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SoftwareByDefault on Technorati

I’ve created new user profile on, as per usual my username is set to SoftwareByDefault. In order to “claim a website”  requires content publishers to publicize a unique alpha numeric code. From my understanding verifying a content publisher would be a lot easier and streamlined if were to make use of OAuth protocols.

My unique alpha numeric code supplied by : DZ4ANYQP6NTS

Parse, parse, parse…. Unless I’ve missed something that should be it.

Testing Windows Live Writer Plugins

I recently installed Microsoft Windows Live Writer in order to enable offline/desktop content creation for my blog hosted at So far Live Writer has exceeded my expectations by far, simply put, it is awesome. The user interface is very similar to the familiar Microsoft Office product suite user interface.

Windows Live Writer Screenshot

From Wikipedia: “It features WYSIWYG authoring, photo-publishing and map-publishing functionality, and is currently compatible with Windows Live Spaces, SharePoint blogs, Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, WordPress, Telligent Community,, JournalHome, the MetaWeblog API, the Movable Type API, Blogengine, Squarespace, and all blogs that support RSD (Really Simple Discoverability). “

I have started playing around with Windows Live Writer plugins, as I discover plugins I’ll write a blog entry if I find a plugin to be impressive. In addition I have also started looking at the Live Writer API. If inspiration strikes I will attempt creating my own Live Writer Plugin.

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My First post using Windows Live Writer!

I’ve installed and configured Windows Live Writer. The initial to My WordPress Blog was really effortless and without incident. I created this post using the Live Writer Desktop application, so far so good. Browser based WYSIWYG () have certainly improved vastly, but I still prefer the ease and control of a desktop based word editor.

I’ve joined the O’Reilly Blogger Review Program

I review for the O'Reilly Blogger Review Program

Twitter Profile QR Code Generator

I’ve built a new widget at WolframAlpha intended to generate a QR Code linked to a twitter profile. I created a new page here on my blog hosting the widget, you can find it here

DefaultSoftware QR

DefaultSoftware QR

Dewald Esterhuizen

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