beta 2 of windows live writer was released today. go get it. improved user interface, improved blog support, some new functions...you know all the good stuff you want in an update. oh yeah and continued extensibility.
i took a quick second (after doing a little RTFM'ing [thanks charles]) and uploaded a custom manifest to my blog. why? because when in writer sometimes i want quick access to things about my blog (stats and such). so i took a minute to "subtext"-ize a sidebar extension to writer...see:
i've got the nice little transparent subtext icon in the back and two custom buttons taking me to my various stats. additionally, a link directly to the admin functionality. i'll be playing around more with this stuff later.