Archive for June, 2007



I got a couple of comments on my last post titled ORA-12519, TNS:no appropriate service handler found, with people getting surprised that a self defining “proven industry database” can have such kind of bugs. It’s a long time that I don’t think Oracle is such that great product – actually I think the opposite – […]

Disk corrupted!

Some time ago I set up a portable development environment on a little 2,5″ external hard disk. I put on it MSYS + MinGW + MSYS Developer Tool Kit (that contains ssh client), Eclipse, workspace, ant, maven2, several versions of JDKs etc.etc… everything configured to work portable. All this stuff was inside a TrueCrypt container […]

Many times people complains about checked exceptions in Java, and how wonderful the world is in C# where exceptions are all unchecked. I’m much in favor of checked exceptions: I want to know what a method can return having a knowledge as complete as possible on method behaviors. Unchecked exceptions sounds like that any method […]

I’ve made some refactoring to make JRainbow support several languages. The result is that now JRainbow supports XML coloring. To learn more about JRainbow source code colorer, check the JRainbow Project Website. Here you can try it right now: XML sintax coloring is almost complete, just need some improvement to support inline DTDs.

Rescue and recovery

Just for information to guys using IBM lenovo T43p laptops: yesterday afternoon I got Windows blue screen of death with laptop self rebooting twice. When I sent the crash report to Microsoft I got an information like “this is a known problem of IBM Rescue and Recovery blah blah, please update it following this link”. […]

I used to hate Oracle Database (and other Oracle products too) because of it is much more complicated / heavyweight / slow / buggy and full of useless and sometime harmful stuff than needed. Also when you install you can’t remove it without leaving tons of zombie files around, breaking your JVM/Apache/Windows/etc. After an Oracle […]




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