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EPM 11.1.2.3 Available for Download

Tim Tow - Mon, 2013-04-29 11:22
Oracle Enterprise Performance Management 11.1.2.3 became available over the weekend, so let the rush of upgrading begin!

Here at Applied OLAP, we have already started our work with Essbase 11.1.2.3.  We have added the new version to our build list and have started testing Dodeca with Essbase 11.1.2.3.  We will make the 11.1.2.3 version of our server available to our customers within a few days.

One interesting fix that we have seen so far is that EPM 11.1.2.3 uses an upgraded version of Java, Java 1.6 update 35.   The previous EPM version, 11.1.2.2, shipped with Java 1.6 update 29 which contained a bug related to the SQL Server JDBC Driver.  The issue, known as the BEAST vulnerability, caused SQL Server JDBC connections to hang unless you made a fix to the Windows registry.  I, for one, am glad that issue is resolved.


Categories: BI & Warehousing

Screencast : Fun with Couchbase, MapReduce and Twitter

Tugdual Grall - Mon, 2013-04-29 10:51
I have created this simple screencast to show how you can, using Couchbase do some realtime analysis based on Twitter feed. The key steps of this demonstration are Inject Tweets using a simple program available on my Github Couchbase-Twitter-Injector Create views to index and query the Tweets by User name Tags Date The views that I used in this demonstration are available at the bottom of Tugdual Grallhttps://plus.google.com/103667961621022786141noreply@blogger.com0

Oracle made a few changes in Oracle 11g OCM Exam Environment and Exam Topics

Sabdar Syed - Sat, 2013-04-27 14:53

Exam Environment

Current Environment
(Till 12th May 2013)
New Release Environment
(From 13th May 2013 onwards)
Oracle Linux Release 5.4 (64-bit)
Oracle Linux Release 5.4 (32-bit)
Oracle Database Enterprise Edition Release
11.2.0.1.0 (64-bit)
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.3.0 (32-bit)
Oracle Enterprise Management Grid Control 10g version 10.2.0.5 (64-bit) with repository database 11.1.0.6
Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control Release 1 (11.1.0.1.0)  (32-bit)

Following are the few changes in Exam Topics:

Added in Server Configuration

·         Use OPatch to install a patch
·         Use Enterprise Manager Configuration Assistant (EMCA) utility

Removed from Data Warehouse Management  

* Note: The topic "Configure and manage Streams for capture, propagation and apply" will be retired in the new release of this exam from 13th May 2013.

Fore more information on 11g OCM Exam, Click here.

Regards,
Sabdar Syed.



Oracle Application Express 4.2.2 Patch released

Dietmar Aust - Sat, 2013-04-27 04:36
Just yesterday, the most recent APEX patch set has been released. It is Release 4.2.2.00.11. The full version just as well as the patch set to apply to a 4.2.0 or 4.2.1 instance can be downloaded from here.

The full details can be found on Joel's Blog

Nevertheless I will have a good look at the release notes, because they contain quite some important notes, which you should be aware of before upgrading. Especially, there were some changes made to the templates. So it is wise to upgrade your existing 4.2.0 / 4.2.1 instance with the patch set directly. If you export/import a 4.2.1 APEX application into a 4.2.2 instance, you cannot leverage the changes immediately, you would have to install the new theme and switch it then. 

I will try to look at these issues in more detail ...

Cheers, 
~Dietmar.

Oracle OTN Developer Day in New York on May 7th

Marc Sewtz - Fri, 2013-04-26 17:19

Are you interested in developing and running your Oracle Application Express applications on the Cloud? And do you want to learn more about Oracle’s Database Cloud Service? Then join us on May 7 at the Oracle OTN Developer Day in New York. At this event, you will be able to network with peers and Oracle experts while learning about Oracle Cloud's Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings and the speed, flexibility, and productivity they offer.

I’ll be doing an Oracle Cloud overview presentation in the morning and then we'll do a Database Cloud Hands-On lab with you in the afternoon. You’ll get hands-on experience with the Oracle Database Cloud and learn about our suite of packaged productivity applications. You’ll learn how to load bulk data to the Oracle Database Cloud, build applications on this data, add reports and charts, setup RESTful webservices and  build and deploy mobile web apps – all as part of this free workshop.

PDF Printing with Oracle Application Express 4.2.2

Marc Sewtz - Fri, 2013-04-26 16:53

Oracle Application Express 4.2.2 was released today, you can download the full release from the Download page on OTN. As always, there have been numerous improvements and bug fixes. We’ve updated many of our included packaged applications and we’ve introduced a new packaged application: the Survey Builder, which you can use to easily create and run surveys.

With APEX 4.2.2 and the APEX Listener 2.0 we’re also introducing a number of report printing enhancements. Using the APEX Listener for PDF printing has been added as a third option in addition to using Apache FOP or Oracle BI Publisher as external print rendering engine. The main difference in using the APEX Listener for PDF printing is that the FOP libraries are actually built into the Lister, thus no complicated configuration of an external engine is required in this setup. All that’s required is to log into the APEX Instance Administration, select the APEX Listener as the Print Server, and then enable PDF printing for your Classic Reports, Interactive Reports or Report Queries.

And unless you’re calling the APEX Print APIs directly in your custom PL/SQL code, you also won’t have to enable networking services in the Oracle database anymore, because the APEX Listener based printing option loads your reports straight to the APEX Listener, which then renders them in PDF format and downloads them to your browser.

To help you get started with using the APEX Listener for PDF Printing I’ve created a short video that walks you through the configuration steps in the APEX Instance Administration and then shows you how to create a simple report with PDF export enabled:



We’ve also improved support for custom XSL-FO layouts in APEX 4.2.2. This means, you can now more easily customize your PDF reports to your requirements using third-party tools like Altova Stylevision or Stylus Studio that allow for drag and drop layout of XSLT stylesheets. So if you have a Report Query or Classic Report Region, you can now simply download your report data in XML format and use this XML data as the data source for any of these tools. Once loaded into the tool, all components of your report data, including information about your application, page, report region, user name as well as session state can be easily included in the layout via drag and drop. Once you completed your layout, you can safe it as a XSLT 1.0 file and upload this file into APEX as a report layout (under Shared Components). Now you can update your report query or classic report region to use this custom layout when exporting your report in PDF format.

I’ve created a second video, which walks your through all the details. Starting with the sample app created in the first video, I’m showing you how to export your report in XML format, load this XML file into Altova Stylevision or Stylus Studio, then I'm demonstrating how to use these tools to create custom layouts and finally how to upload your completed layouts and use them for your reports in APEX:





OAM and EBS Breaks after Cloning

Dave Best - Fri, 2013-04-26 16:04
We are in the process of integrating E-Business Suite with Oracle Access Manager (OAM). Its setup in DEV and TEST but not in PROD yet.    There was a requirement to reclone DEV and as a result the integration with OAM broke. We ran all the configuration steps on the EBS side, such as: $FND_TOP/bin/txkrun.pl -script=SetSSOReg -registerinstance=yes Verifying ASADMIN was active and

Dual-Boot on UEFI PCs: Booting Ubuntu only works randomly

Dietrich Schroff - Wed, 2013-04-24 14:51
In my posting about using ubuntu on a Windows 9 laptop, i ended with:
But now rebooting works like expected (with Ubuntu and Windows 8).

Five pillars of Gross Margin Improvement

Arvind Jain - Mon, 2013-04-22 17:00

When growth comes to standstill or products start to become commodity …nothing else matters as much as maintaining your Gross Margin.

A company can have stagnant revenue but Wall Street will still reward it's shares if it show profitability growth and how do you do it? Look no further than Gross Margin.




Essentially the five pillars of Gross Margin improvement are:

  1. Financial Planning
  2. Operational Effectiveness
  3. Pricing Optimization
  4. Product Management
  5. Sales Effectiveness
Want to know more? I am working on a Gross Margin play book. Drop me a note and will be glad to share.

Operational effectiveness as a Gross Margin tool

Arvind Jain - Mon, 2013-04-22 15:54
Effective Operations can help your company move in the right direction w.r.t. Gross Margin.

The 8 top most things that come to my mind when we look at GM in high-tech industry from an operations perspective are (in no order of importance).

Operational Effectiveness
NMS - (Fixed + variable) OthersPortfolio AlignmentNMS - Freight SavingsOver HeadTransformation SavingsSupplier SavingsProduct and Theater MixRoyalty Management


We will drill down into each some other day in a white paper.

Join me at ODTUG's Expert Panel - Oracle Application Express

Dietmar Aust - Mon, 2013-04-22 14:48
In May, I will take part in one of ODTUG's webinars:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

ODTUG's Expert Panel - Oracle Application Express
 

Panelists: Dietmar Aust (Opal Consulting), Roel Hartman (APEX Evangelists ), Dan McGhan (Enkitec)
Moderator: Patrick Cimolini (Patrick International APEX Consulting) 


This is a live interactive panel similar to the ACE Lunch and Learn panels held at Kscope. This innovative webinar is modeled after a call-in radio talk show. You will be able to chat a question to our organizer and if it is accepted you will have the option to verbally ask the question to our panel. Please be sure to have the proper equipment (headset and a quiet office) so that our panelists can clearly understand your question. You’ll also be able to participate in the discussion with the panel while they answer your question. 

The following are some potential topics, but audience participation will shape the scope of the panel: 
  • What skill sets does an APEX team need? 
  • What options are available for producing printed reports from APEX?
  • Moving away from Forms/Reports to APEX 
  • Interactive Reports - THE killer feature of APEX 
  • Developer Productivity - negotiate and tweak the requirements with the customers in order to use standard APEX components to implement them = unparalleled productivity
  • Real-world showcases (APEX can handle application complexity just as well as a high load serving many users)

Personally, I like ODTUG a lot, it is a friendly and very competent place to be, I always enjoy the conference.

The panel will be held for 90minutes, so there will be a lot of time asking questions :).

You can register for the webinar here

Cheers, 
~Dietmar. 

Linux and UEFI: Files, Mountpoints, Commands...

Dietrich Schroff - Mon, 2013-04-22 14:28
With Windows 8 secure boot is used. That means if you want to add a Linux kernel, this kernel has to be signed. After installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8 machine, here the directory listing of the /boot directory:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   844882 Okt  9  2012 abi-3.5.0-17-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    17402 Apr 21 18:48 boot.efi.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root        0 Apr 21 18:49 boot.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   147884 Okt  9  2012 config-3.5.0-17-generic
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root      512 Jan  1  1970 efi
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root     4096 Apr 21 18:45 grub
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 23040071 Apr 21 16:33 initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   176764 Jan  3 23:48 memtest86+.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   178944 Jan  3 23:48 memtest86+_multiboot.bin
-rw------- 1 root root  2901710 Okt  9  2012 System.map-3.5.0-17-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  5129040 Okt 17  2012 vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  5130968 Okt 17  2012 vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic.efi.signed
The directory grub contains all files related to grub/grub2. The directory efi is a mountpoint:
/dev/sda3 on /boot/efi type vfat (rw)
/dev/sda3         258048   48975    209073  19% /boot/efi
This partition is a partition, which was created from Windows 8 and contains the following:
./efi/Boot
./efi/Boot/bg-BG
./efi/Boot/bg-BG/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/BCD.LOG
./efi/Boot/cs-CZ
./efi/Boot/cs-CZ/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/cs-CZ/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/da-DK
./efi/Boot/da-DK/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/da-DK/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/de-DE
./efi/Boot/de-DE/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/de-DE/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/el-GR
./efi/Boot/el-GR/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/el-GR/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/en-GB
./efi/Boot/en-GB/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/en-US
./efi/Boot/en-US/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/en-US/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/es-ES
./efi/Boot/es-ES/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/es-ES/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/et-EE
./efi/Boot/et-EE/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/fi-FI
./efi/Boot/fi-FI/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/fi-FI/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/fr-FR
./efi/Boot/fr-FR/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/fr-FR/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/hr-HR
./efi/Boot/hr-HR/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/hu-HU
./efi/Boot/hu-HU/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/hu-HU/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/it-IT
./efi/Boot/it-IT/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/it-IT/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/ja-JP
./efi/Boot/ja-JP/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/ja-JP/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/ko-KR
./efi/Boot/ko-KR/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/ko-KR/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/lt-LT
./efi/Boot/lt-LT/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/lv-LV
./efi/Boot/lv-LV/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/memtest.exe
./efi/Boot/nb-NO
./efi/Boot/nb-NO/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/nb-NO/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/nl-NL
./efi/Boot/nl-NL/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/nl-NL/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/pl-PL
./efi/Boot/pl-PL/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/pl-PL/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/pt-BR
./efi/Boot/pt-BR/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/pt-BR/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/pt-PT
./efi/Boot/pt-PT/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/pt-PT/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/qps-ploc
./efi/Boot/qps-ploc/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/qps-ploc/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/ro-RO
./efi/Boot/ro-RO/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/ru-RU
./efi/Boot/ru-RU/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/ru-RU/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/sk-SK
./efi/Boot/sk-SK/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/sl-SI
./efi/Boot/sl-SI/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/sr-Latn-CS
./efi/Boot/sr-Latn-CS/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/sv-SE
./efi/Boot/sv-SE/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/sv-SE/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/tr-TR
./efi/Boot/tr-TR/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/tr-TR/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/uk-UA
./efi/Boot/uk-UA/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/zh-CN
./efi/Boot/zh-CN/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/zh-CN/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/zh-HK
./efi/Boot/zh-HK/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/zh-HK/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/zh-TW
./efi/Boot/zh-TW/bootmgr.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/zh-TW/memtest.exe.mui
./efi/Boot/BOOTSTAT.DAT
./efi/Boot/Fonts
./efi/Boot/Fonts/chs_boot.ttf
./efi/Boot/Fonts/cht_boot.ttf
./efi/Boot/Fonts/jpn_boot.ttf
./efi/Boot/Fonts/kor_boot.ttf
./efi/Boot/Fonts/malgunn_boot.ttf
./efi/Boot/Fonts/malgun_boot.ttf
./efi/Boot/Fonts/meiryon_boot.ttf
./efi/Boot/Fonts/meiryo_boot.ttf
./efi/Boot/Fonts/msjhn_boot.ttf
./efi/Boot/Fonts/msjh_boot.ttf
./efi/Boot/Fonts/msyhn_boot.ttf
./efi/Boot/Fonts/msyh_boot.ttf
./efi/Boot/Fonts/segmono_boot.ttf
./efi/Boot/Fonts/segoen_slboot.ttf
./efi/Boot/Fonts/segoe_slboot.ttf
./efi/Boot/Fonts/wgl4_boot.ttf
./efi/Boot/Resources
./efi/Boot/Resources/bootres.dll
./efi/Boot/Resources/de-DE
./efi/Boot/Resources/de-DE/bootres.dll.mui
./efi/Boot/BCD
./efi/Boot/BCD.LOG1
./efi/Boot/BCD.LOG2
./efi/bootmgr
./efi/BOOTNXT
./efi/EFI
./efi/EFI/Microsoft
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bg-BG
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bg-BG/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bg-BG/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/boot.stl
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgr.efi
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/cs-CZ
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/cs-CZ/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/cs-CZ/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/cs-CZ/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/da-DK
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/da-DK/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/da-DK/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/da-DK/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/de-DE
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/de-DE/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/de-DE/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/de-DE/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/el-GR
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/el-GR/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/el-GR/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/el-GR/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/en-GB
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/en-GB/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/en-GB/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/en-US
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/en-US/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/en-US/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/en-US/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/es-ES
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/es-ES/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/es-ES/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/es-ES/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/et-EE
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/et-EE/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/et-EE/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/fi-FI
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/fi-FI/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/fi-FI/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/fi-FI/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/fr-FR
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/fr-FR/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/fr-FR/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/fr-FR/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/hr-HR
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/hr-HR/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/hr-HR/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/hu-HU
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/hu-HU/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/hu-HU/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/hu-HU/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/it-IT
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/it-IT/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/it-IT/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/it-IT/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ja-JP
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ja-JP/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ja-JP/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ja-JP/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ko-KR
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ko-KR/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ko-KR/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ko-KR/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/lt-LT
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/lt-LT/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/lt-LT/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/lv-LV
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/lv-LV/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/lv-LV/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/memtest.efi
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/nb-NO
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/nb-NO/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/nb-NO/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/nb-NO/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/nl-NL
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/nl-NL/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/nl-NL/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/nl-NL/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pl-PL
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pl-PL/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pl-PL/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pl-PL/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pt-BR
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pt-BR/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pt-BR/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pt-BR/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pt-PT
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pt-PT/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pt-PT/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/pt-PT/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/qps-ploc
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/qps-ploc/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/qps-ploc/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/qps-ploc/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ro-RO
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ro-RO/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ro-RO/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ru-RU
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ru-RU/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ru-RU/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ru-RU/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sk-SK
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sk-SK/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sk-SK/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sl-SI
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sl-SI/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sl-SI/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sr-Latn-CS
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sr-Latn-CS/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sr-Latn-CS/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sv-SE
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sv-SE/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sv-SE/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/sv-SE/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/tr-TR
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/tr-TR/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/tr-TR/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/tr-TR/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/uk-UA
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/uk-UA/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/uk-UA/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/zh-CN
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/zh-CN/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/zh-CN/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/zh-CN/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/zh-HK
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/zh-HK/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/zh-HK/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/zh-TW
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/zh-TW/bootmgfw.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/zh-TW/bootmgr.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/zh-TW/memtest.efi.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/BOOTSTAT.DAT
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts/chs_boot.ttf
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts/cht_boot.ttf
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts/jpn_boot.ttf
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts/kor_boot.ttf
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts/malgunn_boot.ttf
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts/malgun_boot.ttf
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts/meiryon_boot.ttf
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts/meiryo_boot.ttf
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts/msjhn_boot.ttf
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts/msjh_boot.ttf
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts/msyhn_boot.ttf
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts/msyh_boot.ttf
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts/segmono_boot.ttf
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts/segoen_slboot.ttf
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts/segoe_slboot.ttf
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Fonts/wgl4_boot.ttf
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Resources
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Resources/bootres.dll
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Resources/de-DE
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/Resources/de-DE/bootres.dll.mui
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/BCD
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/BCD.LOG
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/BCD.LOG1
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/BCD.LOG2
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bkpbootmgfw.efi
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootx64.efi.grb
./efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootx64.efi
./efi/EFI/Boot
./efi/EFI/Boot/bkpbootx64.efi
./efi/EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi
./efi/EFI/ubuntu
./efi/EFI/ubuntu/shimx64.efi
./efi/EFI/ubuntu/grubx64.efi
./efi/EFI/ubuntu/grub.cfg

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Pyramid of needs for Cloud management

William Vambenepe - Sun, 2013-04-21 15:21

cloud-needs

Categories: Other

Using Ubuntu on a Windows 8 Laptop: because of UEFI more problems as expected

Dietrich Schroff - Sun, 2013-04-21 14:19
Today i tried to install Ubuntu on a Windows 8 Laptop. First thing: you have to use 12.04 or greater because Windows 8 uses secure boot with UEFI.
But after the first boot with a USB-stick i got:
(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system?? - If you ask google you get something like: Do not use a usb 3.0 port... Great... There is no usb 2.0 port on my device....
So just trying around with a usb 2.0 hub  - does not work
Looking inside BIOS i found XHCI:
And after that Ubuntu is installed without any problems... (hmm - that is not really true: resizing the Windows 8 partition could not be done via Ubuntu installer - but just do this in Windows 8 - this will work without any problems).
Ok - end of this posting? Unfortunately not, because Windows 8 does not boot anymore.
I think this is ok ;-)
Asking Google gives the following solution: Just use Boot-repair.
sudo bash
add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
apt-get update
apt-get install boot-repair
boot-repair
And after that the grub menu looks like this:
But now rebooting works like expected (with Ubuntu and Windows 8).
[If you still have problems that booting ubuntu does not work on every startup, read here]

Token Configurations in Oracle SOA Suite PS6 ( 11.1.1.7.0)

Edwin Biemond - Sat, 2013-04-20 13:11
Oracle Soa Suite PatchSet 6 or 11.1.1.7.0  now has support for Token configurations which really can help administrators in configuring or overriding external Web Service Reference parameters like the protocol ( http, oramds or https ),  the remote host etc. And more important if you do it right you can kick out the all those Soa Suite deployment plans :-) Important to know this only works on

Controlling Hide/Show Apex Regions Using Javascript

Andrew Tulley - Fri, 2013-04-19 09:49

Hide/Show regions are very useful in that they allow users to hide certain on-screen content when it’s not relevant for them (and show it again just as easily) simply by clicking the small arrow icon in the top left of the region.

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But how can you programmatically do the equivalent of clicking the arrow icons? Perhaps, for example, when a user clicks a particular button on your page, you want all Show/Hide regions to be expanded. How can you do this?

One answer is the snippet of code below. In this code, “MY_REGION” is the static ID of the region for which we wish to programatically click the show/hide arrow icon.

// How to programatically click a Hide/Show region hide/show button
$('#MY_REGION .uRegionControl').click();

We can use the snippet below to work out the current status of a Hide/Show region i.e. whether it is currently expanded or collapsed. The below snippet will return a value or “none” if the region is collapsed.

// How to find out whether a hide/show region is currently shown or not
$('#MY_REGION div.uRegionHeading').next().css('display');

We can build on the above to create a function which expands, collapses or toggles the state of a Hide/Show Region.


// ********************************************************
// ** Function setStateOfHideShowRegion(pRegionStaticId,pDoWhat)(type,id)  
// ** Collapses, Expands of toggles any Hide Show region which has a static id
// ** defined by the string pRegionStaticId.
// ** Returns either "collapsed" or "expanded" to indicate the status of the
// ** region once this function has run.
// ** pDoWhat: either "expand", "collapse" or "toggle"
// ********************************************************
function setStateOfHideShowRegion(pRegionStaticId,pDoWhat) {
    
    var returnState;
    var currentState = 'expanded';
    doWhat = pDoWhat.toLowerCase();
    
    if ($('#'+pRegionStaticId+' div.uRegionHeading').next().css('display') == 'none') {
        
        currentState = 'collapsed';
        
    };
    
    if (doWhat == 'toggle') {
        
        $('#'+pRegionStaticId+' .uRegionControl').click();
        returnState = (currentState=='expanded'?'collapsed':'expanded');
        
    }
    else if (doWhat == 'expand') {
        
        if (currentState !== 'expanded') {
            $('#'+pRegionStaticId+' .uRegionControl').click();
        };
        returnState = 'expanded';
        
    }
    else if (doWhat == 'collapse') {
        
        if (currentState !== 'collapsed') {
            $('#'+pRegionStaticId+' .uRegionControl').click();
        };
        returnState = 'collapsed';
        
    };
    
    return returnState;
    
}

Don't Pave the Cow Path

Brent Martin - Thu, 2013-04-18 22:09

Lately at work I've been having to remind myself lately not to pave the cow path -- not to bring existing business processes and technology forward just because that's how we've always done it.  Here's the poem that the expression comes from.


The Calf-Path

by  Sam Walter Foss  (1858-1911)

One day, through the primeval wood,
A calf walked home, as good calves should;
But made a trail all bent askew,
A crooked trail, as all calves do.


Since then three hundred years have fled,
And, I infer, the calf is dead.
But still he left behind his trail,
And thereby hangs my moral tale.


The trail was taken up next day
By a lone dog that passed that way;
And then a wise bellwether sheep
Pursued the trail o’er vale and steep,
And drew the flock behind him, too,
As good bellwethers always do.


And from that day, o’er hill and glade,
Through those old woods a path was made,
And many men wound in and out,
And dodged and turned and bent about,
And uttered words of righteous wrath
Because ’twas such a crooked path;
But still they followed — do not laugh —
The first migrations of that calf,
And through this winding wood-way stalked
Because he wobbled when he walked.


This forest path became a lane,
That bent, and turned, and turned again.
This crooked lane became a road,
Where many a poor horse with his load
Toiled on beneath the burning sun,
And traveled some three miles in one.
And thus a century and a half
They trod the footsteps of that calf.


The years passed on in swiftness fleet.
The road became a village street,
And this, before men were aware,
A city’s crowded thoroughfare,
And soon the central street was this
Of a renowned metropolis;
And men two centuries and a half
Trod in the footsteps of that calf.


Each day a hundred thousand rout
Followed that zigzag calf about,
And o’er his crooked journey went
The traffic of a continent.
A hundred thousand men were led
By one calf near three centuries dead.
They follow still his crooked way,
And lose one hundred years a day,
For thus such reverence is lent
To well-established precedent.


A moral lesson this might teach
Were I ordained and called to preach;
For men are prone to go it blind
Along the calf-paths of the mind,
And work away from sun to sun
To do what other men have done.
They follow in the beaten track,
And out and in, and forth and back,
And still their devious course pursue,
To keep the path that others do.


They keep the path a sacred groove,
Along which all their lives they move;
But how the wise old wood-gods laugh,
Who saw the first primeval calf!
Ah, many things this tale might teach —
But I am not ordained to preach.


 

caveats

Chet Justice - Thu, 2013-04-18 21:00
I always find myself putting an asterisk (if only mentally) next to certain statements. I shall now put all those statements here and link back.
  1. I don't know everything
  2. I'm not the best developer in the world, but I constantly work at getting better...
  3. If I make a statement about something, that's been my experience. Your results may vary.
  4. I am not a salesman.
  5. I do not work for <insert company name which I just pitched here>
That's it...for now.
Categories: BI & Warehousing

Advanced Javascript Tutorial

Andrew Tulley - Thu, 2013-04-18 14:26

Today I came across a great interactive tutorial which covers a series of advanced Javascript topics. It’s very well put together and lets you try out your own variations of the code being shown which can be very handy in making sure your understanding is correct.

It’s from John Resig, the creator of jQuery. The tutorial is not jQuery-centric though. In fact, it doesn’t talk about or use jQuery at all. It’s just pure Javascript.

You can find it here: http://ejohn.org/apps/learn/

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How to make your browser save your password

Dietmar Aust - Thu, 2013-04-18 10:13
Typically and for good security reasons the password manager from either Firefox or any other browser will not prompt you to save the password for the login screen of the APEX workspace or any of your own APEX applications.



Why? The APEX team implemented the login page with the HTML attribute autocomplete=off:

For a development environment I find this behaviour kind of annoying, especially when the APEX builder session times out frequently and you have to login to your workspace multiple times during the day.

Thus I have looked around and found a javascript routine which removes the autocomplete=off attribute from the form.

Just right-click on this link and save it as a bookmark: Force browser to save the password
I have found it here, but it is explained on many other websites as well.

Once you click on your bookmark you will see the following message:



If you continue to log into APEX you will get the typical message where you can save the password now:



It is good practice to use a password for your password manager in Firefox, too. Here are the steps to enable it.

Cheers and enjoy,
~Dietmar.


 

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