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Top Tips For Live Writer Plug-in Developers

by @ Tuesday, July 13th, 2010. Tags: , , ,
Filed under Live Writer, Tips

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; tweetmeme_source = ‘scottisafool’; tweetmeme_service = ‘’; tweetmeme_hashtags = ‘iphone4′; Whether you’ve written Live Writer plug-ins before, or if you’re just thinking about writing your first, hopefully this post will give you some good tips that will help you build that new plug-in. Use A Visual Studio Template I would highly recommend downloading [...]

Writerous (The Posterous Plug-in For Live Writer) Has Been Updated

by @ Monday, July 5th, 2010. Tags: , ,
Filed under Live Writer Plugin, Writerous

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; tweetmeme_source = ‘scottisafool’; tweetmeme_service = ‘’; tweetmeme_hashtags = ‘iphone4′; Writerous is my Live Writer plug-in that I made to allow users to use Live Writer to publish to Posterous, something which can’t be done in Live Writer natively (due to the Posterous API). I was recently made aware of a post in [...]

Twitter Notify, Because No-one Should Be Hacking The Registry

by @ Friday, July 2nd, 2010. Tags: , ,
Filed under Live Writer, Tools

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; tweetmeme_source = ‘scottisafool’; tweetmeme_service = ‘’; tweetmeme_hashtags = ‘iphone4′; Anyone who uses the Twitter Notify plug-in for Live Writer will know that it gives you a url to tweet your link with, but sometimes, tinyURL isn’t what you want to be using, perhaps you prefer, or you have your own [...]

Blackbird Pie Twitter Plugin for Live Writer

by @ Sunday, May 9th, 2010. Filed under Blackbird Pie, Live Writer Plugin

Hot on the heels of the Google Buzz plugin, is a plugin that I wrote for @stevecla that lets you insert a twitter quote from a new service called Blackbird Pie. Basically this service lets you put in a tweet url and get the code to put on your blog/website that shows that tweet, for [...]

Google Buzz Live Writer Plugin

by @ Saturday, May 8th, 2010. Filed under Google Buzz, Live Writer Plugin

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; tweetmeme_source = ‘scottisafool’; tweetmeme_service = ‘’; tweetmeme_hashtags = ‘scottisafool’; Recently, I was badgered by @jas to make him a Live Writer plugin similar to the Tweetmeme plugins I’ve written. The plugin he wanted was for Google Buzz, you know, that service from Google that only Google uses. Anyway, I wrote the plugin, [...]

Welcome to my new blog

by @ Saturday, May 8th, 2010. Filed under non-dev

Hi, and welcome to my new blog. I have made the decision after a lot of grief to move my blog away from and put it in a new home. My reasons for doing this included constant spam comments and no way of preventing them, and for an unexplained reason, I was actually unable [...]

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