It seems I’ve run out of time in the day…I had hoped to provide an article today on Trick #3, yet work has piled up and I was not able to get it done. Rest assured, despite my previous article, that I did not spend all day playing with my
Author: Steve Karam
New Toy! The 80GB iPod
I had made a post about the 80GB iPod, how much I loved it, and how great it was, and now suddenly it’s deleted. Ah well, c’est la vie, no? Anyways, I don’t remember everything that was there, but suffice it to say that the iPod is amazing. You can
Trick #2 – Rewrite a Query at Runtime
There are many Oracle tools that can wreak havoc on an unsuspecting DBA or developer, but all in all they are for the common good. Though Oracle never puts procedures in place that are made for practical jokes, the DBMS_ADVANCED_REWRITE package comes close. DBMS_ADVANCED_REWRITE allows you to transform queries on
Trick #1 – Copying Users the Right Way
Yesterday I announced that I would be doing a five day series entitled “The 5 Oracle Tricks You Never Knew.” Today’s trick is pretty simple, and it allows you to copy user accounts from one instance to another with the same password, grants, roles, etc, without using the exp/imp tools.
The 5 Oracle Tricks You Never Knew
Hello all! Over the next few days I’ll be updating my blog with 5 Oracle tricks that you may not even know about. They’re all pretty neat, and actually useful to a DBA (one of them is even useful for practical jokes)! These tips will be presented daily in the
I am finally back!
It has been quite a while since I made a post, but things have been extremely hectic! I took a road trip with my wife and two kids to Oklahoma City from Virginia Beach…this was a three day drive for us, as kids always slow you down as well as
Oracle and the World of Open Source
According to this article, it only takes a few words from Oracle CEO Larry Ellison to sink stocks…not Oracle stocks, but Novell. Mr. Ellison gave indications that Oracle will be re-distributing RedHat Linux, the world’s most popular Linux distribution.Â The idea is a forked RedHat, where the OS is RedHat
Tomorrow is SysAdmins Day (DBA Too)!
Yes, tomorrow is national SysAdmin day, which includes DBAs.Â SysAdmin day is the day for all end users to get together and thank their SysAdmins and DBAs for all their hard work, long hours, requests, emails, and God knows what else. For all you who fit into this category, congratulations
Oracle OpenWorld 2006 in San Francisco
It looks like we’re all set for OpenWorld 2006! Burleson Oracle Consulting and Training, has FOUR Oracle gurus invited to OpenWorld as speakers. Don Burleson Oracle Brain Cramps? How simple mistakes can cripple your database Steve Karam Putting the Express Back Into Oracle Application Express with AJAX Mike Ault Welcome
Today is my 26th Birthday
I’m sure it’s in bad taste to wish happy birthday to yourself in your own blog, but hey, it’s my blog, right? Today, I am 26…it’s insane how time flies. I remember when I was 20 in a Sr. DBA position, I bought the domain youngestdbaintheworld.com just for fun. I