On November 7th 2016, I was hit with a peculiar issue I've never seen before working in a provisioned Homestead box. The exception:
PDOException in Connector.php line 55: SQLSTATE[HY000]  Your password has expired. To log in you must change it using a client that supports expired passwords.
Firing up a different vagrant machine, I was greeted with the same problem. This seemed to affect all of the vagrant
boxes using version
laravel/homestead (virtualbox, 0.3.3).
On the machine, the MySQL version displayed by
I said in my previous post that a lot can happen in 2 years.
In that time span I've:
Moved to using a MacBook and OSX.
Transitioned away from .NET and don't really miss it. I do randomly play around with .NET core when possible but I haven't actually built anything with it.
Drank the vagrant koolaid via < ...
A lot can happen in a little over 2 years...
In my last post, I
had proposed an attempt to tackle the FizzBuzz problem. PowerShell was done, PHP was barely started but I never pointed
to it in a subsequent post or finished what I wanted. The project url has
completed and checked solutions for PHP and Node.js. I had mentioned
b. F#, Objective-C, CoffeeScript, C/C++, Go, Dart, and Haskell are the planned languages I've mostly touched in passing or know about.,
as well as C#, Pascal, and Ruby but I may never get to them.
My comment could likely be seen as dismissive or arrogant. I get that. My biggest problem is that because people still fail, this is the interview equivalent of patty cake: awkward, childish, and unrewarding (unless you're a 2 year old).
To be quite honest, I don't quite understand my disdain for the problem. It's simple enough that it can be solved a number of ways quickly and gets you to express at least the fundamentals of development in a particular language.
This exercise is an excellent opportunity for a number of things:
Back in February of 2011, I posted a very rough alpha release of my first WP7 IRC app called dIRCa. I abandoned the project primarily due to the heavy reliance on Homebrew sockets and rewrote it from scratch using the wonderful IrcDotNet library. Not having to handle the core IRC quirks is a godsend and luckily it works rather flawlessly with 7.5+ (Mango and above).
I originally wrote a post back in 2011 to gather emails for the beta submission process but it never got published. I was also working diligently to release a competent v1.0 but my perfectionism got the best of me.
I've since release it as open source on Github. The project is abandoned so far as my HD7 phone is no longer consistently in use now that I've switched to the HTC 8x and Wind ...