Month: December 2009

..contributing to IT in London since 2002..

Emergency check on command-line for Oracle XE

Go to your Oracle binaries folder and export environment variables, if they are not set already. Then, run SQL*Plus command line utility with option /nolog .

I hope this helps some beginners.

Setting up a web application on CentOS (continued)

Before continuing the rest of the installation process we started (/wp/index.php/2009/07/setting-up-a-web-application-on-centos-5-3/), I must mention my appreciation for the “yummy” tool Linux developers provided: yum (.. an automatic updater and package installer/remover for rpm systems). I love using webmin (.. a web-based interface for system administration for Unix) as well. The other day I only clicked …

New joint venture scam from Argos

A few days ago, one of my friends bought the cheapest laptop (netbook rather) in Argos catalogue: £199.99. It is called: Zoostorm Freedom 8.9in Mini Laptop catalogue number 508/1842 So far, it is all right. But he knows almost nothing about computers and speaks very little English. He did not even know that it was …