Ed Kohler draws a 2 mile circle around his house and identifies all the places within biking distance.
Walkscore.com quantifies and ranks the amenities within 3 miles of your house on a scale of 0 – 100. Suprising results at least for me – the Roseville Apple Store is bikeable at 2.48 miles away.
Sun’s new download service launched yesterday – a project I’ve been working on for 18 months or so. Big congrats to Gary Zellerbach and the rest of the project team on this milestone.
If you’d like to compare and contrast, the initial four products (of the 1000s being migrated) are:
First off, if you can avoid reinstalling MySQL on OS X – by all means do. Whatever the reason is that you want to do a reinstall, it’s not a good one1. Just buck up and work around whatever issue you have. It’s not as bad as what follows.
Let’s say you decide to reinstall anyway.
Since there’s no easy way to uninstall, you go on a crazy rabbit hunt – including showing all the hidden files2 – through your system to eradicate all instances of MySQL and any dbs (bu-bye data). Then, you downloaded and installed a fresh binary from dev.mysql.com. Now, there’s no reason to do 3 or 4 system restarts, but you haven’t listened to me this far.
Now, I’m pretty sure that if you go back into your Rails app and run
rake db:migrate you’ll get the following:
dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql/libmysqlclient.15.dylib
Thank Peter Morris for reminding you to run:
sudo install_name_tool -change /usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql/libmysqlclient.15.dylib /usr/local/mysql/lib/libmysqlclient.15.dylib /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mysql-2.7/lib/mysql.bundle
Hey, not so fast, make sure you set up the same root pass you had before:
/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqladmin -u root password new_password_here
1. My reason – I was intermittently getting
"Lost connection to MySQL server during query" when running
rake test. It seems better now. There had to be
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles ON
In Jonathan Coulton’s Portal post, I find 6 things very interesting. He:
- was commissioned (I’m assuming) to write a song for a video game ($$$)
- likes the video game (is this an ad or a recommendation to his fans?)
- includes the lyrics in the post
- includes the chords in the post
- thanks the video game dev team
- recommends another game with a great theme song that
3.75 of them are for JC’s fans. He didn’t need to include any of them. Others haven’t and wouldn’t. This to me makes Coulton a far more interesting and fan-oriented musician than Radiohead simply removing the middleman.
Tonight, my iPod randomly pulled an almost-exactly-one-year-old Coulton/Hodgeman/Sound of Young America interview from my Unlistened Podast playlist. Quite good. Hodgeman even discusses Minnesota State Fair food.
We’ve Got Money, What We Need is You
A New Dad’s Family Handbook
The first time around, we picked up the stereotypical new parent books. If any of you are having your first child – you only need one of those books. Go to the bookstore, page through them all, buy the one that makes you smile.
Chances are, it won’t be The Expectant Father or any other of the “serious” New Dad books. As my college roommate warned – all those books do is amplify the sense of financial inadequacy (all?) new dads feel and the need to double the instinct to “provide”.
There needs to be another book – one encouraging being present in the new family.
UPDATE: Dan Brown recommends Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads. A second?
A couple years back, after ‘getting’ the idea of having all my favorite audio with me at a moment’s click – I had grown bored of my then new 40gb iPod. A few minutes of searching and I found Doc Searls link about the iPod Platform. Suddenly, I was neck-deep in podcasting. Even in those early days, the open, informal, deep-dive nature of podcasting made my iPod interesting again in a way the closed iTunes Music Store just didn’t.
From another early days MN podcasters – emphasis mine:
“As a stockholder, I’m concerned about the command-n-control, draconian measures being exhibited by Apple around the iPhone and what that is doing to any semblance of an iPhone ecosystem. I’m also bored with a stock iPhone and was really enjoying what the ecosystem was delivering.” – Steve Borsch
I’ll be excited about the iPhone when it’s more of an ecosystem and less of a museum artifact. Looks like that time will be in February 2008 🙂
If we actually want to reduce waste and encourage reuse, retailers need to be responsible for disposing of the packaging and waste from the products they sell.
In Hometown Tales #189, Gene describes a pretty tasty variation of the Juicy Lucy
It might be the first Jucy Lucy Resturant east of Georgia, but I’ll leave final judgement to Ed, Dave, Scott, and the other experts.
According to Ed Kohler, I’m smack dab in the middle of the Top 25 Minnesota Blogs by Google Subscribers.
Just being on the same list as Doodledee, Blogumentary, Tech-Surf-Blog, and s4xton makes me smile.