MS Word: F3 != Find Next

I don't know about anyone else, but I find it incredibly annoying that the Microsoft Word doesn't use F3 as the shortcut key for finding the next occurrence of something that you have previously searched for. Here's the correct (i.e. out of the box) shortcut for finding the next occurrence and how to change it to F3 in Word 2007 and above.

RMAN: Displaying current backup progress

When performing a backup of a large database using RMAN, you often get asked "how is the backup progressing?" and "when it will complete?". Although the log produced by RMAN is detailed in almost every other aspect, there isn't any information recorded that will allow you to give a simple and straightforward answer to these questions However, the information is available within the data dictionary.

Logging PuTTY sessions

As a DBA, it is generally a good idea to log all your activity when working on Unix/Linux servers. Logging provides an audit of changes that you have made to a system as well as being a valuable resource for notes and documentation. This article describes how to log all PuTTY sessions and how to automtically maintain the resulting logfiles in a logical directory structure.

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 →

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