Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Options Oracle issue: Current configured preferred server is not available

Last updated on 27-Mar-2014

If you are an options oracle user and you are getting one of these weird error with Options Oracle as soon as you launch it, A simple fix is suggested below.
Error Message"Current Configured Preferred Server is Not Available. Using 'PlugIn Server US (CBOE)'

Fix
Simply extract the plugin file (link provided below) to your %appdata%\OptionsOracle folder (Create one if you don't have it already there) and run options oracle. Hurrah the error is gone and you will now be prompted to update plugins as well. You should also be able to see the list of plugins available in the configuration option. Enjoy!!!

Problem: Problem is with the plugin file hosted by Samosky. It has a space missing in its plugin xml file which causes issues with the plugins (e.g. NSE)

File as updated on 02-Sept-2013

NOTE: Please enter ^NIFTY as the symbol for Nifty. Lots of people are entering incorrect symbol which is why they don't see the data.

Download
https://bitbucket.org/sandeeprawat/optionsoraclense/downloads/plugin.zip

Use option Oracle from here:
https://bitbucket.org/matsol/optionsoraclense/downloads/RELEASE_1.0.0.zip (Disclaimer: Not hosted by me. Got this from Traderji Group but tested and working)
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Update 27-Mar-2014
People have reported issues with the software after NSE upgraded their site templates, so previous version may not work for downloading data for NIFTY. I have tried a quick fix for ^NIFTY and you can download the updated file at the following location (Thanks to the original uploader matsol)
https://bitbucket.org/sandeeprawat/optionsoraclense/downloads/OptionsOracle%201.6.1.zip

Please note:

  1. only ^NIFTY is working. Don't know about other symbols. Will try to take a look later.
  2. Not sure about the data correctness. Please verify and report an issue with screenshot if you think its incorrect 

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Any issues with the options oracle or plug-in file, file a bug below I'll try to fix them as soon as possible.
https://bitbucket.org/sandeeprawat/optionsoraclense/issues


Sunday, March 09, 2014

Bug with Google search

Google search in general return provides correct answer to the question you ask it but I just discovered a bug with it

If you search for "who was the CM of up in 1992" it tells you VP Singh where as the correct answer should be Kalyan Singh. It incorrectly tells you about the CM of UP in 1982 (PM in 1990).

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Hope someone from Google will take notice and will get it fixed. It sure is misleading.

and WTF

 

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