Category Archives: Rants & Raves
Send article as PDF Are you forced to use Internet Explorer at work? Are you, like me, forced to use an old, insecure, broken version of IE at work, because it’s the Government Standard version? And are you, like me, unable to upload evidence files to My Oracle Support?
Send article as PDF Firefox starts off ok, but soon starts running slower and slower, until it eventually starts to time out on connecting to some pages. The error messages is “the server took too long to respond” however, Firefox might be telling porkies.
Send article as PDF In the old days of exp/imp doing a Transportable Tablespace export/import was relatively simple – unless you had Spatial data, in which case, it wasn’t. Then we got hold of expdp/impdp and it became “different“. It now seems that in order to do a Transportable Tablespace import with impdp, [...]
Send article as PDF WARNING – If you are easily offended, I would advise that you do not read any further. You have been advised, proceed at your own risk and don’t bother to complain, because if you do, I will most likely delete your comments. I have the power!
Send article as PDF As a Raspberry Pi user, I figured I needed a USB hub to allow me to connect stuff (that’s a technical term by the way) to my Pi without overloading the two on board USB ports as these are limited to a maximum of 100 mA each. I purchased [...]
Send article as PDF I’m trapped on a plane for four and a bit hours and your bloody child has been screaming it’s head off for most of the way.
Send article as PDF This is doing the rounds on email at the moment, but it made me laugh. Grumpy old sod that I am! Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the [...]
Send article as PDF If you install 10g and 11g on the same server, which one do you wish to supply the executables for “oraenv”? If you install 10g first and allow 11g to overwrite the files in /usr/local/bin when you run “root.sh” then when you eventually call oraenv to set a 10g [...]
Send article as PDF Install 10.2.0.1 – the base release – of Oracle and deselect the various Enterprise Edition Options – these cost money and we don’t like that, especially if we don’t use them. Patching to 10.2.0.5 (in my installation – it could be different with previous versions) silently adds OLAP, Data [...]
Send article as PDF Software efficiency halves every 18 months thus compensating for Moore’s Law. Cheers.
Send article as PDF Except, it’s not!
Send article as PDF Yesterday, 24th February 2011, was about the first reasonably warm day of the year. The pond and paths around our house are now filled with frogs. It must be spring!
Send article as PDF The government’s wonderful new system for the NHS starts tomorrow. GP’s will take over running things where the Primary Care Trusts used to and Primary Care Trusts are to vanish. If any hospital fails under the new system, there will be no tax-payer funded bale outs.
Send article as PDF It seems that this new government is off it’s bloody head.