Installing / re-installing and Configuring phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu

How to, Linux, OpenSource, PHP, Resources, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Ubuntu
phpMyAdmin is a very common and handy tool that most of the developers use. It is available on almost every server. Installing phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu server is even easier, you just need to [sourcecode language="plain"]sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin[/sourcecode] but what if we accidently skip the configuration screen where phpmyadmin makes modifications to apache? Dont worry just do the following Edit Apache's configuration file (assuming you are using apache2) [sourcecode language="plain"]sudo nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf # better to use the following command instead of the one above #gksudo gedit /etc/apache2/apache2.conf[/sourcecode] Add the following line of code inside apache2.conf: [sourcecode language="plain"]Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf[/sourcecode] Now restart Apache: [sourcecode language="plain"]sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart[/sourcecode] Go to /phpmyadmin/ and login with your mysql username and password.
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Cash Deposit Machine (CDM) or Can’t Deposit Machine? Weird experience

Pakistan, Thoughts
My salary account is HBL (I hate this bank) and I use Dubai Islamic Bank's services which I am very satisfied with. So last night after work, I thought to move balance from HBL to DIB, tried the inter-bank transfer (which should be great if it is working) but invain. So I went straight to DIB Main Bulevard, Guberg branch. I took out the cash from one ATM and tried to deposit it via DIB's CDM (Cash Deposit Machine) into my DIB account. Either the machine was acting weird or the time-waste was inevitable. The machine deposited half my cash and reject the other half. I took a look at the other half that was rejected, the bills were clean and new. I could not find anything with the naked…
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Warid Postpaid Issues – had to MNP my cell number

Pakistan, Personal, Reviews
I moved from Warid to Ufone in April, I forgot to mention that. Thanks to MNP the move was smooth and easy. Now let me tell you why I moved. First of all, there are billing issues in Postpaid. They have two SMS packages Zoom Limited SMS Package offering 750 messages per month and Zoom Unlimited SMS Package offering 7,500 messages per month When you activate any of these packages (for the first time) the package is charged double. So e.g. you activate Zoom Unlimited and it costs approx Rs. 300 per month so it will be charged twice, once as ACTIVATION CHARGES and second as monthly charges (WTF!!) (more…)
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Twitter Down Time Rescheduled because of Iran Protests

Flickr, News
Twitter Down Time Rescheduled because of Iran Protests, originally uploaded by asim.zeeshan. Twitter says "A critical network upgrade must be performed to ensure continued operation of Twitter. In coordination with Twitter, our network host had planned this upgrade for tonight. However, our network partners at NTT America recognize the role Twitter is currently playing as an important communication tool in Iran. Tonight's planned maintenance has been rescheduled to tomorrow between 2-3p PST (1:30a in Iran). Our partners are taking a huge risk not just for Twitter but also the other services they support worldwide—we commend them for being flexible in what is essentially an inflexible situation. We chose NTT America Enterprise Hosting Services early last year specifically because of their impeccable history of reliability and global perspective. Today's decision and…
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Domino’s Pizza in Lahore – A bad experience

Personal, Thoughts
I thought it was a good news for pizza lovers like me but it wasn't. Me and my friend visited the Domino outlet in Link Road branch on 06th June 2009. Let me give you an account of what I saw and went through there. Four tables and chairs similar to those in Kindergarden. Plus there was no one to show you the way AND all tables were pre-occupied. So as soon as one table got free, I jumped in while my friend was still at the counter ordering the pizza. We always ask for less vegetables and extra chicken topings. We did the same here too. After 15 min someone called my friend's name if his Parents were here to pick him up from school (lol, yeah!) and he…
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