, if I switch blogs the recent post list still contains recent posts from the other blogs.

Bit confusing!

Come on MS, fix that. Otherwise I quite like Live Writer.

Liking Live Writer

April 11, 2009

I must say I am liking Live Writer so far. It seems to keep track of my recent posts, at least from this computer, although it retrieves the content from the blog itself when editing so it does not get out of step with what is actually out there if you decide to edit something and you made a change via the web interface say.

It’ll be interesting to see how it copes if I also run it on my work PC as well but so far, so good.

For once it’s nice to actually have something good to say about a Microsoft product.

The beginning of the end?

March 12, 2009

I’ve noticed a few times recently that I get a “Server is too busy” message trying to access my hotmail accounts.
A genuine problem or microsoft scaling back on ‘free’ services. I wouldn’t mind but I actually pay for the account I’m trying to access.

xBox 360…

January 12, 2009

All the kid wanted for Christmas was an xBox 360. We said no, he had enough games and a PC but secretly we’d gotten him one. So Christmas day his face was a picture, especially as we ‘gave’ it to my wife initially.

Anyway, a couple of days after Christmas we had our annual week at the beach so he didn’t get to play it then. Once we returned it got pretty regular use. The upshot of this is that between Christmas and now it’s had maybe 12 days of use.

Up until yesterday that is!

Apparently it got something called the ‘red ring of death’. I have no idea what that really is but from what I understand it means the system it dead.
And not just dead as in ‘can be revived’, but dead dead, as in ‘will never work again!’

I will give credit to Target though (where we got the system from), they exchanged it no questions asked and even let him switch the hard drive from the old unit to the new one so that he did not lose any game data.

However I have to say that if this is the standard of Microsoft game consoles, and from what I understand this is a fairly common issue, then it’s a very poor show by MS. However given the typical quality of most MS software over the years I don’t think I should be surprised at all.