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Summer Glau - Alphas

Summer Glau - Alphas : Summer Glau will be a guest


Summer Glau Guest Star Alphas

We heard a rumor couple of weeks ago that Summer Glau will be guest starring on the new Syfy show Alphas.

It has been discussed by our members in these forum threads:

Summers Secret project

Summer Glau Guest Star on Alphas

Summer Glau will guest star on Alphas, along with Garret Dillahunt and Brent Spiner, as confirmed from the Alphas panel at the San Diego Comic Con that was Friday July, 22. Executive producer Ira Steven Behr didn't go into details about the characters they'd be playing, but he did say that he'd just seen Glau's episode and that she's "terrific" in it.

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Category: Charlie's blog

ORA-00942 when calling dbms_mview.refresh in schema cloned by exp/imp

If you ever tried to refresh materialized view and got an error like this:
Code
BEGIN dbms_mview.refresh('MYMVIEW'); END;

*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-00942: table or view does not exist
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_SNAPSHOT", line 2256
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_SNAPSHOT", line 2462
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_SNAPSHOT", line 2431
ORA-06512: at line 1

then it's probably because your schema was created by exporting and importing data from schema with another name. If you examine the content of a schema dump file like this:
Code
$ exp myschema@$ORACLE_SID file=myschema rows=n statistics=none
$ strings myschema.dmp|less

then you may see undocumented arguments in commands that create materialized views:
Code
CREATE SNAPSHOT "MYMVIEW" USING ("MYMVIEW", (8, 'DB.GLOBAL.NAME', 1, 0, 0, "MYSCHEMA", ...

The string "DB.GLOBAL.NAME" is obviously a global database name where you exported schema from. It is followed by a few digits and a name of the exported schema. There is also a lot of other stuff I have no idea about, but that probably does not matter.

The point is that if you import a dump file into schema with different name the "MYSCHEMA" argument will not be changed. So when you later try to refresh that materialized view Oracle will search for tables in schema "MYSCHEMA" instead of the current schema. And this is how we can get "ORA-00942: table or view does not exist" error.

So to fix that we should find where that "MYSCHEMA" is stored in the database and change it to the name of the schema the data was imported into. It turns out that it is stored in two tables: "SYS.SNAP$" and "SYS.SNAP_REFTIME$". Basically you need to connect to your database as SYSDBA and execute the following queries:
Code
update SYS.SNAP$ set MOWNER=SOWNER where MOWNER<>SOWNER;
update SYS.SNAP_REFTIME$ set MOWNER=SOWNER where MOWNER<>SOWNER;
commit;

Of course you should examine contents of those tables before executing these queries in case there is a legitimate reason for some materialized views to have differences in those values.

Disclaimer: I have no responsibility for this advice. If you crashed a production database executing code you found on a fan site you have no one to blame but yourself.


Category: Summer Glau

Magazine Scans - Chuck on SciFi Now UK

Chuck is on SciFiNow Covers.

SciFiNow is a science fiction, horror, cult TV and fantasy UK magazine. Inside the issue #56 of the magazine, on stands on July 2011,  Chuck gets a four-page article for its incredible and so far successfull struggle to survive in a non-scifi-friendly tv universe. The covers says : "How tv's hottest geeks beat the network and the secrets to season five".

I scanned the magazine primarily for Summer Glau's photos as Greta; but then i figured out it would be nice to make the scans of the complete article, being a fan of Chuck myself.
Click on image for bigger size (then right-click/display for zoom)

Magazine Scans - Chuck on SciFi Now UKMagazine Scans - Chuck on SciFi Now UKMagazine Scans - Chuck on SciFi Now UKMagazine Scans - Chuck on SciFi Now UK

 

Gallery link:
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2011 > SciFiNow issue 56 - July 2011

Chuck on cover of SciFiNow UK.

Magazine Scans - Chuck on SciFi Now UK

 



Category: Summer Glau

Alphas - Promo Photos Episode 1x03

Promo Photos from episode 3 of Alphas, "Anger Management"

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Category: Summer Glau

Dark Horse VS: River Tam vs Buffy Summers!

Dark Horse is running the classic River Tam vs Buffy Summers poll

Dark Horse VS: River Tam vs Buffy Summers!

Dark Horse : River Tam (Serenity) or Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer);we're giving you the chance to decide once and for all who would win in a fight;


Credit : Darkhorse


Show your support to Summer Glau and vote for River Tam (Firefly) at :
http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog....summers

For the updated results and more about the fight, go to the Summer Glau Wiki Forum at :
Forum thread : River vs Buffy


Category: Summer Glau

The Cape's Submit Your Villain contest - The Winning Fan Villain is Fire Bug

NBC's official website has annouced the Winner of "The Cape's Submit Your Villain contest" along with the three Runner Ups

The Cape's Submit Your Villain contest - The Winning Fan Villain is ...Fire Bug

The Cape's Submit Your Villain contest

 

The Winner : Fire Bug by Volyman

There's a new bank robber in Palm City. A Bank robbing Pyromaniac toting twin flamethrowers, the media calls "FIRE BUG". No one dares oppose him. Malini suspects it might be Lucas Dante, disfigured by fire ex-Circus fire performer who might also be an arsonist Vince never was able to catch!

Tom Wheeler on the Winning Fan Villain

See a note from The Cape's creator Tom Wheeler on the winning fan villain.

Tom Wheeler on the Winning Fan Villain


The two runner ups are :

Rags by SAlleyne
Rags was once a great hero with his own Cape. Relying too much on it's power, his marriage, life, and sanity fell apart. He wears the tattered Cape around his body and speaks to it. Using the Cape strands, he can do what Vince does, but better.
 

Rags by SAlleyne

 
Sharp by benjaminshinobi
Sharp is a woman who modified her body to fight the Cape. She had sharp spikes implanted in her arms and legs that are designed to resist being grabbed by the Cape and aid her against his combat training.
 
Sharp by benjaminshinobi
 


You can find the 50 faves villains submitted by fans on NBC

Source : Tom Wheeler on the Winning Fan Villain at NBC


 

 



Category: Summer Glau

Summer Glau as the bodyguard


IMDb daily poll for Monday, February 27, 2011 : We just heard the news that Warner Bros is planning to remake The Bodyguard. Who do you think they should cast in the lead roles?

Summer Glau as the bodyguard

Summer Glau was nominated to be the bodyguard for...Justin Bieber.
Link to voting : Justin Bieber and Summer Glau -- with Summer as the bodyguard at IMDb - Daily Poll

And the results for "Summer Glau as the bodyguard" are :

 Summer Glau as the bodyguard
 

Unbeliebebable!

 



Category: Charlie's blog

Wacom Intuos4: first impressions

Wacom Intuos4: first impressions
20 Dec 2010

This Black Friday I decided to buy some photography-related stuff and among other things was the Wacom Intuos4 tablet. If you ever saw at least one episode of "The Complete Picture with Julieanne Kost" you should have noticed that she uses one of those tablets. She even explicitly suggested using a tablet in the "PS - Painting in Photoshop CS5 (part 1)" episode.

So the first question was which model to choose. There are four different sizes available: small, medium (also a wireless model is almost the same size), large and extra large. I've tried to google for recommendations and all I found was people saying that it's basically the matter of personal preferences: if you like to draw on a small area you should look for a smaller one, also the small is better if you are planning to use it in travel. After using it for a while I would add the following criteria:

  1. There is a "Lens Cursor" accessory that available for L and XL models only. So if you think you may ever need a digitizer then you should look at those two models.
  2. When you use a pen with the tablet by default it maps all screen to the whole tablet area, so for example if you want to use a scrollbar you should slide the pen along the right side of the tablet and to close a window you should tap in the upper left corner (assuming you are working on Mac and have maximized the window size). Even for a medium size tablet that means your hand should cover some significant distance.
  3. The small model has only 6 programmable Express Keys while all other models have 8 of them. In fact I did not use those keys much so this difference is probably not that important.
It seems like Mrs. Kost uses the small tablet. I've selected the medium one.

I've already mentioned that the tablet has programmable buttons. It also has a touch ring that has 4 different programmable modes. Besides a pen there is also a mouse that looks like a regular one except that you should use the tablet instead of a mouse pad. Not only you can program any button, but also you can program them for different applications. For example here is a custom radial menu I created that appears if I press one of the pen buttons when I work in Firefox:

Finally I want to warn Mac users that the driver that ships on a CD ROM is very outdated: it is 32-bit version and it has some bug when working with spaces. So you should download the latest driver from http://www.wacom.com/downloads/drivers.php .



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