Reset root password on MySQL

Start MySQL server without user authentication and networking, this allows to connect without credentials from localhost only. Run using the same user account the MySQL daemon runs under to avoid permission problems (probably, sounds reasonable doesn’t it?) Connect to MySQL with no credentials: Reload authentication: Change root password: MySQL 5.7.6 and later: MySQL 5.7.5 and earlier: … [Read more…]

VB6 Essentials – wut?!

A while ago I inherited a bunch of VB6 code to fix and maintain. I decided to migrate to Python scripts over time but in the interim needed VB6 setup. Here is what I did to make the Visual Studio 6 IDE usable for my purposes.

OS X AirDrop transfer speedup

To get the greatest speeds from AirDrop it is usually best to disconnect from the wireless network and take advantage of the peer-to-peer nature of AirDrop. This can be achieved by either deleting the network from Network Preferences, which is not convenient at all, or by using the airport utility.