• October 20, 2021


A blog by Tom Rouillard

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MySQL Time Zone on OS X Mavericks

Setting up the time zone table on your MySQL instance on OS X shouldn’t be this hard, but it is. Normally, you do this with the following simple command and you’re done, but not on OS X. mysql_tzinfo_to_sql /usr/share/zoneinfo | mysql -u root -p mysql The first problem you’ll encounter is that mysql_tzinfo_to_sql is not […]


MySQL & Perl on OS X Mavericks

After upgrading to Mavericks, my local development environment stopped working — more specifically, Perl would no longer talk to MySQL. Recently, I decided to figure it out. I was getting the following error from a Perl script that was trying to talk to my database. The database was there, it was accessible from the command […]


Requisite First Post

Hi folks, this is the requisite first post of a new blog to tell you what to expect. The reality is that you can expect anything: Personal Notes, Technical Documentation, Mobile Rants, Technology Reviews, Journalism Missives, or anything else I have in mind at the time. I decided to set up this blog so that I can talk — […]