Posts about mysql
Clean installation of mysql-server on Ubuntu (also happened to me on Debian), i can't connect with root and no password (even though on installation i set a blank password). This is not MariaDB, it's the proper 5.7 version installed via package repository after using the Mysql APT tool to set it up.
Here's the shit i had to do to make this work:
sudo emacs /lib/systemd/system/mysql.service
In this file, add --skip-grant-tables to the Exec command. After that run:
sudo systemctl daemon-reload s...
A couple of interesting articles this morning, one about [why you should not use MySQL](http://grimoire.ca/mysql/choose-something-else) (i particularly love the expression "Mysql development and administration causes brain damage, folks...") and a [rant about remote work](http://ericfarkas.com/posts/a-short-rant-about-working-remotely/) and why companies still can't see the value in it.