PS3 Disc Error

Well, I booted up my PS3 today to give my brand new copy of Prologue a go. I inserted the disc into the Playstation, but it never appeared in the crossbar. All I can see is the little loading icon in the top right. I have tried a few different games; ones which I know work, but no luck. It seems my ps3′s laser has burnt out or something. Nevertheless, I have an extended warrenty on it, so no big drama other than the massive inconvenience it is causing. :(

I was initially suspect about it last night when I tried to resume playing Burnout Paradise, but wasn’t able to due to an error message on screen saying “Disc Read Error”. I just turned the PS3 off and went to bed, but waking up this morning I see that its a larger problem than first anticipated.

It seems like it is a fairly common problem with the PS. Anyone else had this problem with their PS3?

EDIT:  I called Sony to ask what to do. Basically they said to send it to them (they pay the shipping), and then they send me one back. Great customer support! It’s nice dealing with companies like this.  My PS3 is out of warranty too!

Issues with mysql 2.7 gem

I’ve been trying to get a rails development setup running on my Leopard install. After managing to get the mysql gem installed without errors, I can’t use the gem in any projects.

When I run rake db:migrate, I get the following error:

G5:ag $ rake db:migrate(in /Users/xxx/Projects/ag)
dyld: lazy symbol binding failed: Symbol not found: _mysql_init
Referenced from: /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/mysql-2.7/lib/mysql.bundle
Expected in: dynamic lookupdyld: Symbol not found: _mysql_init
Referenced from: /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/mysql-2.7/lib/mysql.bundle
Expected in: dynamic lookup
Trace/BPT trap

If anyone knows what the problem is, and has a solution, please let me know by leaving a comment!

EDIT:Thanks to Chris for doing the hard and blogging about it on this blog post  which appears to solve this problem. I’ll post here again once I have tried this solution.