Tag: blog

2017–what grabbed your attention

Here are the blog posts that you hit on most this year.  Thanks for supporting the blog, and always, there will be more content next year ! ORA-14758: Last partition … cannot be dropped EXCHANGE PARTITION those pesky columns Pluggable database and restricted sessions…

Buffer cache hit ratio–blast from the past

I was perusing some old content during a hard drive “spring clean” the other day, and I found an old gem from way back in 2001.  A time when the database community were trying to dispel the myth that all database performance issues could…

Why being wrong can be awesome

OK, Now that I’ve started the post with a nice click-bait heading, let’s get down to the business of being wrong. I did a lot of conference presentations last year, and the great thing about that for me was that I got to meet…

The devastating death PC emoji of doom

So there I am.  Sitting at Perth airport.  My flight from Perth to Sydney, the first leg on my trip to OpenWorld 2017 is delayed.  Of course, delays are not unusual and do not normally bother me.  Because I can just flip open my…

The village idiot

If you are not familiar with the term Village Idiot, then Wikipedia provides a sufficient definition from which I can base this blog post. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Village_idiot “The village idiot … is a person known for ignorance or stupidity” Over the past couple of weeks I’ve…

The real question is … why are you NOT blogging

Colleague Jeff Smith published an interesting post the other day about his “rules and regulations” for blogging, but the overriding theme (Ed: – this is my opinion, I’m not speaking for Jeff)  was that the “what” he blogs about was – anything he’s passionate…

Hack-a-Mongo

I was reading an article today about how 10,000+ Mongo installations that are/were openly accessible on the internet have now been captured by ransomware, with nearly 100,000 other instances potentially vulnerable to the same issue. Now, since I’m an Oracle blogger, you may be…