Weblog ping stream access

The blo.gs/cloud.php interface has been down for days, so The Long Tail site hasn't been getting any data.

The http://www.weblogs.com/changes.xml page has been 403 Forbidden about half the time I've tried to pull it, and (worse) doesn't give me the xml of the changed RSS, just the link to the site. So much for semantics.

Is there anywhere else to get this data?