February 2006

February 16, 2006

The Mystery of the Missing Socket

Recently, I’ve discovered that in addition to the usual configuration required to install phpMyAdmin on Mac OS X, you now have to set the socket and connect_type variables in the phpMyAdmin config file to get it to talk to MySQL. Like so:

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['socket'] = '/tmp/mysql.sock';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['connect_type'] = 'socket';

I’m not sure why this is. I was getting, “Error 2002: Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket” but after setting these configuration variables, it’s running fine. It was tricky to work this out though so I’m posting it here in the hopes it will save someone else some time.

Note: I most likely have no idea how to solve your MySQL/phpMyAdmin problem. I recommend reading the respective products’ documentation.

February 12, 2006



I think I may have overdone it. I miss my hair.

Update: Now with friendlier-looking photos. :)

February 5, 2006

Super Bowl Notes

Random thoughts, newest to oldest, for no particular reason…

  • The iWalt.com “Moment of the Game” was the Cars commercial. I’m going to look for a copy of that on the web. :)
  • [I kinda dropped off at this point. The Seahawks couldn’t catch and the Steelers made a few clinching plays.]
  • It was this close to being 21-3, Steelers. And just like that it’s 14-10.
  • This half-time show is much less creepy than Paul McCartney last year singing “Live and Let Die” with all that disturbing red lighting. (Heh, “You make a dead man… <insert awkward silence here>.”)
  • And… the Seahawks blow the end of the first half.
  • Touchdown! (Maybe… Yes, touchdown.)
  • Interception! (No help.)
  • Is that Cars commercial on the internet yet?
  • I’m back! (And just for the record, “incomplete pass” my foot… that just now was a freakin’ fumble.) :)
  • More Super Bowl bloggers
  • According to the server logs, no one is reading this. (Shocking!) :) I’m going to take a break.
  • Blockbuster sucks, no matter how much Super Bowl commercial time they can afford to pollute with their ads. :)
  • Coin toss prediction: The Steelers are going to take the Seahawks apart.
  • Is Han Solo reading “Oh The Places You’ll Go” to me?
  • Ben Roethlisberger’s TypePad-powered weblog.
  • Worst. National Anthem. Ever. (Okay, Aretha saved the second half.)
  • The Full Throttle energy drink ad was pretty well done. :)
  • What the hell? Did they work Clinton’s “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” into the intro for the pre-game show? Or was that my imagination?
  • Okay, that dancer’s miniskirt is way too mini.
  • ABC is having huge problems with their audio. People talking over each other, background stadium noise too loud, etc.
  • Note to self: Check the Safeway “lottery tickets” for number 75425522.
  • “If it’s 11:00 PM out there then I’m pretty sure they’ve already got the final score.” Um, that’s not how timezones work…
  • Kudos to Pizza Hut for following up their Jessica Simpson ad with a Miss Piggy spoof ad.
  • I’ve seen that “multi-beer strategy” Miller ad five times now. It gets worse every time and I’ve never wanted a beer less.
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