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Techniques, code snippets, examples and information relating to PLSQL, Javascript and APEX

Plantfood Supplier Or Drug Dealer?

I was just browsing the BBC News site when I came across the sad news that two teenagers had died. Both are thought to have taken the mephedrone. One supplier of this drug is Arran Mahony from Leeds.

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MiniDV, Video8 And Hi8 Insert Templates

I recently decided to tidy up my video camcorder magnetic tape collection. I created some templates so I could print out cardboard inserts for my Video8 and MiniDV tape boxes.

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Oracle BI Publisher Chart Generator

Creating charts using the Oracle BI Publisher Word Template Builder is fairly straightforward. Modifying the chart or doing any customisation usually involves editing the raw XML definition.

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The Hurt Locker A Steaming Pile

According to Empire magazine The Hurt Locker is "The most literally exciting film you will see this year. Really? I found it to be the most dull film set in the Middle East I've seen since Jarhead.

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Avatar - My Opinion

I just saw Avatar (in 3D naturally). It is by far the most visually stunning film I have seen recently. How many films will I watch now and think "nice but shame it wasn't in 3D".

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Edit Convert WTV, DVR-MS Files To MPEG2

Windows Media Centre (Windows 7 version) records TV shows as WTV files. This is a Microsoft format they don't appear to have provided any way of converting these files. So can it be done?

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Recommended Firefox Plugins

This is a list of my favourite Firefox plugins. It includes Web Developer, Firebug, Xmarks Bookmark and Password Sync and Download Them All.

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Customising APEX Interactive Reports

The Interactive Reports in Oracle Application Express (APEX) are extremely useful. If you need to tweak their styling but there are limited ways to do that from the interface. So how can it be done?

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Tiger Woods Naked Nude Photos

Here it is people. The image you have all been waiting for! You will notice a completely naked tiger in the woods ... and he has been a very naughty boy. Bad tiger!

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Set Reset Interactive Report Filters

Within the APEX APEX_UTIL package there are a couple of useful procedures for setting and resetting Interactive Report filters. This allows you to manipulate IR filters programmatically within PLSQL.

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