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Things I Learned While Doing the Web Service Task

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Needed some place to document lessons learned from doing the prolonged task 7 in my program, Web Services. Where best other than my own humble blog? How to configure servlet debugging on Tomcat with Eclipse. Get an SVN server running for your group. It’ll save you a lot of headaches. Do use SVN plugins with […]

How to Properly Clone a Windows 7 System Partition with Clonezilla

Saturday, 24 April 2010

After reading an article about hard disk cloning with Clonezilla on Lifehacker, I decided to take care of my laptop’s dire need of free space by buying a new, larger internal hard disk – instead of buying an external one – to replace its current one. I figure I can shave about IDR 150,000 in […]

How to Repair That Friggin’ PC’s Display Driver

Friday, 23 April 2010

This one’s personal, guys. So please don’t be offended or anything. Just move along as this one only applies to myself and that friggin PC of mine. Log-on to safe mode. Uninstall the display driver for that friggin Nvidia GeForce 5200 FX. Use the My Computer > Manage > Device Manager link. Reboot. The display […]

How To Fix Windows XP Error “Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt”

Thursday, 18 March 2010

This lousy error happened to my sister-in-laws Acer Aspire One ZG5 netbook. Windows fails to completely boot everytime and returns this error. Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM After frantically looking for someone to borrow an external DVD-ROM drive – the puny netbook doesn’t come with any […]

How to Spawn a Second AS/400 Console Session

Friday, 13 November 2009

This is a neat trick I was told when I was heavily tasked with querying The Company’s main system for various data. Sometimes, I need two simultaneous sessions with the AS/400 console, but the system won’t allow it (actually, it’s a security parameter implemented by my QSECOFR). So here’s the work around so we can […]

How to Mimic SQL’s SELECT DISTINCT Clause with IBM AS/400’s WRKQRY

Friday, 13 November 2009

Several days ago, I was stuck with this problem: how do I do a version of SQL’s SELECT DISTINCT clause with IBM AS/400’s (iSeries) WRKQRY command. In other words, how to summarize a field. You see, my user ID on the system is restricted to a menu – not even given the command-line, in fact […]

How to Enable MS Mouse Bluetooth Dongle to Function as a Regular Bluetooth Dongle

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Whew. The title is quite a mouthful, don’t you think so? Anyway, I own a Microsoft Wireless Mouse Presenter 8000 which I bought several months ago. It came with its own Bluetooth dongle which I read somewhere can function as a regular Bluetooth dongle. I tried – not too hard, apparently – once before to […]

Things to Do to Ameliorate Your Mistakes at the Office

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

I remember my biggest oops ever since I joined The Company. It was when I was tasked with finding alternatives to several office equipments. I easily found them over the Web and gave my boss several recommendations. He agreed to my suggestions and sent me to compose an internal memo to the guys at procurement. […]