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OverTheWire: Bandit Level 0 to Level 1

Level Goal

The password for the next level is stored in a file called readme located in the home directory. Use this password to log into bandit1 using SSH. Whenever you find a password for a level, use SSH (on port 2220) to log into that level and continue the game.

Commands you may need to solve this level

ls, cd, cat, file, du, find


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Hard-wire Phillips Roku TV with USB Ethernet Adapter

This roku tv can worth with usb ethernet

I have a Philips Roku TV that I purchased from Wal-Mart for about 125 dollars. It doesn’t have an ethernet port, but it does have a have USB port.

TV Model No. 32PFL4664/F7

The WiFi signal in my garage is poor and I decided to run an ethernet port to the TV. My biggest concern was getting the correct usb ethernet adapter to work with my TV.

After reading this post on the Roku forums about different TVs/USB adapters working together, I decided on the Plugable USB 2.0 ethernet Adapter 10/100 Mbps.

Model: USB2-E100

After plugging everything up, you will need to reboot the the TV for the usb Adapter to start working, and it will take a while as I can only guess that the TV’s OS (linux?) is installing the drivers for the usb ethernet adapter. Once it finished booting up the ethernet port was working like it should.

iPhone iOS 13 Update – Drains Battery and Battery is Warm

iPhone 7 Plus

I woke up to the new iOS 13 update on my phone. I was only able to use my phone for around 1 hour before the battery was around 20 to 30%.

Also, while using the phone the battery was heating up pretty bad.


Go to Settings –> Battery –> Battery Health and disable Optimized Battery Charging

It will take a very very long time for the phone to charge back up to 100%, but once that happened the battery life returned and the battery heating up stopped. If this changes I will update the post.

Magento 2 – How To View A Customer’s Cart

Step 1:

Click on customers –> All Customers

Step 2:

Find the customer you want and click edit

Step 3:

On the top Navigation click Create Order

Step 4:

When you come to the create order page a copy of the customer’s current shopping cart will appear on the left hand column. See image below for example.

HTOP on CentOS 8

Add the EPEL 8 repository to CentOS

# wget

# rpm -ihv epel-release-8-7.el8.noarch.rpm

Then install htop

# yum install htop

How To Manually Set A Customer’s Password in Magento 2 –

I’ve had certain situations where a customer doesn’t understand how to set their own password when they receive their “welcome” email.

There are ways I believe to do this with the database, but I need a quicker or in some instance a dirty way to set a customers password.

Requirement: Mageplaza SMTP Extension

Email Logs

If you are running a Magento 2 store you are probably sending out your emails from the server. This will allow you to see the welcome email with the instructions to setup a password.

Go to Stores –> Email Logs

There you will be able to click on the welcome emails sent to the customer needing help and you can view the email and interact with the email as if it was sent to you.

Can Blood Glucose Levels Mimic Sleep Cycles

I’ll keep this brief as I don’t have sufficient evidence to back up this hypothesis. The other morning I woke up to check my blood glucose and noticed a pattern in my blood glucose chart. It looked oddly similar to my old sleep cycle charts that were produced by an iPhone app. The BG levels seem to be cycling on a pattern as I sleep. I find the libre sensor to be a cool piece of technology especially for it’s size.

Libre sensor app
Sleep cycle app
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