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GitHub – ArchiveTeam/googleplus-grab: Archiving Google+.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/18

Soon this is a thing of the past, but for just a few more days, you can help: Archiving Google+.

Either run this project: [WayBack] GitHub – ArchiveTeam/googleplus-grab: Archiving Google+.

Or even better: run the appliance, and help the WayBack machine with any archiving projects setup by the virtual appliance: the [WayBack] ArchiveTeam Warrior – Archiveteam.

See some of their other pages for more background information:

You can donate both to the archive team, and the internet archive:

How is G+ archiving doing?

The tracker is well under way: [WayBack] Googleplus tracker Dashboard. History: archive.is 1; archive.is 2

Viewing is simple, but what about saving?

[WayBack] If You See Something, Save Something – 6 Ways to Save Pages In the Wayback Machine | Internet Archive Blogs

The WayBack machine has a few APIs (see[WayBack] Wayback Machine APIs | Internet Archive), and includes support for [WayBack] JSONP – Wikipedia.

Example URLs for the most simple API:

 

Removing content

If you want to remove your own content from the WayBack machine, you can: [WayBack] How do I remove an item page from the site? – Internet Archive Help Center

More

[WayBack] Saving of public Google+ content at the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine by the Archive Team has begun : plexodus

–jeroen

via: [WayBack] The archiving of public Google+ content to the Internet Archive by the Archive Team has has begun. What does this mean, how does this affect you, and w… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

Posted in Development, G+: GooglePlus, Google, InternetArchive, Power User, Python, Scripting, SocialMedia, Software Development, WayBack machine | Leave a Comment »

Installing as a LAN -> WiFi bridge: FRITZ!WLAN Repeater 1750E

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/21

I have a bunch of [WayBackFRITZ!WLAN Repeater 1750E | Overview | AVM International devices; this is the quickest way to install them as LAN -> WiFi bridge (connect ethernet to your LAN; use the WiFi as a bridge).

  1. Connect the FRITZ!WLAN to your LAN
  2. Connect the FRITZ!WLAN to power
  3. Connect your laptop to the WiFi SSID FRITZ!WLAN Repeater 1750E with password 00000000 (that eight times a zero)
  4. Set your laptop with a fixed IP address 192.168.178.127 with netmask 255.255.255.0 and gateway 192.168.178.2 for WiFi.
  5. Connect to your FRITZ!WLAN at http://192.168.178.2
  6. Setup your FRITZ!WLAN for the first time (password, country) and have it reboot
  7. Logon to the FRITZ!WLAN
  8. Change the WiFI password and the SSID for 2.4 Ghz and 5.0 Ghz channels (I use a different SSID for both as many Fritz!Box devices have both bad 2.4Ghz performance and a hard time to automatically switch from 2.4Ghz to 5.0Ghz on the same SSID automagically).
  9. Change your laptop to use DHCP on WiFi
  10. Reconnect to the Fritz!Box with the new SSID and password

–jeroen

Posted in Fritz!, Fritz!WLAN, Internet, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Strange MAC addresses starting FA:8F:CA without OUI in your network? They are Locally Administered Addresses and likely from Google.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/07

A while ago, I write about Locally Administered Addresses: a few series of MAC addresses you can use on your local network: MAC address ranges safe for testing purposes (Locally Administered Address).

A while ago, I found ones in my network and ones in my WiFi SSID survey starting with FA:8F:CA. They did not show up in the Wireshark · OUI Lookup Tool nor their manufacturer database.

But with bit 7 turned off they start with F8:8F:CA which does show up as “F8:8F:CA Google, Inc.”

They appear to be Google devices, in my case Google ChromeCast ones, though they can also be Google Home ones.

Google does “magic” with networks, just look at a few of the links here:

–jeroen

Posted in Ethernet, Google, Internet, Network-and-equipment, Power User, Ubiquiti, WiFi | Leave a Comment »

The [WayBack] and [Archive.is] links in my blog and G+ stream

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/13

Answering a good question on [WayBack] Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+:

Q:

Kevin Powick: Why do so many of your posts have [WayBack] embedded in the text? I’ve never been able to figure it out.

A:

On the blog they point to WayBack URLs of the link that succeeds it because I found out that web pages nowadays last a lot shorter than they used to be so link-rot has increased big time.

I still need to write a bookmarklet that automates that process for me: verify if a page is in WayBack, if not: try to store it, if it fails, store it in Archive.is, then generate the full HTML for me to put in the blog.

–jeroen

 

Posted in Blogging, Power User, SocialMedia, WayBack machine | Leave a Comment »

No more https://www.whatsapp.com/cidr.txt

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/11

Not sure when this happened but the CIDR list is no more [WayBackhttps://www.whatsapp.com/cidr.txt:

Dear partners,
Please note that we have migrated the latest IP pools of WhatsApp to Facebook Mobile Partner Portal. Feel free to browse to the Settings page of the portal and download the latest WhatsApp IP pool: https://fb.me/mpp_support 
Further IP pool updates are also done through the portal and are no longer distributed via email or through WhatsApp web site.
If you have not yet registered on the Mobile Partner Portal or have difficulties accessing it - please request access through the following form and we'll be happy to assist: https://fb.me/mpp_access
For any technical requests please contact us through the Support section of the portal: https://fb.me/mpp_support 
WhatsApp team

In the past it was the place to get the CIDR so you could either block or allow WhatsApp traffic: [earlier WayBack]

It is still widely cited as way to regulate WhatsApp traffic, for instance at these places:

Time to find an automated way to get the replacement list. Maybe the below helps (via [WayBackBlock facebook messenger and whatsApp on Dlink router – Super User)

whois -h whois.radb.net '!gAS32934'

–jeroen

Posted in Android Devices, Development, Internet, Network-and-equipment, Power User, Routers, SocialMedia, Software Development, Ubiquiti, WhatsApp, WhatsApp for Android, WiFi | Leave a Comment »

 
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