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etc/my.cnf file dosen’t exist on Mac OS

Are you getting the following error while trying to connect to the MySql server admin.


Installing the MySQL on the Mac OS X is just pretty easy to do but OS X dosen’t create the my.cnf in the /etc directory. But what it does to created some supportive files at /usr/local/mysql/support-files directory. In order to fix this, just copy the my-huge.cnf into the /etc directory.

open the terminal and browse to the following location

cd /usr/local/mysql/support-files

then, run the following command

sudo cp my-huge.cnf /etc/my.cnf

This should created a my.cnf file at /etc directory.


Setting up Apache on Mac Lion 10.8

The new Mac version 10.8 (release July 2012) is no longer support the GUI for setting up the apache from Web Sharing in ‘System Preferences’. So this post will shows how to setup the Apache. However, Apache is already included as a part of OS. Open the terminal and you can run the following command to start/stop or restart the apache service. Open the terminal and run the following command as required.

  • sudo apachectl start
  • sudo apachectl stop
  • sudo apachectl restart

Simple!!! so the problem is to just setup the permission. For this you need to create a user.conf file in the /etc/apache2/users so lets create a user file Go to terminal again and run the following command

  • cd /etc/apache2/users

You can change myname with your name

  • sudo pico myname.conf

Use the folloing text to create myname.conf file <directory “=”” users=”” myname=”” sites=””> Options Indexes MultiViews AllowOverride All Order allow,deny Allow from all once create the the then one last step to create a ‘Sites’ folder at user (i.e myname) folder restart the apache server and all should be good!

The use of Technology in Higher Education

Over the past few years technology has made a huge shift in the primary, secondary and higher education as well as to how students adopt these technologies for their course work. It is clear that British universities have realised the importance of adopting modern technology, as well as to increase their expertise and investing largely into virtual learning system, online learning management systems and providing the lectures rooms with the modern and latest technology. This in turn has enabled universities to becoming much more hands-on and in recognising the added value that these virtual and learning online systems that can make to the student learning experience better. There are many online resources, for example online reading material, journal databases access, lectures slides, discussion forums just to name a few.

Although, there are still large number of students who find the transition to higher education (i.e. universities) strenuous until they become accustomed to the academic language, the concept of independent learning and class room participation. The student experience is under developed in regard to adopting and using technology for educational purposes. For example, submitting an assignment online, using various learning management systems and virtual learning environments to name a few.

A number of students perceived the sole purpose of using the technology is to access the online media such as using social network, instant messaging and audio/video to name a few. In general, students have reported that depending on what training they have undergone or is available to them in adopting and using e-learning resources has had or will have a significant impact on their overall e-learning experience whilst studying at university either it’s being in a positive or negative way.

Additionally, many university students (i.e. academic literature) have also highlighted the complexity of adopting new learning styles and teaching methods all through the student’s studies. It is therefore, apparent that students still believe to some extent the best learning method is the traditional way of face-to-face learning and the delivering of lectures by academic staff in the conventional classroom environment. This enables the students to engage with other students and teachers as well as receiving prompt feedback if and when required.


Presentation at EDULEARN 2011 conference

I am attending EDULEARN (International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies) 2011 conference organised by INTEAD (International Association for Technology, Education and Development). This conference will take place in Barcelona, Spain from 4th July to 7th July 2011. I have submitted my journal with a title of ‘A Gender Based E-Learning Experience for International University Students’ for this conference preceding. I will present my work/journal as an oral presentation in this conference. This presentation will take place on 5th July at 9:30 followed by questions and answers session.

Abstract can be found from the digital library after being published in July 2011.


EDULEARN11 is an International Forum for those who wish to present their projects and discuss the latest innovations and results in the field of New Technologies in Education, E-learning and methodologies applied to Education and Research.


The International Association for Technology, Education and Development (IATED) is a non-profit private association dedicated to the promotion of international education and university cooperation in the field of Technology and Science.

IATED believes that this is best achieved through international cooperation and promotes the development of closer links among relevant educational institutions and individuals around the world. IATED supports that such international cooperation can help countries learn from each other and promotes the dissemination of scientific and technological activities.

Through the organisation of different international events, it brings together institutions, bodies and organisations from different countries of the world for discussion and cooperation.