Posts Categorized: Technical Blog

Using NOLOCK Hint

Use NOLOCK hint to avoid block – this is what I have often heard/see in many forums I participate in, during local user group events and meetings. I have always advised that its not that good idea to use hints, as it may cause data corruption and blocking. And anyways, there are many things that you can do to avoid blocking, like:

UKOUG2011: E-Business Suite Concurrent Processing Performance Analysis

Another December has started and you know what it means right? It’s the Christmas time? NO! It’s time for UKOUG Technology and e-Business Suite 2011 conference! There are not many things that can make a passionate Apps DBA more excited than that. UKOUG Tech & eBS conferences are the only ones in Europe that have such a rich content for Application DBAs and this year it will not be different.

Troubleshooting SSPI handshake error

I have seen lots of questions floating in the msdn forums about SSPI Handshake error, the main question is around error code 0×80090311 which is indicative of the authentication failure error. Apart from this, there are many other reasons for SSPI Handshake error to appear in error logs. I cover them here.

Dancing the Haka

My colleages and I want to set up a LAN radio station, so that we can all groove to the same soundtrack. To make things interesting, we want to be able to dynamically add songs to the playlist. From any machine. And since I don’t really have time to do something like that, I’m setting myself a deadline of one evening to get it running. Got it? Good. For it’s time to rip our shirts. And dance the Haka.

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