domain name system – Chrome “Secure DNS” setting in v83 breaks access to internal websites

I have found that if I attempt to access a web based service internal to my home network then Chrome will fail to properly resolve the URL. An example would be if I were to try to browse to my Plex server using its fqdn; plex..com. This is only if the “Secure DNS” setting is enabled. It appears to be directing my web requests to a DNS server outside my network. Rather than taking me to my Plex server web frontend I’ll actually be redirected to a page on my pfsense router with an error warning me of a potential DNS Rebinding attack.

I run my own internal DNS server. It’s a simply Windows 2012r2 server. Everything on my internal network is pointed to this server, which is configured to forward requests to Google’s DNS server for records that it doesn’t know about.

I like the idea of using Secure DNS (or DNS over HTTPS). But I can’t seem to use it for the above reason. I’m wondering though, if I were to configure my internal DNS server to support DNSSEC then that might fix the problem. I’m thinking I’d also need to adjust my Chrome settings to use my internal DNS server for it’s Secure DNS service. Does that all sound correct?

Has anyone else observed this problem?

crash – Ubuntu 18.04 logs me out while trying to get to setting

I’m using Ubuntu 18.04 without any dual OS install on my machine.
I’m not using any Nvidia graphic cards.
While trying to get to setting, I’m getting logged out, the same happens when trying to play a simple video sample.
My “graphic card” is FPGA.

I’ve checked the kern.log regarding the crashes and here is what I got:

Jul  1 14:40:04 ido-C9Z390-PGW kernel: [  436.525864] rfkill: input handler disabled
Jul  1 14:44:34 ido-C9Z390-PGW kernel: [  707.085832] rfkill: input handler enabled
Jul  1 14:44:39 ido-C9Z390-PGW kernel: [  711.358210] broken atomic modeset userspace detected, disabling atomic
Jul  1 14:44:39 ido-C9Z390-PGW kernel: [  711.867966] gnome-session-c[7851]: segfault at 0 ip 00007f2a74e715a1 sp 00007ffed9d4a0f8 error 4 in libc-2.27.so[7f2a74ce3000+1e7000]

I’ve checked every guide, my FPGA driver does not needs to be upgraded, and this is what leaves me clueless.

Thanks for the assistance.

Can Facebook’s Custom privacy setting ever include the public?

On Facebook, I occasionally see certain friends with their privacy settings set to Custom. When I comment on their posts, I don’t want my comments to show up publicly, but I can’t know whether they will for sure because the Custom privacy setting is all that’s shown.

From experimenting myself, it doesn’t seem possible to set the Custom privacy setting to include the public, although I suppose there is always a possibility with Facebook’s increasing tendency to test new features differently across regions.

Can the Custom privacy setting ever include the public, or will Friends of Friends always be as public as it gets?

layout – Setting a default value to the Region field in the checkout

I’ve been using Magento_Checkoutlayoutcheckout_index_index.xml to set predefined values in some of the fields like this:

<item name="company" xsi:type="array">
    <item name="config" xsi:type="array">
        <item name="default" xsi:type="string">Some value here</item>
    </item>
</item>

And it works fine for company for example. But when I try to do the same with region it doesn’t work.
I understand there’s some behind the scenes stuff going on with it depending on the country you choose.

Is there some way to set a default/predefined value for the region field in the checkout?

Setting global variables with macOS Catalina

I use the environment.plist method to setup global variables in macOS.
I have this template in ~/Library/LaunchAgents

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
        <key>Label</key>
        <string>setenv.XDG</string>
        <key>Program</key>
        <string>/bin/zsh</string>
        <key>ProgramArguments</key>
        <array>
            <string>/bin/zsh</string>
            <string>-c</string>
            <string>
                launchctl setenv FOO BAR;
            </string>
        </array>
        <key>RunAtLoad</key>
        <true/>
    </dict>
</plist>

It works.

But: when I restart my computer, I need to open Terminal.app and close it at least once or the variables will not be available to GUI apps.

Question 1: how shall I change that setup to skip opening Terminal.app after a reboot?

Also, I have noticed that the command
launchctl setenv FOO BAR does not work in iTerm but only in Terminal.app.

Question 2: why is that? Is it related to the fact that Terminal.app gives you a login shell by default?

unity – Setting the colour of a dynamically created tile does not work

I have a function that takes in the position of a tile on a Tilemap and sets the colour. If I do not replace the tile with a dynamically created one, it works just fine.

However, if I create a tile at runtime, set it’s colour and add it to the tilemap, the tile does not change. In the preview window it appears black.

The function can be found below:

private void CreateTile(Vector3Int tilePosition)
{
    var tempTile = ScriptableObject.CreateInstance<Tile>();

    tempTile.flags = TileFlags.None;
    tempTile.color = Color.green;

    tilemap.SetTile(tilePosition, tempTile);
}

Any help would be appreciated, I have spent a few hours on this problem.

Thanks.

lightroom – Is there a way to export the develop setting of multiple photos and use them on another computer which has the same photos?

I have a number of photos that need to be edited in Lightroom. I have 2 copies of each image (perfect copies, same filename) on 2 separate computers. I need to edit the photos on computer A in LR, and then move them to computer B (which also has LR installed) to perform further actions on them.

Exporting the edited photos and sending them from computer A to computer B is unfortunately not feasible because the size of the photos is very large. Uploading them would take so much time it would defeat the purpose, so I’m looking for an efficient way to transfer the custom develop setting but not the photos themselves.

mobile data – APN Settings: What Does Each Setting Do?

An Access Point Name, APN, is a gateway between mobile networks and the public Internet.
I’ve done research, and there’s not much online about what the individual settings are or do.

This is what I’ve managed to figure out so far, listed in the order they appear on an Android phone.
Settings in bold I do not have a good answer for. Please tell me the setting’s “full name” and what it does. If you know of a site that lists these out and describes them please share it. Thank you!


  1. Name: User given label that doesn’t actually affect anything. It can be anything.
  2. APN: Stands for Access Point Name I guess? Usually, this is a short single word and ALL CAPS for some reason. No idea what this does.
  3. Proxy: Is this for using a regular proxy server or something mobile specific?
  4. Port: Port for the proxy? 80 by default?
  5. Username: Credentials to use the carrier.
  6. Password: Credentials to use the carrier.
  7. Server: Found out this is for a WAP Gateway Server – kind of like a proxy except that it also translates/decodes web pages.
  8. MMSC: A URL to send MMS messages to? What does MMSC stand for?
  9. MMS proxy: Why does there need to be a proxy? Why not just send it to the MMSC directly?
  10. MMS port: Why is this here, won’t it always be 80?
  11. MCC: Mobile Country Code – I believe this specifies to the cell phone towers which network to default to. Why would they need to know this?
  12. MNC: Mobile Network Code – tells the towers what carrier is being used?
  13. Authentication type: Port to send the Username & Password over?
  14. APN type: So instead of IP port numbers mobile networks use “port names” to specify the data type. So if you put “default,mms” then those communication protocols will be used. Correct me if I’m wrong, please.
  15. APN protocol: Whether to use IPv4 or IPv6.
  16. APN roaming protocol: Roaming is using another carrier company’s service. This specifies what IP type to use when doing so.
  17. APN enable/disable: For when multiple APN’s are on the phone. Allows one to pick a certain configuration.
  18. Bearer: What does this do?
  19. MVNO type: Mobile Virtual Network Operator – a reseller carrier that uses one of the larger (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) carriers. This option can be either None, SPN, IMSI, GID, or ICCID. Tells the major carrier what the reseller is I think.
  20. MVNO value: The number given to the reseller?

product identification – What is the name of this post apocalyptic setting?

There is a post apocalyptic setting that I’ve always wanted to play/GM and finally found a group for but I can not find the system anymore.

Here is what I remember.

Post-Apocalyptic

Scene Based

Free online PDF

Modern and slightly beyond tech but more about salvage then inventing.

I think they used slightly modified stats, 4 core stats with one begin something like “Gutz”

Low magic. Whatever caused the apocalyptic caused a rift that allowed magic. But mostly it was like mind reading psychic type with some healing ect.

Many classes revolved around access to items/equipment that would be rare. Medic might have a small makeshift lab. Mechanic might have a small workshop with some tools. Occult leader would have their followers and maybe a base. Mob leader might have a base. Bike gang leader might have a small group of NPC bikers.

document set – Setting CretedBy, modifiedBy etc. in event receiver – access denied for Contribute users

I’m trying to move documents set with as much history data as possible from one library to another through event receiver triggered by user setting an appropriate attribute.
While executing a method

toDS.Folder.Files.Add(urlOfFile, file, properties, createdBy,
modifiedBy, timeCreated, timeLastModified, checkInComment, overwrite)

I get exception E_ACCESSDENIED

If I use

toDS.Folder.Files.Add(urlOfFile, file, properties, true)

it executes properly, but it does not reproduce history data. If I use admin account, the call to a method setting history data succeeds. I would like all Contribute uses to be able to use this functionality. What should I do? I am not skilled in Sharepoint administration.