Making phpPgAdmin Work

This post is more of a reminder to myself than anything else. It took me a while and a bit of Googling to find the right answer.
If you’re using phpPgAdmin to administer PostgreSQL databases and you want to be able to alter records from the web-based interface — i.e., you want each row to feature an “Edit” and “Delete” button — you’ll need to remember this: all tables that you want to use phpPgAdmin on must have a PRIMARY KEY defined. No PRIMARY KEY, no Edit/Delete links.

The Necessity Of Software Updates: Forsooth, An Inconvenient Truth!

Al Gore, the man who took the initiative in creating the Internet as well as in establishing a WordPress blog for his “documentary” An Inconvenient Truth, has had said blog mad haxx0red.
Gore[‘s technological advisers] had the blog sitting at a very (read: 18 months) old version of WP, hence it was a ripe target for script kiddiez/purveyors of Internet nastiness. Here’s to hoping he goes out and hires some savvier sysadmins, stat.

Nice Inbox You’ve Got There — Shame If Something Were To Happen To It…

An enterprising Slashdotter, spurred by a pair of articles, asks Are Sysadmins Really that Bad? The short answer is: yes, yes we are.
The long answer is: be nice to us, include us on the planning stages of your projects, tell us when we’ve done either good or bad things, always remember Sysadmin Appreciation Day — basically, treat us like regular human beings.
And never, never ask “What do you even do all day?” with that tone. You know the one. Just don’t, mmmkay?