So I managed to lose some work because of Typepad’s system problems last week. They have apologized and offered all their users a free month/fortnight/45 days rebate. Very nice of them.
I also lost some work (hence no long post today) because late last night I hit Ctrl-W by mistake when I meant to hit Shift-W. That’s a windows command/shortcut that closes the window you’re in, and when it’s an I-Explorer window like the one using Typepad (or any other program which is hosted), it closes and you’ve lost whatever you haven’t saved. And of course it happens when you haven’t saved for 20 minutes….really maddening. And of course as it’s Microsoft you cannot turn that feature off.
So I’m now trying out client side blog editors. I’ve suggested to Type pad that they should create their own, or cut a deal with the best one. they referred me to w.bloggar, but having used it, it doesn’t have a live WISYWIG editor. Sad, cos it looks powerful and it’s free. Blogjet is only free for 30 days but as it has got such an editor I’m trying it out now. I’ll be back with the long post on topic tomorrow instead.