I noticed yesterday that I was still getting hits for my Oracle Ace comics, but since the site for them is long gone viewers were justing getting errors. So I’ve brought them here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! And yes, I’m a big xkcd fan. I’m also aware that my
Fun articles that serve no real professional purpose beyond just being cool.
Make your own VM training/lab environment for $900
I’m sure we’ve all dabbled with VMs a time or two (and if you haven’t, you should). However, I had a specific goal of creating a robust purely virtual environment for training, labs, and testing. While a plain old Linux VM loaded over Windows, Linux, or Mac would have been
A million kernels, a million I tell you!
This article describes how scientists at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore were able to run a million linux kernels on a single system as virtual machines. That’s a whole mess of VMs. Given the enormous amount of growth the computing world has gone through in the last few decades, you
The Ultimate Class! Learn Oracle at Sea
In the Steve Karam Philosophy, every DBA deserves a few things: Access to Metalink Loads of good coffee At least two computers A yearly cruise on which they can learn Oracle There’s only one thing better than an Oracle class, and that’s an Oracle class taught by top notch instructors
Learn Databases from Tico the Fairy!
It seems I’m not the only one who has thought to use cartoons to explain databases to others. On Amazon, you can now pre-order The Manga Guide to Databases, a graphic novel about database technology. Follow Tico the Fairy as she teaches Princess Ruruna how to simply management of her
The Best Oracle Headline You'll See All Year
For those of you who know me, you know that I like to keep an air of professionalism both in my work and in my online communications. However, this was just too good to pass up…The Register has given us the best double entendre I’ve ever seen in an Oracle