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Matthew Eagar

Fan of JavaScript and Ruby, Team Lead at http://500px.com

Twitter: @meagar


Nov
17
comment
Sorry, but you're not a viable candidate. Applying to be a moderator so it might jump-start you into being interested in the site again?
Nov
17
comment
Evan Carroll is a parody account of himself, this is not a serious nomination, please don't engage him. Can we ban Evan during the election so he doesn't continually spam other nominations trying to get people to pay attention to him, as is already happening on the other nomination?
Nov
17
awarded  Caucus
Apr
30
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
4
awarded  Yearling
Dec
26
comment Block some website in Linux machine
Worst boss ever. Also, off-topic for Stack Overflow.
Nov
4
comment How dangerous is a wet server room floor
@Ryan not such a concern when the carpet is wet...
Apr
5
awarded  Mortarboard
Feb
5
awarded  Yearling
Dec
22
awarded  Commentator
Dec
14
comment Why is it bad to have a weak mysql user password?
@Peter As an aside, you probably shouldn't be allowing your mysql and www-data users to login interactively.
Dec
14
comment Why is it bad to have a weak mysql user password?
@Peter Yes, my argument is still valid, as my whole argument is "just because your password might be compromised doesn't mean you shouldn't use a password". You've highlighted one specific case where the password is compromised. This isn't cause to give up on password-protecting your database, as there are countless other cases in which a strong password would protect it.
Dec
8
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
8
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
7
comment Why is it bad to have a weak mysql user password?
@Lotus Assuming the PHP and MySQL servers are the same machine.
Dec
7
comment Why is it bad to have a weak mysql user password?
I was waiting for somebody to come up with a key/door analogy :|
Dec
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
7
answered Why is it bad to have a weak mysql user password?
Nov
17
awarded  Teacher
Nov
15
comment chmod issue with particular user
+1 I was actually unaware of the +X for recursively specifying directory permissions.