Twenty not Two-Thousand

Categories funny, Links

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

Categories Firefox, Tweaks, Web Browsers

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

Categories CPanel, Databases, MySQL, Tweaks

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!