MySQL/MariaDB woes

Recently had some issues with a fresh MariaDB install. After installation I was unable to create a new user. After testing a few things I realized I also had issues changing the root password.

I eventually was hit with the error message:

ERROR 1372 (HY000): Password hash should be a 41-digit hexadecimal number

After numerous searches the most common answer lead me to try the following:

 SET old_passwords = 0;

After that failed I eventually gave up with MariaDB, uninstalled and tried to install MySQL. That also didn’t go as smoothly as I had hoped. First there were old files left behind. After a few more searches I ended up running a few commands to completely uninstall MariaDB.

Now with the fresh install of MySQL I go ahead and try to create a new user, to then be faced with this new error:

ERROR 1524 (HY000): Plugin 'auth_socket' is not loaded.

This was easy enough to fix. After logging into mysql via terminal. I ran the following commands:

use mysql;
update user set plugin="mysql_native_password";
flush privileges;

Sadly this ended up taking a couple days to fully resolve. Luckily it was on a development machine, but still work is work.


Open source journalism

We recently started a discussion on stream on what open source journalism might look like for as us developers. We also discussed some implications and use cases for both readers and journalists. Here’s a quick breakdown of our initial chat on 2/6/2020.

I plan on editing this post as we continue to grow this idea as a community. If you have any feedback or would like to follow along join the stream Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-4pm.

Initial punch list (Last edited 2/6/2020)

☐ Source an origin
    Content from same location or time stamps
☐ Allowing people to submit sources, articles already posted online
    ☐ Archiving original posts + revisions
☐ Determine mood and sentiment from comments
☐ Source similar or related information  
☐ Read more on what problems journalist currently face
☐ Tech stack
    ☐ for data submission and processing
    ☐  website itself will be pre-generated and stored on:
        ☐ distributed servers
            ☐ block chain
        ☐ object store like s3 or Linode
        ☐ tor
☐ Goals/Priorities 
    ☐ 1. Develop trust
    ☐ Verification
        ☐ Make sure a human is actually posting the external content
    ☐ Distinction between verified and unverified authors
        ☐ Look for patterns
            Photos/video posted
            Other content posted by this author on other platforms, if any

Sorry for the poor formatting. This theme needs some serious attention, just hasn’t been a priority. Will begin fixing in the coming weeks.

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BooksAngels & Demons, Hua Hu Ching: The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu, When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?, Yak Butter Blues, ACT on Life not on Anger
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