Memorandum #15.

   As PHP7.0.3 was released, I updated to it the day before yesterday. Here is ChangeLog. My server OS is Windows7 HE SP1 x86, so I downloaded
   The new php.ini-production doesn’t have difference from 7.0.2’s except some comments. If you need more information about php.ini configuration, see ‘Migrating from PHP 5.5.16 to PHP 5.6.0 on Windows’. Continue reading “Memorandum #15.”

phpMyAdmin 4.5.0 is released.

   They released phpMyAdmin on September 23, on September 24 and on September 25. What new releases in sequence! Ha-ha!! Here is the ChangeLogs. The has a tons of improvements by RFE(Request for enhancement) or so. The and are bugfix versions. Continue reading “phpMyAdmin 4.5.0 is released.”

Removing a broken display from a laptop PC.

Update information      Edit(Sep.25)

   One of my friends gave me a dynabook(N510/04BW) whose display was broken. When she went near dropping and grabbed it, its liquid crystal screen was cracked(Fig 1) and its OS gave an error when it was installed an external display and turned on. Continue reading “Removing a broken display from a laptop PC.”

Memorandum #11.

Update information      Edit(2016.Jun.1)

   I’ve updated some server software on my Web server (The server OS is Win7 HP SP1 x86).

  • MariaDB 10.0.17 —->> MariaDB 10.0.19 (Changelog)
  • PHP 5.6.8 —->> PHP 5.6.9 (Changelog)
  • phpMyAdmin 4.4.6 —->> phpMyAdmin 4.4.7 (Changelog)
  • sc_serv2_win32_09_09_2014.exe —->> sc_serv2_win32-latest.exe (Ver. 2.4.7)
    shoutcast-dsp-2-3-4-windows.exe —->> shoutcast-dsp-2-3-5-windows.exe
    Note) To download the files you need a valid email address. Even if you want free version of SHOUTcast DNAS software, to download the files from the official site you need a personal data registration now, like this. (2016.Jun.1)

Memorandum #10.

   I’ve updated some server software on my Web server (The server OS is Win7 HP SP1 x86).

  • MariaDB 10.0.16 —->> MariaDB 10.0.17 (Changelog)
  • PHP 5.6.7 —->> PHP 5.6.8 (Changelog)
    Note) They created new directory lib under <php_root>. This is related to the bug #65406.
  • phpMyAdmin 4.3.10 —->> phpMyAdmin 4.4.3 (Changelog)
    Note) They deleted the following lines from the new

    • * default display direction (horizontal|vertical|horizontalflipped)
      //$cfg[‘DefaultDisplay’] = ‘vertical’;
  • ActivePerl —->> ActivePerl
  • WordPress 4.1.1 —->> WordPress 4.1.2
    Note) This was updated automatically.

Updating to Apache 2.4.12.

   Apache HTTP Server 2.4.12 was released. It includes four security patches for CVE-2014-3583, CVE-2014-3581, CVE-2014-8109 and CVE-2013-5704. In the httpd-ssl.conf the following lines were added. There was no release of 2.4.11.

  • # OCSP Stapling (requires OpenSSL 0.9.8h or later)
    # This feature is disabled by default and requires at least
    # the two directives SSLUseStapling and SSLStaplingCache.
    # Refer to the documentation on OCSP Stapling in the SSL/TLS
    # How-To for more information.
    # Enable stapling for all SSL-enabled servers:
    #SSLUseStapling On

    # Define a relatively small cache for OCSP Stapling using
    # the same mechanism that is used for the SSL session cache
    # above. If stapling is used with more than a few certificates,
    # the size may need to be increased. (AH01929 will be logged.)
    #SSLStaplingCache “shmcb:c:/Apache24/logs/ssl_stapling(32768)”

    # Seconds before valid OCSP responses are expired from the cache
    #SSLStaplingStandardCacheTimeout 3600

    # Seconds before invalid OCSP responses are expired from the cache
    #SSLStaplingErrorCacheTimeout 600

   The version was built with openssl-1.0.1l, so the issues told by OpenSSL Security Advisory [08 Jan 2015] were fixed.

   I downloaded from the ApacheLounge for my Windows7 server. If you need the information about Apache 2.4.x configuration on Windows, see my post ‘To create a Wamp-like Web Server in Windows7-#1.’.

Memorandum #9.

A flock of sparrows
A flock of sparrows
   Yesterday, I saw a pretty flock of sparrows. Nowadays this is very rare in my town though I often saw flocks of sparrows in the rice fields when I was a child. I think the opportunities to see sparrows are decreased despite they were very popular birds and we have a lot of folktales of them. I took a picture of them.
   Today I saw the bird on the left image. I think this is Shirohara. Am I correct?
   By the way, I updated some server software on my Web server yesterday (The server OS is Win7 HP SP1 x86).

phpMyAdmin 4.3.0 is released.

   They released phpMyAdmin 4.3.0 on December 5 and 4.3.1 on December 8. So I updated to 4.3.1 from yesterday. Here is the ChangeLogs. The 4.3.0 has a tons of improvements by RFE(Request for enhancement). The 4.3.1 is a bugfix version.

   I downloaded a, extracted it, copied my old to the phpmyadmin folder made from extracting, and uploaded all of them to the server (See “To create a Wamp-like Web Server in Windows7-#3.“).

   By the way, when I compared the new with my old one(=Ver.4.2.x), I found a line was lost and a line was added.

At /* Storage database and tables */ area
   The lost line.
     // $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘designer_coords’] = ‘pma__designer_coords’;

   The added line.
     // $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘central_columns’] = ‘pma__central_columns’;

4.3.1 alerts
4.3.1 alerts
   So, when I logged on the new phphmyadmin as root at the first time, I got “The phpMyAdmin configuration storage is not completely configured, some extended features have been deactivated. Find out why. Or alternately go to ‘Operations’ tab of any database to set up it there”.

   By clicking ‘Find out why’, I got the alerts like the right image.

   I had instructions, too.

     Quick steps to setup advanced features:

     Create the needed tables with the ./examples/create_tables.sql.
     Create a pma user and give access to these tables.
     Enable advanced features in configuration file (, for example by starting
     Re-login to phpMyAdmin to load the updated configuration file.

   I did the followings.

  1. Log on the new version with the old as root.
  2. Add the ALTER privilege to the controluser(Default : pma) on the database phpmyadmin.
  3. Import the new create_tables.sql. If you change the database name(Default : phpmyadmin) and the controluser name(Default : pma), you need to customize the sql file before import. See “Configuration storage“.
  4. Log out.
  5. Edit the old
    • Delete the line.
           $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘designer_coords’] = ‘pma__designer_coords’;
    • Add the line.
           $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘central_columns’] = ‘pma__central_columns’;
  6. Log on as root, again.
  7. Drop the table pma__designer_coords.

   That’s it.

   About pma__central_columns, see central_columns.

Remote Desktop Service

   I think someone has the same trouble. After the black Tuesday of October, I cannot use Remote Desktop to my server whose OS is Windows7 Home Premium (x86). Actually, I had not thought it was the black Tuesday before I found this fact (-_-;). Remote Desktop to Windows7 Home Premium, you can understand what I say, can’t you? I found this and this ( くりくりさん gave me the site might have some malicious links by his comment on the Japanese post. So I removed the link tag. I think it’s probably O.K. unless you make clicks on the linked site when you visit. But Prevention is better than cure. So, if you want the information, go to the site AT YOUR OWN RISK.) and tried their suggestion for enabling the feature again. But failed, and gave up. Oops!

   Honestly, it is very inconvenient that I cannot use Remote Desktop to the server. So I decided to use Chrome Remote Desktop instead. I don’t like another software installation that is not needed for the server itself, but I have no choice at this time (Sigh).

Puppy Linux (Precise-571JP)

Update information      Edit(Oct.10)

Lunar Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse
   Did you see the total lunar eclipse last night? I almost missed and only took a picture when it looked like a last quarter moon. I can see a star on the image. Is it Uranus? I’ve checked it up but haven’t found out about the solid evidence. Someone, please tell me it’s so or not.
   Now, I’ll write the story about the title.
   I tried a Puppy Linux (Precise-571JP) to use as a SHOUTcast server on a LOOX T93B. To talk about conclusions, I gave it up. I installed a Puppy Linux after a long interval. The last time I used a puppy whose version was 5.01 and English. At this time, I was very glad Precise-571JP is very easy to use. I think Puppy is one of good linux distributions. It is very light and doesn’t require high specs, nonetheless, the LOOX has too low specs.
   Actually, though I could run a Shoutcast server and broadcast streams, I could never fix jumpiness even after stopping several services of Puppy’s default.
   If you want to use Precise-571 as a mobile OS in a USB flash drive, I think it is very good.
By StellaNavigator 10
By StellaNavigator 10

   Ooops! I understood that the star above was not Uranus. I checked it up by StellaNavigator 10. It’s an amazing software though I used a trial version.