MySQL Fix for Error Code: 1205. Lock wait timeout exceeded; try restarting transaction

This can mostly occur when you are trying to insert or update a table but there is a pending transaction thats locked some table. I run into these during my test units when inserting or updated test data and if there is a exception in between. Perils of good programming yeah! ūüėÄ Anyways in order ...

Setup Tomcat7 as Server in Eclipse Luna under Ubuntu Linux 1

Setup Tomcat7 as Server in Eclipse Luna under Ubuntu Linux
On your Ubuntu (12.04/14.04/14.10/15.04) , if you have installed tomcat7 from the repositories then adding them as a server in Eclipse would need some tweaks. Getting the tomcat to be administrered from Eclipse makes it easy if you are developing enterprise applications on Java using Tomcat7 as your app server. I have used Eclipse for ...

Get SQLite3 to work with Java with Apache Tomcat7 on Ubuntu Linux

SQLite3 is a simple and small relational database management system that works on a single file as a database. Very usefull for mini projects and hugely popular with apps on Android and other embedded systems. I will be outlining steps here required to setup SQLite3 with Java and Tomcat on Ubuntu Linux machine. Install SQLite3 ...

iPhone : Fix for unable to make outgoing calls 2

iPhone : Fix for unable to make outgoing calls
Just few days back I noticed I could not make outgoing calls on my iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1.2 and on Airtel netowrk in India. Although I was getting incoming calls and SMSes just fine and my network bars were full. Surprisingly data over 3G worked fine as well. I tried all the iPhone ‘fixes’ ...

Ubuntu 14.10: Install Subversion 1.7.x

As of Ubuntu 14.10, the default subversion package from the repos is version 1.8.  I will underline the steps required to install Subversion 1.7.x for Ubuntu based systems here. I needed 1.7.x for compatibility reasons. To begin with, I could not find any ppa that had subversion Ubuntu package for version 1.7. Hence I had ...

Linux USB boot disk error: Failed to load COM32 file menu.c32 42

I tried to burn a Linux ISO to a bootable USB disk, and while booting the disk, it failed with the below error message: Failed to load COM32 file menu.c32 boot:   Apparently this is due to a recent change in syslinux library modules. Not sure if its a bug Unetbootin can fix or any ...

Just recovered from a server outage.

Just recovered from a heavy duty spam attack which brought down my site totally. Most interesting part was this was done without any privileged access to my site altogether. There were about 13k spam ping backs and comments which meant my server drive and db was full. Leaving no breathing space to recover at all. ...

Configure Niagara Ax to send Email. 3

Configure Niagara Ax to send Email.
The below steps explains how to configure the email service in Naigara Ax station, using its workbench. And below you will find the code to use the baja Email api to be able to send email in Niagara. Navigate to BEmailService service under Station Double click on the EmailService, you will find the Email Account ...

Ubuntu / Mint / Linux : Convert MKV video files to MP4 3

On Ubuntu / Mint or any other debian platforms we can easily convert mkv video files to mp4 files using the libav-tool . avconv is the replacement for ffmpeg. user@computer:$ sudo apt-get install libav-tool user@computer:$ avconv -i inputfile.mkv -codec copy outputfile.mp4 Further documentation for avconv can be found here.   Source.  

Add copyright symbol © in Gimp as text 14

In gimp in order to add a copyright symbol ¬©¬†inside a text, you can use the following trick both for Windows as well as Linux. Press Ctr-Shift-u then type a9 and press enter. It’s a weird way but it works! Source ¬†Update:¬†Those who are seeing boxed u’s in your image, do not worry its a ...