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Archive for March 19th, 2021

WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram are down (:

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/03/19

[] Whatsapp down or not working? Live status, problems and outages. | Downdetector

[] Facebook down? Current problems and status. | Downdetector

[] Instagram down? Current status and problems | Downdetector



Posted in Facebook, Instagram, Power User, SocialMedia, WhatsApp | Leave a Comment »

flush deferred messages in mail queue – SysAdmin Tips

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/03/19

[WayBack] flush deferred messages in mail queue – SysAdmin Tips

In Exim:

# exim -qff

In Postfix:

# postfix flush

In Sendmail:

# sendmail -OTimeout.hoststatus=0m -q -v


Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, exim mail, postfix, Power User, sendmail | Leave a Comment »

Helping the WayBack ArchiveTeam team: running their Warrior virtual appliance on ESXi

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/03/19

The [WayBack] Archiveteam helps the WayBack machine with feeding new content.

You can help that team by running one or more “warrior” virtual machine instances. The VM is distributed as a virtual appliance in an ova file according to the Open Virtualization Format.

That format sounds more generic than it actually is, so the (at the time of writing) archiveteam-warrior-v3-20171013.ova file at [WayBack] Index of /downloads/warrior3/ was created for VirtualBox.X

This meant running it on VMware ESXi or VMware vSphere takes a few steps for patching it, then uploading it to your VMware host.

Since I might want to run the appliance on multiple places or multiple instances, I wanted to have a ready-to-go solution, I created a git repository with both the patch instructions and the update at [WayBack] / public / ova / archiveteam-warrior-v3-20171013.ESXi · GitLab.

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Posted in ArchiveTeamWarrior, Cloud, Containers, Docker, Infrastructure, Internet, InternetArchive, Kubernetes (k8n), Power User, WayBack machine | Leave a Comment »

Manage two WoonVeilig or egardia systems from one smartphone / Twee WoonVeilig systemen beheren vanaf 1 telefoon

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/03/19

A while ago, I suggested to WoonVeilig that it would be really great if you could manage multiple of their alarm systems from one smartphone without the need to re-logon.

Use cases for managing two security systems are like:

  • managing home and office security systems
  • managing your own security system, and that of a family member in need
  • managing the systems of both your permanent and vacation home

Right now, this is not possible from the WoonVeilig app, but there is a little trick to manage 2 systems from one phone.

This tricks works because the WoonVeilig system is developed by Egardia and both [WayBack] WoonVeilig and [WayBack] Egardia use the same back-end, despite their management sites being slightly different:

This also means that if you want to fiddle with the systems, searching for egardia will get you far more results than for woonveilig.

So the trick is to install two apps, and use different credentials for each app. This allows you to manage two security systems at once:


  • in both apps, you can use userid and password woonveiligdemo , or egardia7 to get into a demo environment
  • the WoonVeilig app is only in Dutch
  • the Egardia app allows you to switch languages (English/Dutch/German/French)
  • there are no apps supporting just English, German or French


Posted in Power User, Security | Leave a Comment »

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