How To Upgrade PHP on AWS Linux

Author: , August 22nd, 2019

As root:

~or~

THEN:

Be sure to restart your web server!!

How to use Round-Robin Load Balancing with the Tungsten Connector

Author: , August 8th, 2019

The power of Tungsten Clustering for MySQL / MariaDB is its built-in intelligent MySQL proxy, known as the Tungsten Connector. The Connector has built-in read-write splitting capabilities, and it is also possible to configure different algorithms which select the appropriate slave (i.e. Round-Robin or Lowest-Latency).

Enabling Autorecovery for the Tungsten Replicator

Author: , August 7th, 2019

The replicator is a critical piece of the Tungsten Clustering solution for MySQL / MariaDB, as well as its own stand-alone data replication product. Automatic recovery enables the replicator to go back online in the event of a transient failure. In this blog, we discuss how to enable Autorecovery.

How To Prevent Vim From Auto-Commenting New Lines

Author: , August 4th, 2019

To prevent vim from added net comments, edit the .vimrc file in your home directory, and add:

How To Enable Variable References in Perl While Using Strict

Author: , August 4th, 2019

I wanted to call a sub-routine based on a variable in Perl, like this:

but it failed because of use strict:

To enable using a variable as a reference, simply specify that to Perl:

How To Print Matching Line and All After Using awk

Author: , August 1st, 2019

Every time I use awk, my respect for it grows! Like grep, find and rsync, it is one of the powerhouse command-line tools in my arsenal. Recently, I needed to list all MySQL binary log files from a starting file forwards in sequence. AWK to the rescue! For example, I knew the starting file was […]

Tungsten Clustering 5.4.0 and Tungsten Replicator 5.4.0 Released

Author: , July 31st, 2019

Continuent is pleased to announce Tungsten Clustering 5.4.0 and Tungsten Replicator 5.4.0 for MySQL / MariaDB. It’s significant in that it introduces MySQL 8 support, along with many new features, stability improvements and bug fixes.

Tungsten Clustering 6.1.0 and Tungsten Replicator 6.1.0 Released

Author: , July 31st, 2019

Continuent is pleased to announce Tungsten Clustering 6.1.0 and Tungsten Replicator 6.1.0 for MySQL / MariaDB. It’s significant in that it has MySQL 8 support, along with many new features, stability improvements and bug fixes. This release also features a new manager, and it also has the ability to do active/active Composite Multimaster geo-clustering.

How To Add a Simple Checkbox in Confluence

Author: , July 31st, 2019

While using Confluence, I wanted to learn how to add a simple task checkbox in free-flow text and lists without creating a “real” task. The answer is very easy – just type the square bracket pair [] and the checkbox will appear!

How To Fix File Sharing Problems in MacOS 10.14 Mojave

Author: , July 28th, 2019

When I upgraded to Mojave, my laptops were no longer able to connect to my desktop. Deeply frustrating. Long story short, combo of factors: – Mojave filesystems on disk now default to APFS containers – APFS filesystems can ONLY be shared out via SMB! – Hostname resolution in Mojave also seems broken So, the fix […]