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A new kind of blogging

Posted: 21 May 2012 at 19:05:36

Many blog posts begin with "It's been a long time since I last blogged." While that's certainly true in my case, I've recently come upon some new technology that may increase the frequency of my blog posts: tablet computers.

I recently picked up a used HP Touchpad from a seller on EBay. The tablet was already loaded with Android 2.3.7 alongside the stock WebOS (which is, of course, kind of a dead product). I promptly upgraded Android to 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and began installing various apps.

The HP Touchpad is a 10-inch tablet, similar to an iPad (but runs a superior OS, heh.) I was lucky enough to also get a bluetooth keyboard with the tablet, which makes entering text (like this) much easier than using an on-screen keyboard. I did install a Swype clone app so that I could enter text via the screen more effectively.

The lack of momentum in the Movable Type community is clearly evident in the fact there aren't any blogging clients for Android that work with MT. All hope is not lost since the web interface works fine in an Android browser.