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Having issues upgrading APC 9640 Network Manager card 3

Of course this is still a thing. Even though when you log into the management page, you can click firmware upgrade, it fails to upload throwing:

Trying numerous browsers, the upgrade always fails via the browser for my AP9640/41/42 APC Network Management Cards. So just like I experienced before with the AP9617/18/19 cards, you have to drop into FTP to successfully upgrade. The process is one of a few options pulled from APC’s website: https://www.apc.com/us/en/faqs/FA156047/

Before upgrading, make sure you pulled down the Bin file, which as of this posting (November 2021) was: apc_hw21_su_1-5-1-1.nmc3 You can find it by downloading the latest file from apc’s website and running the exe file. Then dive into the directories to C:\apc_hw21_su_1-5-1-1\Bins . If for some reason this file doesn’t exist anymore, you can pull it down from here: https://vivithemage.com/extra/apc_hw21_su_1-5-1-1.nmc3

MD5 HASH: AEDA1DEECF92D6DC956DE9A8235DDB11
SHA256 HASH: 2D68A703308F222E453BA525816B544635DE03D451D406BB52A856CD0920F1A9

This is what you have to do to upgrade:

Manual (via FTP) – Network Management Card 3

1. To perform a firmware flash with this method the Management Card must have been previously configured with a System IP, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway and attached to the network. In addition, FTP Server must be enabled.

2. Open an MS-DOS command prompt window on a PC which is connected to the network. Change to the directory which contains the firmware upgrade files. Some example commands which need to be entered are shown in bold in order to change directoriesPlease note, this is just an example. You may need to enter a full path to a directory which requires different syntax.
C:\>cd apc
C:\apc>

3. Open an FTP client session.

C:\apc>ftp 192.168.1.100 (192.168.1.100 being the IP address of the web card)

4. Log in as Administrator (apc is the default user name and password).

5. Upgrade the firmware:

ftp>bin(specifies binary transfer mode which is required)
ftp> hash (optional – enables hash mark printing as a way of monitoring file transfer progress)
ftp>put apc_hw21_SU_XXXX.nmc3(XXX being the version number downloaded)
6. When FTP confirms the transfer, type quit to close the session.

7. Wait about 20 – 30 seconds.

That is it, APC Network Manager will reboot and you’ll be upgraded.

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SABnzbd 3.4.1 Windows – Untrusted certificate

Interesting issue that popped up right after upgrading. My SABNZB started throwing cert errors on all of my usenet servers. Too much of a coincidence, and it looks like there was an expired cert. The error SabNZB kept spitting out was:

Server blablabla uses an untrusted certificate [Certificate not valid. This is most probably a server issue.]

This is a shameless pull from /u/MonstaGraphics on reddit who posted the fix.

  1. Press the Windows/Start button, Type MMC and press enter.
  2. Press Ctrl+M.
  3. Double-click on “Certificates” in the left list, then click the “Finish” button. Click “OK” to close the window.
  4. Expand “Certificates – Current User”, then expand “Intermediate Certificate Authorities”, then click “Certificates”.
  5. Find the expired certificate titled “R3”, and delete it. Close the Window, you don’t need to save anything once prompted.
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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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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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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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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.

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Looking up Cisco ASA5506 timebomb Field Notice – FN64228

(UPDATED APRIL 2021) – As the link was broken and now fixed) I don’t know why this isn’t plastered on cisco.com, but you can go to here and throw a serial number in and see if it’s affected by the timebomb that the C2000 CPU’s cause. This seems specific to the 5506x, there are other search tools and field notices at cisco to determine if your hardware is affected.

https://snvui.cisco.com/snv/FN64228

If you need to grab your SN, type show inv and it’ll spit out SN and version. I’ve found a bunch of V02 are unaffected, based on that lookup tool.

madfw5# show inv
Name: "Chassis", DESCR: "ASA 5506-X with FirePOWER services, 8GE, AC, DES"
PID: ASA5506           , VID: V04     , SN: JMX2xxxxxx

Name: "Storage Device 1", DESCR: "ASA 5506-X SSD"
PID: ASA5506-SSD       , VID: N/A     , SN: MSAxxxxxxxx

madfw5#