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On Top, Down Under

As you may or may not know, I have been spending time in the Pythian Office in Sydney, Australia. In this post I share my experiences of what it is like to be from Ottawa, Canada but live and work in Australia (for at least a few weeks).

How To Set Up Oracle ASM on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

I’ve recently moved to Ubuntu Linux, and this post describes my attempt to play around with Oracle ASM on Ubuntu. For this demonstration, I used Oracle 11.1.0.6 on Gutsy Gibbon.What I really like about Oracle is that once you’ve done something, you have ten different ways to go. I hope this post will enable you to explore some 11g’s new features on your favorite operating system.

8 for 2008

Well, Paul Vallee tagged me, and as I haven’t yet passed my probationary period I should probably answer the call…..Eight things about me that aren’t common knowledge:

Web Crawling 1.0

n Stuffing Six Million Pages Down Google’s Throat, Tim O’Reilly brings up a point, and some questions. . . just how poorly the big search engines index small sites with large collections of data . . .But it’s worth thinking about absolute (and temporary) limits to the growth of Web 2.0. What constraints do we take for granted? What constraints are invisible to us? Read more.

Oracle 11g: Another New SQL*Plus Command

I have been using this (see post) SQL*Plus command for a while now, and guess what? It doesn’t work with 10g.I thought MySQL was trying to become as big as Oracle but it could be that Oracle is trying to become as cool as MySQL — it has had something like this for a long time!

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