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