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Silence While interacting with gnupg on Debian/Ubuntu it is often necessary to input a passphrase. I found the most reliable way to do this from the command line is to use gpg-agent and configure the pinentry tool to be command line based. This may break GUI apps though that need a … more

i3 window manager I use a custom screen locking script together with xautolock for automatic locking and manual locking when needed. To prevent multiple i3lock instances from starting I use an atomically created mutex. The script has somewhat excessive logging that still remains from the time it was buggy. more

What happened to bitcoin-24.com?


Bad: Licensing, Data leak, Password security, Accounting, DB integrity and Float arithmetic. Donations: [donatebitcoin] No BTC? 2022-10-30 Refund Forum closing down The forums at bitcoin24-victims are closing down because the hoster apparently removed support for the software. The plan is to move to discord 2020-04-16 Bitcoin24 and Corona Virus Who … more

Update: See also http://kuttler.eu/code/wordpress-emergency-admin/ which is a little easier to use. Recently I had to update a site but didn't have an admin account or access to the SQL database. So I wrote this short script to reset a forgotten password. To use it, edit it and fill in the … more

You can use wget to mirror pages that use cookies to authenticate visitors. That's usually the case when there is a login form on a site. more

Password protecting the wp-admin directory


Several places recommend to block the WordPress admin area with a password. While this certainly is a good idea, implementing it properly is non-trivial. One of the problems is that the WordPress Ajax handler script is located in the admin directory. So password-protecting the admin area will break all Ajax … more

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