Monthly Archives: May 2010

Running an Oracle Forms Applet on Windows 7

I was trying to run my application built in Oracle Forms and Reports on a new laptop with Windows 7. However, when running the Java forms applet, the applet’s graphics stayed frozen and I was not able to see my

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SQL: Exists Condition

The SQL EXISTS condition is a boolean function that returns true if the condition is met. The syntax is pretty simple: SELECT * FROM TABLE WHERE EXISTS(subquery); Alternatively, you can use NOT EXISTS(subquery). An example of the function is the

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How to Modify Swap Size – Ubuntu 10.04

When installing Ubuntu, I was never asked about the desired size for my swap size. Oracle recommends to use at least 2GB of memory in order to create a database, let alone run it. With help from this excellent post

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Change Screen Brightness From Terminal (Ubuntu 10.04)

If you want to change the screen brightness in Ubuntu (I can’t change it using the keyboard shortcuts or the Ubuntu Power Management menu), open a terminal and execute the following: sudo setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=xx Where xx is the

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Windows Live Writer

I’m trying out Windows Live Writer as my blogging desktop client for Windows and I must say, it is a nice user-friendly client. If you are looking for a small, easy-to-use blogging client for Windows, you should definitely check it

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Installing Ubuntu 10.04 from Windows 7

I launched the wubi installer from Windows 7 to install Ubuntu 10.04 and after a 2 hour wait the installation failed due to the following error: — Permission denied For more information, please see the log file: C:\users\owner\appdata\local\temp\wubi-10.04-rev189.log — After

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What This Is About

Welcome to yet another blog! This one’s about random tech news, tips, etc. You can follow me on Twitter @wilmor24 Enjoy!

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