Yesterday’s Thoughts

Archive for October, 2005

October 13, 2005

Is this a fact?

Andrew Sullivan is impressed by the latest intelligence release from the Director of National Intelligence. It purports to be a letter “between two senior al Qa’ida leaders, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, that was obtained during counterterrorism operations in Iraq, ” from July 9, 2005. The letter paints a picture of a Jihad aimed […]

October 12, 2005

Why Miers?

Justin at Right Side Redux ponders the similarities between the debate on Harriet Miers and the debate on Intelligent Design and asks his readers to draw parallels. I don’t really see the parallels. It seems like the country is more united against Miers than for or against evolution. The only similarity that I can see […]

October 9, 2005

Which Robert?

Robert Scoble wants search engines to pretend that the web is different than it is. I think this would be a bad idea. Scoble’s objection is that search results don’t reflect his notions of what is important in the world. “As long as I’m the #1 Robert and Robert Redford isn’t as high up as […]

October 4, 2005

mysql_connect(): Client does not support authentication protocol requested by server; consider upgrading MySQL client

If you receive this error message, the answer to your question is here. Don’t go anywhere else. After wading through substantial non-sense, Pat Hayzlett points out the answer here. The problem in a nut shell is that mySQL 4.1 changed their password hashing and now store the passwords of database users in 40 chars instead […]

October 3, 2005

Swapping Batteries in Powerbooks

Matthew Russell has some ideas for extending the battery life of your Apple Powerbook. Since I just switched back to Macs and I was having some problems with my previous laptop’s battery life, this was an issue of keen interest. I knew about all of Matthew’s common suggestions, turn off Bluetooth (actually I had completely […]