Thursday, June 25, 2009

WAMP Forbidden You don't have permission to access /phpmyadmin/ on this server.

If you're like me and just downloaded the newest copy of WAMP, you'll see a problem that drove me nuts. I got a notice that said:


You don't have permission to access /phpmyadmin/ on this server.

When you see something like this, you realize that it could be a million things, and since I'm more of a hack then a web developer, I freaked out.

A lot of help forums suggested that you modify the alias information so that you allow access from localhost, like Mine already had that setup, by default.

I was scratching my head over and over and couldn't figure out the root cause of all of this. Strangely, the SqLite manager was working just fine. This was so weird.

Then I went back and realized that the problem was that my C:\wamp\alias\phpmyadmin.conf file was just pointing to the wrong directory: it pointed to MySQL version phpmyadmin3.1.3 instead of phpmyadmin3.1.3.1. Ugh. WAMP team fail.

Check the directory and version number!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Scary Insurance Companies

Policy Amount Annual Premium Sum of 5 Years Premiums Implied Odds of Payout Calculated Likelihood of Dying in 5 years
$ 700,000 $ 420 $ 2,100 0.30% 1 in 333

Isn't this math basically correct?
What sort of margins do life insurance companies get?
How much goes to the agents, annually?