WordPress, BlogJet, and XMLRPC

Setting up BlogJet, and I saw this helpful error:
Invalid Blog Response

Firing up a network sniffer, we can see that this (un)helpful error is actually a :
403 Forbidden

Digging a bit further, it seems some webhosts block access to XML-RPC.PHP.

One Solution: renamed the XML-RPC.PHP to something different.

edit: have also seen the error with Windows Live Writer.

Saturday link roundup

Thumbnail Cache Viewer
OSForensics™ provides a viewer capable of displaying image thumbnails stored in the Window’s thumbnail cache database.

How to loop through all files in a folder using C#

Transfercar is a website that enables rental car companies to reduce costs, while offering a way for travellers to travel for free. Here you can search for free rental cars and campervans  from the majority of Australian rental car companies. In return you will be helping the rental companies reduce their freight costs and reducing the number of trucks on the road.

10 most annoying road habits

The Microsoft “Ask the Performance Team” write about WMI

And I am going to include the links here, because a) they are useful and b) they compliment some of the posts I’ve written about WMI (Group Policy and WMI Filtering Slowness / The WMI Fix – which is better? / The WMI overflow error with getobject )

Ask the Performance Team:

Mid-week link roundup

Or “let’s dump all my open browser tabs out to a list”. 
ie.  this is what I’ve been working on today.

RC4 – related

TLS related

Account lockout related

Wireless Network Priority Setting in Windows 7 & 8

Saturday link roundup – the domain trust for a workstation

Had a question today on how to fix the “The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed” error on Windows 7.

It would appear in our case, that the Windows 7 Startup Repair is causing the trust relationship to break.  Some possible answers.

Saturday link roundup.

Open House Melbourne is on the 26/27th July.
Open House Melbourne is a not-for-profit association that runs annual events providing the public a free and rare opportunity to discover a hidden wealth of architectural, engineering and historic buildings nestled around the city.

Trike bike

Melbourne Animal Rescue
Melbourne Animal Rescue Incorporated (MAR) is a not-for-profit organisation in Melbourne, Australia. Since our inception in July 2010, we have responsibly rescued and rehoused over 600 dogs and cats.

Cameleon Chain Oiler
Offers hours of riding without having to worry about frequent lubrications. It is crucial to use an electronic and automatic system reknowned for its consistency, stability and durability in extreme conditions. The cost effective aspect is as important to the occasional traveller as it is to the rider who just can’t get enough.

How to make a paracord bracelet

Saturday Link Roundup

The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino
I started to ramble on about pills, and aches and pains, but she kept pursuing, and didn’t seem satisfied with my answers. I was a little surprised as being my roommate in college and friend for years; I thought she already knew the medical definition of Lupus. Then she looked at me with a face every sick person knows well, the face of pure curiosity about something no one healthy can truly understand. She asked what it felt like, not physically, but what it felt like to be me, to be sick.

Benita developed from childhood, affirmed in the belief that everyone, always has the ability to; self-heal, grow, and always be on a path of constant Spiritual Development. At a very early age, Benita Perera developed a strong and inherent psychic intuition and over her entire lifetime, Benita has continued to develop her gifts, as a psychic healer and intuitive counsellor. Benita now teaches others how to develop spiritually and is sought after throughout Australia and Asia to speak and to inspire.

How to make sure Windows 7 and Windows 8 creates an MBR formatted drive when installing.

Fatal Distraction: Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake. Is It a Crime?
The defendant was an immense man, well over 300 pounds, but in the gravity of his sorrow and shame he seemed larger still. He hunched forward in the sturdy wooden armchair that barely contained him, sobbing softly into tissue after tissue, a leg bouncing nervously under the table. In the first pew of spectators sat his wife, looking stricken, absently twisting her wedding band. The room was a sepulcher. Witnesses spoke softly of events so painful that many lost their composure. When a hospital emergency room nurse described how the defendant had behaved after the police first brought him in, she wept. He was virtually catatonic, she remembered, his eyes shut tight, rocking back and forth, locked away in some unfathomable private torment.