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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 – FN64250

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 hte C2000 CPU’s cause.

https://snvui.cisco.com/snv/FN64250

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# 
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WHMCS remove NS1 and NS2 prefix

This one was bothering me for some reason. When you select the product type in your WHMCS Products/Services as Server/VPS it adds this NS1 and NS2 requirement. Which are just nameservers, it makes no sense! So if you change it from Server/VPS to OTHER the option goes away. If you have modules and other configurable options enabled, they’re all still there and work. Seems silly, but I reached out to WHMCS to ask why it exists in the first place.

Do know, this removes the hostname as well. If you want to keep hostname, you have the ability to hide NS1 and NS2 prefix’s and prepulate them instead. You would leave your Product/Service as Server/VPS and then make these changes:

The fields can be hidden by editing the /templates/orderforms/your_active_template/configureproduct.tpl file.

To remove one or more of the default fields on your order form entirely, you can change the field type to hidden and supply a unique value.

For example:

Find:

<label for="inputNs1prefix">{$LANG.serverns1prefix}</label>
<input type="text" name="ns1prefix" class="form-control" id="inputNs1prefix" value="{$server.ns1prefix}" placeholder="ns1">


<label for="inputNs2prefix">{$LANG.serverns2prefix}</label>
<input type="text" name="ns2prefix" class="form-control" id="inputNs2prefix" value="{$server.ns2prefix}" placeholder="ns2">

Replace with:

<!-- <label for="inputNs1prefix">{$LANG.serverns1prefix}</label> -->
<input type="hidden" name="ns1prefix" class="form-control" id="inputNs1prefix" value="host{$smarty.now}" placeholder="ns1">


<!-- <label for="inputNs2prefix">{$LANG.serverns2prefix}</label> -->
<input type="hidden" name="ns2prefix" class="form-control" id="inputNs2prefix" value="host{$smarty.now}" placeholder="ns2">


It is recommended to create your own custom order form to preserve changes through any upgrades – http://docs.whmcs.com/Order_Form_Templates#Creating_a_Custom_Order_Form_Template

Hopefully this helps someone, enjoy!

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Having issues with pfsense booting or crashing on ESX 6.5?

I had just installed a fresh copy of pfsense on my HP GEN8 Microserver, and noticed it would not like booting up, sometimes. So I ended up removing the USB SATA controller, and that resolved it. Why? I am not sure…I remember reading that someone else had a similar issue before as well.

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capital one 360 free $25 with new checking or savings account

I had signed up for capital one 360, and noticed with a referral you get $25, and I get $20 if you use this link to open a new checking or savings account with capital one! Seems like a win win.

I signed up with them because they have a no monthly fee checking account, and so far have had good customer service. You can also use capital one branches which is a thumbsup if I need to get a large chunk of cash.

https://r.capitalone360.com/yD5jv2SHKr

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AT LOTTO 8 – July 2016

NOTE: This is not endorsed by Anandtech, they have no legal obligations in this if I decide to screw you all over or something.

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. But we will all thank you greatly for the extra contribution, and I will let it be known who was nice enough to bump it up (if you so wish, or I can keep it anonymous). 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.

DEADLINE: Friday July 8, 2016
230PM Pacific
330PM Mountain
430PM Central
530PM Eastern

EXAMPLE WINNING SCENARIO:

We win $250,000, 50 people bought in, we split $250,000 – tax cut / 50. We will be doing a lump payout, and we will use some of the funds to have a lawyer do the divvy process, to try and levvy as much tax saving as we can. I am thinking I take the tax cut (Minnesota), and say we’re an anonymous group of friends who won. I will then divide it up how you like … I can mail a check, cash, MO, etc, will let the lawyer make the decision for us. We have options, but like I said, let’s not worry about it until we win 🙂

or split it pretax and you collect yourself and pay your taxes. If I recall someone said that was an option.

STEP 1 :

send $10 via venmo (preferred), google wallet, or Amazon Gift card, IF YOU SEND AS CC, ADD 3%:

Venmo address: done
Google wallet: done
Amazon GC: much prefer venmo, but this option is still possible: done

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 :
http://goo.gl/forms/nfOEU5FReUgxZ7Am1

This way I can keep track of everyone two fold, and then send a quick email once I get the actual tickets and we can split up the data entry work as we did last time. I will also update this blog post.

TIME TO WIN!

giphy

UPDATE: 7-6-2016 2P CST
buy in is live, tell your friends

UPDATE: 7-7-2016 8A CST
34 buys in so far!

update: 7-8-2016 8A CST
59 buyins so far!

update: 7-8-2016 11:30A CST
64 buyins and climbing, sent a final reminder email out.

update: 7-8-2016 2:30P CST
We’re at roughly 77 now.

update 7-8-2016 4:30P CST
All done, RossMan will go grab the tickets.
total tally was: 88 buyins!

Update 8-8-2016 6:16P CST
Kaaash
IMG_20160708_153858

update 7-8-2016 10:14P CST
Sooooooo we got the numbers. Funny story, RossMan/7-11 might have screwed up, or really did us a solid, and the last 4 tickets are 10 draws a ticket. It’s an honest mistake, so make sure you make fun of him :). Not everyone is used to getting almost $900 in tickets.

But to business, can you guys enter the numbers as we used to here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10ArDIDyj9HZf8ejGYotpgHjcg9l2YN1nPbiCEQIR-94/edit?usp=sharing

MegaMillions AT Lotto 8

update 7-8-2016 10:40P CST
just did the tally, we are not millionaires, but we had fun, and we can now make fun of RossMan forever!

update 7-17-2016 9:A CST
Looks like the pot was won Friday, so we shall see who draws it!

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AT LOTTO 7

NOTE: This is not endorsed by Anandtech, they have no legal obligations in this if I decide to screw you all over or something.

RULES :
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. But we will all thank you greatly for the extra contribution, and I will let it be known who was nice enough to bump it up (if you so wish, or I can keep it anonymous).

DEADLINE: Today Wed Jan 13, 2016
10AM Pacific
11AM Mountain
12PM Central
1PM Eastern

EXAMPLE WINNING SCENARIO:

We win $250,000, 50 people bought in, we split $250,000 – tax cut / 50. We will be doing a lump payout, and we will use some of the funds to have a lawyer do the divvy process, to try and levvy as much tax saving as we can. I am thinking I take the tax cut (Minnesota), and say we’re an anonymous group of friends who won. I will then divide it up how you like … I can mail a check, cash, MO, etc, will let the lawyer make the decision for us. We have options, but like I said, let’s not worry about it until we win 🙂

or split it pretax and you collect yourself and pay your taxes. If I recall someone said that was an option.

STEP 1 :

send $10 via venmo (preferred), google wallet, or Amazon Gift card, IF YOU SEND AS CC, ADD 3%:

Venmo address: done
Google wallet: done
Amazon GC: I already got a lot of GC, would rather have more cash to pull out come Wed, unless someone can really only send Amazon GC then you can use done

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://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tMYxfSyH7OOcZm2Qk52XpGFhUpJX6-krFMWn1jBNZ6I/viewform?usp=send_form

This way I can keep track of everyone two fold, and then send a quick email once I get the actual tickets and we can split up the data entry work as we did last time. I will also update this blog post.

UPDATE : 1-11-2016 2P CST
We are at about $300, or 30 people so far. I was also told the post will probably get removed, so spread the word via email, or PM…if anyone wants to hit me up via email, or PM they can.

UPDATE: 1-11-2016 3:06P CST
33 Users, or $330
My favorite comment so far:
“When we win and we are on vacation somewhere, I will rub some sun block on your back.”

update 1-12-2016 8A CST
We are at 57 users so far!

update 1-12-2016 11:55A
65 peeps so far.
quality jokes: “When we win I’ll finally get to do my LOTR remake with an all guinea pig cast.”

update 1-13-2016 8:47A
We are at 81 people, I will probably have to stop accepting around noon CST so I can go to the bank at lunch and find time this evening to grab all the tickets!

update 1-13-2016 12P
Final tally – 87, or $870 worth of tickets.
Closed up! I am going to grab the tickets shortly, will scan and post later tonight so we can start data entering.
I will also send a follow up email to everyone now, if you do not receive it by 1230P – 1P shoot me an email/pm so I can make sure I have your email.
This will be the PB entry form link + area to chat:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1boUuQLr4Rc9U4l6Bwg6F6hjdWXGvNKv3cq6u7C7T26Y/edit?usp=sharing

update 1-13-2016 12:15P
SnipeMasterJ13 snuck in at the last second, 88. I feel better with an even amount of people!

update 1-13-2016 1:15P
a little tease before I get home to scan them all
IMG_20160113_124254

update 1-13-2016 6:45P
I uploaded pictures. I got a new camera, which seemed to take high enough quality it all showed up in 4 pictures:
http://langeeks.net/etc/ATLotto7/

This should make it MUCH easier. In the top left of the ticket is a number, just go to the left of this document:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1boUuQLr4Rc9U4l6Bwg6F6hjdWXGvNKv3cq6u7C7T26Y/edit?usp=sharing

And enter them in the 10 corresponding lines! I’ll dump it in my excel document that will calculate what we win so it does the math. The google Doc removes the math.

If anyone else wants to see, here’s the template I was given back in 2012 when we started courtesy of Ryan P.

update 1-13-2016 10:22P
We got $44! So far looks like a winner was in Cali.

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Hide Windows 7 desktop icons through registry and a command or bat file

If you want to hide certain desktop icons via a bat file, you can use this. Just read the REM line to see which 4 registry adds will change a specific icon. I needed this to roll out to a couple hundred computers, versus logging on to them and disabling them individually.

REM hide Computer icon on the desktop
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REM hide Control Panel icon on the desktop
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REM hide User's Files icon on the desktop
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REM hide Network icon on the desktop
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REM hide recycle bin from desktop
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REM hide libraries icon from the desktop
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

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power shell script unmounting system reserved

I need a powershell way to remove the system reserved drive letter, as there is no reason for our users to actually use that, and access it. In powershell drop this code in:

$target = (Get-Volume -FileSystemLabel “System Reserved”).DriveLetter+ “:”
$volume = Get-WmiObject Win32_Volume -Filter “DriveLetter=’$target'”

if ($null -ne $volume)
{
$volume.DriveLetter = $null
$volume.Put()
}

Save it, make sure it’s a ps1 file and execute, it will remove the Drive Letter, and unmount it.

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Copy cisco running config with putty

I wanted to do a quick backup of my running config without needing to setup a TFTP server.

You will first want to get to enabled mode

router$ enable

Then run terminal length 0, as this will let the screen spit out all data without pruning with the ‘—-more—-‘ from output.

router# terminal length 0

The next step is configuring your putty session as follows:

Right-click the window title and choose ‘Change Settings’
On the left, select ‘Logging’ under ‘Session’
Select the ‘All session output’ radio button and choose a destination file
Click “Apply”
Now send a ‘show running-config’ command and the config will be sent to your log file.

router# sh run