Technology Errors

Cannot Connect to PostgreSQL Database with pgAdmin III and No Errors

On initial installation of PostgreSQL typically you will also download and install pgAdmin III on your local PC to assist in Postgres management. The pgAdmin GUI will assist in viewing database information quickly, etc. In one of my installations I was not able to connect to the new Postgres installation via pgAdmin and I was not receiving errors. Typically the issues I might have are related to the password not being correct or various GRANT permissions.

I had configured all of the initial items that I usually do which included the below.

Technology Errors

Force Remove or Uninstall SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows SmartPhone

It is possible when attempting to uninstall SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows SmartPhone from your Windows PC that you will not be able to do so.

The initial error I received was the fact that ActiveSync was not installed. The details of the error are below.
ERROR: SlingPlayer Mobile For Windows Smartphone – InstallShield Wizard
ERROR: Microsoft ActiveSync is Not Installed. Please install Microsoft ActiveSync 3.8 or greater to continue Installation.

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‘Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket’ in Rails 2.2.2

Error in Rails 2.2.2
Status: 500 Internal Server Error
Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/opt/local/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ (2)

Add the socket location to database.yml


  1. production:
  2. adapter: mysql
  3. encoding: utf8
  4. database: example_production
  5. username: root
  6. password: passwordie
  7. pool: 5
  8. socket: '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock'
  9. host:

Reference: database.yml in Ruby on Rails