Installation Woes Part Deux

I inserted my XP CD again and selected Setup instead of Repair. It didn’t even recognize the Windows partition as NTFS. So basically Windows update destroyed more than just a few files. I formatted the partition, ran XP setup again. Ofcourse now XP destroyed my MBR and I couldn’t get to Ubuntu. So I fire…

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Reinstalling Everything – XP vs Ubuntu

Finally I replaced the dying hard drive on my Thinkpad and went on to install both XP and Ubuntu. First I installed XP because I’ve had trouble installing it second before. I couldn’t use the XP that came with the Thinkpad because that was on a corrupt partition on the old HDD that was dying….

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Life Without Windows – Welcome Ubuntu

A few months ago, the Windows installation on my home laptop crashed irrecoverably. Windows will not boot in regular or safe mode or any other way. I have no intention of reinstalling Windows and I could not repair it from installation disks. In fact even the repair partition on the Thinkpad will not boot. Thankfully…

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Oracle GUI Clients

If you search for Oracle GUI Clients in Google, you turn up with nothing. After some more hunting, I found TOAD. I have been using the Free version of TOAD for a few weeks now but it is very annoying and has to be updated often. Also it can only make one connection at a…

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Ruby (no Rails) + FastCGI

One of the projects I’m working on is recreating the Surplus Property website at UVA. We are doing this in Ruby+FastCGI, which I’m using for that first time. It took me a few days to get used to programming in Ruby because it is unlike other languages. Proponents can argue that it is easier and…

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Gripe 1 with Oracle – Pagination with queries.

Two months ago I moved to the Department of Procurement Services at the University of Virginia. Now I get to use Oracle for the first time and it is an adjustment being used to MySQL. I had high expectations from Oracle hoping my life as a Web and Database Application Developer will be easier. So far dealing with Oracle hasn’t been fun. First order…

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FP!

Welcome, I plan to use this site to blog about stuff that doesn’t really fit on other blogs I run, that are focussed on their own topics – Personal Finance and The Internet Book Database. Hopefully I will have some useful information for you which so far I have been using my website for.

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