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Re: [SLE] GUI for MySQL Server
  • From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 03:25:20 +0100
  • Message-id: <410EF790.3090301@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Danny Sauer wrote:

Sid wrote regarding 'Re: [SLE] GUI for MySQL Server' on Sun, Aug 01 at 04:16:

peter Nikolic wrote:

Someone suggested phpMyAdmin, great! It brings up a nice screen. As a simple exercise, you create a database and table, again great! Now you want to enter data into the fields, CHECKMATE!

What? Click "insert" and up comes a page with text boxes that you put the
data into. PHPMyAdmin isn't exactly a tool that any uninformed person can
use, but entering data into a database is *not* one of the things it makes
difficult. Actually, the query builder is pretty easy, too. You can't
add pretty graphics to the background, but otherwise it's not difficult to
use at all. It's a little hard to set up if you don't read the manual, but
there again, learning is good... The newer versions can do *lots* of cool

I'm having to get used to it and making progress, but it's not as straightforward as the web tool of some years ago, that made mysql so much easier to handle, a piece of doddle it was as we say here. It seemed it was dropped simply because someone thought that with that tool, DBA's jobs weren't safe.

Funnily enough, you can more easily manipulate the database from the command line, but if you are a very occasional user, you have to go back and relearn the stuff you learned months ago as none of it is intuitive.

Go to google. Type in what you're trying to do. Click the first few links.
Maybe stick "" in your query somewhere. If you're only doing
it once every few months, that's not that big of a deal. :)

It's like having to manually set the mixture, the timing, points gap and other stuff in order to get your engine running, hard luck if you left the manual and tools back at home.

Next time, just remember that the mixture screws are usually backed about
1.5 turns from bottomed out as a starting point, and you usually want
around 8-10 degrees initial advance, with maybe 30 or so total. Throw
that points ignition away and get a modern elecronic replacement - costs
about $30 US and is much less of a hassle than remembering a .065" point
gap (setting dwell is more of a pain).



Thanks, I think I can remember that. May be it's the years, an old guy used to tell a story -- an old guy once told him the first sign of old age was when three things started to go, the first was your memory, there were two other things he told him, but he couldn't remember what they were.

Sid Boyce .... Hamradio G3VBV and keen Flyer

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