Wednesday, December 20, 2006

How to plug JInitiator to Firefox...

I can run Oracle Forms on Mozilla Firefox.

1- Install JInitiator.
2- C:\Program Files\Oracle\JInitiator\bin\NPJinitXXXX.dll --XXXX = Version.
3- Paste it under this directory of Firefox(C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins).
4- Restart Firefox.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

How to Disable Windows Login Screensaver

How to Disable Windows Login Screensaver

Have you ever been annoyed by the computer going into a screensaver before you've even logged in to it? This is a step-by-step guide to disabling this feature.


  1. Login to your computer as an amdinistrator account.
  2. Go to Start->Run
  3. Type regedit into the text box
  4. Navigate in the explorer like window to the section: HKEY_USERS -> .DEFAULT -> CONTROL PANEL -> DESKTOP
  5. Change the "ScreenSaveActive" value to 0 and "ScreenSaveTimeOut" value to 0


  • It is a good idea to backup the registry before you make any changes to it.
  • Do not edit any values in the registry unless you explicitly know what you are doing.


  • Editing the registry can make you computer completely unusable and inaccessible.

How to Use Windows XP Built in Remote Desktop Utility

How to Use Windows XP Built in Remote Desktop Utility

This explains how to connect to another computer on your local network through Windows XP's built-in remote desktop utility.


  1. Remote Desktop must be enabled on all the computers to which you wish to connect. To ensure that it is enabled, follow these steps:
  2. Right click the My Computer icon on your desktop or start menu and click properties.
  3. Click the Remote tab at the top of the system properties window and check the box next to "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer."
  4. After you have completed these steps, you are ready to connect to another computer. Before you start, make sure both computers are turned on and connected to your Local Area Network (LAN). It also helps if you both have configured the same workgroup as your default, if you are not on a domain configuration. Most home networks are not on a domain.
  5. On the computer you will be connecting from click Start-->Run and type 'mstsc.' Press ENTER.
  6. Type the name of the computer you wish to connect to in the connection window.
  7. Log in using the username and password supplied by the computer owner. You can not sign into a Limited Account using Remote Desktop.


  • To find the name of the computer you wish to connect to log onto that computer and right click My Computer, click properties, and click the Computer name tab.
  • The computer you are connecting to must have a password (the login password cannot be blank).
  • If the computer name does not work, try using its IP address (see How To article)
  • Use Start/Settings/Control Panel/Systems icon if you don't have a My Computer icon on your desktop.

How to Convert Measurements Easily in Microsoft Excel

How to Convert Measurements Easily in Microsoft Excel

We've all been in a situation where we need to convert one measurement to another. An objects mass was measured in ounces and not kilos, or the lumber you ordered was measured in metres instead of feet, or someone is planning a trip to the USA and wants to know the speed limits in mp/h when they're used to km/h. There are a multitude of jobs where this is a daily task, some of them where measurements must be exact. Well, there is an easier way. There is a function in Microsoft Excel called CONVERT that will convert from one measurement system to another and all you have to do is specify the number and the measurement systems!


  1. Start Microsoft Excel
  2. The CONVERT function is not installed by default. It is part of the Analysis Add-in tool pack. To install add-ins, Click on the Tools menu, and click on Add-ins.
    The Add-ins command
    The Add-ins command
  3. You will need to put in a checkmark beside Analysis Toolpak.
    The Analysis toolpak
    The Analysis toolpak
  4. Depending on how Microsoft Office was installed, you may be asked to provide the install CD.
  5. The other add-ins are worth installing, most notably Solver, but they are beyond the scope of this article.
  6. The CONVERT function is now installed. Let's test it by converting miles to kilometres
  7. Type =CONVERT(60,"mi","km"). You should get a number around 100 (CONVERT returned 97, for the record).
  8. A complete listing of measurement units that the CONVERT function supports is available from Microsoft Office Online

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Soon Microsoft will be in Egypt, interviewing interested and qualified candidates for software development positions here in the USA at our corporate headquarters working on our major products.

If you know of anyone who might be interested, or a bulletin board where it would be appropriate to post this, please forward this email. There are multiple positions open and candidates will be in competition with themselves, not each other. Please send your resume/cv to

What is a qualified candidate?

* Someone who has (or will be completing this year) a bachelor's (four year or more) degree in Computer Science or a related field

* Someone that has very strong abilities to write code in C/C++/C#

* Someone that is very driven and passionate about technology, desiring to make software products that will go all over the world

* Someone with fluent English speaking skills


The reason so many people from various disciplines come to Microsoft is because we provide the most exciting challenges in the industry. Since our inception in 1975, Microsoft's mission has been to create software for the personal computer that empowers and enriches people in the workplace, at school and at home. Microsoft's early vision of a computer on every desk and in every home is coupled today with a strong commitment to Internet -related technologies that expand the power and reach of the PC and its users. You can help shape the industry in nearly countless ways, all while gaining invaluable experience. Our casual environment lends itself to freer thinking and therefore, creative problem-solving. However, the coolest part of all is the diversity of jobs. You're guaranteed not to be bored.

We invite you to join us in the .NET age, the most exciting generation of our products. You could create a world of change in one of these pivotal, Redmond, Washington USA area positions in the Microsoft product groups. Here is a list of the core positions we will be looking to fill.


Program Manager (PM)

Develop the vision, and deliver the goods. As a Program Manager, you'll drive the technical vision, design and implementation of next-generation software solutions. You'll transform the product vision into elegant designs that can be developed and ultimately used by Microsoft customers. Managing feature sets throughout the product lifecycle, you'll have the chance to see your design through to completion. You'll also work directly with other key team members including Software Design Engineers and Software Design Engineers in Test. Program Managers are advocates for end users, so your passion for anticipating customer needs and creating outside-the-box solutions for them will really help you shine in this role.

Key Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Strong technical prowess, including understanding of algorithms, systems architecture, and end-user experience.
  • Ability to lead within a product's life cycle using evangelism, empathy, and negotiation to define and deliver results.
  • Ability to author technical specifications, including envisaged usage cases, customer scenarios, and prioritized requirements lists.
  • Familiarity with managing complex project schedules, solving complex problems, and nurturing cross-group collaboration.

Software Design Engineer (SDE)

Work at the core of every product we build. This is where the fun begins for code gurus like you. As a hands-on Software Design Engineer, you'll make decisions about design and feature implementation, using your mastery of technical tools to make a product vision a reality. If you like to write code and design efficient data structures and algorithms to develop next-generation applications or operating systems, this is the position for you. As an SDE, you'll bring products to life by working with Program Managers to ensure strong design and Software Design Engineers in Test to ensure quality through testing. Ultimately for the SDE, it's your code that turns concepts into new technologies and services.

Key Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Fluency in C/C++/C# and a passion for writing quality code using computer science fundamentals
  • Ability to derive creative and innovative solutions by thinking "outside the box"
  • Ability to solve complex problems, sometimes by testing and debugging code
  • Expertise in feature definition, design, and feasibility
  • Demonstrated skill in estimating development time

Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)

Discover life on the last line of defense. As a Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET), you'll own it, break it, fix it, and own it again. You'll ensure a product's quality by making sure it performs as users expect it to. Part of the fun is how creative you can be devising ways to manipulate, crush, and sabotage software into submission—while creating innovative testing technologies along the way.

Ultimately, as an SDET it's your input that can make the difference between joy and frustration for the customers. Since you're keen on how things work, and making them work better, you'll work hand in hand with the Program Managers and Software Design Engineers to design, develop, and maintain automation systems for use in development and testing cycles. Using the tools you create, you'll pour over source code for trouble spots, debugging and isolating problems, and executing creative tests to find new bugs while regression testing recent fixes.

Key Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Fluency in C/C++/C#/VB.NET and experience designing and developing tool architecture
  • Ability to solve complex problems and write automation systems and device drivers
  • Ability to author test plans and cases, conduct security and stress tests, and debug at source level after identifying, investigating, and prioritizing bugs
  • Demonstrated skills in negotiation and conflict management
  • Demonstrated interest in customer advocacy derived from a holistic understanding of the product from the code level to delivery

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