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Archive for November 25th, 2016

Amazon 2FA Account Recovery HOWTO I had enabled 2FA on my account,…

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/25

[WayBackAmazon 2FA Account Recovery HOWTO I had enabled 2FA on my account,… – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Quoted in full as it is too important to forget where I put this:

Amazon 2FA Account Recovery HOWTO

I had enabled 2FA on my account, and the device running the only copy of the TOTP seed has been destroyed. I wanted to disable 2FA on my account in order to be able to access the account until a replacement phone was available.

To enable 2FA on an account, you have to login to using your credentials and then go through the 2FA procedure.

Calling the german hotline for help did not work. They did not know about 2FA disablement and were unable to help me. They did know about 2FA in general, have been able to verify and validate my identity and were generally friendly. They have been calling me back repeatedly.

I later remembered how I enabled the 2FA and did try to login to, giving my german credentials and ended up on the “Enter 2FA code” screen. There is a link at the bottom, “Did not receive code”.

Clicking that link takes you to a screen where you can choose between Google Authenticator and SMS identification.

I chose SMS auth, did receive a 6 digit code, entered that and was able to auth. I then was able to temporarily disable 2FA and regain control of my US account. This also disabled 2FA for my german account, and I now have my German account back.



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zypper installing from a non-standard repository

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/25

I got a bit lost in the woods of implicit URLs between various places.

All I wanted is to install Install package server:monitoring / lnav preferably from the link

It’s the OpenSuSE package for The Log File Navigator which I found based on the recommendation “The Log File Navigator – Joe C. Hecht – Google+“.

The package was in a non-standard repository “server:monitoring”, but shortening the package link doesn’t get you there:

These do however (thanks tacit):

From both, it’s just a couple of clicks away to the lnav packages:

Zypper doesn’t allow you to install one-click install ymp links like

But OCICLI (one-click install CLI) does. And yes, unlike most console commands IT’S IN UPPERCASE. You can use it like this (note the warning):


OCICLI is fully compatible with zypper as OCICLI uses YaST and libzypp as underlying technology and zypper uses libzypp.

The yml files are metadata offering to add one or more repositories and install one or more packets or patterns. OCICLI automates that process.

Another option is to manually add the repository using zypper, then install lnav from zypper. There is no URL to this (again; are these the virtues of Web 2.0?) you have to click a few times:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on openSUSE
  3. Click on Add repository and install manually
  4. Under openSUSE Tumbleweed, look for this code

zypper addrepo
zypper refresh
zypper install lnav

Installing using OCICLI

As currently there is a bug in OCICLI, it will show a warning: Warning: unable to close filehandle properly: Bad file descriptor, <STDIN> line 7 during global destruction (#1) which I reported:

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The Typeface Mechanics series by Frere Jones is genius!

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/25

Awesome Typeface Mechanics series.

Below are just the first two episodes; search the above link for more.

I bumped into this via

In which we / I learn where the ‘x’ in ‘x-height’ comes from – Kirill Grouchnikov – Google+


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