Sweet goodness. Hearts and bunnies, as The Wife and her sister would say.
I'm authoring this post from Windows Live Writer, a Windows client application that provides a place to author a post offline and then send 'er up the tubes to my blog site.
DasBlog has long provided alternatives to the HTML form based post, such as email based submission, but I've never delved into them. I read about Windows Live Writer on a couple of posts, nothing too detailed, just a quick mention and on a lark I looked it up online.
It seemed interesting, lots of features too. I downloaded a small .msi file, and it was running great in seconds on my laptop. Right off the bat, it asked for the URL to my blog and my credentials. It proceeded to chat with my blog to learn some things about it; I didn't have to do anything.
Then a window opens and prompts me to enter a blog post. I think I'm going to really like this.