2008-01-29

Oracle db link using 12154 error ~ try tnsnames full discriptor

--tns 12154 error? --Shouldn’t have to go through these gyrations – but, this appears to work: -- Drop existing database link drop database link MBEE; -- Create database link create database link MBEE connect to myuser identified by myuser using '(DESCRIPTION =(ADDRESS_LIST =(ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = myremotehost)(PORT = 1521)))(CONNECT_DATA =(SERVER = DEDICATED)(SERVICE_NAME = myremoteservice)))'; --try query SELECT * FROM mytable@MBEE;

My Safari Bookshelf ~ Jan/Feb 2008

My Safari Bookshelf ~ Jan/Feb 2008 1. AutoIt v3: Your Quick Guide By Andy Flesner :actually quite helpful - made me aware of includes/features I didn't know know where there (in what I'd found an already very useful tool) 2. Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal :helpful review / primer on logical thinking 3. Crystal Reports® XI: Official Guide :ok 4. HTML, XHTML, & CSS, Sixth Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide :good nut's & bolts 5. Inside Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005: T-SQL Programming :just starting 6. Introduction to SQL: Mastering the Relational Database Language, Fourth :js 7. Learning SQL on SQL Server 2005 :ok 8. Learning UML 2.0 :js 9. MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-442): Designing and Optimizing Data Access by Using Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 :js 10. Mind Performance Hacks :very useful/cool book 11. Oracle PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference, 4th Edition :gn&b 12. Practical SQL Handbook, The: Using SQL Variants, Fourth Edition :excellent and getting better 13. SQL Hacks :js 14. SQL Tuning :js 15. VB & VBA in a Nutshell: The Language :Must have 16. VBScript in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition :MH 17. Windows Vista: The Definitive Guide :js

2008-01-27

ETCF II.10-18 Nature and Attributes of God,

From Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R.C. Sproul
(c) 1992 R. C. Sproul Published by Tyndale ISBN 0-8423-2006-1

Part II. The Nature and Attributes of God ~ 10-18

These notes have moved
Link to notes on ETCF Nature and Attributes of God :

2008-01-24

Crystal Reports~'text' (a.k.a. 'memo')~set text interpretation

When using 'text' fields in MS-SQL Server -- I wasn't always seeing the values. When I format/text interpretation choose HTML -- then they show up!

2008-01-21

IE Notes ~ Tabbed browsing / multi-homepage tabs

I had been using the 'restore options' when closing multiple tabs there's pop-up at bottom that allows you to restore your current set of tabs. There is also, an option for your homepage to have multiple tabs. Just separate them on different lines. I think I like this better -- if you have a mess-up session where you've inadvertantly closed / opened different tabs you can wind up with a funny looking session at restart. With multi-homepage tabs they remain consistent

2008-01-20

ECTF I.1-9 Divine Revelation

From Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R.C. Sproul
(c) 1992 R. C. Sproul Published by Tyndale ISBN 0-8423-2006-1

Part I. Revelation ~ 1-9. Divine Revelation

...I've moved these notes:

Link to MySpiritualGrowthPlan

2008-01-09

Moodle is pretty cool!

I'm just starting to look at it/poke around now -- but, it's a pretty impressive for open source tool. At other companies I've worked for -- they've invested thousands of dollars in software development for what Moodle could delivered for a fraction of the cost.

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