Finding TP-Link router in your local network

Most TP-Link routers is accessible using admin/admin credentials under one of these URLs:

Of course, you must try to access these URLs from the computer or mobile that is connected (via cable or Wi-Fi) to the same local network, your TP-Link router is connected to.

If above fails and you don't know current router's IP address, you may try accessing:

URLs from the same local network, your TP-Link router is connected to.

Most TP-Link routers registers a virtual URL (like above) and you can access their control panel even without knowing their actual IP address.

Photos made with Galaxy J5 seems not rotated in IrfanView

There's a known (yet very strange) bug in IrfanView, which causes photos made with Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) to stay in original rotation. Since this occurs only:

  • in IrfanView (images are actually rotated and appears correctly in all other media browsers) and
  • only for photos made by Samsung Galaxy J5 (images made by other phones are unaffected)

this issue may simply be ignored by most of the users. However, I decided to write it here, as this seems to be an interesting (yet weird) IT issue.

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A word about crafting in games

Crafting is a computer games-related aspect in which game player needs to gather certain elements, puzzle pieces or resources in order to develop a new object. It can be found in:

  • fantasy games (mixtures, elixirs, spells),
  • war-games (armour and weapons modifications),
  • survival games (food crafting, tools creation, healing).

In most cases, in order to create these you need:

  • resources (which can be found by exploring game, doing quests or purchasing),
  • knowledge (either learned yourself or by using NPCs-offered services),
  • sometimes money (for paying for these services).

It is mostly popular in RPGs and MMOs.

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Install Optware (IPKG) on QNAP TS-210 with QTS 4.x

With introduction of QTS 4.x:

  • there are a lot of changes in QNAP's Control Panel, including the fact that "Application Servers" component is gone,
  • neither Optware nor IPKG or QPKG elements are available for download in the "App Center".

This causes my "Installing Optware (IPKG) on QNAP TS-210" (6,5 year old!) article to be completely outdated.

Currently then only way to install Optware is to go through Manual instalation as described in QNAP Wiki.

Since I went through this guide and can confirm that it is working, I will be enough nasty to copy-paste that article here (removing stuff not related to QNAP TS-210 and fixing some bugs).

To go through these steps you need a shell access to your QNAP. Using the PuTTY is the most obvious answer.

But wait! There's a much better way. QNAP introduced a gem called "shellinabox", available in App Center (or here or here). I strongly recommend to use it, because with it, you need a web browser!

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Convert Webex’s WRF files to some other video format

I had some serious troubles converting Webex's video session, saved to .wrf file, to some other video format (namely, .mp4). I have ended up using Webex WRF2WMV Converter, but only after contacting Webex support (mostly due to a lot of incorrect information on their website).

To avoid others wasting the time the same way, here is a short memo on this topic.

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Using Sieve for server-side mail filtering

If your mail server supports Sieve mail filtering language, you can use a simple text scripts to enable powerful mail filtering and management that is applied directly on server-side. This allows you to create filters that will works client-independenty (a true saviour for those enforced to use Microsoft Outlook).

Sieve has no variables, and no loops (but does have conditionals). Thus, it is limited to simple filtering operations.

But that is enough for:

  • developing simple anti-spam system,
  • managing and organising mails, but auto-moving incoming messages to corresponding folders,
  • rejecting certain e-mails automatically (i.e. if they're too big or contain invalid attachment).

Here you will find some general info and a few simple script examples.

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