Category Archives: WIndows


I was looking for some software to use to blog from Windows when I came upon a post from Daniel Jakut (He made MarsEdit, a Mac Blogging program). He recommended using either Windows Live Writer, and another from an Indie dev. house called Blogjet. So far, it’s as easy to use as MarsEdit, and for those that like that sort of thing, it uses the big ribbon UI that Microsoft seems to love. It’d definitely work checking out if you blog via the WordPress platform. I’ll check out Windows Live Writer, I’m not sure if it’s being developed any longer.




HP Printers having issues via a shared printer connection.

I was setting up some printers for a Windows based computer lab recently, and everything was working as planned. That is until one of the printers ran out of paper. Of course the lab machine wouldn’t print until I added paper, which makes sense. However, after adding paper, the printer still reported is was out of paper. If you have a newer HP printer, it may be using a WSD port as the default connection to the printer. Newer HP printers use this protocol be default for network connectivity. I have had many issues connecting using this protocol. To fix this issue you have to go to the Print Management Console on the server and add in a custom port and make sure to use  TCP/IP. Insert the IP address of the printer and apply and it fixes the issue. On another note, if possible, for Windows machines, I always try to use the PCL 5 driver instead of the custom driver supplied from HP. It just seems to work better with the Universal PCL Driver.