Sometimes you just need to take a moment and appreciate the things you have in life. And while I always appreciate my lovely wife and my darling kids, this time my appreciation is for something a little more material. Hellraiser Okay, so Hellraiser is just a computer, but what a
I’m one of those types that always needs a project. If I run out of projects using the things I know, I take on a project that involves something I don’t know whatsoever. For instance, building a filesystem in C that connects to Oracle and uses queries in order to
Have you ever just WISHED that a parameter existed in Oracle? I know I have, and old coworkers of mine have long joked about the need for things like the “fix_database.sh” script. So I ask you, what parameters would you just LOVE to see show up by Oracle 20rr (Really
If you’ve ever seen the movie The Shining, you have to see this trailer! The story, so I hear, is that a film student did this for a contest called Trailer Park. The goal is to take a movie and create a trailer for that movie that makes it seem
Hello everyone…I know I haven’t posted in quite a while, and I’m not about to start now. Things have been extremely busy lately, starting with my 10g RAC course aboard the Carnival Glory on a 7-day Caribbean cruise (more on that later). So I will be posting again soon, and
I was speaking at a small User Group meeting yesterday. A crowd of about 20 was sitting at tables in a “U” configuration. About 70% of the way through the presentation, I asked the fateful question. Me: “How many of you are DBAs?” To my surprise, the right side of
Hello all! It’s been quite a while due to the holidays, but I’m back online and doing fine. I hope all of you had a great holiday season. And after all this time, what do I have for you? The 10 most dangerous toys of all time, of course! It’s
I’ve gotten quite a few requests to do another parody song (probably thanks to Lisa for mentioning me in in the Oracle Newbie’s Blog!), so I went ahead and wrote one. This is is The Life of DB Admins, sung to the tune of Hotel California by the Eagles. Enjoy!
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 it’s not, I’m sure it’s the first of this magnitude!