Flash on 64-bit Ubuntu

I have 64-bit machines and run Ubuntu Linux on most of them. Since 09.10, my flash suffers from the no click bug mentioned elsewhere. I've done many tutorials, but this is still the quickest most direct way I know to fix it:

Go here and download the item at the bottom:



wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/libflashplayer-

Then, go to Command Line (if not already) chdir to the right directory and then:

tar -xzf libflashplayer-
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so

Then, restart your browsers and click happily!


Multiple table changes

So, I run into a problem with a java (ewwww) build, where the tables in a MySQL DB were being altered, but the underlying storage engine wouldn't support the request.

So, I'm faced with having to change the storage engine of multiple tables in a single DB. I wanted to do this the easy way, so I asked twitter for help. It even got a retweet, thanks MBGeek.

Sadly, Twitter hasn't yet reached the quickness of a man in action and I dove into the information_schema, where I quickly used this query to identify all the tables needing the change:


From there, I took the results and dumped them into the best editor around. Then I did the following commands:

VG # to select all the lines in the file
:s/^/ALTER TABLE`/ #Put "ALTER TABLE`" at the beginning

VG # to select all the lines again in the file
:s/$/` ENGINE = InnoDB;/ #Put "` ENGINE = InnoDB;" at the end

Then, C&P the result into a SQL window (set to the correct DB) and fired it off:

"Your SQL query has been executed successfully"

Hell yeah! It probably took me longer to write this than it did to figure it out...