MobaXterm 7.5

MobaXterm 7.5 has been released. You can find the downloads and changelog in the usual places.

If you are a Windows user, MobaXterm is by far the best tool I’ve ever found for SSH and X Server functionality. It’s much simpler than using Cygwin and Putty individually.

Cheers

Tim…


MobaXterm 7.5 was first posted on February 16, 2015 at 8:55 am.
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Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) in 12c and RTFM Carefully

I keep thinking I’m moving forward with this Oracle database 12c stuff, but around every corner there is another surprise. A few days ago I was setting up a demo for Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) in 12c using my existing articles (10g, 11g). That’s when I noticed things had changed, so I had to use an 11g instance for the demo and make a note to revisit TDE for 12c…

On revisiting the (more...)

VirtualBox 3.2.22

VirtualBox 3.2.22 arrived yesterday, and here was me thinking it was dead. :)

The downloads and changelog are in the usual places.

Happy upgrading!

Cheers

Tim…


VirtualBox 3.2.22 was first posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:57 pm.
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Oracle, please take my money!

I need to renew my Oracle Support contract. Everyone on the intertubes tells me Oracle are a money grabbing evil empire right? So it follows that they are going to be really on the case with a support renewal right?

Two days ago I wrote an email to customer services to try to renew my support contract. Since then I’ve been bounced between 5 people and I’ve still not managed to pay any money. It surely can’t (more...)

MacBook Prod 15″ Retina : Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

I mentioned in my recent post about Riga Dev Day 2015 I had some trouble with my VGA adapter and had to borrow one from Andrejs. It seemed to be working fine before I left. I was going to buy a cheap replacement from Amazon, but after reading a few reviews I bought another £25 adapter from Apple. Both the new one and the old one seem to be working fine…

The Apple website says the “Mini DisplayPort (more...)

Writing a new conference presentation

At the weekend I put together two new talks. One is a session for a local University, which I will blog about when it is confirmed. The other is a new conference presentation called “Pluggable Databases : What they will break and why you should use them anyway!”, which I will be presenting at Oracle Midlands Event #8 and OUG Ireland 2015.

I find the process of putting together a new conference presentation quite daunting. (more...)

Raising Steam

Raising Steam is the 40th book in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.

I waited a long time before starting this book because I heard from several sources that it wasn’t very good and I didn’t want to ruin what has been an awesome 39 book series. I finally bit the bullet and I’m really glad I did because I really enjoyed it. Maybe some literary types can argue some difference between the earlier books and this (more...)

phpBB 3.1.3

I just noticed that phpBB 3.1.3 was released at the start of the month.

Although the forum is still locked on my site, it pays to keep things up to date. :)

Happy upgrading.

Cheers

Tim…


phpBB 3.1.3 was first posted on February 5, 2015 at 12:52 pm.
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Statistics Collection Enhancements on Oracle Database 12c

I’ve been having a play around with the enhancements to the statistics collection in 12c. I’ve put together this top-level post with links to all my other articles on this subject.

Here are the new articles it links to.

Keyboard Warriors : Unite and do something positive with your lives

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...)