Abraham Lincoln

"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down."

location of the my.cnf file for windows and linux

for windows, the easiest place (for me) to dump the file was at C:\my.cnf

for Linux, ~/.my.cnf is the easiest

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/option-files.html

a sample public list

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get wildcard domain and subdomain stuff working in

this is a sample vhost:
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<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName example.dev
  ServerAlias *.example.dev
  DocumentRoot "PATH/TO/ROOT/OF/EXAMPLE"
  <Directory "PATH/TO/ROOT/OF/EXAMPLE">
    AllowOverride All
    Allow from All
  </Directory>
</VirtualHost>
====

notice the *.example.dev, that will allow apache to route every subdomain of example.dev to the root of example. Now, if you are on windows, sadly the hosts (C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) file doesn't allow you to do wildcard subdomains, so you have to add all the subdomains you want to use:

127.0.0.1   example.dev            # example.dev development
127.0.0.1   subdomain.example.dev  # example.dev subdomain

you can validate the vhosts by doing:

$ httpd -S

Windows Media Player in Windows 7 resize window to a standard size

this worked for me

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I think I found something of a workaround but maybe its not entirely what you want. If you open Windows Media Player (without opening a file) and switch to the Now Playing view, hold the ctrl button while resizing the window. Then exit and open a file. On my computer it will pop up at the same size I had just resized it to. 
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http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpromedia/thread/fe9a9285-c2b1-4799-9be9-ae9cdc9cbadf

statistics

There are lies, damned lies.... and then there are statistics:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lies,_damn ... statistics

Torture numbers, and they'll confess to anything. ~Gregg Easterbrook

98% of all statistics are made up. ~Author Unknown

Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. ~Aaron Levenstein

Say you were standing with one foot in the oven and one foot in an ice bucket. According to the percentage people, you should be perfectly comfortable. ~Bobby Bragan, 1963

Statistics can be made to prove anything - even the truth. ~Author Unknown

Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off. ~Paul Brodeur, Outrageous Misconduct

Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable. ~Author Unknown

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts - for support rather than for illumination. ~Andrew Lang

Statistics are like women; mirrors of purest virtue and truth, or like whores to use as one pleases. ~Theodor Billroth

Do not put your faith in what statistics say until you have carefully considered what they do not say. ~William W. Watt

via: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/07/only-03-of-files-on-bit-torrent-confirmed-to-be-legal.ars?comments=1#comment-20642125

getting more helpful error messages from the event viewer

if the event has data like:

0000: aa 05 00 00  

you can translate that into an integer:

1450

and then run

$ net helpmsg 1450

which will hopefully give you more insight into what is causing the event to occur

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Cheng Yen

"Happiness does not come from having much, but from being attached to little."
via: http://twitter.com/tinybuddha/statuses/17889797428

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