No Internet access is NOT liberating

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Not having high speed Internet sucks. I don’t believe people who say they’re “liberated” without Internet, or “technology makes us anti-social”.

The fact is high speed, convenient communication links makes me more efficient.

My company is an Internet company, both its products and the way it operates. It is not liberating when you can’t easily access your customers details, or download the latest product source code.

I update myself speedily by reading tweets, news feeds, ebooks.

I purchase things in minutes from shops that is also efficiently run without showrooms.

So come on VirginMedia, fix it quickly!

Windows Live Writer blog client

So it seems there is a new client on the block… from Microsoft. It recognizes WordPress.com just fine. When it said WYSIWYG, it weren’t kidding. It actually downloads the CSS etc for this blog, so you are using the exact same font, width of screen, the lot. Clean interface, although by doing that it looks different to other Windows XP apps. Or is this new Vista Ui thingy?

So, for in browser blogging just use Performancing for Firefox, for desktop blogging use Windows Live Writer. Easy.

(Just about to post, found that I couldn’t easily add categories on the fly. Bummer.)