How to check what MySQL version I am using?

In order to determine which MySQL version you're running you can type the following command: mysql -V

Sample results:

# mysql -V
mysql Ver 14.7 Distrib 4.1.11, for pc-linux-gnu (i386)

# mysql -V
mysql Ver 14.12 Distrib 5.0.32, for pc-linux-gnu (i486) using readline 5.2

Now, if you want to query for the version number while beign logged in (PHP script for example), just go with: SELECT VERSION(); .

I believe this is only working since MySQL 4 though.

WordPress meetup!

WordPress meetup!
Francois Planque (b2evolution), Matt Mullenweg (WordPress)

Matt from WordPress was holding a casual WordPress meetup in Paris today. I thought I should drop by and say hello... Meet the legend, you know! ;)

(Do you realize WordPress and b2evolution actually both spun off the b2 blog software at the same time?)

It was nice chatting with Matt as well as Tony (Sphere), Xavier (NetVibes), StuFF mc (Pomcast) and the others.

(maybe I should go out more often? ... or sleep more, judging by the picture! :roll:)

Blogging statistics


  • Over 12 million American adults currently maintain a blog.

  • More than 147 million Americans use the Internet.

  • Over 57 million Americns read blogs.

  • 1.7 million American adults list making money as one of the reasons they blog.

  • 89% of companies surveyed say they think blogs will be more important in the next five years.

  • 9% of internet users say they have created blogs .

  • 6% of the entire US adult population has created a blog .

  • Technorati is currently tracking over 70 million blogs .

  • over 120 thousand blogs are created every day .

  • There are over 1.4 million new blog posts every day .

  • 22 of the 100 most popular websites in the world are blogs .

  • 120,000 new blogs are created every day .

  • 37% of blog readers began reading blogs in 2005 or 2006 .

  • 51% of blog readers shop online .

  • Blog readers average 23 hours online each week .

Easy web snapshots

I think the easiest site for making quick web snapshots is thumbalizr ...

Quote of the day - Educated mistake

"An educated mistake is better than no action at all."
-Stuart G.