linkedin endorsements make me … grumpy … sometimes

Well I don't really mind endorsements for skills that are in my current toolset.  It is a nice compliment to get endorsements from people that you know well or have work with or are working with.

On the other hand endorsements for things that you have never worked on in your life seem a little strange.  I now have several endorsements for Oracle HR ... never ever in my life touched that not even (more...)

ora 600′s always make me grumpy … ORA-1555 / ORA-600 [ktbdchk1: bad dscn] #8895202

These days at least for me seeing an ORA 600 is a relative rare ( thank god ) occurrence.  They always raise your blood pressure sometimes to unhealthy levels.  Looking at one that at first glance hints at possible block corruption ... not good.

This bug 8895202 was fixed already in current environment but not "enabled" ( so thanks so much ... what use is a bug that is fixed but not enabled to be (more...)

speakers on the agenda for NEOOUG March 28 2014 meeting

We have two topics being presented and as usual great free food beginning at noon.  This should be a good mix of topics Java related for developers/dbas and Oracle database internals stuff for dbas/developers.

First up on the agenda is Scott Seighman a Principal Sales Consultant from Oracle Corporation.  Scott will be talking about Java 8 which is just around the corner from being released.

Specifically his presentation is: Java.Next: An Overview (more...)

Hotsos 2014 is just around the corner

Last year I arrived in Dallas on sunday and it was warm.  Running on monday it was in the hot range like 80+ degrees.  I was out there in shorts and tank top and there are these local runners with full set of equipment jackets and everything.  Wow I guess I was dying in the heat and these people still think it is cold?

Getting pretty excited about presenting again but time (more...)

Two great SQL Developer presentations by Jeff Smith at NEOOUG January 2014 meeting

Jeff Smith aka @thatJeffSmith presented two topics at our January 24th 2014 meeting.  A well attended and smooth delivery even in the face of some not so nice weather.  Cleveland in January and February well it's always somewhat unpredictable.

Here is the meeting setup information:

Jeff Smith is a Senior Principal Product Manager in the Database Tools group at Oracle. He works on the team that brings you SQL Developer, SQL Developer Data (more...)

how to read the values of bind variables for currently executing statements real time monitoring kicks in

As usual Tanel Poder has done an excellent job of writing up this approach.

Caveats I have tested this in and might have some issues earlier not quite sure but hey Tanel probably has this documented also.

This came in really handy recently looking at some SQL chewing up large amounts of LIO.

Here is Tanels writeup: bind variable sql monitor leading over to here ...

wow this looks interesting and not too far away world Information Architecture day 2014 ( Ann Arbor MI )

Just saw this posted ... hmm road trip time from Cleveland on Saturday Feb 15?  Only possibly dicey thing is driving/traveling on Saturday in mid February in the Midwest you can never predict what that is going to be like.  But hey 4 wheel drive in the Honda CRV so ... time to check schedule and see who else might want to attend.

See this link for the Ann Arbor event World Information Architecture Day 2014 (more...)

oracle security patch notification now out

Most people have seen this already but just in case oracle jan 2014 patch notification ...

From what I have seen there are huge differences company by company site by site how patching and testing of patching occurs.  That's a whole different blog entry though right?

Final reminder … see Jeff Smith @thatJeffSmith Jan 24 2014 for NEOOUG quarterly meeting

Jeff Smith aka @thatJeffSmith
Jeff Smith is a Senior Principal Product Manager in the Database Tools group at Oracle. He works on the team that brings you SQL Developer, SQL Developer Data Modeler, APEX Listener, the Public Cloud database offering, and 11gR2 XE. Jeff has presented online and in-person at many of the top user groups around the world for the past decade including ODTUG, IOUG, RMOUG, NEOUG, Suncoast Oracle User Group, and more.

Two (more...)

Join Alex Carlos Mauro Scott and speak at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference 2014

The Great Lakes Oracle Conference is May 12-14 2014 in Cleveland at CSU.  Beautiful campus environment and state of the art student center main ballroom.  Plus well of course the chance to speak at the city where the river caught on fire right ( long story ask me over a beer ).
We have 1/2 day workshops on Monday ( Alex Gorbachev / ( Carlos Sierra and Mauro Pagano ) / Scott Spendolini (more...)

Four tough choices for workshops at GLOC 2014

This year at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference ( May 12-14 2014 at CSU ) we are doing 1/2 day workshops monday afternoon.  Then the conference kicks into full speed with keynotes tuesday morning and session tracks after that.

We have an incredible set of people doing workshops for our attendees.  We are working on finalizing a fourth workshop in the Essbase area but not quite ready to announce that on.

We are (more...)