Microsoft have forked and open sourced Windows Live Writer!
How to disable IPv6 or its components in Windows
How to correctly disable IPv6 in Windows
”There will always be darkness
I spent a few years growing up with a closet in my bedroom. The closet had an odd design. It looked normal at first, then you walked in to do closet things, and discovered that the wall on your right gave way to an alcove, making for a handy little shelf. Then you looked up, and the wall at the back of the alcove gave way again, into a crawlspace of utter nothingness, where no light could fall and which you immediately identified as the daytime retreat for every ravenous monster you kept at bay with flashlights and stuffed animals each night.
This is what it is to learn programming. You get to know your useful tools, then you look around, and there are some handy new tools nearby and those tools show you the bottomless horror that was always right next to your bed.”
Falsehoods programmers believe about time
”I have repeatedly been confounded to discover just how many mistakes in both test and application code stem from misunderstandings or misconceptions about time. By this I mean both the interesting way in which computers handle time, and the fundamental gotchas inherent in how we humans have constructed our calendar – daylight savings being just the tip of the iceberg.”
How to bring harmony to your mixed wired and wireless networks
The article discusses several different ways to cause your WiFi enabled Windows PCs to switch to a wired connection when it is available. The one which impresses me is the use of DHCP Default Router Metric Base property.
”Process Hacker was started in 2008 as an open source alternative to programs such as Task Manager and Process Explorer.”
Windows 7 Notification Area Automation – Falling Back Down the Binary Registry Rabbit Hole
”After countless hours of searching for a programmatic way to modify the notification settings of the task tray icons, I came to the conclusion that there are many questions and no answers out there. I embarked once again on the fun task of reverse engineering a binary registry setting to change a setting that should be pretty straight forward but, alas, is not. …”
How to be a reviewer
Chortle’s style guide for writers
And finally, some interesting Firefox plugins:
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.
Thumbnail Cache Viewer
OSForensics™ provides a viewer capable of displaying image thumbnails stored in the Window’s thumbnail cache database.
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.
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 )