Look Who's Linking to PoliBlog:
Absinthe and Cookies
Accidental Verbosity
Admiral Quixote's Roundtable
All Day Permanent Red
All Things Jennifer
Ann Althouse
The American Mind
Arguing with signposts
Asymmeterical Information
B-Town Blog Boys
Backcountry Conservative
Balloon Juice
Bananas and Such Begging to Differ
The Bemusement Park
Bewtween the Coasts
Betsy's Page
The Big Picture
Blogs for Bush
Boots and Sabers
The Bully Pulpit
Caffeinated Musing
California Yankee
Captain's Quarters
Chicago Report
Chicagoland of Confusion
Citizen Smash
Collected Thoughts
The Command Post
Common Sense and Wonder
Confessions Of A Political Junkie
Conservative and Right
Cranial Cavity
The Daily Lemon
Daly Thoughts
DANEgerus Weblog
Dart Frog on a Cactus
Dean's World Dear Free World
Brad DeLong
The Disagreeable Conservative Curmudgeon
Down to the Piraeus
Drink this...
Earthly Passions
The Education Wonks
the evangelical outpost
Eye of the Storm
The Flying Space Monkey Chronicles
The Friendly Ghost
Functional, if not decorative
The Galvin Opinion
The Glittering Eye
Haight Speech
The Hedgehog Report
Heh. Indeed.
Hennessy's View
High Desert Skeptic
Robert Holcomb
I love Jet Noise
Idlewild South
Independent Thinker
Insults Unpunished
Internet Ronin
Ipse Dixit
It Can't Rain All The Time...
The Jay Blog
Jen Speaks
Joefish's Freshwater Blog
John Lemon blog
Judicious Asininity
The Kudzu Files
Liberty Father
Life and Law
Locke, or Demosthenes?
Gary Manca
Mark the Pundit
Mediocre but Unexciting
Mental Hiccups
Miller's Time
Mind of Mog
Minorities For Bush
Mr. Hawaii
The Moderate Voice
The Modulator
Much Ado
My opinion counts
my thoughts, without the penny charge
My Word
Neophyte Pundit
New England Republican
neWs Round-Up
No Pundit Intended
Nobody asked me, but...
Obsidian Wings
Occam's Toothbrush
On the Fritz
On the Third Hand
One Fine Jay
Out of Context
Outside the Beltway
Peppermint Patty
John Pierce
The Politicker
The Politburo Diktat
Political Annotation
Political Blog For The Politically Incorrect
Power Politics
Practical Penumbra
Priorities & Frivolities
Prof. Blogger's Pontifications
Pundit Heads
The Queen of All Evil
Quotes, Thoughts, and other Ramblings
Ramblings' Journal
Random Acts of Kindness
Random Nuclear Strikes
Ranting Rationalist
Read My Lips
Reagan Country
A Republican's Blog
The Review
Right Side of the Rainbow
Right Wingin-It
Right Wing News
Right Voices
Rightward Reasonings
riting on the wall
Rooftop Report
The Sake of Argument
Secular Sermons
Sha Ka Ree
She Who Will Be Obeyed!
The Skeptician
The Skewed
small dead animals
Sneakeasy's Joint
SoCal Law Blog
A Solo Dialogue
Southern Musings
Speed of Thought...
Spin Killer
Matthew J. Stinson
The Strange Political Road Trip of Jane Q. Public
Stuff about
Target Centermass
Templar Pundit
The Temporal Globe
Tex the Pontificator
Texas Native
think about it...
Tobacco Road Fogey
Tony Talks Tech
The Trimblog
Use The Forks!!
Wall of Sleep
Weapons of Mass Discussion
Who Knew?
The Window Manager
WizBang Tech
The World Around You
The Yin Blog
You Big Mouth, You!
Non-Blogs Linking to PoliBlog: - Alabama Weblogs

AJC's 2004 Election Politics Sites and Blogs Campaign Finance
Welcome to World O' Blogs
Yahoo! Directory Political Weblogs
Young Elephant
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Some Views on Some Software I am Trying

By Steven Taylor @ 11:14 pm

My compugeek odyssey continues, as I am trying Firefox, Thunderbird and w.Bloggar. Here are some initial reactions:


  • I love how you can open a new page in a new tab and it loads in the background. Very, very nice.
  • Keeps the nifty little icons in the url that IE loses for no good reason.
  • The list of extensions is quite spiffy.
  • Sometimes it says that it has downloaded an extension, but it hasn’t.

    I am pretty much sold on this as my main browser.


    Things I Like

  • The junk mail filter looks to be quite a bit better than OE. Indeed, it was doing a decent job of filtering even without any training. I will know for sure how well it works in a few days.
  • I like the ability to better customize each account (like checking some accounts more frequently than others).
  • The ability to access the properties by right-clicking the account from the accounts pane.
  • The OE import worked without any problem.


  • I don’t like the name: it evokes cheap wine, or, at best, a Ford automobile.
  • I wish when I marked a e-mail as “not junk” that it would automatically move out of the junk folder to the inbox.
  • There needs to be an easier way to fix a password.
  • I would like to be able to actually manage my passwords from the password manager, rather than just using it to reset the password.
  • It needs a “check all” button without having to add an extension (although the extension process does allow for such things to be addressed, which is nice).
  • Super nitpick: it needs a better icon than a plain envelope.

    I have already made it my default e-mail client on a trial basis.


  • Beats writing long posts in Word and then cutting and pasting.

  • Is better than using the MT window.
  • Makes composting posts easier.
  • The spellchecker and various buttons are quite nice.
  • Although I still miss my right-click MT It! tool.

    Using it for only part of a day I am quite impressed and it may become my main blogging tool.

  • Filed under: Computer Junk
    • Outside the Beltway linked with Changing Software

    Click here to go to the main page.


    1. This long time user of all three programs welcomes you to the club.

      And, yes, your suggestion for what should happen when something is marked as not junk is a good one.

      Comment by Steve — Wednesday, March 24, 2004 @ 1:12 am

    2. Hmm…I’m only missing Thunderbird. Maybe I should try it too.

      Comment by King of Fools — Wednesday, March 24, 2004 @ 5:56 am

    3. I have been using w.blogger for about 2 months and find it very usefull. The only complaints I have so far is there is no method to use my MT Plugins 9ie Markdown or smarty pants)without going into the actual MT interface and resaving the post. The second may be just from my system, sometimes when I post from w.blogger it will alert me that it has “timed out” when in fact it actually posted. Only when I look at the index page am I sure it really was entered.

      Comment by marc — Wednesday, March 24, 2004 @ 7:36 am

    4. w.Bloggar rocks! I always used it for posting directly to BlogSplat, and I have used it to compose, then copy and paste with pMachine.

      I love highlighting what I want to link, pressing ctrl-L, and pasting in the URL. With the default target set to new window.

      I love pasting quoted text, highlighting it, and pressing ctrl-J to blockquote.

      I love being able to add custom tags, which is why for me ctrl-F1 puts it “li” tags for bulleting.

      I love being able to use ctrl-I, ctrl-B and ctrl-U just like in Word.

      I love being able to hit ctrl-S every few words or sentence or so, just as in Word, so if the machine craches, it’s going to be there.

      I love being able to save an unfinished post as a .post file to open later, then clear the editor and write and different post in the meantime.

      This is why I have praised w.Bloggar so much in the past.

      Comment by Jay Solo — Wednesday, March 24, 2004 @ 7:56 am

    RSS feed for these comments.

    Leave a comment

    Line and paragraph breaks automatic, e-mail address never displayed, HTML allowed: <a href="" title="" rel=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>



    Take a Look At This!
    • Tabloid News
    • Word of The Day
    • Chronograph Watches
    • Office Shredders
    • Cash Registers
    • Ricoh Fax Machines
    • IBM Typewriters
    • Copy Machines
    • UNIX Consulting
    • Web Design

    Visitors Since 2/15/03

    Powered by WordPress