Monday, 19th November, 2018

mysql_upgrade: Got error: 2002

mysql_upgrade: Got error: 2002: Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/Applications/MAMP/tmp/mysql/mysql.sock’ (61) while connecting to the MySQL server
Upgrade process encountered error and will not continue.

If you’re getting this error in MAMP while trying to upgrade the database, then a possible solution is to restart the computer & open MAMP before running any other applications. It should work.

Thursday, 1st November, 2018

Odisha has started ban on use of polythenes

Nine cities in my state Odisha which includes my city Bhubaneswar have started a ban on use of polythene bags for anything. It was implemented since past few days & from today onwards there will be heavy monetary penalty for using polythene on both vendors & consumers. I appreciate & support this excellent initiative.

Now is the perfect time to buy some cloth bags & I am well prepared in advance for this. I have ordered some cloth bags from SmallSteps.in few weeks ago. They are an organization at Auroville, Pondicherry who produce these beautiful bags. Their bags can be ordered online & they also ship internationally.

In fact the first SmallSteps bag I got was in 2013. I noticed this foldable cloth backpack [green bag in the photo] at a bookstore in Mumbai International Airport & had bought it for Rs 100. The bag is still in use, a testament to how strong they are.

We got 2 small ones, 2 big ones, two foldable backpacks & one foldable side bag. We use them for carrying vegetables, groceries & everything else.

These bags are lightweight, washable, affordable & durable. The foldable ones come with a small pouch in which they fold into when not in use and a carabiner to hang it to a purse or anything else.

They are more stylish than a plastic bag. Go for it!

Small Steps Bags

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018

Full size Terminal in MacOS

If you’re one of those people who like their Terminal app to cover the entire available width & height of their computer screen, but are tired of it showing up in a random size when you open it, then see this video to set the correct size for once & all.

Step 1: Open terminal & drag it by corners to make it full size.

Step 2: Enable the option to show current window dimensions on the titlebar of the app so that you can see it.

Step 3: Set the window width/height size to the dimensions you see on the titlebar for future.

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018

100% legit

Finally I have managed to make every single piece of media & software on my laptop 100% legal, including Adobe Photoshop. No more pirated stuff for me.

Monday, 15th October, 2018

Gurgaon

Gurgaon

Saw this film on TV. Its so dark man. And heavy. Talented director.

Friday, 12th October, 2018

New MacBook Pro

Exactly after 7.5 years it is now time to say goodbye to my trusty old pal, the MacBook Bro. It served me so well through thick & thin despite various parts failing gradually. A big majority of my personal & professional achievement has been due to this machine. My truest friend of the current decade.

And I welcome the newest, fully loaded, top of the line, maxed out 15.4″ MacBook Pro with 2.6 GHz 6 core Intel Core i7 processor, 15.4″ retina display with True Tone, Touch Bar with Touch ID, 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 RAM & 512GB SSD storage & more bling than I can remember. The works. The whole nine yards. I went all out with this one 😉

This is Apple’s latest & greatest mobile computing device till date. It is both a monster from the inside & a thing of beauty from the outside. Its fast like Usain Bolt & beautiful like Scarlett Johansson my wife. Hope to get many years of work done on it.