General The Mundane

back to the netbook

At the Hockney Opening c 1982 by mcmorgan08I’m not sure if I have posted here via Windows 7 from the netbook, but here goes.

This is coming in through Windows Live Writer – a blogging client of no real innovation or interest – while I figure out how to embed images from flickr in a post.  Live Writer is set up to integrate MS Live, but not so neighborly with other spaces.

Sure, I can drag and drop from flickr, or anywhere, but handling the image is limited. 

Windows and MS always come in just behind expectations.


live writer on lenovo netbook

At the Hockney Opening c 1982 by mcmorgan08A quick posting.  I installed Windows 7 on a Lenovo s10e netbook, to dual boot with JoliCloud.  One problem: the boot menu races past too quickly, but I’m looking in to how to pause it.

But I’ve also installed some of the Windows Live software to get a sense of how it works – and I am making this post with Writer. It seems unnecessary. It has all the right tool: inserting images, formatting, it will eve do tables. But it doesn’t have quite the posting management that would be useful in a standalone blogging app.

It seems to tie into WordPress pretty well.  That means I don’t have to use MS Live for posting, so I’ll give it a short try.

Now it’s a matter of solving that boot issue.

Update: Writer handles image linking to flickr with aplomb.  I dragged the image in this post from my main flickr page.  Writer inserted the thumbnail; and linked it to the image page on flickr automagically.


apple bluetooth keyboard and mouse on lenovo S10e

image1510733324.jpgThe secret’s in the operating system. I successfully paired my Apple wireless keyboard and Mighty Mouse with a Lenovo S10e using a Targus USB Ultra-Mini dongle. OS: Linux Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.1 beta. I imagine it would work with 9.04 too.

I worked for hours trying to pair the Apple keyboard under XP. Hours looking up and trying workarounds and hacks. Finally gave up.

Switched to Linux and it was apples and pairs. (See what I did there? Clever?)

Tiny netbook, right sized keyboard, and a more useful mouse. That made my Sunday.