For The Love Of Light: The Book

Jenifer Altman did it. She finished the book for our Polaroid project. 25 Polaroid photographers from all over the world say farewell to a piece of photographic history. Here’s a sneaky peek at the cover:

Smalltalk on Git

It’s been quite around here. That’s mainly due to the fact that I had visitors from Canada over, and led them and two more visitors from Norway around beautiful Berlin and Potsdam. Being a tour guide sure is a full-time job.

Stalled MySQL Logins

If you ever see a list like this in your MySQL process list, run!

+---------+--------------------------------------------+--------------------------------+------------+-----------------+------------+-------------+------------+
| Id  | User                 | Host           | db   | Command | Time | State | Info |
+---------+--------------------------------------------+--------------------------------+------------+-----------------+------------+-------------+------------+
| 442 | unauthenticated user | 10.1.1.2:55885 | NULL | Killed  | NULL | login | NULL | 
| 443 | unauthenticated user | 10.1.1.1:48009 | NULL | Killed  | NULL | login | NULL | 
.....
| 444 | unauthenticated user | 10.1.1.1:58105 | NULL | Killed  | NULL | login | NULL | 
| 445 | unauthenticated user | 10.1.1.2:60799 | NULL | Killed  | NULL | login | NULL | 
+---------+--------------------------------------------+--------------------------------+------------+-----------------+------------+-------------+------------+

No seriously. Apparently it’s something of a known bug which comes up at unpredictable points in time.

One proposed solution is to add all your internal hosts which can’t be looked up through DNS to your /etc/hosts file:

10.1.1.1    appserver1
10.1.1.2    appserver2

Et voila. The exact same moment, all the users were authenticated. Scary? Yes. Weird? Yes. Problem solved? Yes.