Twenty not Two-Thousand

In case you were wondering, the correct way to say the year that starts tomorrow is “Twenty Ten”. At least, that’s what the people at twentynot2000.com believe. I guess I agree. They seem overly concerned that we will be stuck listening to people say the current year the wrong way for the next 89 years.

Hitch your wagon to a star, folks.

What do you think?

Can’t Install Firebug in Firefox

I ran into this problem where I was unable to install Firebug in Firefox. It would act like it was installing, Firefox would restart, but the plugin was simply not there.

A little research revealed there could be a variety of reasons for this, but for me it turned out Avast! antivirus was preventing it from working.

I disabled the Network service in Avast! long enough to try again, and it all worked.

Hopefully this will help someone else who runs into the problem.

Hidden features in phpMyAdmin

I discovered an excellent article listing some of the little-known features, disabled by default, that phpMyAdmin has. Check it out:

http://blog.ht4.ca/2009/12/29/hidden-phpmyadmin-features/

Some of the more useful ones include the Query History and Query Bookmarking. There is also a Designer Mode which lets you see the relations amongst your tables and more. I wish I had known about these, oh, 8 years ago!