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MySQL – Create database, user and privileges

This is a tip for the new MySQL users out there. A common and dangerous practice used by many new developers and admins is to use the root account to access databases. While this certainly gives you the access you need to manage your databases and data from your applications it also elevates privileges far beyond what you really want. Let’s …

Xcode installation on OSX Lion – iTunes error

Having trouble installing Xcode on Lion? Having just updated my Macbook to OSX Lion (yay!) I found that there was an odd issue with installing Xcode which you may have run into. First I downloaded the Xcode app from the App Store; a process that I’m still getting used to from my laptop OS. That being said, it is pretty …