Ironically, I recently had to do just this. I had to reset WordPress admin password on a backup copy of an archived website, for which I had long forgotten the password. Since it was not a live site but only a local copy (i.e., running on localhost), I could not do the email reset. However, the stored password is hashed, so how is this supposed to work?

Fortunately, WPBeginner filled in the missing pieces on doing a password reset on a WordPress site running only on localhost:

Do you want to reset WordPress admin password on localhost? In this tutorial we will show you how to easily reset WordPress admin password on localhost.

Source: How to Reset WordPress Admin Password on Localhost

This is a reprint of a previous article, by request. The information contained therein is probably out-dated by a few years. Therefore, I make no promise that the instructions below for setting up Epson scanning on Raspberry Pi is any way accurate.

This is the article that almost didn’t happen.  I need my Epson all-in-one for scanning, and if I couldn’t get it working, then I was going to disconnect the Pi, reformat and repurpose (and I have other purposes for one, certainly).  In fact, I had gotten printing working even over Airprint, so this was the last obstacle.  I was prepared to disconnect it, but I decided to give it yet one more try, and I finally got some success. Continue reading “Geek Friday: Setting up Epson Scanning on Raspberry Pi”

Systemd vs System V init wars continues with latest “How to crash systemd clickbait

When it comes to certain “holy wars” in the IT realm, I’m certainly not inclined to root for one side or the other when it comes to certain complicated items like system init. However, I feel that when it comes to foaming at the mouth clickbait posts filled with the sky-is-falling logic due to one bug (that must be done locally, no less), then I feel compelled to highlight the other side to re-balance the ship.

What I really don’t understand is the human tendency to put the same intensity into certain aspects of computing as they do in politics or religion, and the systemd vs System V init wars are certainly that.

The systemd team has recently patched a local denial of service vulnerability affecting the notification socket, which is designed to be used for daemons to report their lifecycle and health information. Some people have used this as an opportunity to throw a fresh tantrum about systemd.…

Source: How to Throw a Tantrum in One Blog Post – Medium