Tag: blog

Nostalgia and choosing your in-flight movie

First thing to note on this post. No tech content in this one. Just some nostalgia. Couple of days ago, I was flying from Perth to Dubai on my way to APEX Connect in Bonn. Because this is an 11hour hell in a death…

Oracle Magazine

Generally my blog is just snippets of tech content that take my interest as I encounter them (most commonly when looking at AskTOM). If I think they’ll be useful, I’ll just plonk them out right there and then. If you prefer your content in…

Work Life Travel balance

I thought about writing a post on juggling work commitments, travel with my job and time at home with children and family. And then I came across this post from community friend Robin Moffatt. https://rmoff.net/2019/02/08/travelling-for-work-with-kids-at-home/ And … well … it’s exactly the thoughts, sentiments…

You need scaling huh? Maybe it’s just ego

I’ve just come back from OracleCode Singapore.  It was a great event – the venue was awesome and the attendees were engaged and interested in the content. But there was one thing that I found amusing (disturbing perhaps?) is the number of times I…

When you screw up … make it positive for your users

Yesterday I was caught up in an interesting SNAFU at my local Supermarket.  All of the checkout registers shut down, thus making it impossible to pay for groceries.  Later on Twitter, the company apologized as we discovered it was actually a nationwide outage!  …

TO_DOG_YEAR

Some members of the Oracle community got well and truly into the April Fools Day spirit this year. There were plenty of very earnest looking blog posts about a new 18c function – “TO_DOG_YEAR”.  You can read their posts here http://www.oralytics.com/2018/04/predicting-ibs-in-dogs-using-oracle-18c.html  https://blog.dbi-services.com/after-iot-iop-makes-its-way-to-the-database/ http://berxblog.blogspot.ie/2018/04/more-fun-with-ages.html http://vanpupi.stepi.net/2018/04/01/exploring-18c-exadata-functions/…

AskTOM Office Hours for DBA’s

We had the first AskTOM Office Hours Q&A for Database Administrators yesterday.  Thanks to everyone that showed up, and thanks for the questions. If you missed it, you can catch a replay here