Tag: misc

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…

Use the features available!

Advance warning: This post is a just another normal Friday morning rant. If you’re not interested in my pontificating, move along…nothing else to see here Sometimes you can’t make use of a facility that you normally would, and you have to substitute in something…

You need 10 minutes! Not 5, not 15, not 7

What follow is just my opinion….Well duh, it’s a blog, of course it’s just my opinion, but I’ll try back up my rantings and pontificating with some reasoned arguments. Whether at the end of it, you still call my claims total BS is of…

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/…

Trip down memory lane

I did a little video for St Patricks day, but it also brought back memories of my first computer experiences.  A Sinclair ZX80, a Commodore 64, and many other machines that I thought were so cool for their time. Feel free to share your…

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…