Oh, my LORD, what a pain in the, er, tuchas. I couldn’t get my local editor to work on this stupid thing, meaning I had to use the incredibly kludgy built-in editor for WordPress. Nothing against the WordPress guys, they make a great product, and I don’t know how they manage to keep it free, but somehow they do.
Apparently, PHP 5.2.2 has a bug in it which doesn’t allow XML-RPC posts from remote external editors. I won’t bore you with the technical details, but let’s just say that once again, the fabulous internet comes to the rescue . Go figure. So here I am again, all set up to blog from my desktop client! Yay! Life is good….