So remember how my old Macbook hit the dust? Two reasons why I didn’t panic. The first was that all my old information was totally and completely backed up. The second was that I’ve been using my Sony Vaio as my primary laptop this semester. It has turned out to be the most perfect size for bringing to class. I had a netbook last year, but it was too small. 11 inches permits a large enough keyboard so it’s comfortable to type, and a large enough screen so it’s comfortable to view. But my favorite part is more about the software program: Windows Live Writer. Seriously, blog posts are so much easier to write, draft, and publish with the program. (Unlike Macs, Windows doesn’t have a shortcut to screenshot… There’s a tool called Clipper, but it’s a bit of a hassle to open it up every time I want to clip something.) See? You can draft a post exactly as it would appear on your blog. It gives you a much clearer idea of what the final post will look like. Using the Blogger platform and interface limits what you can do. For example, I always get annoyed when I can’t resize my pictures to the exact size I want. Does that bother anyone else? Small, Medium, and Large just doesn’t do it for me!!! All the usual function of Blogger is available, but you can also download cool plug-ins like a Polaroid Picture application.
Lots of fun! Does anyone else use Windows Live Writer? xoxo PS I did receive the Sony Vaio to use and test for the year, but all of my reviews are completely unbiased!