WordPress migration redeux, SnapIt 3.7


Here we go again. I’ve got enough on my plate without having to deal with Microsoft induced headaches.  I’ve worked in and around computer hardware and software since 1971, so I’ve seen my share of migration screw-ups, thank you very much. I host my web site, www.garyshowalter.com, at the Microsoft Live site, and keeping my blog updated is important to me. The web site service is good, generally speaking, if limited. That’s all I need, so a few limitations are okay with me. But the other day Microsoft migrated their blog hosting to WordPress for one reason or another, and that meant my blog no longer appeared on my Author’s Blog page on the web site.

You can’t configure WordPress to automatically mirror your blog post to a blog page on your MS Live web page. They just ain’t innerested in doing that fer yeh, nosirree, Bob. So over the next several days I have to figure a way around this issue, or give serious consideration to my options.

On another note, I’ve got a neat little utility to play with. It’s called SnapIt, version 3.7. You can think of it as your PrintScreen button on steroids. Here’s a link to their web site:


It’s being marketed as a great tool for bloggers, and I can’t argue with that. But blogging aside, I’ve got a nasty suspicion there are a whole lot more uses for this little tool than snagging shots for a blog post. I’ll let you know as I give this little app it’s sea trials over  the next week or so.

Enjoy your weekend.


About Gary Showalter

Gary Showalter was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He lived in Aruba, Florida and the Panama Canal Zone before joining the U.S. Army during the 1960s. Following his discharge from the Army, Mr. Showalter picked cotton in East Texas, baled hay in Ardmore Oklahoma, sold light bulbs in Los Angeles, California, and built cattle pens in Fallon, Nevada (during a blizzard, of course). After settling in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Showalter worked as a professional gardener before turning his hand to furniture making. In 1981, he moved to Israel, married, and raised four children while working as a furniture maker, silversmith, goldsmith, and ornamental wood turner. He served in the Israel Defense Forces Reserves for sixteen years, and when not on active duty he worked in government and private security. He has also served in senior management positions in two software development companies in Israel. During his time in Israel, Mr. Showalter published articles dealing with international terror and the Israel-Arab conflict in the Jerusalem Post, Israel national News and several political science web sites. Mr. Showalter returned to the United States in the fall of 2003, to care for an elderly parent. He published his first novel, “The Big Bend”, in the fall of 2008. His second novel, “Hog Valley”, is now in print. Mr. Showalter's third novel, “Twisted Key”, was published in the fall of 2011, and his fourth novel, "Lonesome Cove" is now available in Kindle format and should be published in paper near the end of 2012. He currently lives in Deland, Fl, where he is co-authoring "A Silent Star" with Tony Attanasio. "A Silent Star" is the true tale (though novelized, with names changed for security reasons) about the 4-person covert action team sent into Yemen to capture Osama Bin laden immediately after the bombing of the USS Cole in the Aden harbor in Yemen in October of 2000.
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