In the old Google Feeds (June 2018), was it possible to place an interest/feed of selecting specific Photos of a webpage?

Back in June/July 2018 there was a daily Feed in the Google Feeds activity of a Google account for 24 consecutive days that read:

“Selected ‘Photos’ at ******” (see photo attached below)

All other Feeds were the usual, everyday Feeds. The Feed in question at random times of the day and was not in every Google Feed. I have kept the website anonymous (hence the asterisks) but this was the name of a business and not their url. The site had no link or affiliation to any other entries in the same Google Feeds list, and was a website in its own right. How was it possible to add a Google Feed such as this? Why would such an entry even show up in Google Feeds? I have never seen entries like this come up in Google Feeds before, or in the now Google Discover. Can anyone explain how/why this happened and how can I replicate it to prove/disprove the argument?
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In the old Google Feeds (circa June 2018), was it possible to place a specific interest/feed regarding looking at selected Photos?

Back in June and July of 2018 there were daily feeds in the Google Feeds activity of a Google account for 24 consecutive days that read:

Selected ‘Photos’ at *********** (see photo)

All Feeds before and since these entries were the usual everyday feeds. These “Selected ‘Photos’ at *****” feeds were at random times of the day and were not in every Google Feed. How was it possible to add a Google Feed such as this? I have never seen “Selected ‘Photos’ at…..” come up in Google Feeds before, or in Google Discover. Can anyone explain how/why this happened and how I can replicate it to prove/disprove the argument?enter image description here

SUPER SU – Huawei P Smart 2018 FIG-LX1

I have rooted phone and installed TWRP ,magisk installed without problems,
but i want install SUPERSU every time get:

  • Decompressing ramdisk
    failed
    — Failure, aborting

I tryed a lot of zips but unable to install supersu.zip

audio – Can’t control monitor volume with keyboard on 2018 Mac mini

I just decommissioned my 2011 iMac and replaced it with a 2018 Mac mini and a new 27″ monitor. The iMac is where I used to play audio and controlling from the keyboard (F10 – F12) was never a problem. I am now connecting to the new monitor via HDMI (v1.4). It will play audio, but I can’t control it from the keyboard – I get this instead:

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When I go to the Sound in System Preferences, this is what I see for output:
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This leads me to believe that connecting via display port might possibly give me the ability to control via keyboard? I can’t seem to get a USB-C to mDP cable to send a signal, so I’m guessing I need Thunderbolt 3 to mDP. Does anyone know if that will work before go and buy the cable?

Any other tips that may work for getting control of the audio on the keyboard when connected via HDMI v1.4?

Cant boot to SUM macbook pro 2018

Im trying to reset the forgotten admin password but while pressing command+s its just shows white text on screen and immediately heads to apple logo and login screen,

display – Getting 5120 X 1440 @ 120Hz on a 2018 Mac mini

According to EveryMac, (The 2018 Mac Mini) ‘supports “up to” three displays. It can support either (1) two displays up to 4096×2304 at 60 Hz via Thunderbolt 3 and one display up to 4096×2160 at 60 Hz via HDMI 2.0; OR (2) one display up to 5120×2880 at 60 Hz via Thunderbolt 3 and one display up to 4096×2160 at 60 Hz via HDMI 2.0.’

According to Apple themselves, “Support for the following combination of maximum concurrent display setups:

  • Up to three displays:
    • Two displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt 3 plus one display with 4096-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz connected via HDMI 2.0
  • Up to two displays:
    • One display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt 3 plus one display with 4096-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz connected via HDMI 2.0
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output supports Native DisplayPort output over USB-C
  • Thunderbolt 2, DVI, and VGA output supported using adapters (sold separately)
  • HDMI 2.0 display video output
  • Support for one display with 4096-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz
  • DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (sold separately)

macos – External Hard Drive Won’t Mount on my 2018 MacBook Pro

I removed the HDMI Cables from the Thunderbolt ports and connected the 8TB external HD in isolation and it was then recognized and worked correctly.

After doing some basic diagnostics failed to yield any clues, I had an epiphany: I was now using dual HDMI monitors connected to my Thunderbolt ports- (1) HDMI cable connected into a Thunderbolt port on each side of my 2018 MacBook. Generally, I don’t use these. Was it affecting the power is some undefined way?

So I unplugged the monitors and just plugged the 8 TB external hard drive into a Thunderbolt port by itself. Bingo: it was recognized and sprang to life. Of course you can plug the MacBook’s power cable into any free Thunderbolt port while the External drive is connected as the power cable is definitely going to be power-in and not drawing power FROM the MacBook.

To validate my understanding, I used a USB-C pass-through power meter and plugged the external HD into it. The arrow in the below picture revealed that although the external HD had its’ own external power supply/brick, unbeknownst to me it was nonetheless drawing power FROM the MacBook. So with the HDMI cable connected to the other Thunderbolt port on the same side of the case, it appears that affected the available power to the external hard drive.

Although this solution deals with an external hard drive, I’d suggest when troubleshooting any device connected to the Thunderbolt ports which is presenting with issues to connect the device in isolation- unplug all other devices- while testing it.

Hope I saved somebody else from needlessly buying a replacement external hard drive!

USB-C Power Meter

SMF 2.0.18 released!

Simple Machines is pleased to announce a new patch for the 2.0.x line of SMF, which pushes the version number to 2.0.18.

The patch is focused on PHP 7.4 support as well as other issues encountered on previous versions such as

  • Policy acceptance missing id_member.
  • Addresses PHP parse errors when using SMF file cache
  • Avoids truncating Settings.php until after we have a lock on the file
  • Tighten up security checks, bring in sync with 2.1
  • Brought the UTF16-to-UTF8…

SMF 2.0.18 released!

paperwork – As of 2018, does Ryanair deny boarding to non-EU passengers who skip the landside visa check?

For the last several years I flew RyanAir, I have never had my boarding pass stamped (I have non-EU/EEA passport). I have never been refused boarding, and never seen anyone being refused boarding.

The typical RyanAir procedure depends on airport, and is one of the following:

  1. They scan everyone’s non-EU passport regardless of whether one did check or not. This is typical at BER airport.

  2. They call non-EU passport holders who didn’t get visa check to the gate agent before boarding, and scan your passport there.

  3. They walk along the line ready for boarding, and ask who has non-EU passports and didn’t do check, sending us to the gate agent for the check.

Note that this check takes some time (10-30 seconds), and they do close the gate 30 minutes before departure; if you do so, try to arrive earlier than 30 minutes before the gate closure time.

Mac mini (2018) Macmini8,1 Linux usb-c will not recognize certain usb device types

The Mac mini (2018) Macmini8,1 is running Linux with rEFInd. The mini has 2 usb-a 10 Gb/s ports, and 4 usb-c 10 Gb/s ports

Problem: On usb-c ports, “dangerous” devices are not recognized by the kernel, they are ignored on plugin like nothing happened

“dangerous” devices include storage Samsung T5/T7 or networking
Realtek 8153

“safe” devices like mouse, keyboard and display works

Everything works on usb-a ports

uname --kernel-release 
5.8.0-36-generic

to run with T2:

  • applesmc brcmfmac blacklisted
  • tg3 so buggy it is not used
  • csrutil disable
  • Startup Security Utility: No Security, Allow booting from external or removable media

How can any type USB device be made to work on usb-c ports?