I am so used to outlook and newsgator, with my dasBlog plug-in, that I find it very difficult to blog from the web. The interface sucks, I like smart clients, not web applications trying to look like smart clients. No spell checker (or you need yet another piece of software), so save and edit later, nothing...
And reading blogs in RSS bandit is just cumbersome. I loose a lot of time, don't have a nice overview of all the posts that are to read, can't edit from there. I like the comments and trackbacks integrated features though. Oh and the synchronization support is really good.
As such, I am working on hijacking newsgator with an rss bandit compatible (hopefully) synchronization service, and an add-in for comments feeds and automatic conversion of items across feeds (something I asked Greg about early in the 2.0 beta release, but it didn't happen...)
Greg, you don't mind me playing with your internal API do you? :-)
Ok, I'll admit it... I have a hard time not blogging at all!
I spent the last few days talking with many people, both internally and externally. For the moment, I'm resuming my blogging as usual, and will talk to all the non Morgan Stanley specific stuff. I'll add a disclaimer soon to my web site though.
Should I adopt the stance of not mentioning which company I'm working for? I think it would be disrespectful of both my readers and myself. I'm proud to be an IT guy working in Morgan Stanley, and I wouldn't do myself a favor by hiding that. Moreover, it's a great place, and the public has the right to know!
Is it risky? Yes, a bit more than the usual rambling. If one of the lawyers somewhere becomes mad at me for blogging, I could loose my job. But is it worth it? I think it is, both for Morgan and for me. I've been around the blogging world for two years now (that goes fast doesn't it?) and I'm not going to go away anytime soon. I love my job, and I don't think I'll go away from there either.
You can switch your aggregator off and resume a normal activity. Thanks.