So you've saved a lot of notes into Evernote and you're wondering how to back them up in case something goes horribly wrong. Some might call you paranoid, but a glitch in a client update could wipe out your notes (and because Evernote syncs to the cloud it would wipe out all your notes in the cloud too). So how can you backup your data?
If you use a lot of keyboard shortcuts then will have already discovered that, by default, the F-keys on the touch/type keyboards are mapped to "helpful" shortcuts such as volume up/down and search. Rejoice however, as there is a simple solution to make the keys act as proper F-keys again without the need to hold down the Fn key.
Here's a very search tip to help identify all the receipts and order details for products and services in your GMail account. Simply enter the following and hit search:
subject:(order OR booking OR receipt OR cancellation) -unsubscribe
You can take this one step further by creating a Filter / Rule which will automatically label the emails to give you a visible indication in your inbox. Read more in the full article.
The Oracle Database File System (DBFS) is a feature that creates a standard file system interface on top of files and directories that are stored in database tables. DBFS is similar to NFS in that it provides a shared network file system that looks like a local file system. Like NFS, there is a server... Continue Reading →
Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE) is a loadable kernel module for Unix-like computer operating systems that lets non-privileged users create their own file systems without editing kernel code. This is achieved by running file system code in user space while the FUSE module provides only a "bridge" to the actual kernel interfaces. It is a pre-requisite... Continue Reading →
It is often necessary to make connections to the database from shell scripts held on the filesystem. This can be a major security issue if these scripts contain the database connection details. One solution is to use OS Authentication, but Oracle 10g Release 2 gives us the option of using a secure external password store... Continue Reading →
After installing a new graphics card I discovered that that the Start screen in windows 8 was appearing on a different monitor to the one I originally had it on in my multi-monitor setup. After a little digging, I discovered that there are two very quick and easy ways to switch which monitor it appears... Continue Reading →
The following message was being repeatedly reported in our alert log: 2012-12-05 04:44:36.067 [client(10553)]CRS-10051:CVU found following errors with Clusterware setup : PRVF-5408 : NTP Time Server "126.96.36.199" is common only to the following nodes "ora005" PRVF-5408 : NTP Time Server "188.8.131.52" is common only to the following nodes "ora005" Certainly a worrying message -- imagine the... Continue Reading →
Finally, with Oracle 11g comes a solution to the dreaded "ORA-00054: resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified" message. It's now possible to specify how long the command should wait before timing out.