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What the SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Success Means to America

Yesterday morning, SpaceX successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket and accompanying Dragon capsule into orbit, and safely brought Dragon back home. This was COTS Demonstration I, which means they are proving to NASA that they are capable of launching and maneuvering cargo (and eventually astronauts) into orbit and to the International Space Station.

This mission is paramount because the Space Shuttle program is being decommissioned and we’re going to have to rely on Russian Soyuz …

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Software Testing and QA Outsourcing at Pay4Bugs

Today I’m pleased to congratulate my good friends at Appartisan (formerly known as Attigo) in launching

Pay4Bugs is a site with two personalities and was designed for two different kinds of people: 1. Software engineers, program managers, and web/application developers who want low-cost, high-quality, on-demand beta testing and bug-finding; and 2. Self-motivated people who want to play with new technologies and get paid for spotting problems.

Pay4Bugs allows software developers to post projects …

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How to Disable Root Logins in phpmyadmin with Ubuntu

Edit – April 29, 2011 – This is no longer working for me in Ubuntu 10.04 with everything updated. If you can figure it out, please drop a comment!

This took me a bit too long to figure out. Using Ubuntu 8.10 on a server, I wanted to use phpmyadmin to graphically manage my MySQL databases, but disallow root logins for security reasons.

There are two things you must do in the phpmyadmin config file …

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