iBlog - the good, the bad, and the ugly.

iBlog bugs me. It's close to being a good tool, but has some daft bugs.

The Good - I can now put images in abstracts.

The Bad - The HTMLCode tag required to put images in the abstract is (a) odd and (b) breaks if there isn't a line before the tag. There won't be when writing an abstract. Omit that line and the abstract will vanish. Oddly the developer claims this isn't a bug. Er, yes, yes it is a bug.

The Ugly - Having spent more time with the GUI I want to teach the developer a new word - the word is context. Why should I be able to add a new blog when right clicking on a category? The GUI has more than its share of little oddities like this which stick out all the more in the world of Mac apps. (Oh spare me the rabid pre-OS X zealots who are clinging to an idealised memory of the old days and claim all OS X GUIs are horrid. Here's a hint: I actively avoided Macs until they started channelling the departed spirit of NeXT.)

Is there a point to this post? No. Not really. Why don't I write my own blogger software? Thought about it but realised I'm far too lazy.

Posted: Wed - November 12, 2003 at 09:33 PM