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[21 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on HeidiSQL and MySQL: Can’t connect to MySQL server on ‘’ (10061) | 1,197 views]
HeidiSQL and MySQL: Can’t connect to MySQL server on ‘’ (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! | 576 views]
Happy birthday Elizabeth!

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

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[9 Feb 2016 | Comments Off on Happy birthday Melissa! | 538 views]
Happy birthday Melissa!

Dear Melissa,
I’m really late wishing you a happy birthday this year! Sorry for that. I hope you had a good one.
Love from, Uncle Craig

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[7 Jan 2016 | Comments Off on Charlie Hebdo se souvenait | 621 views]
Charlie Hebdo se souvenait

It’s one year on (from 7 January 2015), and I’m remembering the attack on the offices of, and the cold-blooded murder of members of the staff at, Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Also of note is the concurrent murder of the protection officers that were detailed to protect certain Charlie Hebdo staff members after a previous terror attack in 2011 and two bystanders, as well as others who were murdered — another police officer and shoppers at a grocery store in Porte de Vincennes (a suburb of Paris) — in associated …

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[17 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Happy birthday Sandra! | 635 views]
Happy birthday Sandra!

16 November 2015 17:09 PST
Dear Sandra,
You would have been 57 today. Happy birthday!
Love, Craig