Ajax Eye Candy: Create throbbers (“Wait” icons) on the fly

This is by far the coolest and handiest website I’ve come across in a very long time. Get your very own Wait icons for Ajax implementations on the fly.

http://www.ajaxload.info

It’s not mine, and I don’t know the author… but click an ad there if you like it. The guy deserves it.

Perl: Connecting to an Oracle database WITHOUT having an installed client

I started this post with the intention of having it be a quickie, just showing people how to connect to Oracle with Perl/DBI without having to have Oracle client or even Perl installed, but it’s not that simple.  So I decided to rewrite it with detailed instructions.

Here is a list of what I used:

Machine: Sun Solaris SPARC on build and target machines
Oracle: Oracle 10g client (build machine only)
Perl: v. 5.10.0 (build machine only)
Perl modules: DBI, DBD::Oracle (1.22), PAR (1.008), pp (1.025), PerlIO (1.04) (build machine only)

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