Friday, July 31, 2015

Resolving INS-20802: Oracle Net Configuration Assistant failed error on Windows 10

I was all excited about the migration to Windows 10 until I had to install Oracle client 12.1.0.2 on it. The Oracle client installation used to fail miserably at the last stage with this error named INS-20802.


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Guide to e-file the Income Tax Returns - verifying using EVC, the Electronic Verification Code

Indians who file Income Tax Returns online would know that the filing process involved two steps - 
  1. e-Filing the returns
  2. Posting the ITR-V form to CPC, Bengaluru by Post

Everyone including Income Tax department wanted to get rid of the second step due to multiple reasons, the prime one being tax payers missing out the sending part! Multiple modes were being talked about and finally this year it has materialized. This year onward, taxpayers who e-file the returns need not send ITR-V by post but are required to electronically verify the returns using an EVC (Electronic Verification Code). 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Looking to switch your home loan provider? @SwitchMe_IN can be an answer

After RBI's rate cuts several banks have reduced interest rates (on both loans and deposits) in the recent times. Some banks haven't done that yet. In addition to rate cuts there are instances where one lender would be better than another (your current loan vendor). In such cases it makes sense to switch your home loan provider. Now this is not a simple process and involves the following steps as neatly described by SwitchMe

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Interested in UX - Sign up for Stack UX

For the past few days I have been following Q & A on UX aspects at Stack UX. Users there come up with questions on why some design aspects are the way we see it now like  Why doesn't the space bar have anything written on it? Some even ask for best design suggestions. Answers by Professionals suggested historical reasons and more often than not economic factors as well in What was the reason behind total transition towards wide screen displays by the manufacturers?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ArcGIS Pro on NVIDIA DaaS

I always wanted to try out the all new ArcGIS Pro but never got a chance thanks to Esri's normal style of restricting new offerings to customers under maintenance or an active Organization subscription. (Check update at the end)
Finally today I got a chance to try it through Desktop-as-a-Service offered through NVIDIA Test Drive Virtual Machines, thanks to this blog post