It’s been long time!

April 19, 2016

Hello guys!

I know, there were NOT much to post throughout last few months about Oracle as I am nose down into one of the development platforms that I hardly desired for developing business applications.

For me, it was always Oracle forms and reports. The easiest, the most robust development tools for BUSINESS applications which is supported by the ease of SQL, PL/SQL

I am doing loads of research with C# & SQL database, which will be the main technologies behind our next proposed ERP suite. After spending almost 15 years with Forms and reports, I don’t see Oracle is too keen about modernizing their most loved development tools & the latest release lacks loads of features those would have helped to reclaim the desktop based business applications.

Wondering whether there is still room for desktop applications, especially for businesses? dude! there is, and there will be!

 

So stay tuned, I will start posting my “findings” about C#, who knows may be some sample applications using Windows forms or WPF & Oracle database in near future!

regards,

rajesh

 


Posting Code Blocks with your free WordPress Blog

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:

1

Will produce the below, syntax highlighted code block for you

your code here

2

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
        ds.ReadXml(xmlFile)
        DataGridView1.DataSource = ds.Tables(0)
        DataGridView1.Columns(0).HeaderText = "Id"
        DataGridView1.Columns(1).HeaderText = "VM Name"
        DataGridView1.Columns(2).HeaderText = "Shutoff Mode"
  
    End Sub
End Class

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 ”

The language (or lang) parameter controls how the code is syntax highlighted. The following languages are supported:

  • actionscript3
  • bash
  • clojure
  • coldfusion
  • cpp
  • csharp
  • css
  • delphi
  • erlang
  • fsharp
  • diff
  • groovy
  • html
  • javascript
  • java
  • javafx
  • matlab (keywords only)
  • objc
  • perl
  • php
  • text
  • powershell
  • python
  • r
  • ruby
  • scala
  • sql
  • vb
  • xml

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.

Configuration Parameters

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 collapse parameter.

regards,

rajesh


windows7bugs blog | 2014 review

December 30, 2014

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 150,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


Windows7bugs | Script Copying Instructions

November 9, 2014

Hello guys

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 &quote 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.

Regards,


WhatsApp Can you live without it? #Windowsphone8

March 16, 2014

Update: The “last seen”, the innovative feature what “Whatsapp” protected dearly could be turned off, in case if you are using Android or iPhone. Wait, no party yet. As soon as you start typing or reading a message, you are seen as “online” to your contacts (If you want you can still use Whatsapp, else eff yaselp n die) and the catch is turning off the “last seen” is reciprocating! Less said, if you decided nobody should when you were last seen, you will not able to see that last seen time stamp of others either.

for Windows Phone users, the last update for Whatspp over this platform was by early January 2014 and it looks like the users are going to wait a long long time for the latest “feature”. However we have a hack for you! We transferred the SIM to an Android phone, activated the whatsapp account, turned off the “last seen” feature and transferred it back to the Windows Phone 8 device, activated the account from the device and viola! It did the charm! Remember you can’t turn on the “last seen” feature from the Windows Phone yet, hence you will be forced to go through the method explained above.

Windowsphone Whatsapp

Windowsphone Whatsapp

So hooked to WhatsApp? it is one of the fastest, almost free (0.99$) after the first year as claimed and a nitty-gritty app available across all known mobile platforms

Saudi Arabia had “issues” with how WhatsApp handles the privacy, personally I feel  WhatsApp could and should adopt certain privacy policies based on the user requests, which they were adamant NOT to until date. Seems like enabling the ability to let the users turn of the last seen “feature” breaks down their servers…

Ongoing discussions

http://www.ciol.com/ciol/news/174552/is-whatsapp-seen-functionality-getting-trouble

http://www.times.co.sz/entertainment/90491-that-monster-called-%E2%80%98last-seen%E2%80%99-on-whatsapp.html

and Google/Bing for “Whatsapp breaking relations last seen” bring up hundreds of threads discussing how the “last seen” is clearly causing troubles in relationships

 

The major concerns

As soon as someone installs the software, the entire contact lists are uploaded to WhatsApp servers and thus the software figures out who are you contacts to initiate a chat. Thus anyone happened to have your number could start sending you messages day and night, oh yes, puhless don’t forget you can “block” them

Highly controversial “last seen” feature, which is updated by WhatsApp server(s) allowing your contacts to know when the last time you were active over WhatsApp and thus come to conclusion that you didn’t reply/respond to them on time. How it affects me? Well loads. I manage IT department and there are suppliers who are adopting WhatsApp for anything and everything. Recently I started receiving requests for payments, even copies of invoices through WhatsApp with requests to “Please print and submit to your accounts department”. Then comes complaints from contacts who start feeling I am not responding to few of them purposely even when they saw me online? What the heck?

The alternatives?

Obviously, there are other companies who care and listen to user concerns like the above ones listed and tweak the apps to give what the users demand on the privacy domain

Based on personal usage, I have ranked couple of apps like below

  1. Line Messenger (has desktop client): Until date, no other apps I have tried out comes anywhere closer to line messenger while it is all about privacy. Let us have a look at the application from the privacy prespective
    1. On screen password: Yes, the app has a inbuilt password handler, setting up will request a password to be supplied every time when a user tries to open the application
    2. wp_ss_20140316_0003
    3. wp_ss_20140316_0002
    4. Notifications: You can completely disable the notifications or turn off the preview(which is buggy after the latest release for #wp8)
    5. wp_ss_20140316_0005
    6. Decide how one should add you as a friend
    7. wp_ss_20140316_0004
  2. Viber (has desktop client): A long waited app on #wp8 is slowly making sense (minimum to me) with 4.0.1 update, which allows a #wp8 user the following
    1. Allows users to turn off the “Seen” status completely
    2. wp_ss_20140316_0001
    3. Allows you to turn of the “Online” status completely, however the status could be updated only once in 24 hours
  3. Hike: Is an emerging Indian IM, widely used by Indians as it supports free SMS to India, ie, a user can send free SMS to devices which are not having Hike!, ie, to a regular mobile and receive replies against them and it adds up the free SMS left counter! truly sweet and a better business model. From the privacy perspective Hike supports the following
    1. Turn off Last Seen
    2. Turn of Location
    3. wp_ss_20140316_0006

That’s all folks, regardless the counter arguments about what one should not do online, being a bit careful about what app you use in your mobile phone saves loads of troubles in real life scenarios. We hope that you enjoyed another post from us, which is off-topic this time.

regards,

rajesh


Changing the Theme for Windows7bugs.wordpress.com

November 3, 2013

We were using “contempt” another free theme available @ wordpress until today morning & coming across “http://oraclefinancial.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/general-ledger-calendar-setup-and-usage/” has changed our prospective about sticking to four years old “contempt” theme. We felt, the “Andreas09” gives us more “room” to post the “technical” contents by utilizing the maximum screen size available.

What you think about the theme change, if our change affects your reading experience, please do let us know with the comments session.

Advantages from our blogging prospects

Bigger images

Contempt image space

image

With “Andreas9” we have the advantage to have bigger images, which could avoid clicking and zooming

Image size: Medium

image

Image size: Large

image

Scripts lines are not anymore exceeding the available real estate

SET SERVEROUTPUT ON SIZE UNLIMITED;
Declare
Cursor c1 is
Select distinct sold_from_org_id org_id, order_quantity_uom uom, inventory_item_id, 'O' line_source from oe_order_lines_all where sold_to_org_id = 3892
union all
Select distinct  odh.org_id,  odl.uom, odl.inventory_item_id, 'D' line_source from 
oms_dn_lines_all odl, oms_dn_headers_all odh
where 1=1
and odh.header_id = odl.header_id
and odh.customer_id = 3892 
and odl.inventory_item_id NOT IN (
Select inventory_item_id from oe_order_lines_all where sold_to_org_id = 3892)
and odl.inventory_item_id IS NOT NULL
union all
Select organization_id org_id, primary_uom_code uom, inventory_item_id, 'N' line_source from mtl_system_items where
1=1
and organization_id = 110
and inventory_item_id NOT IN (
Select inventory_item_id from oe_order_lines_all where sold_to_org_id = 3892
union all
Select inventory_item_id from oms_dn_lines_all where customer_id = 3892 and inventory_item_id IS NOT NULL)
order by inventory_item_id;

regards,

for Windows7bugs

admin


Install NTFS on Linux (Red Hat, Cent OS, Oracle Enterprise)

October 27, 2013

 

A many times you want to ACCESS your external HDDs from a Linux VM or even from a physical Linux box.

Please follow the links below to install EPEL repository & NTFS on your Linux boxes!

 

How to enable EPEL repository

Access NTFS partition from a Linux Box

 

regards,

for windows7bugs

admin