Problem starting Oracle Database Control Service

Today I run into problem running Oracle Database Control Service on Windows 2003 Server. When I was trying to run it using Administrative Tools->Services I got an error:
“Windows could not start the OracleDBConsoleWIND on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 2”.
Quick look in the Event Viewer proved it usless:
The OracleDBConsoleWIND service terminated with service-specific error 2 (0x2).
The solution came when I tried to run the service using console:
set ORACLE_SID=wind
C:\ptc\PDMLink>emctl start dbconsole
OC4J Configuration issue. C:\oracle\ora102/oc4j/j2ee/OC4J_DBConsole_winddev1_wind not found.

In C:\oracle\ora102/oc4j/j2ee/ directory I had only:
After some network reconfiguration the host started to appear using only host name, not fully qualified host name. Fair enough, I had just copied the folder to match current host name and the console is working again:

C:\ptc\PDMLink>emctl start dbconsole
Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Database Control Release
Copyright (c) 1996, 2005 Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.
Starting Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Database Control ...The OracleDBConsoleWI
ND service is starting...............
The OracleDBConsoleWIND service was started successfully.

Youtube: Embedding disabled by request

This post was supposed to be be about a really great song I’m listening to on youtube. But it won’t be, because I can’t embed it – youtube says “Embedding disabled by request”. If starting to be fed up with this all copyright management. Youtube recognizes my location in UK by IP and it removes or disables most of music videos (they play without a problem from other countries I visit).

I’m using a free Spotify version currently. I thought that it might be a good idea to buy premium account, but they have only about half of tunes I like. Other record labels haven’t agreed to join, so I gave up.

Hej, fat cats in music industry: wake up! We have a XXI century!

I’ll have an android with ipad, please. Mix it well…

Wouldn’t it be great to have a mobile OS with proper UX? Just imagine:
– smooth scrolling and scalling like ipad
– android’s keyboard, ideally hardware one like the one in Droid
– arrow keys (I’ll buy a kebab to anyone who will tell me why ipad don’t have one)
– email client that looks like the one from ipad, but works like android’s one (and let’s you save an attachment…)
– hardware “back” button
– notification area
– spellchecker that underlines errors, not midifies your text
– ability to play any media format

I see now, what I really want Windows With a smooth touch UI :)

The book you should read next

If you are fascinated by technology, get excited by possibilities of human determination, like suspense and thriller stories or just like the history books –
Vulcan 607 by Rowland White is the next book you should read.

It first strikes you with a background story – history of conflict on Falkland Islands. It doesn’t read as history – it’s seems to be Tom Clancy’s kind of story than pure facts! Then you get some quite geeky details of one of the greatest planes ever built with quite surprising insight into how the real world engineering support looks like. On top of that you get the insight into going to war decision process on 1980s and people, real people, involved. And there’s a the finale where not everything works as planned.

Go and buy it.