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United States: Protest against changes to Rule 41

United States: Protest against changes to Rule 41

We stand in protest on June 21st 2016, against proposed changes to Rule 41. We are with EFF on this.

Updating Sony Xperia Z2 to Android Marshmallow

Updating Sony Xperia Z2 to Android Marshmallow

Having waited for several days for the update to be pushed to my phone, I temporarily moved over from Airtel to Vodafone. Wow! the update was pushed within seconds – after I connected to the PC using the Xperia Companion software. Airtel seems to be helplessly slow in pushing this update (or perhaps it decided [...]

Oracle performance tuning - an update

Oracle performance tuning – an update

A tutorial is now available to perform Oracle performance tuning of applications and SQL statements. This tutorial has been expanded to include case studies, which will go a long way in better understanding of concepts explained. Link to the PDF tutorial here: Tuning.pdf This current posting is an extension to the existing post on performance [...]

Oracle: Snapshot too old?

Oracle: Snapshot too old?

Okay, so you have received the Oracle error ORA-01555 Snapshot Too Old and have no clue how to go about resolving it? This post is made for you then. (The first time an application developer has written about this rather than a DBA.) First, why does this occur? When you run a query, Oracle retains [...]

Releasing: Gurbani search for mobile

Releasing: Gurbani search for mobile

Gurbani searching on the mobile used to be tough. Symbian and Android phones do not support Unicode with Indic support, which is required to use gurmukhi websites. Opera Mini allowed us to read gurbani, but entering search text is a different matter. I have developed a web page that allows you to do this, but [...]

Losing and getting back Wordpress comments

Losing and getting back WordPress comments

This sleepy Saturday afternoon I logged into my blog, saw there were two comments awaiting approval, noted both were SPAM. So, I marked them that – and purged them permanently. There was a warning sign that I should have made note of, but did not until after the permanent deletion. Instead of two, 20 comments [...]