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October 7, 2010

Important Note on MySQL and PHP5

Filed under: Cool Stuff — Tags: , — AJ @ 12:17 am

So after much searching, I finally discovered the cause of PHP5 not being able to connect to MySQL.  As it turns out going from PHP4 to PHP5 changes from a client requiring old_password to a client that requires you don’t, so be sure to reset your passwords to the new hash or it won’t work. Hope it helps.

October 6, 2010

Troubleshooting the Blog and Overdue Maintenance

Filed under: Cool Stuff,Personal — AJ @ 8:46 pm

Well, doing some troubleshooting of the Android WordPress client seems to point towards the fact I was using MySQL 4 and PHP4 as the main culprits.  I’d been on those ancient versions still because of the Wiicafe.com site which is co-located with this one having some legacy issues that I’d have to deal with, but this finally gave me the motivation to try tackling them.  I have not done the PHP update yet, but I was able to (apparently) successfully upgrade to the latest MySQL with minimal problems actually (about 2 hours of work for about 18 DBs) and was able to eliminate a lot of spam polluted DBs that were bogging the server down.  If the PHP update goes as smoothly I’ll be quite happy.

October 5, 2010

Ugh, Android Posts Not Working Right… Cry!!

Filed under: Digg — AJ @ 10:52 pm

So apparently Android is not properly posting articles to the site.  The last few posts I have made with my new phone have all been truncated off after I took the time to write long articles about stuff.  Sad night, really frustrated and don’t have time to rewrite them now.  I will try to get around to it at some point but don’t know when I’ll be able to for sure.  So for now, just ignore the fact that my previous 4 posts are crazy short and make no sense.  They are broken… 🙁

September 27, 2010

New Phone Again

Filed under: Cool Stuff,Personal — AJ @ 8:16 pm

This time I’m switching to an Android Samsung Galaxy S.  I was up for an upgrade and wanted to get a smart phone for Danielle.  Verizon had a buy one get one free deal going on the Galaxy S, so I decided it was finally time to jump ship from Windows Mobile since Microsoft has effectively abandoned the platform with their move to Windows Mobile 7 being on a completely different base code and being much more anti-power user like iOS.  So far the experience has been really good.  The phone performs way smoother with more memory to run apps and a faster processor.  I’ve found apps to do virtually everything I did with the Touch Pro 2, though I did lose global capability.  I’ve got it nicely rooted and able to do what I want with it and am quite pleased.  Now time to learn the inner workings of another system.

June 28, 2009

Car Repairs and Check Engine Lights

Filed under: Cool Stuff,Personal — AJ @ 1:55 am

Well after getting a check engine light after a repair on Danielle’s car and realizing that there isn’t really an easy way to trouble shoot the issues without an OBDII scanner, I went out and picked one up. Turns out it was the o2 sensor causing the issues so I got a new one ordered from rock auto and should end up saving around $100 on the repair. (another repair like that and I’ll actually break even on the scanner). So if you need to know what your check engine light is on for and you’re around here then give me a hollar and I can probably check it out for you.

May 27, 2009

iPod Touch

Filed under: Cool Stuff,Personal — AJ @ 12:32 am

So aparently there is an app for the iPod touch to be able to directly update a blog, so I have updated WordPress and installed the app on my new iPod. In other news, I am going to Disney at the end of the week as a combination graduation present for Danielle and 1 Year anniversery. Work has been crazy lately with deadlines coming up, but it is also rewarding. That’s it for now.

December 5, 2008

My Favorite Wedding Photo

Filed under: Digg — Pipeline @ 12:38 am

Danielle and I right after our wedding ceramony.  (Also a test of one of my new upload tools. 🙂 )

Posted via Pixelpipe.

November 12, 2008

Adobe Master Collection and other Cool Stuff

Filed under: Cool Stuff,Personal,Work — AJ @ 10:17 pm

Well, I guess I haven’t been much better about keeping this new blog up to date.  A whole lot has happened since my last post. I have changed jobs, my old job is no more (after I left), things are much better work wise and I really enjoy working at Pearl Carroll & Associates.  I have been very happily married for over 5 months now and just yesterday finally started getting around to working on my photos.  (Thanks to getting Lightroom 2.  1168 photos are hard to go through otherwise.)  I should have a gallery up on The Henderson Wedding soon. 

I have also just obtained the CS4 Master Collection and have been messing around with it.  I am actually writing this post from within Contribute and I’m hoping it won’t mess things up too badly when I try to post this article.  Oh yeah, I also left my former WoW guild over issues that we couldn’t resolve and have started a new guild called House of Pain along with two of my friends from PIF.

September 5, 2007

Scientology Faces Criminal Charges – Label as a Criminal Organization

Filed under: Digg — Digg @ 7:45 am

Belgian prosecutor on Tuesday recommended that the U.S.-based Church of Scientology stand trial for fraud and extortion, following a 10-year investigation that concluded the group should be labeled a criminal organization.

read more | digg story

August 30, 2007

First Posting on Digg

Filed under: Cool Stuff — AJ @ 8:21 am

Well, I added my first ever article posting to Digg today.  I found the article below on Slashdot this morning and thought it was noteworthy.  It’s a topic that really matters to me since my Grandfather died from Alzheimer’s.  I would appreciate it if everyone could take a look at the article and Digg it if they feel it merits it.

In other news, I have now added a user for Digg and will start blogging articles that I really think stand out above the crowd.  Look out for posts under the Digg user.

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