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Windows 10 Icon Removal and PERSONAL.XLSB Movement

I had a rather productive afternoon on my computer. If anyone needs help with these items, please contact me and I’ll help you. Long story short, here is what I accomplished: I can’t stand the Windows 10 upgrade icon in the system tray (lower right). I had removed it before by uninstalling and hiding a […]

Use Dropbox to Protect and Share Your Files and Access Anywhere

A neighbor brought to me a common problem the other day. Another neighbor of ours was working on a document for school, is convinced she saved it numerous times – yet now she cannot find it. There could be a few reasons this happens. One possible reason is that she never really saved her changes. […]

A Little Fun for Today

As an I.T. professional, I get some, um, shall I say random questions from time to time. This one came this morning on my IM. (Instant Messenger) Coworker: STUPID QUESTION TIME- is there a way top make my keyboard silent? Me: Tap it three times on the left, then three times on the right, then […]

Steve Jobs’ Final Wish

I don’t know a lot about Steve Jobs. I watched Pirates of Silicon Valley and have bought a few iPods. I had never met the man: so how do I propose to know his last wish?

Avoid ORA-00054: resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified on Truncate

If you are an Oracle programmer, then you’ve probably encountered the ORA-00054: resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified exception when attempting to truncate a table. When this happens during the day, you can usually just wait a few minutes (or go and commit your other open sessions…), but what about when you are truncating tables as part of a script which runs overnight? Are you tired of being woken up so you can simply rerun the script?

Well check out this script, then! It is a very simple PL/SQL procedure which accepts 1 or 2 arguments.

How to see your Oracle text output in something other than the browser!

Updated November 8, 2013 – I have verified this on Windows 7 Enterprise Edition. Have you ever wanted to see your Oracle output or log files open in your custom text editor instead of an IE window? I use Notepad++ (FREE) for text editing. Every time I open an output file or log file which […]

How to find which responsibility can run a request in Oracle Apps.

If this article doesn’t help you, consider dropping me a note with your concern. I have thousands of lines of code for hundreds of Oracle problems I’ve faced and would publish ones that people told me would be helpful. How many times have you been told by Oracle Support that you should run a concurrent […]