Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I can't believe the news today
I can't close my eyes and make it go away.
How long, how long must we sing this song?
How long, how long?
'Cos tonight
We can be as one, tonight.

Broken bottles under children's feet
Bodies strewn across the dead-end street.
But I won't heed the battle call
It puts my back up, puts my back up against the wall.

Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Oh, let's go.

And the battle's just begun
There's many lost, but tell me who has won?
The trenches dug within our hearts
And mothers, children, brothers, sisters
Torn apart.

Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.

How long, how long must we sing this song?
How long, how long?
'Cos tonight
We can be as one, tonight.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.

Wipe the tears from your eyes
Wipe your tears away.
I'll wipe your tears away.
I'll wipe your tears away.
I'll wipe your bloodshot eyes.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.

And it's true we are immune
When fact is fiction and TV reality.
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die.

The real battle just begun
To claim the victory Jesus won

Sunday, bloody Sunday
Sunday, bloody Sunday..

Oracle R12 on Vista

Oracle R12 is not certified on vista for a reason, it is darn well difficult to install. I have managed to get past the install screen with some tweaking on the installation script which basically fools java into thinking that it is windows XP. But as of now, i have a corrupt oracle apps stage area (i hope), I will sort this out asap, then attempt yet another install.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Oracle Ebs R12..

I have been working/playing with that monster for quite some time now. Indeed it is a large and complex project. We have installed that on a 'clean' windows 2003 machine with quad core/4GB ram, 200GB HD. Still after a while we get the 404 http error. we have not found out the root of the problem as yet. we feel that it may to do with the service starting in different order. (we attempted to install solarwinds on that same test environment). I will keep u posted.

p.s: ebs requires:- cygwin, (the modifications of the exes for cygwin), java installed, space...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I have got some stuff from the amazon crowd. I have just finised 'spin'. I would not say it is a world changing book, but it does the trick in making us ponder on the finite nature of us. We are finite biologically speaking and species speaking. Finite, cause the sun will become a red giant in one billion year, the universe will expand forever and making the world around a cold and dire place. But, hey we still go SGA so why bother :-)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Windows 2008

I have installed the latter on one machine (dual core, 1GB RAM). so far so good nothing major, except there are some changes to the interface and changes in the way the 'role' of the machine can be affected.

I will do some test on the following:-

1. performance evaluation as compared to XENapp
2. Test of Oracle 11g on it (not certified as of 08/04/2008).

The Road.

I got that book after reading a review from salon.
I thought this item was about survival, indeed it was, but the writing was so nihilist that i went numb after a while. Although the scenery was not repetitive i wonder how bad it meant to portrait an unknown catastrophy. Finally no clue on what happened in the world, but it looks to be a neutron bomb war of some kind or some solar eruption of some kind killing all life. probably the latter rather than the former.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

scared Sh1t !

I used to be scared before..watching stuff like blair with project, read salem's lot etc. But, i was in for a ride with that one. I can say one thing..'mind over matter'. the movie, well it is a sam raimi anyway, is very well done with a possibility of it happening when you are 'out there' on your own.

Mysql 5.x Adding New users.

I tried to create a new user with the mysql admin tool on windows (version 5.x) but ot no avail. Is there a bug with domain servers ? the message was '...dataset has changed..refresh your result set..'.. Although I had no-one opened. I wonder...

Anyway I used the good old method of starting the command line and adding the user manually..

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'root'@'max.here.com' identified by 'XXXXX';

most people forget the quote '' on the user 'root' or otherwise..

u have too usually to flush privileges after this command.

Oracle RAC on windows.

hmm..talk to most oracle dba, they will u that there is no such thing as oracle rac on windows..'goodness gracious..this is blasphemy!'..

actually there is and it surprisingly seem to be quite resilient.


well, i have just finished the episode 1 and 2 of season 2. Jericho has gone interesting this season. What i like, is the murkiness of everyone involved, from the committed military man to the main character himself.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


I have finished finally the book baudolino by umberto eco. I have been reading that book on and off for the past five years. Well, baudolino is not as fun as umberto's other book but it is an erudite travel in european medieval history and myth. It is well researched for the given time period. The tough bit seems to be afeter everythinh done and said in a lifetime, very few are those that matter most. I guess the description of the hypatia, skiapod and other mythical beast are from the travel of marco polo. I will attak that one next.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Oracle 10g on Fedora Core 8

Yes, installing oracle 10g on fc8 is a pain. But there are two avenues on how to do it.

1. Download the dizwell script and run it with two parameters.

Download the script, save it with the .sh extension and give the execute permission to it.

chmod u+x doris.sh

to run the script do the following.

./doris.sh fedora8 10g


but if you have hacked your linux beyond reckon, such a me, it is better to run each step one by one.

otherwise d'ont mess aroung run DORIS !!!

2. otherwise install the oracle db as per instructions below.

a. download oracle for your architecture. Be careful ! i tried to install a x64 version on i386, there was no such error as 'wrong architecture' !!! It was more a linking error of some sort.

b. modify the parameters of linux to make it suitable for Oracle. refer to the installation guide.

c. in a nutshell, follow 5. i.e. create a group 'dba' and a user 'oracle'

d. modify the kernel parameters as per 6. in /etc/sysctl.conf

kernel.shmall = 2097152
kernel.shmmax = 2147483648
kernel.shmmni = 4096
kernel.sem = 250 32000 100 128
fs.file-max = 65536
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 1024 65000
net.core.rmem_default = 1048576
net.core.rmem_max = 1048576
net.core.wmem_default = 262144
net.core.wmem_max = 262144

e. modify oracle shell limit

f. create the oracle root and home directories with full access/ownership to the 'oracle' user and 'dba'.

g. modify the .bash_profile for oracle to add the usual oracle parameters e.g. $ORACLE_HOME $ORACLE_SID $ORACLE_BASE

set the lock to the sloppy lock which otherwise will 'crap' xlib

Also, do add those to the .bash_profile


h. chekc if your internet conn is up and get the 'other' packages which are not supplied with a fedora core install.

yum install -y libaio gcc libaio-devel unixODBC unixODBC-devel sysstat elfutils-devel libstdc++-devel

The libxcb is critical as without it certain package such as dbca will give a xlib.c line 50 error.

yum --enablerepo=development -y install libxcb.i386

h.instead of clocking i propose that we run the installer with the ignore pre-requiresite. The -jreLoc is to specify the jre location otherwise a funny error happens with the runinstaller. More technical discussions on the sun forums.

./runinstaller -ignoreSysPrereqs -jreLoc /usr/lib/java/jvm

i. ready to install and run.

j. when it has been installed, Don't for get to start the console from:

emctl start dbconsole

k. et voila..

Happy New Year 2008.

weight, careers, 10 technical exams the year,time,money,ponder on ...

ps: i have also send a mail to me in 2037. Try www.futureme.org

1 am L3g3nd !

I can say without any doubt that this is the best movie i have seen in 2007 (specially 2day). Will smith is gr8 as the guy on his own trip and yet losing his mind. His dedication to get things back on how it is is simple obsessional. One thing i find is the degree of oppressivity in the movie specially the tense 'hunt' scene. I did not like the way the 'top model' was barge into the movie. (she is not a bad actress..but not knowing bob marley..is treason..!!)

How could she manage in a big city at night ? These 'monsters' seem to be very quick and fast. The book , if i am not mistaken, has a different approach whereby 'legend' is what the monster called smith.

He is their 'dracula' culling hives at night. But the filmaker has skipped that angle. It is too morbid anyway..