Monthly Archives: September 2017

Tread Mill Desk

I have been rocking a fitbit since the start of 2017 as part of my get into better health. Needless to say I am normally in a Work Week Hustle or Weekend Warrior challenge with some friends and co-workers (see who can get the most steps).

Part of the issue with working at a desk all day, is I don’t get the steps in day I would like to see. I my evenings after work, Trent and I have a few hours to play, eat, and watch tv. After he settles into sleep I can either spend my remaining 45 to 60 min of the night on treadmill getting more steps, or on the computer. I have been wanting to mix the two after seeing many Tread Mill Desks online.

Well this weekend I finally got down to work on a nice simple design. I have to say, I am pretty happy with the setup thus far.

One downside to the Tread Mill Desk is that I have to keep the fitbit in my pocket.. On my wrist it does not get enough motion while I rest it on the laptop. Small price to pay, but it does keep pretty good count in the pocket just the same.

This post was written on the Tread Mill Desk. 🙂

phpMyAdmin Debian Stretch Upgrade No MySQLi

I did an upgrade on my Desktop at home from Jesse to Stretch a while back, and in the move went from php5 to php7.1..

Well phpMyAdmin kept giving me an error saying that MySQLi was not installed or enabled.

Turns out MySQLi for php7.1 was install, but not php7.1.. Not really sure how it managed that in the upgrade.

Did a apt-get remove for php5

apt-get remove php5 libapache2-mod-php5 php5 php5-cli php5-common php5-curl php5-gd php5-json php5-mcrypt php5-mysql

Then did a install of php7.1 (phpMyAdmin also complained it need mbstring)

apt-get install php7.1 php7.1-mbstring

Then restarted apache

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart