How to backup your Evernote notes regularly

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?

SurfacePro – Enabling F-keys by default on touch/type keyboards

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.

Finding, filtering or labeling receipts in GMail

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.

Installing FUSE on linux (for DBFS)

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 →

A guide to Oracle Wallet

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 →

“PRVF-5408” – NTP Time Server error

The following message was being repeatedly┬áreported 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 "138.35.51.113" is common only to the following nodes "ora005" PRVF-5408 : NTP Time Server "138.35.51.113" is common only to the following nodes "ora005" Certainly a worrying message -- imagine the... Continue Reading →

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