Earthquake in Nepal (1st Ashoj, 2068)

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Earthquake measuring 6.8 Richter scale hits Nepal in NST time, 6:25 PM. The center of earthquake was in Sikkim.

The aftershock was felt in Sikkim only which measured 4.8 Richter scale. There are damages and houses fallen down in Sikkim, roads are blocked, dead phone lines and people are updating the status on Facebook and Twitter.

I was in Kathmandu (Kalimati). I was having cup of tea when earthquake hit the Nepal, luckily I was on the ground floor, escape to the spacious ground (Kalimati Club).

Below are some of the live videos that during earthquakes. These videos were shared in twitter and facebooks, and can also be viewed on youtube directly.

Video footage of earthquake in Lazimpat Departmental Store (Nepal)
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZoZNVFDUHA

Nepal parliament Shakes During earthquake and then the meeting was postponed for 15 minutes by Chairperson Subash Nembang. (Updated on Sep 19, 2011)
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEqfxEawioY

Video footage of Sikkim damages (still Images, India)
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td1Wf0ytOWM

Indian Channel showing detail of Sikkim epiccenter (India)
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMqW6EeRRmM

Still Photos

After earthquake on m.g marg. — at sikkim,gantok.
After earthquake on m.g marg. — at sikkim,gantok.

A man in Siliguri points to a crack in the wall of his home after an earthquake hit Sikkim.
A man in Siliguri points to a crack in the wall of his home after an earthquake hit Sikkim.

A local watching a devastated house collapsed by the earthquake in Bhaktapur on Sunday‚ September18‚ 2011. A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 hit northeastern India today near the border with Nepal.
A local watching a devastated house collapsed by the earthquake in Bhaktapur on Sunday‚ September18‚ 2011. A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 hit northeastern India today near the border with Nepal.

Sources:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/18-September-2011-I-Survived-the-earthquake/194133360660204
earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/10/90_30.php

Error Installing Drupal7

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I am using Xampp in Ubuntu Natty Narwhal and was trying install Drupal7 and I noticed the following error.

Warning: PDO::__construct(): [2002] Invalid argument (trying to connect via unix://) in /opt/lampp/htdocs/drupal7dev/includes/database/database.inc on line 324

In the red box:
In order for Drupal to work, and to continue with the installation process, you must resolve all issues reported below. For more help with configuring your database server, see the Installation and upgrading handbook. If you are unsure what any of this means you should probably contact your hosting provider.

Failed to connect to your MySQL database server. MySQL reports the following message: SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Invalid argument.

* Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
* Are you sure that you have typed the correct database hostname?
* Are you sure that the database server is running?

For more help, see the Installation and upgrading handbook. If you are unsure what these terms mean you should probably contact your hosting provider.

Solution is simple,

replace localhost with 127.0.0.1.and it should work for you.