See ports in use:

sudo netstat -plnt

Filter the list:

sudo netstat -plnt | grep ':80'

Kill all proccess using a specific port, this will do so violently:

kill -9 $(lsof -t -i:5000)
Posted @ 2019-02-28 14:45

get current driver info:

sudo lshw -c video

current driver:

configuration: driver=amdgpu latency=0

replace AMDs driver with MESA:

So folloing the advice in the above link i first purged and removed then did

sudo lshw -c video

and it's still using the same driver, so i don't think it's actually using the mesa driver at all

after re-adding the packages it still shows the driver as:


seems the right driver is installed you can check with:

glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version"

says mesa there

The mesa drivers are better but I am still getting graphical problems.

Posted @ 2019-02-28 13:01

Run as root:

docker stop $(docker ps -q)

Posted @ 2019-02-28 12:57

you can link to any wikipedia page by an id

random number in this range seems ok:


get random stuff (doesn't only return articles):

one random article (CHAR LIMIT exchars=500):

specify an article type (otherwise you get all kinds of non-article things like templates and talks) THE ORDER OF THIS SEEMS TO MATTER


search for articles by a word (here the word is: meaning):


Request json: { "action": "query", "format": "json", "list": "search|alllinks", "iwurl": 1, "srsearch": "meaning" }

CORs errors

Adding origin=* fixes CORs errors for requests from localhost for this API.

Posted @ 2019-02-28 12:49
  1. Use a proxy service which just exposes one key to that service - this is basically like 3

  2. call the API from the back end - i think that mashape is an API proxy? yahoo also run an API proxy where you can use third party proxies - I have found this to be a bit unreliable.

  3. if the API allows it you can tell it to only allow traffic from one domain - this actually seems like the most reasonable approach.

  4. Use env variables if you have a back end and access to the server.

Posted @ 2019-02-28 12:44