MySQL Installer

The web (which means downloading packages on demand) installer of MySQL on Windows in broken. (mysql-installer-web-community-5.7.18.1.msi) See https://www.reddit.com/r/mysql/comments/35uh7n/installation_problems/ The solution is to download the whole package. (mysql-installer-community-5.7.18.1.msi) (Why? Just because…) World of Open Source, 2017. The full installer won’t let me to pick “developer package”, I have to click through the installer UI, which is a beast, […]

A factory to generate factory which…

This is an old one from 2005. Still true, and what is better, still hilarious. Why I hate frameworks “So we stopped selling those schematics and started selling hammer-factory-building factories. Each hammer factory factory is built for you by the top experts in the hammer factory factory business, so you don’t need to worry about […]

Basic OOP is easy, isn’t it?

Eric Lippert demonstrates a very basic OOP explores the problem “a player can use a weapon, a wizard is a kind of player, a staff is a kind of weapon, but a wizard can only use a staff””. Seems easy enough? Let’s see… Wizards and warriors, part one Wizards and warriors, part two Wizards and […]