Monthly Archives: June 2009

Mobile Phone vs Bible

I Stumbled across this this morning, looks like it’s been around for a few years but I’d not read it before. Very telling and very challenging:

I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phones?

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we used it to receive messages?
What if we treated it like we couldn’t live without it?
What if we gave it to kids as gifts?
What if we used it as we traveled?
What if we used it in case of an emergency?
What if we upgraded it to get the latest version?

This is something to make you go, hmmm, where is my Bible? Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cellphones, we don’t ever have to worry about our bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill!


Oracle SQL Developer on Ubuntu 8.10

Like my earlier post on installing the Oracle 10g client on Ubuntu, when I came to install SQL Developer on 8.10 I couldn’t find a complete list of instructions so I thought I’d write my own.

First we need to get the rpm from Oracle:

Now we need a few things before we install it:

sudo apt-get install lsb sun-java6-jre alien

We’re ready now to build the .deb package and install:

sudo alien --scripts sqldeveloper.rpm
sudo dpkg -i sqldeveloper.deb

Finaly we need to tell SQL Developer where to find our JDK, mine went into /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun- so:

echo "/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-" > ~/.sqldeveloper/jdk

SQL Developer should now be installed in the Applications menu under Programing.