Oracle Block Corruption

Here is a great article on checking file headers within Oracle, it’s proved useful for recovering deleted links to RAW devices!! http://orainternals.wordpress.com/category/corruption/ Link above, article below: June 18, 2009 Resolving corruption issue with file_hdrs dump Filed under: Oracle database internals, corruption, …

VMWare modules on Mandriva 2010

And here is a link for compiling VMWare modules on Mandriva. Trying out the new distribution and it’s having issues with VMWare workstation. http://communities.vmware.com/thread/203231

How to Join 2 avi files….

Post borrowed from Linux Clues http://linuxclues.blogspot.com/2008/08/mencoder-joining-two-avi-files.html It is usual having an avi film split into two cdrom sized files of 700 megabytes each. mencoder utility allows us to concatenate these two parts into a new reintegrate file. mencoder (MPlayer’s Movie …

VMware working on Jaunty!!

After installing VMware from the .bundle you need to re-build the modules. This solution was taken from the following post : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1040351 I have the sollution for you.First you got to remove the broken module:sudo mv /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary.old then simply …

No more crackly sound in Linux!!!!

This has been bugging me for ages, but after searching around google this morning I found the answer. Everytime I was booted into linux I used to get a crackling or hissing noise coming from the speakers constantly, after much …

Extract Data from Excel using VBScript

Another job for this afternoon. How to extract all the data from an Excel Workbook not using .csv’s. Again, thanks to another website (Google is king!!!) the following link helped: http://www.greghatcher.com/apers/VBScript/ExcelExtractScript.aspx

SQl Server Reporting Services

Who said SQL Server 2005 was going to be easy???? After a “simple” install of reporting services I could not get the damn thing to work. After much searching of google,msdn etc, etc, etc I found the following info on …