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Managing your Database in a Zombie Apocalypse

Only two things are really certain: network latency over long distances, and the fact that humanity will soon rapidly degenerate into undead brain-eaters. When that day comes, when the dead are crowding at...

Another Great OpenWorld

Last week I attended Oracle OpenWorld 2014, and it was an outstanding event filled with great people, awesome sessions, and a few outstanding notable experiences. Personally I thought the messaging behind the...

Teach Your Children Well

Today’s the first day of school in my city, and the plethora of “OMG 1st day of school!” posts of Facebook and my own kids heading back in to slog through another year of fundamentals got me...

How I Became a DBA

The DBA job title is an interesting one. While everyone can understand “programmer” or “software tester” or even “system administrator”, the DBA role is so misunderstood by...

A Good Day

It was a fantastic day for good news. I’ll be honest, I didn’t have high hopes. Yesterday I was minding my own business, driving 55MPH (that’s 88.5KPH for the other 53,720,000 square miles of...

Daydreams 2 – Rollbacks (Ace Comic)

[This entry is part 22 of 22 in the series Adventures of Ace, DBA] At the Council of IT… Related Pay attention Ace! Daydreams #1 Rolling back parameter changes? The Sin of...