For the last 6 years, each Friday, I have been bringing a mobile painting studio to my kids’ school. Among other things, we work on what I call “color studies” – a set of formal exercises aimed to sharpen one’s sense of color and develop painting skill, just like musical scales, chords and arrpedgios sharpen one’s sense of harmony and develop performance skills. I was originally inspired to offer such level of formalism (more...)
Oracle hosted the first-ever company co-sponsored Maker Faire event on November 17, 2016.
When I heard of the event, I had something in my mind that I would encourage a group of middle-schoolers to make a game for the event. I have been teaching them occasionally on Arduino, NodeMCU and MQTT concept over some weekends, and this is the perfect opportunity to put them together in a build.
After some brain-storming, we came up with (more...)
It's noted on My Oracle Support with Doc ID 1327970.1. Which refers to the 11g documentation on Managing Large Documents and (more...)
Just back from completing my 3rd Florence Marathon (Firenze Marathon or Maratona di Firenze if you prefer). A great run around a fantastic city. I really enjoyed it and my finish time wasn’t too bad for my little legs.
While in Florence I noticed some great, localized Asics billboards for the event and they reminded me of how personal technology drives the adoption of what might seem to be “curious rituals” of behaviour, be it (more...)
Last week my kids’ school went on a field trip to the University of Santa Cruz to observe a black hole multimedia exhibition. We were invited there by Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, the astrophysicist and the fellow parent at the school. When Enrico is not busy pushing the frontiers of science (he is impartial to violent explosions), he teaches astrophysics to children age 4 to 12.
When tech media started proclaiming 2016 as the year of the bots, they seem to have nailed it. At Oracle we have at least three groups working on bots, OAUX included.
One of the latest forays into bots was a Personal Assistant Technologies (PAT) hackathon, organized by Laurie Pattison’s (@lsptahoe) Apps UX Innovation Events team, open to people across Oracle. The goal? Create a great use case for bots with a great (more...)
I have a big interest, shall we say, in the user experience of wearable technology, especially smart watches, so I couldn’t wait to see the entries and what they might offer UX pros and the fashion conscious wearable tech whisperer alike.
Of course, I am (more...)
Today I found out that the new XMind 8 is published. You can get it on xmind.net.
I have been always intrigued by the fact that people get deeply attached to the characters in the game (e.g. Second Life), or virtual pets. And with sufficient advancement in technology, the virtual characters may eventually cross the boundary and get attached to real-life people (e.g. Sci-Fi movie such as “Her”). While that is still a little far away from now, I’ve been looking to explore the 2-way communication and interaction between virtual (more...)
If you do nothing on dispatch policies in OSB proxy (more...)
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I’m mega-fan of the music of the late David Bowie. I love everything he did from Hunky Dory (1971) up to his Lodger (1979) album (you can keep the rest). His so-called Berlin Trilogy is amongst my favorite recordings; I always go to some of his old Berlin haunts whenever I find myself in the Hauptstadt.
Indeed, Berlin is the European city (more...)
The evening’s interactive sessions focused on engaging the digital community there on the topics of cloud and wearable technology user experience.
Special care was taken to ensure all aspects of the event were well balanced:
Watch out (more...)
This is part 2 of my blog post series about the Ambient Visualization hardware (part 1). Also, please read John’s post on details about the creation of the actual visualization, from concept to build. In the first part, I focused on the hardware, a sonar sensor connected to a NodeMCU. In this second part, the focal point will be the software.
When I started working with ESPs a few years ago I was all (more...)
As John mentioned in his post, one of the projects I worked on for OOW16 was the devices to provide the data to his Ambient Display. Unlike previous years, where we record attendance and then produce a report a few days or weeks after OOW, Jake proposed that we’d somehow visualize the data in real-time and show it to the attendees as they are producing the data themselves.
In order to produce the data, we wanted to strategically (more...)
This year I had the great opportunity to attend in person Oracle OpenWorld 2016 and JavaOne 2016. Since I was student, I heard how fantastic and big is this conference but you cannot realize it until you are in it.
All San Francisco is taken by a bunch of personalities from all companies around the world, and it’s a great space to talk about Oracle, show off our projects and of course, our vision as (more...)
I used to do that and set the first one of those to a fixed IP address, say 10.0.0.1. To this one I coupled the hostname, for instance darlin-vce-db, using the /etc/hosts file. That way I had a fixed, always existing network address for the database.
Together with the database, you install WebLogic, for instance to serve (more...)
In the titles I miss BPEL. In 2004,when Oracle acquired Collaxa, I worked at Oracle Consulting in the Netherlands. Was working with Oracle Workflow and Interconnect. Oracle wasn't yet into SOA really. But with BPEL PM they acquired (more...)
Googling on it I found an article of That Jeff Smith on busy connections. That blog is really (more...)