November 8, 2016
Not all situations, however for certain interesting cases, I spend loads of time out of my professional and personal life to nail down the concerns, situations you highlight through the comments and I feel neglected and insulted when YOU don’t respond to my queries on timely manner. No, it doesn’t mean I am not going to respond to your specific questions, however I may not follow up the progresses you have made unless I see a keen involvement.
Further, many instances I contact you through the emails provided with your comments and other than 1-2 instances, I have never received replies. I send you emails to insure that your private information are not being visible through the comments area. Hence, please make sure that you will be using regularly used email accounts while commenting or asking questions.
Please follow the below guidelines if you are keen about getting answered
- Provide me an email address that you are frequently checking
- Regularly check for the comment replies (You get a notification on email when I reply to your comment)
If I am not supported by YOU as the initiator, please be informed that, I do have better things to do :)
Sorry for the “Attitude”, however, that is going to save me some precious time!
February 27, 2015
Please visit https://en.support.wordpress.com/code/posting-source-code/ for detailed information about how to post source code blocks with your free wordpress.com blog.
A tip from me: Have a look at the source code of wordpress support page opened ;) you “MAY” get more ideas. Okay I didn’t say that!
Let us look at some samples:
Will produce the below, syntax highlighted code block for you
your code here
Refer the above image, the usage of additional tags within the code tag will syntax highlight a short VB script, avoiding the gutter (line numbers)
Public Class Form1
Private Sub Button2_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click
Dim xmlFile As XmlReader
xmlFile = XmlReader.Create("MyVMS.xml", New XmlReaderSettings())
Dim ds As New DataSet
DataGridView1.DataSource = ds.Tables(0)
DataGridView1.Columns(0).HeaderText = "Id"
DataGridView1.Columns(1).HeaderText = "VM Name"
DataGridView1.Columns(2).HeaderText = "Shutoff Mode"
Avoid leaving spaces between tags inside “code” tag, as doing so could totally mess-up the code blocks. Just put everything tightly spaced like following
language=”VB” gutter=”false”, there are no spaces between language & = or = & the opening ”
lang) parameter controls how the code is syntax highlighted. The following languages are supported:
- matlab (keywords only)
If the language parameter is not set, it will default to “text” (no syntax highlighting).
Code in between the source code tags will automatically be encoded for display, you don’t need to worry about HTML entities or anything.
The shortcodes also accept a variety of configuration parameters that you may use to customize the output. All are completely optional.
autolinks (true/false) — Makes all URLs in your posted code clickable. Defaults to true.
collapse (true/false) — If true, the code box will be collapsed when the page loads, requiring the visitor to click to expand it. Good for large code posts. Defaults to false.
firstline (number) — Use this to change what number the line numbering starts at. It defaults to 1.
gutter (true/false) — If false, the line numbering on the left side will be hidden. Defaults to true.
highlight (comma-seperated list of numbers) — You can list the line numbers you want to be highlighted. For example “4,7,19”.
htmlscript (true/false) — If true, any HTML/XML in your code will be highlighted. This is useful when you are mixing code into HTML, such as PHP inside of HTML. Defaults to false and will only work with certain code languages.
light (true/false) — If true, the gutter (line numbering) and toolbar (see below) will be hidden. This is helpful when posting only one or two lines of code. Defaults to false.
padlinenumbers (true/false/integer) — Allows you to control the line number padding.
true will result in automatic padding,
false will result in no padding, and entering a number will force a specific amount of padding.
title (string) — Set a label for your code block. Can be useful when combined with the
November 9, 2014
Once in a while we receive complaints about scripts copied from our blog causing issues. We regret those issues and apologizing to everyone who suffered due to. Our blog is totally free until date and unfortunately, different browsers behave differently while parsing the code tags.
We were using
[ code ] [ /code ]
tag for long time, found that few scripts getting totally messed up with double quotes being showsn and "e etc. This has forced us to start using
[ sourcecode ] [ /sourcecode ]
and realized if we have more than one block of scripts, the 2nd and consecutive scripts blocks being totally garbled.
With reference to above said, we request you to kindly make sure that the scripts those you copy from our posts are thoroughly checked for special characters prior applied. Especially registry related scripts as such attempts could completely wreck your Windows registry databases.
We hope you read us clearly and continue supporting us.
November 6, 2017
Today I am going to upload two SQL scripts using which you could build Northwind & Pub databases against latest versions of MS SQL Server. The latest tested at my end is SQL Server 2014
I have packaged these scripts to avoid the error “Could not find stored procedure ‘sp_dboption’.” error that arises when Microsoft provided SQL scripts are executed against latest database technologies.
You may download the SQL scripts from this link
October 22, 2017
Recently we migrated our database from 10gR2 (10.2.0.3) to 11GR2 for our EBS environment and got stuck with a new issue, the tablespace details take hours to get generated (Regardless the clients used, SQL Developer/Toad or SQL scripts)
Then we came across a post here about “recyclebin”. At the 1st instance, purging the recyclebin did work(?), yet the delays were significant. Further references landed us to this page
By following the instructions, as sys we purged “dba_recyclebin” which was having approximately 262 objects and voila! The database started generating the tablespace details within a fraction of second.
Hope this helps few others out there!
August 13, 2017
Many great websites like “oracle base” let you copy the content from their site, so that you can make documents for offline references. Obviously, you need to copy, paste make sometimes format a bit here and there so that the document finally becomes worth keeping.
One of the major issues with most of the free PDF printers is the lack of ability to include the embedded urls. Once you find an interesting article and use a free PDF printer like “PDF Creator”, you will realize that whole the book marked urls are lost other than the links starting with http:// or www
With the recent versions of Microsoft Word software (Office 2010 & later) , Microsoft lets the users to save a word document as PDF, in addition to printing the documents as PDFs. So what are the main difference between printing and saving as a word document?
While printing, the engine discards all the embedded URLs and the end user gets a plain PDF file, and when saved as (From file Save as context) PDF, all underlying URLs are preserved as bookmarks and clickable links are created automatically.
Does it sounds interesting? Give it a try and let us know!
August 13, 2017
A local DNS will help a developer to access and test the applications across local network having to worry about hostnames (Especially mobile devices, where updating host files may force one to root the devices)
This time we will see how a local DNS could be setup using relatively cheap WIFI routers running DD-WRT firmware
I am using a Buffalo router that acts as a WIFI access point at my home.
Make sure you are running the latest available firmware for the device to insure maximum stability. Once the firmware has been updated to the latest, Click on Services and you will be landed on Services page. Setting up the local DNS is most effective when you have all your “Computers” have static IP allocation (As seen with below image)
Don’t worry about the lease time parameters, as long your computers are having static IP addresses, these entries work as ‘A’ records, letting you to access the computers by their name, instead of IP addresses.
Set Used Domain as “LAN & WAN” & provide a meaningful name to “Lan Domain”. This name will be appended to your hostnames when you do a simple ping like commands. For example, when I try to ping “rajesh-pc” from command prompt, “rajesh-pc.my.home” will be automatically generated incase if you set up parameter “expand-hosts” with Additional DNSMasq options (Check below image)
Save the settings & apply. You are all set to start using the local DNS server. Whenever you have a new host, access the services page and create a static host entry (one time) & your last device is accessible using a name, instead of IP addresses.