Testing Windows Live Writer

In a bit of a yak shaving exercise, I’m looking for a really simple blog post writer that’s more convenient than using wordpress.com’s web editor. Windows Live Writer works with wordpress.com, how good is its HTML?

$(data).find('option[value^="ruc"],option[value^=eta]').each(
    function(i, e) {
        var timeString = $(e).text();
        var filename = $(e).attr("value");
        r[timeString] = filename;
    });

There’s no support for <pre> tags, but I found a plugin that does it. (Update: not suitable for wordpress.com, since it requires Javascript. Use wordpress.com’s builtin tag instead) The ribbon UI is pretty bad and there’s a lot of junk between me and my thoughts. But it’s not terrible. Here’s a picture:

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