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Jun. 5th, 2003

I just wrote a really long, newsy, very relevant entry, and then while editing it hit alt-leftarrow instead of leftarrow, causing IE to discard everything I had written.

I'd use a non-web client, but there are no good ones for Windows.

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filmstar
Jun. 5th, 2003 03:11 am (UTC)
I like Semagic. What constitutes a "good" non-web client?
szasz
Jun. 5th, 2003 06:38 pm (UTC)
There was just so much bad karma and ego-wars between the two clients, you know... this is my software, you stole it, no, yours sucked, so I improved it, I want my name taken off it, etc etc... I just feel kind of dirty using either of them.

I have not tried the "lesser" ones, perhaps I should.

I really like the MacOSX client. It puts most things about the pending entry right there in the same window, and is innocuous and pretty fast.

I'm embarrassed that I can't really answer your question by pointing to any specific features which I can label as "parts of a 'good' client."

Certainly not throwing away posts upon one stray keystroke. :)
obfuscate
Jun. 5th, 2003 06:41 am (UTC)
I've always liked the original windows one.. despite its origins.
szasz
Jun. 5th, 2003 06:34 pm (UTC)
Well, that's the whole problem with it. I keep being afraid it's sending copies of my private entries. Which I totally wouldn't put past him.
obfuscate
Jun. 6th, 2003 07:50 am (UTC)
Well, I don't think he has much say in Semagic. It's a modification of the original, but I don't think he has any input in it anymore. And he's not the only one working on them; I don't think the other people involved would be okay with that.
recursive
Jun. 5th, 2003 12:07 pm (UTC)
I used to hit ^a a to go to the beginning of the line (being used to screen and stuff with emacs keybindings). Instead it left me with a buffer with nothing but "a" in it. Fortunately the undo saved me there.
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