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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...

The Customer Experience

[This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Grow Your Career] I’m going to kick this post off by taking sides in a long-standing feud. Apple is amazing. There. Edgy, right? Okay, so maybe you...

Frequently Misused Metrics in Oracle

Back in March of last year I wrote an article on the five frequently misused metrics in Oracle: These Aren’t the Metrics You’re Looking For. To sum up, my five picks for the most misused metrics...

IT Stockholm Syndrome

Random thoughts on a Friday afternoon… We’ve all got problems. More to the point, every IT department or team has problems of some kind. It’s why we hire consultants, buy products, start long...

The Delphix Alchemist?

Alchemists are best known for their (completely fictional and entirely ridiculous, but that’s besides the point) amazing ability to turn lead into gold. Let’s face it, there’s a lot of lead...

Some Oracle Community News

With all the posts on Hadoop lately I bet you forgot I am an Oracle geek too, huh? Well, if the name OracleAlchemist wasn’t enough to remind you, I have some news that might. Two big things have happened...