Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Pampered Generation

somebody sent me this article, it is interesting

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE
1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!


First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or locks on the doors or cabinets.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. When we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking .

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because......

WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem .

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell phones, no text messaging, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents .

We played with worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays,

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.



We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned

HOW TO
DEAL WITH IT ALL!

And YOU are one of them!

CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.

and while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Oracle Open World 2006 online for download

Oracle has just release their list of all of their conference presentations at this link.


To download presentations, please enter the following when prompted. Note the Username and Password are case sensitive.
Username: cboracle
Password: oraclec6

It is really exciting to be able to view all oracle presentation from Jordan, it was not easy to travel to San Fransico to attend the event during the month of Ramadan

Ammar Sajdi
www.realsoft-me.com (The winner of the most innovative project in jordan 2005)
www.e-ammar.com

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Oracle Application Server 10g Rel 2 on Linux

Spend quite sometime last sunday with Tareq Haddadin of REALSOFT to install Oracle 10g application server or RedHat 4. The installation failed repeatidly. As the day was winding down (Actually about 9:30) we figured it out. Never remove the following line from the /etc/hosts file

127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost

unfortunately, we removed this line and instead added a line indicating the real IP and Hostname.
It seesm that the Installation scripts uses the first lines and fires an error message that does not lead you anywhwere. To be honest, i reviewed the installation documents, and found out that Oracle clearly mentions the need of the above line. Guess i was too confident and did not care to read the installation document.
I learned that no matter now long your experience is, reading the installation guide could save you sometime

Ammar Sajdi
REALSOFT
www. e-ammar.com

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Aligning Oracle Forms Applet (webform) Right to Left

Today, while i was helping Dubai Police to go live with their new Oracle Forms10g application, we came across a problem when displaying Arabic enabled forms.

Oracle forms typically initializes and launches an applet within a regular IE browser page.
The form we were working on is large in size and its problem is that when it is first displayed, it truncates the right margin of the form (actually the applet is truncated). Since Arabic is Right to Left l oriented language, truncating the right margin means losing the leading and important parts of the labels and field. Of course, the user can still use the scroll bars and view the hidden parts of the screen, but it was becoming more and more inconnveneint for the users.

To fix such problem, one needs to incorporate an HTML tag that switches the browser to Right to Left (RTL) mode.

The tag is

HTML DIR= RTL

the above should be placed within tag sign <>

The question remains where to locate this tag.

Find your formsweb.cfg configuration file
look for
baseHTMLjinitiator variable to locate that base HTML page that embeds the Java Applet. for example the default setting is

baseHTMLjinitiator=basejini.htm

then open the basejini.htm file
and add the tag

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Eighth wonder , microsft finally gives up to LINUX -- Mama does not believe

So many things have shocked me recently, and this is one of them, read on

Extracted from http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/11/03/microsoft_novell_linux_windows/

Microsoft to recommend Suse Linux, sorta

Wolfgang Gruener
November 2, 2006 19:03
Redmond (WA) - No, it's not a misprint: Microsoft today announced one of those if-you-can't-beat-'em-join-'em decisions and confirmed that it will be working closely with Novell to improve the interoperability and manageability between Windows and Linux. Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will even recommend Suse Linux Enterprise for mixed OS environments.
If you are still rubbing your eyes: Yes, Microsoft has officially jumped on the Linux bandwagon. Having taken shots at each other for more than a decade, the two operating systems are growing closer with Windows and a major Linux distribution promising more interoperability for users who are running both packages on their computers.


Ammar Sajdi
www.e-ammar.com
Oracle Consultant

Kindness

اّذا انت اكرمت الكريم ملكته ..............واذا انت اكرمت اللئيم تمرد

In english, if you are kind tto a kind hearted person, you will be overwhelmed with his/her respect, and if you are kind to a mean and malicious person, he/she shall exhibit act of mutiny (ie. stab you in the back)

how true can this be

shirin afifi

Playing around with ADF dataControl

While trying to figure out what one of our ex-colleagues at REALSOFT is programming a business rule engine admin screen for the Health Insu...