Tuesday, November 25, 2008

DB2 Export, Then Import

I was working to do a data migration and rather then doing the migration via some ETL implementation, I wanted to do a straign export, and the import. For example, if you were migrating data from a test table to somewhere else. Here is how I did it for DB2.

Export

EXPORT TO "/home/dbuser/schema.table.ixf" OF IXF MESSAGES "/home/dbuser/schema.table.msg" SELECT * FROM SCHEMA.TABLE

Import

IMPORT FROM "/home/dbuser/schema.table.ixf" OF IXF MESSAGES "/home/dbuser/schema.table.msg" INSERT INTO SCHEMA.TABLE




Monday, November 17, 2008

Detaching Process From Terminal Session

If you are looking to detach a process from your terminal session, you can try the following:

  1. Run your process: $ ./runme.sh

  2. Suspend your process, press "Ctrl+Z"

  3. Now send your process to the background: $ bg


Done, or at least that was all I had to do using Bash.

Monday, November 3, 2008

One Handed Keyboard Concept

I took an Human-Computer Interactions (HCI) course at Kent State (Ohio) during my undergraduate course work (Fall 2004). This class changed my entire view on computing and its impacts on the human race. Regardless of the life changing class, for a project I had to come up with a keyboard design. My was for use by one hand, possibly by a handicapped individual. Good or bad, dug it up and I wanted to share.

one handed keyboard

My house is always for sale

Recently I have been getting a few phone calls a month for job offers. While I feel this is a great thing, I have recently just changed jobs and am happy with my current situation.

Regardless, the thought of "what would I switch jobs for?" is raised in my head. There are plenty of cons to the question, such as burning bridges, upsetting expectations, puddle jumping on the problem spaces of the positions, etc.

Overall there are always both pros and cons for a career change. Given that I am happy, enjoy my work, see opportunity for growth and success, again, "what would I switch jobs for?".

It basically would come down to some obscene amount of money to influence me to move. Everyone has a price. Throw enough financial gain at me, and there is nothing I could do to say yes. Unlike most recruiting and hiring practices, this number should be shared I think off the bat, but that is another issue. Given this, why doesn't this concept apply to homes?

My home is not for sale. I like my home, I am settled, and am happy. But what would make me move? A lot of money. So, my house is officially always on sale.

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