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Nintendo Switch does not detect SD Card – Plug ribbon cable back in option

My Nintendo switch v2 stopped detecting my SD card. I was able to plug the SD card back into my PC and it was detecting OK. I am guessing my son dropped the switch, and I am out of warranty. So I took it apart to see what was behind there, I figured these connectors aren’t super strong, they are usually a ribbon cable. I was right, it was not connected anymore. Put it back in, and it was good.

If you think that might be you, here’s what it looks like to reconnect the ribbon cable. You can find numerous teardown videos to get to this stage, it’s only a few screws. One caveat, be very gentle with the screws, do not over tighten them as they are very soft metal. They will strip easily.

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General Computing

Bypassing the Google Chrome “Your connection is not private” Warning

Sometimes this will pop up, specifically with a website that has a CA signed by the military, government, or self signed certs. In Google Chrome, at least as of version 92.0.4515.159, you can do this to get around it. Just know, that your session may not be as secure as you’d like, so you better know what you are hitting!

The fix is to left click anywhere on the site page, and then type:

thisisunsafe

If it worked, the site should reload and get you in. You do not need to press enter, it will automatically take it. There’s no text box, or typing prompt, just type it on the screen after you left click on the page.

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Google Fi $20 credit

I know Google fi has been around for quite a while, but I recently switched and have been enjoying it a lot. My favorite perk has been when I travel internationally, you get high speed data rolled in to 200+ countries. Assuming you pick one of their plans that allow for that functionality. If you want a free $20 credit, you can sign up with promo code 8JRXF9 or this link will also take you there: https://g.co/fi/r/8JRXF9

It also kicks me over a $20 credit, so win-win!

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Operating Systems

CentOS 8 Stream Error setting up base repository

This is a super simple fix. If you are trying to set up a centos 8 stream server with just the boot iso and the internet. You need to select the repo that it can pick from so you can get your packages. When you are selecting your isntallation source, the “on the network” source you can pick for a repository URL is:

mirror.centos.org/centos/8-stream/BaseOS/x86_64/os/

Select done and then you can select your packages. My go to is a minimal install, then you can continue your installation.

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Coupon code for namesilo.com renewals or transfers

This code should work on renewals as well as transfers. It should get you $1 off your domain purchase. The code you can use when you do a renewal or transfer with namesilo.com is:

vivi-onedollar

Full disclosure: I get some sort of affiliate return. But the goal would be to save you at least a dollar!

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Gaming Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch static port for PfSense on its outbound NAT fix NAT D

This should resolve anyone trying to connect outbound with their Nintendo Switch when it gets stuck on NAT D when using a pfsense router. I am using version 2.5.1-RELEASE as of this guide creation. Doing this also creates no reason to enable uPNP either. This assumes your Nintendo Switch is using a Static IP, or has a DHCP IP reservation so you can keep using the same IP. But if you have not set up a DHCP static lease, see step 1, otherwise skip to step 2.

1. Set a static IP address for the device via DHCP static mappings

  • Status -> DHCP Leases, find the device, click + to add a mapping, set a static address, save, etc. I have an IP range outside my DHCP scope that I like to use for static leases.

2. Switch to Hybrid Outbound NAT

  • Firewall -> NAT, Outbound tab
  • Select Hybrid Outbound NAT, Save

3. Add Outbound NAT rule

  • Firewall -> NAT -> Outbound tab
  • Click Add
  • Set the console address as the source (Type = Network, then enter the IP address, pick /32 for the CIDR)
  • Check Static Port
  • Click Save

That is it, you should now have NAT Type B, which should let you play Splatoon 2, and connect to other Animal crossing users.

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EVGA Associates code for 10% discounts

Warning, this is purely an ad post for my associates code. Good news is it can get you up to 10% off any hardware at evga.com and it’s store. When you go to check out, just punch in this associates code during checkout: I6AM2ZPP7846RU5

That is it! Should save you up to 10%. Otherwise here’s the total savings per product type:

Product Type
Audio
10.00%

Capture Device
5.00%

Cases
10.00%

Cooling
10.00%

Gaming Keyboards
5.00%

Gaming Mice
5.00%

Graphics
3.00%

Motherboards
5.00%

Power Supplies
10.00%

I appreciate you for using my code!
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Minecraft Bedrock Server on CentOS 8 Stream error with libnsl.so.1

My Minecraft server was working great on my CentOS 8 Stream server for a few months. Then an update they must have added or modified a dependency. When I would go to start it, it would throw:

./bedrock_server: error while loading shared libraries: libnsl.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Did a little googling and discovered I needed to install libnsl package:

dnf install libnsl

Once I did that, I was back up and running! Hopefully this helps someone else.

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AT LOTTO 2021 – Pandemic Edition

UPDATE AFTER DRAW: Looks like someone in Michigan won the jackpot :(.

NOTE: This is not endorsed by Anandtech, they have no legal obligations in this if I decide to screw you all over or something. This is also not just for AT members, friends of friends can join.

BUY IN = $10

In the past some have put in more money, but let it be known, if we win, we will still all get an equal share. If you want to add a buy in for a spouse/SO make sure to fill the form out TWICE with unique info so I can contact you each individually. The same goes for the Buy in, make sure to send it in twice.

The deadline to join is Jan 22 2021 at 2000 EST, 1900 CST, 1800 MST, or 1700 PCT. This is for the drawing of MEGAMILIONS on Jan 22 2021 @ 2100EST with a jackpot of $970 MILLION USD.

STEP 1 :

Send $10 via venmo (preferred), cashapp, or Amazon Gift card, IF YOU SEND AS CC, ADD 4% to cover the fee. If you want a referral code for any of these services let me know. You get free $ and I get free $.

venmo address
cashapp
Amazon GC: much prefer venmo, but this option is still possible

If you have heatware, I could also do a MO/cash/check, but email me first for my address.

STEP 2 :
Fill this quick form out :

https://forms.gle/augdN9KaPpacUaV97

This way I can keep track of everyone two fold, and then send a quick email once I get the tickets.

TIME TO WIN!

EXAMPLE WINNING SCENARIO:

We win $250,000, 50 people bought in, we split $250,000 – tax cut / 50. We will be PROBABLY be doing a lump payout. We will use some of the funds to have a lawyer do the divvy process and to try and levy as much tax saving as we can. I am thinking I take the tax cut (VA), and say we’re an anonymous group of friends who won. VA has a law that does not require you to divulge who the winner is. I can mail a check, cash, ACH, MO, etc, will let the lawyer make the decision for us most likely. IMO, this should be OK for non US citizens as well, because I will claim the winnings and divvy them up as gifts, or however the lawyer thinks will save us the most money.

Second scenario: Split it pretax and you collect yourself and pay your taxes. If I recall someone said that was an option, but I had not looked into it.

Also note, if we win anything less then $500, I will probably just roll it into another round of something. Scratchers, more megamillions, powerball, GME long calls, harhar. Those on the original buy in will get a % still, if it hits home.

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Connect a Nintendo switch to a bedrock server

I just bought a Nintendo Switch and was trying to play cross platform with my buddies on PC. The non-java version of Minecraft. So I set up a minecraft server running bedrock and did a tcpdump on my router to where my Switch was trying to connect to. It attempts to connect to mco.lbsg.net. So I pointed that DNS entry on my dnsmasq server to my bedrock server public address and my switch now lets me connect to it and I can play on that server.

Hopefully this gets fixed at some point or let’s us Switch players connect to bedrock servers directly.