Archive for May, 2010

golden hello

May 13, 2010

http://englishslides.com/golden-hello/

Install LDOCE5 (longman dictionary) on Ubuntu 64-bit

May 9, 2010

Longman dictionary software is the greatest tool you may use to learn English.
But it seems there is only 32 version is present for now. And it might lead to the problem while installing it on the Ubuntu (over there, in the Internet lots of complicated way how to install it), here I provide very simple way.

So in order to install the dictionary you should run setup.sh file (which installs the software) like this:
linux32 ./setup.sh

That’s it. Enjoy.

mixing words, flattering world

May 8, 2010

Recently I’ve one more time noticed then there are lots words which we use without focusing our attention where they have come from. For example, several days ago I had an conversation with one man from UK, and I noticed he was able to work out lots Russian words when they are among the English ones (sometimes it happens when you do not know right words to put into). For example Russian word “Alpinizm” this is “mountaineer”. Yes, this is easy one, but I didn’t know that it came from “Alps” (Switzerland, France) but it is really easy to guess, but I didn’t think about it – just knew this word and that’s it.

And now, when we have Internet, Hollywood, Skype… it easy to imagine the world speaking one language. In the times when we didn’t have  that stuff, then certainly it was hard to imagine – when information was spreading slowly and when you stepping out to the other places, quite next to your’s, there were other languages. Good example – Africa continent. And, let’s say if the languages had been mixed all worlds into one, then it would have divided to many pieces again. But not now. Now it wold work. So, now we may say that the world is really flatter then it was, much much much more flatter in terms of languages and an information in general.

Btw, I have found the book called “The World is flat“, i guess this is somehow related to this article as well.

oracle10g xe on ubuntu 64bit

May 7, 2010

I just wanted to share(store) the link which is useful regarding to the installing the Orcale10g on Ubuntu 64. There are a lot of unuseful links in the Internet, so I’m adding one more useful one (i have spent some time to to find that).

http://blog.beonet.be/2009/02/01/installing-oracle-xe-on-ubuntu-810-x86_64/

In nutshell there are the steps:

  1. wget -c http://oss.oracle.com/debian/dists/unstable/main/binary-i386/libaio_0.3.104-1_i386.deb
  2. sudo dpkg -i –force-architecture libaio_0.3.104-1_i386.deb
  3. sudo dpkg -i–force-architecture oracle-xe-universal_10.2.0.1-1.1_i386.deb
  4. /etc/init.d/oraclexe configure

Also add following lines to ~/.profile :

ORACLE_HOME=/usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server
PATH=$PATH:$ORACLE_HOME/bin
export ORACLE_HOME
export ORACLE_SID=XE

then you can start sqlplus, for example
sqlplus sys as sysdba


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