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WWDC time! 🥃

What a semi-final of Snooker between Williams and Hawkins. Every frame felt like the last frame of a final! 🔴⚫️

Error Discovering XML-RPC Endpoint

Hallelujah 🙏

Found a solution to my problems with Micro.blog and Sunlit apps not discovering my XML-RPC endpoint.

All connections to the xmlrpc.php file were being blocked. I read a few posts when trying to find a solution that the xmlrpc.php file is a big target for brute force attacks on websites. So maybe my host had pushed out an update to block access to any xmlrpc.php files.

To fix this problem, I added the following code to my .htacces file and now everything connects without problem.


<FilesMatch "xmlrpc\.php$">
Allow from all
</FilesMatch>

It would be nice if I could ‘Allow from’ Micro.blog and Sunlit instead of ‘All’ but this is something I can tweak at a future date.

Right now I’m just happy everything is working again correctly.

Not sure what caused it but Micro.blog and Sunlit both complained that XML-RPC couldn’t be found yesterday. Re-installed a fresh copy of WordPress and it still wouldn’t work. Now everything seems fine without me changing a thing 🤷‍♂️

🔗 On coming to terms with my lack of formal education

Rachel Andrew writing for the The Pastry Box Project:

Formal education gives you words and technical understanding, it helps you interact with other people on a level where you can all assume you have the same starting point. It isn’t everything, and perhaps my hard-won knowledge, learned from trying and failing and figuring things out alone is my greatest strength.

— Read on the-pastry-box-project.net/rachel-andrew/2018-april-4

🔗 The Story of WordPress – The History of the Web

The Story of WordPress – The History of the Web

It was January of 2003, and 19 year old blogger and amateur programmer Matt Mullenweg was distraught. In a post on his blog titled The Blogging Software Dilemma, Mullenweg wrote:

My logging software hasn’t been updated for months, and the main developer has disappeared, and I can only hope that he’s okay.

Mullenweg’s “logging software” was called b2. It was created in 2001 by developer Michel Valdrighi. At the time, Valdrighi was still pretty new to programming. But the web was full of bright-eyed new programmers looking to hack together solutions for themselves. So he created b2 as an alternative to other popular blogging platforms like Movable Type and Greymatter.

— Read on thehistoryoftheweb.com/the-story-of-wordpress/

iOS update. watchOS update. audioOS update. tvOS update. No love for macOS today though.

🔗 Use a .dev domain? Not anymore.

Great post by Daryl Koopersmith over at Medium about the history of the internet and domain names.

Before the internet, before domain names, and before I was born, there was the ARPANET — the little network that could. What started as a network that bridged four research centers in the western United States became the foundations of the internet we know today.

The ARPANET connected computers called hosts together using giant, wired routers called Interface Message Processors (IMPs). These routers served as the nodes of the network, and allowed the research centers to communicate with one another.

— Read on medium.engineering/use-a-dev-domain-not-anymore-95219778e6fd

Destroyed my Keybase account today by losing my passphrase and not having the Mac app installed to prove my identity. No other option but to completely reset the account and prove all of my identities again.

Lesson learned. Keep a backup of important information that can’t be recovered.

“The Don” 8oz burger wrapped in pizza dough with cheese and pepperoni @ The Ferret, Preston

Pizza Burger @ The Ferret

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