I follow a few non-Oracle channels on Youtube and I sometimes check out the comments, which seem to be a constant stream of keyboard warriors posting their negative rubbish. Whatever people do, the commenters claim to be able to do it better, or claim they know someone who can. If it is sport or fitness related, it will be followed by accusations of using performance enhancing drugs, which although it may be true, does not negate the (more...)
Oracle Midlands Event #8 is now confirmed and one of the speakers looks rather familiar!
Thanks again to Redgate for sponsoring the event, allowing it to remain free!
Put the date in your diary. See you there!
Oracle Midlands : Event #8 was first posted on January 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm.
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I just did an upgrade of my old desktop from Fedora 20 to Fedora 21. The process was similar to this old blog post, but there were some variations, so I’ll list the procedure here.
Nephew #2 was in a football tournament near to me and parents weren’t allowed to watch, so my brother dropped him off and paid me a visit. I don’t have furniture, so when someone comes to see me we have to go out. We decided to go to the cinema to watch Ex Machina.
If you’ve seen the trailers you will know what to expect. The plot is quite predictable and most of the themes have been covered in (more...)
The morning didn’t start well. I woke up several times in the night feeling pretty bad. The combination of a cold, general lack of sleep and too much beer was not great. I don’t drink very often, so it doesn’t take much to make me feel bad.
I went down for breakfast with a few of the folks, then went back to bed and spent the next few hours switching between sleep and being sick. (more...)
The event was held at a cinema in a shopping mall. We even got a free popcorn ticket. Awesome! I missed the starting keynote, which was a pity because everyone said it was really cool. So my day went as follows.
Krasimir Tsonev : Using Node.js for everything or what it is to write a book about it
I went to this session because I wanted to be with the “cool kids”. I ended up (more...)
My first flight was 06:20, so I had to leave the house at 04:00, which meant getting up at about 03:00. Yuck!
The first flight was about 90 minutes from Birmingham to Frankfurt, with the smoothest landing I can ever remember in a plane the size of an A320. I was meant to have a 65 minute changeover before the flight from Frankfurt to Riga. A one hour changeover at Frankfurt is too short, but the (more...)
There are a couple of things on the radar for the coming week and unfortunately for me they are both on the same day.
In Birmingham, UK it is Oracle Midlands Event #7 (OM7) on Thursday 22nd of January. This will be the first Oracle Midlands event I’ve missed since it started. I’m a big fan of what Mike is doing with Oracle Midlands and I appreciate the sponsorship from Redgate that means it is (more...)
I applied some of the 126.96.36.199 plugin patches to our Cloud Control installation today. We already have Cloud Control 188.8.131.52 installed, so this was just a case of updating the plugins.
Here’s a quick overview of what I did.
- Backup up everything! Database and file system.
- Setup > Extensibility > Self Update
- Download the latest versions of the plugins. The minimum you can really get away with is “Oracle Database (more...)
Having played around with Flashback Data Archive in 11g, I figured I would get through the 12c enhancements pretty quickly. I didn’t account for the fact I’m a donkey and can’t see the wood for the trees. Luckily, I know some people who aren’t stupid and they gave me a nudge in the right direction, allowing me to spot my silly mistake. Thanks Bjoern and Connor!
So after lots of wasted time, here is the (more...)