I was chatting with my Auntie at her 60th birthday party today, and she asked me on my opinion about the computers in the sky. I didn’t understand her, so I asked her what she meant. She explained, “you know, the computers in the clouds.” Funny!
I seemed to be having a bit of an issue with my nvidia video card driving the Ubuntu Unity desktop on my new Ubuntu 11.04 desktop installation. I found how to disable unity on ubuntu and am now running the Ubuntu Classic desktop which so far has been stable.
Recently after my hosting provider hard-booted one of my machines the MySQL service started to complain “Failed To Read Auto-Increment Value From Storage Engine” when an insert was issued to any table with an auto increment field. I found the solution here, and it basically requires you to reset the auto increment key on the table, like this:
ALTER TABLE `table_name` AUTO_INCREMENT =1
I had to do that on all of my tables that had auto increment keys to resolve the issue.
I’ve updated my website at www.jj5.net.
Now there are additional useful links on the front page down the bottom. I link through to poems, profiles, sixsigma, progclub and my links page.
I gave the site a general clean up and fixed a few formatting things that have been a minor issue for a while.
I love my jj5.net website, I think of it as postmodern art. :)
Noam Chomsky is a left libertarian! Like me! :)
You can do a test to find out how your political views would be classified over on the political compass.
ProgClub is now listed on the first page — in position number 5 — for the search programmers’ club!
I found the configuration setting in the documentation that will force phpMyAdmin to automatically track tables during and after creation. It is:
And the default value is ‘false’. I updated:
With the line:
// JE: 2011-09-07: force tracking $cfg['Servers'][$i]['tracking_version_auto_create'] = true;
Linus has moved Linux to GitHub.