Android Apps

I upgraded my phone to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus recently, and thought it might be worthwhile to list the apps I’ve found to be useful:

For more applications see the Play Store.

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Bookmarks for January 17th

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Bookmarks for January 12th

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Oracle Instant Client and $ORACLE_HOME

On RedHat with Oracle Instant Client you need to be very particular with $ORACLE_HOME, as the following shows:


$ ORACLE_HOME=/usr/lib/oracle/10.2.0.3/client/
$ export ORACLE_HOME
$ $ORACLE_HOME/bin/sqlplus
Error 6 initializing SQL*Plus
Message file sp1.msb not found
SP2-0750: You may need to set ORACLE_HOME to your Oracle software directory
$ ORACLE_HOME=/usr/lib/oracle/10.2.0.3/client
$ export ORACLE_HOME
$ $ORACLE_HOME/bin/sqlplus

SQL*Plus: Release 10.2.0.3.0 - Production on Thu Jan 8 14:48:32 2009

That is, it can not have the trailing / on it.

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Bookmarks for January 5th

These are my links for January 5th:

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Bookmarks for December 29th

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LVM and FS resizing from a RHEL Rescue CD

To resize a filesystem and logical volume after booting off a RHEL disk in rescue mode:


# lvm vchange -ay
# resize2fs /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 20g
# lvm lvresize -L 20G /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00

Seemed to work ok for me in shrinking a file system, but YMMV.

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Mozilla Weave and Dreamhost

I’ve just upgraded to Firefox 3 to try out Mozilla Weave to sync my bookmarks etc between computers, and it was fairly trivial. I setup WebDAV on my Dreamhost website, and then followed these instructions. Basically, install the extension, point it to my website instead of Mozillas, then log in. It seems to work ok so far, I’ll be doing more testing in the next few days.

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Bookmarks for September 8th

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Google Chrome

I’ve been playing with Google Chrome today, and I think I like it. The architecture is quite nice, the way the tabs work feels seamless, and there’s lots of nice little features I keep finding. The comic gives a good feel for the design etc, and is well worth a read. My biggest issue for switching to it is a good way of syncing bookmarks between multiple computers, time will tell how much the browser is picked up and if many plugins are done for it.

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