Slashdot posted a story today about making snow at home… I wish we lived somewhere cold enough to do this, because I own all the hardware to do this now… cursed warm weather california bay area!!
Archive for February 2003
Over the past week or so, one of our mysql servers at work has been acting weird. It was running phpmyadmin, and appearing to be working fine, but my own scripts wouldn’t show the correct coulmns, even when using the php mysql function to get all the coulmns names. I was tearing my hair out trying to figure out wtf was going on, having no luck getting it to work with any of the methods that I knew of. This being a live server, we couldn’t just take it down and reboot the machine at any point in the regular work day; we’d have to do that at midnight or so. Yesterday we were talking about our backup plans if anything happened to this server, as it was acting decidedly weird, but agreed that we couldn’t do anything til the next day because I had ceramics class last night to go to. Sometime between 8:45am and 9:45am this morning, mysql decided that it had too many connections, and stop allowing any activity. I kill -9’d all the processes and sudo ./safe_mysqld’d it back into life, and voila, everything came back, and my scripts were pulling alllll the column names, and working correctly.
Dude, how cool would that be? I’m borrowing an eye tv tivo thing for my mac, but the cabel doesn’t run into the office, so I either have to split it and run a hundred feet of cable all around our apartment to get it into the office, or acquire another mac and hide it behind the tv or something… Now, if I have a wirelessUSB connection, I could just plug the transmitter to the decoder box, and the receiver to the server… Voila, problem solved.
then there’s my zazzle shop as well here:
please visit if you haven’t ever seen them. Thanks!
Apparently, I’m Apple DOS 3.1. Simple and primitive with a good understanding of the common man. I’m a work in progress, but a good start.
Good to know.
Today we had my dad’s mom’s memorial service in quartz hill, ca. I flew in last night to my parentsl house, and flew back tonight. Today we drove out to the retirement community where my grandma lived for the last 10 years of her life. About a hundred people showed up to pay respects. My dad’s cousins Kipo and Darlene came to help out and to take photos my grandma had taken back to their homes. It was nice to visit with them, as it’s been ten years since I’ve seen them.
My parents and my dad’s cousins wrote a nice page long summary of the major events in my grandma’s life, which I ended up reading to the group. Everyone said I did a good job. Everyone also said they’d miss my grandma, and I agreed. –sjc