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Musings and journal of an average joe who works in IT, deals with Oracle and Enterprise Architecture.Peter K
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Data consistency and accuracy

Fri, 2007-07-27 17:49
Earlier this week, a private contractor working for the City of Burnaby (a suburb of Vancouver) dug their backhoe into a high pressure oil pipeline (a video of incident) sending about 1,400 barrels of crude oil high into air covering the neighbourhood and eventually leaked out into the Burrard Inlet. It took half of an hour before the pipeline was switched off and two hours before the oil boom Peter K

Choice of desktop OS

Wed, 2007-07-25 20:10
Back in April of this year, I bought a new Dell AMD desktop which comes with Vista installed. I gave that a twirl for a month and thought maybe I should go with Linux so that I can install Oracle on a "proper" OS and also Vista applications are tough to come by.I am finding that Linux (I chose Ubuntu) has similar problems where I was not able to use the software that comes with my various Peter K

An apology to Kevin Closson

Tue, 2007-07-24 00:00
In my last post, I mentioned that I was going to blog about the spat between Burleson and Lewis but decided not to BUT I left a comment on Kevin Closson's blog referring to the spat. This is definitely the wrong thing to do as if I was not willing to use my blog to comment on, why should I use someone's blog to comment.Kevin, my sincere apologies (please remove all comments I left pertaining to Peter K

The "Golden Rule" of People Management

Sat, 2007-07-21 13:53
I was going to blog about the current spat between Jonathan Lewis and Don Burleson on the OTN forums over LGWR and LGWR_IO_SLAVES but then decided that it wasn't worth the web space that it occupies. So, I will blog about a non-technical subject, managing people.People management is a complex subject and there are numerous books published by folks smarter than I on the subject. Here's my take Peter K

EnterpriseDB, Oracle-compatible open-source RDBMS

Thu, 2007-07-19 23:35
I recently received an e-mail from Ziff-Davis for a free webinar to take a look at EnterpriseDB which is quoted as the "World's Leading Oracle-compatible" database. It went on to describe that FTD (the flower company) save 83% in Oracle licencing costs and got a 400% improvement in performance by moving their reporting database from Oracle to EnterpriseDB Advanced Server.That got my interest butPeter K