Fedora 24 and Oracle 12c

fedoraFedora 24 was released a few days ago. As usual I had a play around with it and tried installing Oracle on it.

First comes the warnings, because people keep misunderstand why I do this. Do not install Oracle on Fedora before reading this!

With that out of the way, here’s what I did.

No real drama here. It (more...)

Video : CASE Expressions and CASE Statements

Today’s video is about CASE expressions and CASE statements.

The guest in today’s video is Scott Wesley, who is currently plugging his new book called Pro jQuery in Oracle Application Express. He will no doubt use the vast quantities of money he makes from the books sales to throw outlandishly extravagant barbecues, because that’s all they do down under. 🙂



Video : CASE Expressions and CASE Statements was first posted on June (more...)

EU Referendum : Oh Hell No!

If you care, you’ve probably heard the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) yesterday. Suffice to say I’m gutted!

I’ve just deleted most of the content this post because it contained a lot of inflammatory and negative comments. I could question the motives of the leavers, but what good would that do now. Suffice to say, IMHO this is a dark day for the UK.

For all my friends around the world, I (more...)

WordPress 4.5.3 Released

If you have a WordPress blog, by the time you read this you will probably already be running WordPress 4.5.3.

It’s a maintenance release that fixes a bunch of nasty things. If your site hasn’t already auto-updated, you should probably log on and give it a nudge. I’ve got 5 different installations and all auto-updated successfully.



WordPress 4.5.3 Released was first posted on June 21, 2016 at 9:20 pm.

VirtualBox 5.0.22 Released

VirtualBox 5.0.22 has been released.

The downloads and changelog are in the usual places.

Judging by the progress of 5.1, now in beta 3, it won’t be long before we’ve got something new to play with. 🙂



VirtualBox 5.0.22 Released was first posted on June 17, 2016 at 2:02 pm.
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KeePass 2.34

I’m a little late to the party, but I just noticed KeePass 2.34 was released a couple of days ago. You can download it here.

You can read about how I use KeePass and KeePassX2 on my Mac, Windows and Android devices here.



KeePass 2.34 was first posted on June 15, 2016 at 11:13 am.
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My Glamorous Life : What’s the point?

Last night I put out a video of my trip home.

I’ve written about the My Glamorous Life series of videos before (here). A couple of people commented recently that “nothing happens in them” and they are “quite boring”. That’s the point really. 🙂

  • The travelling sounds kind-of glamorous, but most of it is very dull. Being at different places is great. Travelling to and from them is as dull as ditch water. A (more...)

OGh Oracle DBA and SQL Celebration Day 2016

oghThe OGh Oracle DBA and SQL Celebration Day was the last stop on my trip and it went super-quick! The morning started with a keynote by Dad. He managed to resist the urge to talk about me for 60 minutes, which was good. It gets really embarrassing when he keeps telling everyone I’ve eclipsed his accomplishments in every way possible!

After the keynote is was speaking about efficient PL/SQL calls from SQL. I lost the (more...)

Amsterdam to Zeist

I had a lazy morning, then it was time to start the journey to Zeist. It was a pretty straight forward journey from Amsterdam Central, via Utrecht to Driebergen-Zeist station. I had planned to get a bus from Driebergen-Zeist station to the hotel, but looking on the map it was only a couple of miles so I walked it. It was a little annoying dragging my suitcase, but no big drama. You can check out (more...)

Amsterdam : A long weekend that didn’t quite happen.

My plan was to spend a long weekend in Amsterdam before heading off to the next conference…

I got off the train at Amsterdam Central and felt hot, very tired, sick and had the start of a headache. By the time I got to my hotel room I was feeling about 3/4 Machu Picchu. I took some Lemsip capsules and crashed out. I woke up about 20 minutes later still feeling bad, but knowing I (more...)