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Removing PowerStor Aerogel from OGXbox
Today I watched PSA: Your Original Xbox may be ROTTING AWAY right now… which explained how to remove the PowerStor Aerogel cap from an OGXbox. These capacitors are known to leak and cause corrosion. Indeed when I popped the motherboard out of my console the PowerStor had pissed itself all over the board. So I desoldered it and took it out and cleaned up its mess with a liberal application of isopropyl. I was thinking I’d replace it with a new component but I found this which basically said it’s cheaper and more reliable to just leave it out. So up next is replacing the 3000uF 6.3V caps next to the CPU, I’ve ordered a bunch of these ones, which I hope will do the trick!
Below you can see the dead cap. It’s a bit blurry but you can see the corrosion. I’m gonna start a collection!
borg: Failed to create/acquire the lock
When I ran `borg list`, and other `borg` commands, I got the error: Failed to create/acquire the lock
I found this, which referred me to how to remove the lock (I was quite sure it was not in use).
mdadm bitmap removal
I’m not certain, but I think the write-intent bitmap on my RAID5 array was slowing down my system without any real advantage. So I deleted it, like this:
# mdadm --grow --bitmap=none /dev/md0
Removing Lenovo Superfish trojan
See here for details.
How to remove a post from a mailman archive?
Found this article.
Basically you have to edit the .mbox file. I used mutt to do that with:
# mutt -f list.mbox/list.mbox
Then ran mailman ./bin/arch to recreate the archive.
Disable Apache2 auto-start on Ubuntu
Disabled Apache2 with:
update-rc.d -f apache2 remove