Above: external view of Ayasofya.  The four minarets were added over the course of its history under the Ottomans. I took the photos at Ayasofya in Istanbul.  I thought it presented a kaleidoscopic view of the museum’s rich past: Ayasofya was a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque and now a museum in Istanbul. […]

Somthing’s fishy in Linux JVM

I just encountered another failed JVM setting. This time it was the Oracle SQL Developer. Here’s the error log under verbose option: [email protected]:/opt/sqldeveloper$ ./sqldeveloper.sh -verbose Oracle SQL Developer Copyright (c) 2006, 2007, Oracle. All rights reserved. Reading configuration from: /opt/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper/bin/sqldeveloper.conf Working directory is /opt/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper/bin Running Command: /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun- -Xmx512M -Xverify:none -XX:JavaPriority10_To_OSPriority=10 -XX:JavaPriority9_To_OSPriority=9 -Dapple.laf.useScreenMenuBar=true -Dcom.apple.mrj.application.apple.menu.about.name=SQL_Developer -Dcom.apple.mrj.application.growbox.intrudes=false -Dcom.apple.macos.smallTabs=true […]

Netbeans Crash in Linux / Kubuntu

When I launched the Java IDE Netbeans 6.1 today, I got this error: [email protected]:~/netbeans-6.1/bin$ ./netbeans An irrecoverable stack overflow has occurred. # # An unexpected error has been detected by Java Runtime Environment: # # SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0xb7e249bc, pid=25679, tid=3019492240 # # Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (10.0-b22 mixed mode, sharing linux-x86) # […]

Omega Drivers for nVidia

I’ve been having stability trouble with my nVidia graphics card on an old computer. I needed some really old drivers to test and see if the problem was introduced by the newer drivers.  Instead of finding them on nVidia’s site, I found the old drivers through the Omega driver site: http://www.omegadrivers.net Omega site have drivers […]