For the past few months a friend has been driving me crazy with all his praise for Splunk. He was going on about how easy it is to install, integrate different sources and build reports. I eventually started playing around to see if it could be used for a personal project I’m working on. In no time at all I understood what he was on about and I could see the value and ease of (more...)
I think it is a great device, not that I would order tons of IZZE from Amazon, but at $5 it has wifi module + a micro controller + a LED light + a battery + nice enclosure, and it’s usually in deep sleep which means the device can last for years. That’s a bargain – a similar device would cost $20 – $40, at (more...)
The app, AstroPad Mini, is intended to let you use your iPhone as a graphics tablet and controls Photoshop nicely right out of the box. But it will work with any Mac app; it lets you map any area of your (more...)
The Intel Compute Stick provides a full desktop experience in an ultra-portable HDMI dongle form factor. It’s like Google Chromecast, but an entire PC instead of just a web browser. I tested both the $150 Windows 8 version and the new $110 Ubuntu version.
The Intel Compute Stick (L) alongside an apple product (R).
TAP TAP TAP. IS THIS THING ON?
The HDMI end goes into a display, the power goes into an outlet, (more...)
"Let me try once more," he said in an effort to explain. "In other words--"
"You mean you have other words?" cried the bird happily. "Well, by all means, use them.
You're certainly not doing very well with the ones you have now."
- Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
A seemingly constant battle in many forums is getting those who post questions to be clear in what they are asking. Some questions are (more...)
I’ve been doing some Enterprise Manager installs a bit more lately. At the same time, I’ve been working on Data Integration items such as GoldenGate and ODI. What these products have in common are that they require an Oracle Database for a repository. Needless to say I’ve been installing a lot of 18.104.22.168 databases in test and production environments. The one thing that has been consistent is the issue I keep seeing (more...)
Here’s the first of many OpenWorld-related posts, this one cross-posted from our colleagues and friends at VoX, the Voice of Experience for Oracle Cloud Applications. Enjoy.
Are you all set for Oracle OpenWorld 2015 (@oracleopenworld)? Even if you think you’re already booked for the event, you’ll want to squeeze in a chance to experience the future of the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) — and maybe even make a few UX buddies along the (more...)
At a closer look this is a very powerful feature. Now you can basically make and receive web requests (webhooks) from any possible connected device to any accessible web service (API, public server, etc..) It is (more...)
The Amazon Dash button its all the buzz lately. Regardless whether you think it is the greatest invention or just a passing fad, it is a nice little IoT device. There is already work underway to try and make it work with custom code.
There are a couple crowdfunding projects (flic and btn) that are attempting to create custom IoT buttons as well. But these often come with a high price tag (around $100).
The Apple Watch came out, and we had a lot of questions: What do people want to do on it? What do they expect to be able to do on it? What are they worried about? And more importantly, what are they excited about?
But we had a problem—we wanted to ask a lot of people about the Apple Watch, but nobody had it, so how could we do any research?
This year we organized a scavenger hunt for Kscope15 in collaboration with the ODTUG board and YCC. As we found out, scavenger hunts are a great way to get people to see your content, create buzz and have fun along the way. We also used the scavenger as a platform to try some of the latest technologies. The purpose was to have conference attendees complete tasks using IoT, twitter hashtags and pictures and compete for a prize.
Last week a group of high school students from Royal High School visited Oracle Headquarters in Redwood Shores, California.
Royal High School, a public school in Simi Valley, California, is launching an International Business Pathway program. This program is part of California’s Career Pathways Trust (CCPT), which was established in 2013 by the California State Legislature to better prepare students for the 21st Century workplace.
The goal of the visit was to introduce students to (more...)
In my previous post I argued that the hunt is on for a better way to code, a way more suited for a designer’s need to test new interactions. I said I wanted a process less like solving a Rubik’s cube and more like throwing a pot. What does this actually mean?
“I want to grab a clump of clay and just continuously shape it with my hands until I am satisfied.”