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Post2Blog

Found a superb blogging tool recently called Post2Blog. It’s freeware and can be downloaded from: http://bytescout.com After installation you configure it with your blog site’s details, login information, etc. Once you’re up and running all you need to do is create a new post and click the "Publish" button. Apparently it also provides Microsoft Office integration, although I haven’t tried that out yet. You can also manage all of you blog posts - edit, delete, move up/down, etc. This is the kind of software that gives freeware a good name!

Evolution MK-249C MIDI Keyboard Mac OS X Problem

Mac OS X generally seems capable of dealing with just about anything you can throw at it. However upon connecting my trusty Evolution MK-249C MIDI keyboard up to my 2nd generation MacBook it steadfastly refused to play ball. This keyboard has always been instantly recognised by Windows XP and so it was surprising to encounter this. The M-Audio website (M-Audio took over Evolution it appears) offered no real assistance. There was no driver available for Mac OS X 10.4.9 as the keyboard is supposed to be "Class Compliant" which apparently means it doesn't need one... strange. Eventually after consulting some forums I found the fix. The problem seems to be related to Mac OS on the Intel MacBooks. There is a patch on the M-Audio site but only for MacOS 10.1.5. This must be downloaded and installed. Here is the link: http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=support.drivers&f=596 Upon restarting the OS the keyboard was recognised by Mac OS and GarageBand had no trouble