Sunday, July 15, 2007

Thieves located by using the GPSs they stole

I think this is pretty funny and definitely a candidate for "The World's Stupidest Crooks" award.

A ship made of lollypop and ice-cream sticks

This is actually a pretty interesting story. It definitely gives you a sense of what people can do with enough determination and vision.

Copying tables between mysql databases

I found a quick way to copy tables between mysql databases:

mysqldump -u(username) -p(password) (source database name) (table names...) (pipe) mysql -u(username) -p(password) (destination database name)

I used to dump tables to a file and then "source" the file into the new database. This new process goes a lot faster.