Monthly Archives: December 2008

Connecting to MySQL with PHP in Apache on OpenBSD

If you try to connect to MySQL with any scripting language running under Apache on OpenBSD, you’re liable to get the error: Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysql/mysql.sock’ (2) This can be infuriating, since every setting is probably going to either still be the default setting, or be a correct setting; and […]

The Highest Socially Organized Mammals

The Naked Mole Rat is the only other mammal known to exhibit eusocial behavior; a behavior that would otherwise be exclusive to ants, bees, wasps, termites, and sci-fi sequels from the 80s. Heterocephalus glaber A rodent which lives in colonies underground, digging with its enlarged front teeth. Only one female in a colony breed, and […]