Installing MySQL 5.2.5

The MySQL database management system, available under the GNU license (also available under a number of other propriety licenses) is very popular, especially for web applications, due to its speed. I believe part of its speed is because it had certain features one comes to expect in DBMSs missing. Some of these features included referential…

Bye, Bye Xitami, Hello IIS 6

I have spent the last two days trying to configure a new install of PHP 5.2 to work on with my new local install of Xitami web server. This was not a great experience simply because I could not get PHP to work satisfactorily with Xitami. What’s even worse is that there is no longer…

Vacationing, Breaks and Unexpected News

, originally uploaded by andai. One of my favorite pictures take on a four day trip to a city I always enjoy visiting, Vancouver BC. Though it was a little chilly, the sun was out, the clouds where no where to be seen and the sky, the water and the buildings were a really beautiful…

Your Soul is Eternal!

I was listening to a sermon titled “The Millennium and More” by Pastor Ken Ortize from Calvary Chapel Spokane. On Thursday evenings, he leads a bible study where he covers a book from either the old or new Testament, going verse by verse till he finishes the book. The past number of months he has…

Winter’s Child is Gone…

In Remembrance…, originally uploaded by andai. First of all, I would like to apologize because I am unable to journey back home to attend the funeral service. One can never prepare for such unexpected events. It was with shock and disbelief that read the email message from my dad and a second email from my…

Bye, Bye, Dear Brother…

Yesterday morning, I found out that my younger brother passed away… My biggest fear of his death is that he may not have been a born again Christian… I really don’t know what to say… yet, it reminds me that ultimately we don’t know when our time is up. The question then comes, am I…