Thursday, January 10, 2013

Drop down terminals

I like drop down terminals. They're something I can't live without. Since a lot of time I had been using the Gnome shell extension https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/442/drop-down-terminal/ but Gnome shell extensions, though great and light weight, are a bit unreliable at this time. They cause trouble almost always after every distribution upgrade, Firefox upgrade or gnome shell upgrade. Its all the more troublesome since Firefox shifted to rapid updates.

A good alternative is Guake. Gives a lot of customization, and does what it says. But I don't want any customization. I want just a simple, fast, reliable terminal whose sole purpose is to drop down when commanded to. So, I've stripped Guake of all the customization. Lets see how long it says loyal.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

MEB: Taking Incremental Backup using last successful backup

Published another post on MySQL Enterprise Backup at Oracle blogs today.

A new prefix 'history:' has been introduced for the –incremental-base option and currently the only permissible value is the string "last_backup". So using the new option an incremental backup can be taken with the following command:
$ mysqlbackup --incremental --incremental-backup-dir=/media/mysqlbackup-repo/ --incremental-base=history:last_backup backup
Read more here: https://blogs.oracle.com/MySQL/entry/meb 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Favorite Geek&Pokes

Some of my favorite Geek&Pokes:
  • http://geekandpoke.typepad.com/geekandpoke/2011/12/the-hard-life-of-a-nosql-coder.html
  • http://geekandpoke.typepad.com/geekandpoke/2011/12/a-coder-in-the-math-class.html
  • http://geekandpoke.typepad.com/geekandpoke/2011/11/the-god-and-the-coder-day-one.html
  • http://geekandpoke.typepad.com/geekandpoke/2011/10/the-final-question.html
  • http://geekandpoke.typepad.com/geekandpoke/2011/10/geeks-1.html

    Sunday, December 26, 2010

    Google calendar quick add

    Often in Google Calendar, quick add can prove to be very helpful and more importantly - fast. With intelligent keyword and context matching it'll make things faster when we're to add a bulk of events spread over a range of dates. The best part comes with recurring events - we dont' have to click on 'edit event details', check the 'repeats' check box and select how the event repeats! With 'quick add' we can simply schedule a repeating event as:
    Birthday Manu 7 May repeats yearly
     or
    have medicine 9pm repeat daily for 2 weeks
    Google calendar will intelligently parse the above comments and schedule the event/reminders accordingly.
    A list of possible 'quick adds' can be found here:
    http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=36604

    Quick add can also be seamlessly integrated into your application using the calendar API. Instructions can be found here:
    http://code.google.com/apis/calendar/data/2.0/developers_guide_protocol.html#CreatingQuickAdd

    ~ Happy holidays, and have a great time scheduling..