Holy Disk Crash!

It’s funny, right after writing The Day the DB Died, the American Pie parody about a DBA that loses their database and their job due to not having backups…the disk dies on my non-backed-up...

The Day the DB Died

I have a habit of writing parody songs about things I like, and Oracle is one of those things. I’ve never seen a full on Oracle parody song, so I will make the claim that this is the first. If...

GQLPlus – Command Line Goodness

I just found a link to a command line wrapper for SQL*Plus called GQLPlus. Supposedly this wrapper allows historical editing, table/column name completion, and more. Even better, it’s just a precompiled...

Make History with Streams

Oracle Streams is an outstanding way to get data from one server to another. It is NOTHING like the advanced replication of old, which is why I call it “outstanding” and not “horribly...

Internet Explorer Users Rejoice!

It looks like I got everything looking good on IE6 and 7 again. If you notice any pages that don’t look right, please leave me a note by clicking on the Contact...

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