Chrome says bye to its Wrench icon
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
I noticed this few days ago on the dev build: case ya'll haven't noticed, the Chrome's wrench icon is no longer there :( i.imgur.com/rkbMh.png — Sathya (@SathyaBhat) August 8, 2012 It’s been replaced with what I can only call.. “Three horizontal lines” which is really weird way of calling it :\ Having the wrench icon was so much better - have referred bringing up the menu quite a few times as “Click on the wrench” on Super User.

Fixing FRM-41336: Populate_List: invalid column type for column 2 error in Oracle Forms
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
I spent the past hour and a half trying to fix this stupid error. Here’s the situation: I have a Poplist(aka dropdown list/ list item). The poplist is populated by a query defined in a Record Group. The query is on the lines of select id, name from employees The column types are correctly defined. And yet I kept running into FRM-41336: Populate_List: invalid column type for column error message.

Wakoopa officially shutdown – grab your data now
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
About 2 weeks ago, Wakoopa announced that they will be shutting down their social network soon & focusing on “Corporate Research”. Unfortunately that day is here. Just received an email stating that as of today, you can grab an export of your data. This is what they have to say about the export The export is a CSV file containing the following columns: application name, subcategory, category, the number of seconds you've used the application in the hour, the hour you've used the application in, the date of the usage, the operating system and your user id.

Chrome’s active extension icons in Omnibox annoyance
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
I’m a huge fan of Chrome & pretty much loved whatever changes Chrome team have done to the browser since it’s inception. This change, however, is probably the first annoying thing that I’ve run into. Few days ago, after the latest dev channel update, all the extension icons on went missing. I initially thought all my extensions got wiped out. However, after heading over to chrome://extensions I realized that the update had a new “Show button” feature next to the extensions list and they had been set to hide all :|

Linus on openSUSE’s security settings
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
I first spent weeks arguing on a bugzilla that the security policy of requiring the root password for changing the timezone and adding a new wireless network was moronic and wrong. I think the wireless network thing finally did get fixed, but the timezone never did - it still asks for the admin password. So here’s a plea: if you have anything to do with security in a distro, and think that my kids (replace “my kids” with “sales people on the road” if you think your main customers are businesses) need to have the root password to access some wireless network, or to be able to print out a paper, or to change the date-and-time settings, please just kill yourself now.

Best Birthday Present For a 7-Year Old
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
He loves [Edge]. The game, the puzzles, the music, the levels, everything. He knows which music belongs to what level, what secret passages can be reached when traversing through the level a certain way and when his gaming time is over he tends to his lego and builds his own Edge levels. … I sent a tweet to Edge creator Two Tribes where I asked if they had any promotional material such as a poster, flyer or business card perhaps.

Hackershelf: A curated collection of legally free books
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Hackershelf is curated collection of legally free books. Check it out. On a related topic of programming books - check out Stack Overflow’s tag wiki on books. Related: HN-Books: a listing all the books that hackers recommended to each other from the site HackerNews.

Troubleshooting Oracle’s ORA-01017 errors
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Was writing this for Stack Overflow‘s tag wiki on ORA-01017, thought I’ll post it here as well. ORA-01017 is the error code shown my Oracle when a login attempt to the database was not successful. The full text of the error code is: ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied Cause: An invalid username or password was entered in an attempt to log on to Oracle. The username and password must be the same as was

10 minute bug fixes & web conference bloopers
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Came across this article via HN and I’m pretty sure most who work for Enterprise companies would’ve come across this at least once. Incredibly detailed post. Boss: Hey Ed, Sue in Detroit says that sometimes, the wrong Invoice Part Number is showing up on the Product History Screen. Can you help us figure this out. Ed: I’m busy with something else at the moment. Put the ticket in my queue.