Jan 162013

Recently Live Writer has stopped working for me when trying to post articles to my wordpress blog. The error that I keep getting is “Invalid response document returned from XmlRpc server”.

After a bit of digging and pointing fingers to all my installed plugins, I have found out that the problem actually comes from a very unexpected place – the BOM marker inside my wp_config.php.

If you encounter this problem, the easiest solution is to load the file inside Notepad++, go to Encoding and select UTF-8 without BOM. Save and voila! Live Writer works again.

For a more complete and detailed explanation check out this blog post: http://blog.scribz.net/2010/12/windows-live-writer-wordpress-unicode-bom-error/#more-22

Oct 162009

Everybody that is doing XAML editing has hit this issue one moment in time – the editor is buggy. First of all – the designer is really useless. Second, if you keep editors open side-by-side  you will eventually get a Visual Studio crash. Also from time to time you won’t be able to open the XAML file because apparently it is open but hidden. Finally, I would mention that the XAML editor is a lot slower than the other Visual Studio editors. Continue reading »