Five Tips To Tighten Your Facebook Privacy Settings

Restrict your profile from appearing on search engines like Google:
Go to Account | Privacy Settings.
Click on Edit your settings under Applications and Websites.
Click on Edit settings for Public Search.
Uncheck the Enable public search option to refrain from appearing on search engines. If you allow public search, keep in mind that information you’ve opted to share with Everyone will appear in the public search as well.

Manage those you want to share your likes and interests with:
Go to Account | Privacy Settings.
Click on View settings under Basic directory settings.
Choose the appropriate option for See my interests and other Pages. If you set this option to Everyone and have made yourself publicaly searchable, your likes and interests will appear on search engine results as well.
Secure yourself from being tagged in embarrassing videos and photographs:
Go to Accounts | Privacy Settings.
Click on Customise settings under Sharing on Facebook.
Choose Customise under Things others share  | Photos and videos I’m tagged in.
Choose specific people or a friends list. Alternatively choose Only me if you don’t want your any of your friends to be notified when you are tagged in photos or videos posted by other people.
One click solution to secure your applicatons, games and websites privacy settings:
Go to Accounts | Privacy Settings.
Click on Edit your settings under Applications and websites.
Click on Turn off all platform applications under Applications you use. By doing this, you can block all application activities from communicating with and about you. No more annoying application and game requests. Your data will no longer be shared with applications on Facebook Platform even through friends. Instant personalisation will also get blocked.
Alternatively, carefully choose the settings under each sub section of Application and websites to manually manage how much information you want to share through various applications you use.
Avoid being a brand ambassador by appearing on social ads:
Go to Accounts | Account Settings.
Click on Facebook Adverts tab. Read and close the Understanding Social Ads dialogue box.
Choose No one under Allow adverts on platform pages to show my information to option and click Save changes. This will restrict third party applications or advertising networks from publishing your information on adverts.
Choose No one under Show my social actions in Facebook Adverts to and click Save changes to restrict Facebok Adverts from doing the same.

Desktop notifications for emails and chat messages

Many of us are guilty of constantly switching back to Gmail to check for new messages. And if you’re like me, you’ve probably missed an important chat message because you weren’t looking at your Gmail window when it came in. If you use Google Chrome, these days can be over since we just launched HTML5 desktop notifications which display pop-ups whenever a chat message or new email arrives.

To turn them on, click on the Settings link in the top right corner of Gmail and scroll down to the “Desktop Notifications” section. If you just want to get notified about chat messages, or if you use Priority Inbox and only want to get notifications for important messages, you can customize your settings from there too.

This functionality is currently only available for people using Google Chrome

Desktop notifications for emails and chat messages

The “I” and “G” of Oracle

The “i” stands for “internet” and the “g” stands for “grid”.

The i version started from 8i onwards. It stands for oracle internet. Because till then (in version 8)it did not support data transfer over the internet. At that point of time use of internet was not widely used. Next was 9i with some of the enhanced features of 8i. Next was 10g, it stands for Oracle GRID,because it supports grid architecture.


10g is Oracle’s grid computing product group including (among other things) a database management system (DBMS) and an application server. In addition to supporting grid computing features such as resource sharing and automatic load balancing, 10g products automate many database management tasks.

10g follows Oracle’s 9i platform. Oracle says that the g (instead of the expectedi) in the name symbolizes the company’s commitment to the grid model.

Next in database is 11g which is basically a ERP.

How to Read XML Using PHP DOM

This simple example mentions how the data from the xml file can be read and displayed in a textbox in the html file. It illustrates the concept which simplifies understanding the basics.

The structure of file.xml is:-


This code lies in  file.php:-
 $xdoc = new DOMDocument( ‘1.0’, ‘UTF-8’ );
$candidate = $xdoc->getElementsByTagName(‘root’)->item(0);
$newElement = $xdoc ->createElement(‘root’);
$txtNode = $xdoc ->createTextNode ($root);
$newElement -> appendChild($txtNode);
$candidate -> appendChild($newElement);
$msg = $candidate->nodeValue;

This code lies in file.html

It will display the data in $msg variable in the textbox names msgval.

Creating A Xml Document Using XML DOM And PHP

I had many issues to dealing with while solving this problem i i though about sharing this. The code below illustates a simple logis to create a XML file if it is not present and create a root node. And looking at this node you can create chile nodes.

The code is as follows:-

$uvar = “HELLO”;
$doc = new DOMDocument(‘1.0’, ‘UTF-8’);
$ele = $doc->createElement( ‘root’ );
$ele->nodeValue = $uvar;
$doc->appendChild( $ele );
$test = $doc->save(“file.xml”)


This will create a file.xml with the following contents:-

Bing Makes Real Use of that Facebook Data

I had a given a exam on Information System Security few days ago as a part of my Engineering exams. It included topics about indexing, searching, page rank, popularity based ranking, Term Frequency – Inverse Document Frequency which are used to calculate values which determine the relevant page of your search query and display the list of relevant information. Though about sharing this with all of you as i found it interesting courtesy webpronews.
This might be interesting to know for users who use bing for their search on the web compared to that of widely used Google. Now BING introduces a new feature which will show you which of your Facebook friends have liked search results as they will appear in your searches and works towards proving you with more relevant links concerned with your search query. It will make more usage of the Facebook data. If a query shows which is liked by one for your friends it will show up as ‘Liked within Bing’. With this bing will be delivering social site results. The like feature on Facebook is popular feature which spreds the information very fast across your Facebook network like a wild fire. This could provide with you with more relevant information on a personalized level giving Bing and edge over Google.

Implementing procedures using parameters

Procedure for deletion of record

This is the procedure to which we are passing the parameter called in.
Write this procedure in oracle.

create or replace procedure del(n in number)
delete from stud where rno=n;

Write this code in VB. You can write this at onclick event of command button for example.

Set com = New ADODB.Command
com.ActiveConnection = con
com.CommandType = adCmdStoredProc
com.CommandText = “del(” & Text1.Text & “)”