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Chuck Lorre

I exercise regularly. I eat moderate amounts of healthy food. I make sure to get plenty of rest. I see my doctor once a year and my dentist twice a year. I floss e very night. I've had chest x-rays, cardio stress tests, EKGs and colonoscopies. I see a psychologist and have a variety of hobbies to reduce stress. I don't drink. I don't smoke. I don't do drugs. I don't have crazy, reckless sex with strangers.

If Charlie Sheen outlives me, I'm gonna be really pissed.

Best Ever Scary Games from 1UP.com

Condemned: Criminal Origins
Sega | Xbox 360, PC | 2005

This game managed to make a clothes shopping run at Mervyn's seem scary. If the atmosphere of psychotic hobos assaulting you from dark and creepy places didn't already freak you out, the level at the abandoned department store will scar your mind. Not much in videogames rivals when you hear some pitter-patter, turn around, notice that the mannequin that was on your right is now on your left, and then OH GOD THE MANNEQUIN IS HITTING ME WITH A PIPE WRENCH ARGH ARGH RELOAD.

process manipulation

when you start a process on the command line, you can send it to the background by doing:


After it is stopped (not killed, just stopped and put in the background so you can have control of the shell back). You can start it in the background (so you keep control of the shell) by doing:

$ bg

That command sends the process to the background and starts the process again and lets you keep control of the shell. Now, you can see all the processes you've started and their current state in the shell by doing:

$ jobs

notice the number? Well, you can use that number to bring a process back to the foreground:

$ fg N

where N is one of the [N] numbers when you run jobs.


mysql get set variable value

If you want to know what value your mysql currently has for a given variable, you can do in the mysql commmand line:

$ show variables where variable_name='VALUE';

so, if you want to see how long innodb will wait for a lock:

$ show variables where variable_name='innodb_lock_wait_timeout';

And to see all variables, you can:

$ show variables;

CS Lewis

Heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even agony into a glory

via: http://twitter.com/CSLewisDaily/status/32137029730959360

open tabs to the right of all other tabs

search for:


in about:config

via: http://www.ghacks.net/2010/01/24/open-tabs-at-the-right-firefox/

overcoming MySQL's ERROR 1025 (HY000): Error on rename of './<DBNAME>/#sql-<TEMPNAME>' to './<DBNAME>/<TABLENAME>/' (errno: 150)

I got this when trying to drop a generic index to replace it with a unique index of the same name, it popped up because there was a foreign key (FK) constraint on a field that was the first field of the index I wanted to drop, and if I dropped the index, then there would be no index with the FK constraint as the first field.

How I solved it:

I created the new unique index with the same fields but a different name, I was then able to drop the old generic index 

supposedly running:


will show you this error, but the output is archaic. This blog post cleared the way to the problem:



Coach Taylor

success isn't the destination, it's the by-product

via: Friday Night Lights 5x5