So, it seems that Valve Software are yet again trying to stop people from gaining new weapons in Team Fortress 2. The Scout update was released yesterday, and people want to try out the new weapons a quickly as possible. As per normal, the targets were those who used the Steam Achievement Manager. Dear Valve,… Continue reading Our Valve Overlords
Upgrading MySQL with minimal downtime through Replication
Problem With the release of MySQL 5.1, many DBAs are going to be scheduling downtime to upgrade their MySQL Server. As with all upgrades between major version numbers, it requires one of two upgrade paths: Dump/reload: The safest method of upgrading, but it takes out your server for quite some time, especially if you have… Continue reading Upgrading MySQL with minimal downtime through Replication
pento.net goes mobile!
With a bit of fiddling around, I’ve found a good combination of WordPress plugins for mobile support. For iPhone/iPod: WPtouch. Lots of options, looks good on the iPhone browser. For all other mobiles: WP-viewMobile. This one is particularly handy, because it gives you the option to define the user agent strings it should activate for.… Continue reading pento.net goes mobile!
Permissions by interface on the local server
I had an issue come up recently that involved some confusion over permissions for the same user, connecting through different interfaces. For example, say you have a server with the public IP address of 192.168.0.1. You could connect to it from the local machine using the following commands: shell> mysql -h localhost # Connects through… Continue reading Permissions by interface on the local server
Don’t use GoDaddy Hosting
It will only cause you pain. To give a brief description of the problems I had: Apache is horribly slow. To the point that some RSS readers were having problems subscribing to my blog. Apache setup is weird, and causes all sorts of problems. FTP access is mind-boggling slow, only allows one connection at a… Continue reading Don’t use GoDaddy Hosting