ImportError: No module named MySQLdb

April 28, 2010, 11:15 a.m. netbeans , Python

When you see that title, you are gonna say; 'you need to install the MySQLdb module'. Well, let me assure you that it's already it's already there. Provided by MySQL-python-1.2.3-0.4.c1.fc12.x86_64.rpm . On the other hand if you are here because you ran into the same problem and want a solution, bu ...

Cloud Hosting : Making sense of the pricing

April 17, 2010, 11:07 a.m. cloud , virtualization

With many companies entering the cloud hosting market, competition is hotting up. So much so that the most recognizable name in the game, Amazon EC2 has had to reduce their prices several times and recently introduced a cut rate spot pricing model. Competition specially for the entry level packages ...

Twitter over capacity and SimpleDB Errors

April 5, 2010, 3:40 p.m. cloud , twitter

As I write this, 'Twitter is over capacity'. The fail whale as it's popularly known is flying with the help of a few tweety birds. In between reloads the broken robot (or is that an  alien) with the 'Something is technically wrong' message also pops up. By quite a coincidence, simpleDB, Amazon's cl ...

Exit Firefox enter Chrome

April 3, 2010, 6:27 a.m. chrome , security

Finally Firefox was sent into retirement and I have started composing my first post with Google's Chrome Browser. I just hope the retirement of firefox will not be like the retirement of a Pakistani cricketer. My reasons for giving up on Firefox include. Annyoing memory leaks. Of course they will ...

A dead macbook.

April 1, 2010, 1:22 p.m. Macbook , toast

My Macbook never get's shut down or restarted, it keeps running for months on end without any hiccups, but the other day it died. It started with the battery getting drained. I just closed the cover, turned it over and put in the spare battery.  When you do that the Macbook automatically hibernates, ...