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Friday, December 15, 2006

A CentOS MySQL server, a .NET app, and me.

by Simon Duvall.

Hey all,

Ripping my hair out the past day trying to migrate an MS-SQL server app to a MySQL server. There's a front-end Windows Forms app in C#.NET 2.0 that reads data in from a Scantron machine and sends the data to a MS-SQL server, and several ASP.NET 2.0 forms that both submit data to the same database and display reports from it. Love this project...

Anyway, the MySQL server is on a CentOS 4 box. I kept getting this wonderful exception when I moved to Connector/.NET (from the MySQL site):

A request to send or receive data was disallowed because the socket is not connected and (when sending on a datagram socket using a sendto call) no address was supplied.

I, of course, over-thought the problem and overlooked the simple fact that the CentOS box had it's iptables firewall blocking the default 3306 port.

So, for any of you also going through this debacle, check your iptables: iptables -L



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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I am thoroughly disgusted with myself. I cannot shake this gnawing, constant desire for the compleat ruin of Kevin Federline.

Then I unfortunately come across this news, and I'm just about K-Fed-Up.

The only way I would watch this garbage (and in all honesty, defend it whole-heartedly), is if it was titled and themed: "I'm Kevin Federline and I Suck Ass", or "Hi, I'm Kevin -- Punch Me".

Kevin, just a quick shout out to you: if you make a record that sells only 6000 albums, and have many, many cancelled shows due to poor attendance, you not only suck, people hate you. They don't care if you "keep it real" or whatever. You suck. You SUCK!!! ARRRGGHHH!!!

I hate you, Kevin. With all my passion.



PS: It'd be fascinating to see how many copies of his album have been pirated or put on P2P...I bet one user is on eMule/KAD 24/7 trying to share that spunk, and it'd be you, Kevin.

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