For some time now, me and my friend have been reading each others blogs and, as we both have rather sharp tongues, been commenting as well. That is... I have been commenting and she has been trying to read by blog.
Trying, because I hate Google. I think its the single biggest Orwellian company in this whole world and on the pretext of "do no evil" it ends up getting away with it.
I, as a policy therefore, use Google talk less, Gmail sparingly and Google search, not at all. Instead, I use Windows Live. That's Live messenger, Live mail and Live Search.
Sadly though, my friend hasn't been able to access the blog hosted on Live Spaces. I don't know why. I can, on the 3 different computers I have at home.
I like windows live spaces simply because its more a "My Space" than a blog. I have lots of cool pics uploaded, there are links to places I like and lists of stuff (although I noticed I can have that on Blogger as well) And all this is important to me
But what is more important to me is for her to read and comment. She is refreshingly honest, funny, politically incorrect, thought provoking and bold. I like that. But above all the intellectual stimulation, conversing with her is damn good fun. To be honest, while I enjoy talking to anyone, even strangers, conversations with her are something else. Enough to make me switch from Windows Live to Evil Google.
So for what it's worth, I am planning to replicate (nopes not moving) my blog from Windows Live spaces to this Blogger place.
Lets hope she is able to access this here and I still do maintain that overall, Windows Live kicks ass and Blogger sucks. And that, as they say, is that.