Last week I started using Windows Live Writer on a company notebook. Then I remembered why I stopped using Windows Live Writer. This remembrance made me install the latest version of XAMPP (which actually fixed the problem). XAMPP drives my WordPress installation and Windows Live Writer posts to WordPress. In order to test out XAMPP/WordPress, I had to install Windows Live Essentials Beta on my Sager, running 64-bit Windows 7 (the released version of Essentials, by the way, did not work, failing with that 0x80070643 error).
So… it looks like that it’s possible to get more than one Blog post out per week. Now there’s two very comfortable ways to get my word out: using Word 2010 (with an unreleased version of CleanXHTML) and using Windows Live Essentials on the portable computers currently at my disposal.
BTW: the advantage of using full-blown MS Word for Blog writing is to get beyond Blog writing. CleanXHTML helps me get the data out of Word on my desktop and into WordPress. Then Word can be used to make multiple Blog entries into lengthy prose. The option to publish on paper or PDF (or XPS) is always there. …control-freaky degrees of freedom over ironic, youthful certainty!