Author: Michael Abbey

Gotta Love English

  I do love to write, and have always enjoyed the idiosyncrasies of this wonderful language. One of my favourite features of English is how I struggle with the following items almost daily: I am doing a few things to…

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Attending Tech Conferences

  Now that I am in management, and have been for some time, I have still been attending tech shows and presenting at them a few times a year. When I came back to Pythian in February 2011, we had…

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COLLABORATE16 IOUG – Call For Papers

There’s so many ways to proceed To get the knowledge you need One of the best Stands out from the rest COLLABORATE16 – indeed! Why not be part of the show By sharing the stuff that you know Got something…

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Trust and confidence from Pythian

Recently I “inherited” some new responsibilities at work. It’s not the first time during my 11 or so of the last 16 years at Pythian. Throughout my employ at Pythian, I have been continually given new titles based on new…

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Michael Abbey: Still Presenting After All These Years

Michael S. Abbey’s torrid career presenting at many tech events over the past 25 years. Until the end of 2014, you can catch him on 2 continents at another 4 events.

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COLLABORATE minus 3

Musings about COLLABORATE, the 9th version of which is happening in Las Vegas USA from April 7-11 2014.

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MM-DD or DD-MM?

Musings about expressing dates using MMDD or DDMM.

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Nothing to Blog About? Think Again!

Suggestions about how to proceed if you are just getting started with blogging or searching for topics to blog about.

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Table recovery with rman in Database 12c

A quick look at table-level recovery with Database 12c including sample script and output.

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Database 12c: What’s New with Data Pump? Lots.

Oracle Data Pump appeared with release 10gR1 and has been a best friend for Oracle techs ever since. It offers so much more than traditional export/import, but do not let it detract you from its predecessors for even a second. This article offers an introduction to some of the new stuff in 2cR1.

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