Working with Oracle 11g

As I continue to work on Oracle 11g, I am constantly reminded of a quote from Bertrand Russell: In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for advantage.

Most Ridiculous Password

I encountered a website yesterday that required a complex password.  It's password rules were: at least 9 characters must include a capitol letter must include three digits must not repeat a letter, but can repeat a number must include one "special" character above a number [!@#$%^&*()] can not include "special" characters that is not above a number can not start with a capitol letter can not

Some Great New Features

I've been off exploring Oracle 11g for a little bit trying to figure out a strategy to upgrade my environment. Oracle 11g has a ton of new features, most of which are now "options" (in other words they cost more money). When Oracle came out with compression at the segment level in 9i, I thought it was a great feature, at least in theory. But as I got to use compression, I found out that DDL

Job Market

The job market must be getting a little better. In the last weeks I've had three recruiter calls and they actually had jobs to fill.

Upgrading to R12.1.2, Tip #1

While applying patch 7303033 on top of a 12.1.0 R12 installation, I got the following error in one of my workers: FNDLOAD APPS/***** 0 Y UPLOAD @FND:patch/115/import/afscursp.lct @JTF:patch/115/import/US/jtfdiagresp.ldt - Connecting to APPS......Connected successfully. Calling FNDLOAD function. Returned from FNDLOAD function. Log file: /r12u/apps/apps_st/appl/admin/UPG/log/