Are you attending UKOUG Apps15 or Tech15? If so, you are in luck! Once again we will run our ever popular scavenger hunt with a twist. From December 7-9 we will be at the ICC in Birmingham, UK working with the UKOUG team to give you a fun way to explore the conference and win prizes along the way.
If you’re not familiar with this game, it is as if we are stamping a card (or your (more...)
This was my 6th year at Sangam and as always was good fun. We were a group of 4 people who were traveling from Delhi and we reached Hyderabad on Friday morning. Just wanted to keep a day for visiting Ramoji Film City and also wanted to avoid the rush that morning travel on the conference’s starting day brings. So after dropping the luggage at the hotel we hired a taxi and reached Ramoji Film City. (more...)
This blog post is inspired on work I have been doing on Standard Edition databases and the returning confusion about what is and what is not part of Standard Edition.
DBA_FEATURE_USAGE_STATISTICS is a tool in determining license usage for the Oracle database. It is good to understand the implications of each entry, know what is happening in your database and thus be able to have a substantial conversation about the usage of your license, being (more...)
"I know one thing for certain; it is much harder to tell whether you are lost than whether
you were lost, for, on many occasions, where you are going is exactly where you are. On
the other hand, if you often find that where you've been is not at all where you should have
gone, and, since it's much more difficult to find your way back from someplace you've never
left, I suggest you go (more...)
Editor’s note: Maybe you got a chance to check out our IoT Smart Office demo at the OAUX Exchange during OpenWorld. If not, don’t fret, we’ll describe its many cool bits here, beginning with this post from Raymond (@yuhuaxie) on his smart badge build. A Smart Office needs an equally smart badge.
We showcased the Smart Office at OAUX Exchange.
You put on a badge and walked into an office in the future, and (more...)
"For instance," said the boy again, "if Christmas trees were people and people were Christmas trees,
we'd all be chopped down, put up in the living room, and covered in tinsel, while the trees opened our presents."
"What does that have to do with it?" asked Milo.
"Nothing at all," he answered, "but it's an interesting possibility, don't you think?"
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
In the first part of this series, I showed you how to mod a Nerf gun so it can connect to the internet, and you can electronically trigger it. In this second part, I will show you some software I created to actually remotely control the Nerf gun over the internet using various input devices.
First you will have to prepare your ESP8266 so it connects to the wifi and the internet, and (more...)
"Everyone understands numbers. No matter what language you speak,
they always mean the same thing. A seven is a seven anywhere in the world."
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
An interesting problem submitted to Oracle Support involves a possibly little-known aspect of a table called the Hakan Factor. The problem description, in brief, states that the Hakan Factor isn’t preserved for a partitioned table when a single partition is compressed. Why is this a (more...)
Quick history review, Glance was born out of our frustration with rebuilding basic Oracle Cloud Applications notification functionality each time a hot new wearable device dropped, e.g. Google Glass, Pebble, Android Wear, etc.
Oracle Mexico Development Center (MDC) has grown to bring together some 700 employees, and it continues to grow weekly. However, there is only a single point of entry for every non-employee person, the receptionist.
In 2014, myself and a few other well known speakers in the Atlanta area were added to the board of directors for the Georgia Oracle User Group (GaOUG). With us being added to the Board of Directors, we initatied a rebranding of the user group from GOUSER to GaOUG in Feburary 2015, with much success. Then followed that event up with two quarterly events in April and July 2015, which proved to be an even (more...)
The theme was Internet of Things (IoT) and this marked the first time that they organized a hackathon specifically for an outside partner, eProseed. All the previous hackathons were internal Oracle events. Initially the plan was for us Oracle folks to go over and mentor teams as needed, but later on, (more...)