iinet Technicolor TG789vac v2 NBN modem can’t connect to DynDNS service

Note: I use specifically dyndns.org (now dyn.com), this may or may not effect other services.

When setting up the modem’s dynamic dns updater, I kept getting status: bad auth

I triple checked the authentication details and tried both https on and off.

In the end I had to change the password on my dyndns account to one with no special characters.

Also: The modem only supports one dyndns domain/service. This is unfortunate if you want to keep a few updated to stop them expiring.

IS300 and GS300 Xenon bulbs the same?

Checking on http://japan-parts.eu/, part numbers are as follows:

JCE10 IS300 – BULB, DISCHARGE HEADLAMP 90981-20007

JZS160 GS300 – BULB, DISCHARGE HEADLAMP 90981-20001

Visually they look identical.

Narva catalogue lists Narva 49301 is listed as fitting both applications.

http://xenonlight.com.ua/ lists a Philips D4R 42406 XenEco as fitting both applications.

Disable Google now feed on left side of android home screen

I wanted to turn off the undesired news feed to the left of my home screen. Most information on the internet regarding this is outdated, as the slider to disable the feed is no longer present in the “My Feed” settings.

Here is a partial solution: Disable “Feed” in Google Search App on Android 6.0+

In summary:

  1. Clear the cache and data of the Google App
    • Settings > Apps > Google > Storage > Clear Cache
    • Settings > Apps > Google > Storage > Manage Space > Clear All Data

    Be aware: this will reset the layout of your icons on the home screen

  2. Never open the Google app again from the all apps>G icon (using the google bar still works)

In my experience:
When opening the Google app and pressing skip to avoid setting up the feed, it will install the feed as a panel on your home screen anyway.

Google products are infuriating, and I hope this has helped you.

Unable to connect to Ubuntu and Mint VNC server

When using the VNC server built into ubuntu and linux mint, many clients can’t connect with error:

Unkown authType 18

The easy solution is to disable encryption:

Method 1

$ dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/remote-access/require-encryption false

Method 2

$ sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

$ dconf-editor

navigate to /org/gnome/desktop/remote-access/ set require-encryption to false

I recommend setting a password for remote connections, otherwise internet users can connect using hole punching through your NAT.

JZS160/UZS161 TSRM – GS300 GS430 Service Manual

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Here

Is a 2nd gen. Lexus GS300 service manual with GS430 supplement sections. Although not included, it is very relevant for GS400 cars. Predominantly LHD, but has notes on RHD applications. The original menu system only works on old versions of internet explorer.

Includes:

  • Body Repair Manual
  • Electronic Wiring Diagram
  • New Car Features
  • Repair Manual
  • Supplementary Data Sheets

I don’t host these things, so if the link breaks contact me.

Cressida Lower Control Arm Polyurethane Bushes – Same as IS300?

Regarding front lower control arm inner bushes, this site has the part listed as fitting both MX83 Cressida and JCE10 IS300:

http://superpro.suspension.parts/spf3039k

As the superpro catalogue doesn’t list a MX83 lower control arm inner bush, it would be nice to confirm that it fits. Here’s the superpro info page for that part:

Superpro SPF3039K page

Note it doesn’t list MX83 on the application list.

Having both XE10 bushes and MX83 arms, I can confirm this WILL NOT fit. Measurements are taken off a new set of XE10 TRD bushes, and a set of used oem MX83 lower arms. Note the superpro part doesn’t include an outer shell, so measurements are taken on the inside of the existing shell.

XE10 on the left, Cressida on the right:

Inner tube length

IMG_0545
55.45mm

IMG_0546
59.43mm
Inner tube ID

IMG_0555
14.21mm

IMG_0559
14.21mm
Outer tube length

IMG_0576
35.12mm

IMG_0573
43.40mm
Outer tube ID

IMG_0570
38.01mm

IMG_0566
33.01mm