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[21 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Happy belated birthday Sandra | 392 views]
Happy belated birthday Sandra

Dear Sandra,
Been a lot going on this week. Sorry I missed it.
Happy birthday.
Love, Craig

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[9 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Happy birthday Christopher! | 457 views]
Happy birthday Christopher!

Dear Christopher,
Happy birthday. I’m on time for a change. 🙂
Love, Uncle Craig

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[23 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on “Shedule” versus “Skedule” | 508 views]

Having been challenged about this yet again recently and still not having much more to offer than the stunning revelation than that the English language is full of exceptions to rules — because, really, it’s not a surprise or a big deal to me that different people in or from different parts of the world pronounce things differently — I decided to do some research.
The tired old comparison is to the word “school”. “Why don’t you pronounce it ‘shool’?” goes the typical witty refrain. Really? That’s your best argument for …

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[21 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on HeidiSQL and MySQL: Can’t connect to MySQL server on ‘127.0.0.1’ (10061) | 1,350 views]
HeidiSQL and MySQL: Can’t connect to MySQL server on ‘127.0.0.1’ (10061)

I installed XAMPP and HeidiSQL (the latter running under Wine) on my local Xubuntu 14.04 (LTS) system sometime in the last year or two. I’d used both before when I used to use Windows, and have had no problem using HeidiSQL to connect to external MySQL servers. However, I have had no success connecting to my local installation of MySQL. Not having time to deal with the issue (what seemingly inexplicable computer issue is ever resolved in a matter of minutes?!) I just left it and used phpMyAdmin that comes …

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[20 Feb 2016 | Comments Off on Happy birthday Elizabeth! | 607 views]
Happy birthday Elizabeth!

Dear Elizabeth,
I’m late as usual! 🙂 Hope you had a good birthday.
Love, Uncle Craig