Traveling through time isn’t enough

Some people think traveling through time is easy. It might look that way. But they don’t consider that you need to travel space, too. Wait, why space, too?
Let’s start easy. If you want to meet me at work you need 4 dimension. You might think it is just an address, but it isn’t. The first dimension is the street. To make is easy the street goes from east to west in a straight line. Well the street is very long. In order to find me you need the house number. That is like drawing another line from north to south (second dimension). If you think that you are able to meet me yet, you are WRONG! I work in a skyscraper. You need to also the number of the have the number of the floor. Now you can meet me!? WRONG! You might show but at the correct place, but at the wrong time. You might be there in the night or during my lunch break. So you need also the fourth dimension the time.
When it comes to GPS navigation you need those information twice, because you need to know from where and when you are coming.

Now with time travel it is even worse. You are standing on the earth. It rotates with about ~ 464 m/s. If you try time traveling while visiting me, and miss the correct time only by a split second you might fall down a long way down from the height of the skyscraper. But it doesn’t end there. The earth orbits the sun. That is 29.85 m/s additional movement to the earth’s rotation. Our solar system rotates in in our galaxy the milky way. The milky way rotates, too. The galaxy is moving through the universe / space. Plus the universe is expanding. And it the expanding speed is increasing. Good luck with time traveling!. Do the math and meet me in my skyscraper, yesterday! I think this the point most science fiction authors didn’t tell you. So next time you travel through time and space and you are very good. Don’t forget your parachute. If you are not so good in math don’t forget your space suite, just in case…


  1. The earth rotates
  2. The earth orbits around the sun
  3. The solar system orbits around the in a rotating galaxy
  4. The galaxy is moving in the universe
  5. The universe is ever expanding. Faster and faster.

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CISCO router password recovery

– Attach a terminal or PC with terminal emulation to the console port of the router.
Use these terminal settings:

* 9600 baud rate
* No parity
* 8 data bits
* 1 stop bit
* No flow control
– If you can access the router, type show version at the prompt, and record the configuration register setting. See Example of Password Recovery Procedure in order to view the output of a show version command
Note: The configuration register is usually set to 0x2102 or 0x102. If you can no longer access the router (because of a lost login or TACACS password), you can safely assume that your configuration register is set to 0x2102.


– Press **Break** (**Ctrl-Break** Windows XP) on the terminal keyboard within 60 seconds of power up in order to put the router into ROMMON.
– Type **confreg 0x2142** at the rommon 1> prompt in order to boot from Flash. This step bypasses the startup configuration where the passwords are stored.
– Type **reset** at the rommon 2> prompt. The router reboots, but ignores the saved configuration.
– Type **no** after each setup question, or press **Ctrl-C** in order to skip the initial setup procedure.
– Type **enable** at the Router> prompt. You are in enable mode and should see the Router# prompt.
– Type **configure memory** or **copy startup-config running-config** in order to copy the nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM) into memory. **Important**: Do not type **copy running-config startup-config** or **write**. These commands erase your startup configuration.
– Type **show running-config**. The **show running-config** command shows the configuration of the router. In this configuration, the **shutdown** command appears under all interfaces, which indicates all interfaces are currently shut down. In addition, the passwords (enable password, enable secret, vty, console passwords) are in either an encrypted or unencrypted format. You can reuse unencrypted passwords. You must change encrypted passwords to a new password.
– Type **configure terminal**.
– The hostname(config)# prompt appears.
– Type **enable secret <password>** in order to change the enable secret password. For example: hostname(config)#**enable secret cisco**
– Issue the **no shutdown** command on every interface that you use. If you issue a **show ip interface brief** command, every interface that you want to use should display up up.
– Type **config-register <configuration_register_setting>**. Where **configuration_register_setting** is either the value you recorded in step 2 or **0x2102** . For example: hostname(config)#**config-register 0x2102**
– Press **Ctrl-z** or **end** in order to leave the configuration mode. The hostname# prompt appears.
– Type **write memory** or **copy running-config startup-config** in order to commit the changes.

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replace href regex

Maybe this helps someone else, too


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normal mode

  • [count]operation[count]{motion}
  • :q! = quit without saving
  • :x = :wq == write and quit
  • dd or D = delete line
  • d7d = delete the next 7 lines
  • . = repeat the last command
  • CTRL + o = back to last cursor position
  • p = insert (from register) / paste in line below cursor
  • P = paste obove cursor- :reg = list registers
  • "1p = paste from register 1
  • "+y = copy into system clipboard
  • "+p = pate from system clipboard
  • u = undo
  • CTRL + R = redo
  • i = enter insert mode
  • v = enter visual mode
  • y = yank / copy what was selected
  • yy = yank / copy line
  • 4yy = yank 4 lines
  • >> = indent- &lt;&lt; = unindent
  • :E = open file explorer (works only with set nocompatible)
  • :bd = buffer delete / close buffer
  • :bn = goto next buffer
  • :bp = previous buffer
  • :ls = list of buffers
  • * = Find word unter cursor- :%s/search/replace/g g for global
  • :%!column -t spaces to columns
  • $ = goto the end of the line
  • x = delete charater under cursor
  • w = goto next word
  • dw = delete next word
  • 0 = goto start of line
  • z ENTER move view to line
  • :terminal Open Terminal in split view
  • :set rightleft right to left (exit with :set rightleft&)
  • :edit! reload file without saving or :e!
  • :set nowrap
  • :set wrap
  • :set nu Show line numbers. Reverse with nonu
    :setlocal cm=blowfish2
  • :X
  • h j k l = move cursor ( h: ← j: ↓ k: ↑ l: →
  • :sp = split screen (same file)
  • :sp filename = open other file
  • :vsp = vertical split
  • CTRL + w CTRL + w = switch between splits
  • :hide = close current window
  • :only = keep only this window
  • :help holy-grail = advanced help
  • :set rightleft = some fun


  • R = enter replace mode- /pattern – search for pattern
  • ?pattern – search backward for pattern
  • n – repeat search in same direction
  • N – repeat search in opposite direction
  • :%s/old/new/g – replace all old with new throughout file
  • :%s/old/new/gc – replace all old with new throughout file with confirmations

insert mode

  • CTRL + n CTRL + p = Complete word
  • CTRL + x CTRL + l = Complete line
  • CTRL + r = insert register
  • 80i * ESC = insert 80 *
  • 5o # ESC = insert 5 rows starting with #
change EOL / line ending
  • :set ff=unix= set to unix line endings
  • How to jump back to NERDTree from file in tab

you can insert text from your host’s clipboard by pressing the right mouse button (default setting) or by pressing Shift + Ins. Note that this has the same effect as entering every character manually. So if you are using auto indentation in vim, this will very likely screw up your code.
To fix that, you can do the following:
Before pasting into vim, enable paste mode by entering :set paste.Press I to enter insert mode. The status bar should say -- INSERT (paste) -- now.Press Shift + Insert (The auto indentation of vim should not happen.)Press Esc to leave insert mode, and disable paste mode using :set nopaste again.

How to delete all lines of file in Vim
Type gg to move the cursor to the first line of the file, if it is not already there.Type dG to delete all the lines.

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mac osx pdf print first page

On Mac OSX it is easy to print only the first page from each pdf file in a directory. Open a terminal

lpr -o page-ranges="1-1" *.pdf

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SSH Ticks

This is more for me than others. Sometimes I forget things like this.

SSH Dynamic Socks Proxy for the browser.

ssh -D 8888
Browser: Socks Proxy localhost 888

SSH Tunnel to another host

ssh -L 9090:localhost:9090 user@proxyhost -i SSHKEY ssh -L 9090:localhost:9090 -N user@TARGETSYSTEM

Also SSH Tunnel Bypassing Transparent proxy using apache

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Honor / huawei phone disable / remove huawei search

1) Download ADB
2) Enable USB Debugging on your device
3) Connect to computer and verify your device is listed with command “adb devices”
4) Type “adb Shell”
5) Type “pm list packages”, this will show you all packages installed on phone.
6) Type “pm uninstall -k –user 0”
7) you should see the word “Sucess” pop up
Well I removed some more bloat ware
adb devices
adb Shell
pm list package
pm list package | grep "huawei"
pm uninstall -k --user 0
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.huawei.appmarket
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.huawei.himovie.overseas
pm uninstall -k --user 0
pm uninstall -k --user 0
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.huawei.wallet
pm uninstall -k --user 0
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system
pm uninstall -k --user 0
pm list package | grep -v "google" | grep -v "huawei" | grep -v "com\.android"
pm list package huawei

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How to paste / insert in vim from clipboard

When ever I tried to insert text from the clipboard to vim it did either not work at all or the lines were inserted like a tree, each line more indented.

To fix that, you can do the following:
Before pasting into vim, enable paste mode by entering :set paste.
Press I to enter insert mode. The status bar should say — INSERT (paste) — now.
Press Shift + Insert (The auto indentation of vim should not happen.)
Press Esc to leave insert mode, and disable paste mode using :set nopaste again.
This works from windows terminal, putty, linux terminal and WSL.

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Fight CBC ciphers with 256 bit alias crypto wars part ten

Since a few weeks the ssllabs server tests marks three more ciphers as CBC ciphers. Block ciphers are not secure. And flagged orange in the test results.

The candidates are


Removing them form the configuration also means removing the support for several older browsers.

The new recommended cipher suite is:

SSLCipherSuite TLSv1.3 TLS_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256:TLS_AES_256_GCM_SHA384


Thanks to Gregg for showing the other POLY 1305 ciphers that I didn’t know of until today. I saw you post at AL.
Update: I had to remove ECDHE-RSA-CHACHA20-POLY1305 and DHE-RSA-CHACHA20-POLY1305 since they are not HIPAA nor NIST compatible.

The TLS_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 ciphers is mandatory for TLS 1.3, but I kindly ignore that since I want only 256 bit encryption. This is not madness, this is crypto wars.

The whole configuration

<If "%{SERVER_PORT} == '443'">
        <IfModule mod_headers.c>
                Header always set Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=15553000; preload"
SSLUseStapling On
SSLSessionCache shmcb:/opt/apache2/logs/ssl_gcache_data(512000)
SSLStaplingCache shmcb:/opt/apache2/logs/ssl_stapling_data(512000)
SSLOptions +StrictRequire +StdEnvVars -ExportCertData
SSLProtocol -all +TLSv1.2 +TLSv1.3
SSLCompression Off
SSLHonorCipherOrder On
SSLCipherSuite TLSv1.3 TLS_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256:TLS_AES_256_GCM_SHA384

SSLOpenSSLConfCmd ECDHParameters secp384r1
SSLOpenSSLConfCmd Curves sect571r1:sect571k1:secp521r1:sect409k1:sect409r1:secp384r1:sect283k1:sect283r1:secp256k1:prime256v1

H2Direct On

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Wild card domain to localhost because development matters

I have an A record for *.local at my test domain to

For web development it is often required to have a domain name rather than a subfolder in localhost. A vhost for a (sub)domain is easy to set up on my local apache instllation. I can have even a free, valid SSL certificate for that vhost. Wait, what? How can I have a valid certificate for free for a local domain? I use Let’s encrypt with DNS chalange. Sure every time I have to update the certifacte I have to change a DNS txt record, but that is easy.

Another reason why I have a wild card record to is that I can add as many vhosts for testing to apache and don’t have to add or change the DNS settings. Also I can use it on every computer as long as it can query the DNS server on the internet. I can even give my co worker my vhost config and it works without changes.

So * is free for development. But you can’t have a SSL certificate. If you want that, you can do the same trick with your domain.  Happy development.

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