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.

Technology Errors

‘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

Code Snippets

Rails 2.x start up (boot up) process

Here’s a “hierarchal summary” of The Rails startup process from a paragliders perspective – artweb design. By hierarchal, I mean its organized by how the code is executed. By summary, I mean things that I was interested in. Rais app starts by runningĀ  environment.rb boot.rb is required (require File.join(File.dirname(__FILE__), ‘boot’)) Defines RAILS_ROOT constant (points to…