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Windows Live Mail Spelling Does Not Work

I am using Windows Live Mail 2011 to write blog post, as Writer cannot connect to Blogger here in China. But at first Spelling button was greyed out and I did not know why. Well, the fix is not hard…

XP SP3 Bug: One in A Million

I believe there are a lot of guys suffering this, but unfortunately, I am the only one in my office. Yes, after reinstalling my computer, I suddenly notice I cannot use Windows Update without an error, and even fail to…

Well ISP Known Issues Here

I have been forced to give up Windows Live Writer (for my Blogger account), SF.net and SVNBridge (for Alex and #SNMP on CodePlex) at home. According to some rumors, that all ISPs here must limit access to certain Internet materials.…

Custom Domain: Problem of Blogger? Picasa? Or Windows Live Writer?

I have been using Windows Live Writer with Blogger. Therefore, all images are uploaded to my Picasa Web Albums. Then comes this problem. When I configure my blog to use my custom domain, all images are lost. OMG, that’s terrible.…

Vote Or Not?

I have just voted for Firefox, Google Reader and PicLens. Even though I have used Internet Explorer 7, I am forced because without my Windows is incomplete (thanks, Microsoft). So what will you vote for?

Failed to Extend Windows Live Writer

There is an SDK for extending Windows Live Writer. However, I do not know where to start. I want to create a plugin that archives existing posts so you can easily backup your precious words. Also I think it can…

Windows Live Writer Frozen Issue On Vista

The Windows Update brings me the latest WLW last weekend. But from then on I have experiences several WLW frozen issues on Windows Vista Home Basic. The problem is that after clicking the Publish button, the dialogue freezes and I…

Windows Live: Out of Beta

Today Windows Live Team in MSFT releases a bunch of Live products, so the beta stage has passed. Nice to see the changes. Yes, I am now using Writer 2008 to author this post. It looks nicer because I can…

The Same Old Brand New Danny

Danny Thorpe left Microsoft (Windows Live Team) last month and joined CoolIris, the company who gives birth to PicLens. He is still monitoring Borland/CodeGear newsgroup, so this week I finally knew how class helper is created by reading these words…

Finally This Blog Is Inaccessible From My Office Too

I know my blog cannot be accessed at home. I also know a lot of my friend cannot access it from other cities in China. And now I find out at last I cannot access it at office. So how…