ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’

So you ran an upgrade, or got carried away tweaking things on your server, and now MySQL is acting like an island of its own. Your websites can’t connect, your phpmyadmin can’t connect, and you are miserable. You get errors like ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/tmp/mysqld.sock’ and, you …

Problems upgrading your Ubuntu Server to 12.04 Ubuntu Precise Pangolin?

If you are running a Ubuntu server on a VPS, the latest upgrade may have brought dismay with warnings and errors and finally failure. Some of the sample output can look like: Processing triggers for man-db … locale: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.15′ not found (required by locale) locale: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14′ not found (required by locale) …

Configuring Privoxy to use TOR

In these days of censorship concerns, increasing numbers of people are using TOR as a proxy and thus, increasing numbers of people are configuring their browsers wrong and going to the TOR check page only to realize that for all their proxy configurations, they either cannot see the page at all, or they see the …

The Kloutocalypse

Klout recently did an upgrade of their algorithm or crystal ball or whatever it is that they use. I lost about 15 points or so. as a result. My Klout score was 80 and it came down to 65. Curious, I looked around to see what exactly was happening. Outrage abounded, and I investigated further. …