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Apple USB implementation sucks monkeyballs

OK, this issue has annoyed me long enough. Time for some ranting.

I have a PC running Windows Vista. I have an iPod Shuffle, and I also have an iPhone. Now, the combination of these things is just terrible. Whenever I connect my iPhone or my iPod to my PC, I get the annoying message "This USB device can perform faster if you connect it to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port".

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Emerging mysql-gui-tools

Some time ago I tried "emerge mysql-gui-tools" on my Gentoo x86_64 box. Unfortunately, the compilation process failed because of some errors (will include the error in this post when I find the time to reproduce it).

Today, I'm preparing myself for MySQL DBA certification, and I really need the MySQL Administrator tool, so at first I downloaded the precompiled tar archive from the MySQL website, which worked without any problems.

Later on, I downloaded the MySQL Community server RPM for RHEL5, which I installed on my CentOS 5 virtual machine running in KVM. To have the same version of MySQL on my Gentoo box, I decided to "emerge mysql-community" rather then the "normal" mysql ebuild.

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Apache 2.2 + LDAP authentication

Since Apache version 2.2, the LDAP authentication module is no longer called auth_ldap, but rather authnz_ldap. During a migration of an Apache 2.0 to Apache 2.2, I ran into some problems which caused a failure to start Apache.

It seems that the configuration directive AuthLDAPAuthoritative has been renamed to AuthzLDAPAuthoritative, so you will have to replace these in your Apache config(s) - "sed" is your friend.

After replacing every occurrence of "AuthLDAPAuthoritative" in the Apache configuration files, I was able to start Apache, but there still seemed to be another issue. Pointing my browser to any of the vhosts with LDAP authentication enabled returned an internal server error (500). The Apache error log showed this:

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