MySQL Connector/Python currently not available from PyPI

With PEP 470 now requiring files to be hosted on PyPI, you may have noticed that MySQL Connector/Python is now no longer available using the pip-tool. The MySQL Engineering team at Oracle really would like to have the connector available through PyPI and have been talking with the Python Foundation towards that. We know users and developers of OpenStack, for example, have requested this as well as lots of other Python users.

View on 2016

I consider myself a realistic optimist, but I see 2016 and future through the eyes of a pessimist. I believe we have failed this world, this planet, our only home, and we will soon face the consequences. No, not only our politicians have failed. We all. We all have failed into realizing that we should keep it clean. As long as most people think “global warming will solve it self”, no climate agreement will work out.

Jekyll 3.0 beta7, looking good

Putting on my adventure boots, I have installed Jekyll 3.0 beta7. Since Ruby and the whole gem realm is completely new to me, I expect things wrong to go sougth. But it wasn’t that bad. This blog post is probably meant for those trying out the Jekyll 3.0 beta, but also for those upgrading.