Lan Airlines using PHP and MySQL on Boeing planes

While i was traveling on a Boeing plane this morning (1am) from Ecuador to Chile, i was watching a movie in the Seat-TV system until something weird happens: all monitors from the plane got frozen with a blue screen and a few ones with a error message as:

warning: mysql_connect(), cannot connect to local MySQL server through
socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (11) in /thales/apps/250paxeui/lan/backend/dbapi/dbConnection.php on line 9

could not connect, cannot connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (11)

(yes, i turned on my laptop to copy the text,)

oh!, Lan is using MySQL + PHP as UI to let the user choose between movies, games..etc, that's cool, which is not is why the MySQL server is down ? after that i realized that under my seat a mini computer was connected so i can assume that they are using a terminal client and a central server on the plane...there were no much to do... i think that somebody had to  reboot the server twice to get the system back properly.

Interesting as free software is flying over the world 🙂