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Oracle VirtualBox 7.0.20

Wed, 2024-07-17 01:48

VirtualBox 7.0.20 has been released. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. I’ve installed it on my Windows 10 and 11 machines with no drama. Vagrant There was no new version of Vagrant since the last VirtualBox release. If you are new to Vagrant and want to learn, you might find this useful. Once you understand that, I … Continue reading "Oracle VirtualBox 7.0.20"

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A History of Tech Sprawl

Mon, 2024-07-15 01:15

Here’s a little story about how things are all the same but different… Software Sprawl Let’s cast our minds back to the bad old days, where x86 machines were so underpowered, the thought of using them for a server was almost laughable. In those days the only option for something serious was to use UNIX … Continue reading "A History of Tech Sprawl"

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Life Update : Dude, what’s wrong with your face? (Episode 2)

Thu, 2024-07-11 02:15

A couple of years ago I wrote the following post, where I detailed my journey through some skin cancer treatments. Life Update : Dude, what’s wrong with your face? Fast forward a couple of years and here we are again. Fortunately I didn’t need anything chopped off this time, but I did need to repeat … Continue reading "Life Update : Dude, what’s wrong with your face? (Episode 2)"

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Oracle Database : A Bigfile and Shrink Wishlist

Fri, 2024-06-21 04:15

A few days ago I mentioned a couple of new features related to bigfile tablespaces in Oracle database 23ai. Having played with these new features, a couple of things were added to my wish list. Convert Smallfile to Bigfile Tablespaces If would be awesome if we could convert smallfile tablespaces to bigfile tablespaces. At the … Continue reading "Oracle Database : A Bigfile and Shrink Wishlist"

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The Dunning–Kruger Effect 

Mon, 2024-06-17 04:28

I’m starting to feel like the Dunning-Kruger Effect should be mentioned in every piece of media. What is it? “The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people with limited competence in a particular domain overestimate their abilities.” Wikipedia I see examples of this all the time and it drives me crazy. Uneducated People We have the stereotypes … Continue reading "The Dunning–Kruger Effect "

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Fedora 40 and Oracle

Mon, 2024-06-03 01:33

Fedora 40 was released over a month ago. Here comes the standard warning. Here are the usual suspects. I like messing about with this stuff, as explained in the first link. I pushed Vagrant builds to my GitHub. If you want to try these you will need to build a Fedora 40 box. You can … Continue reading "Fedora 40 and Oracle"

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 Release Update 22 (13.5.0.22) Certified on Oracle Linux 9 (OL9)

Tue, 2024-05-28 02:37

We’ve been pushing out some Oracle 19c databases on Oracle Linux 9 (OL9) since it was certified, see here, but those databases have not been monitored or backed up by Cloud Control, because the Enterprise Manager (EM) 13.5 agent was not certified on OL9. Instead we had reverted to the bad old days of using … Continue reading "Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 Release Update 22 (13.5.0.22) Certified on Oracle Linux 9 (OL9)"

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Pipelines and Automation : Switching things up to avoid additional costs

Wed, 2024-05-22 02:09

Here’s a little story about something that has happened over the last couple of days. Let’s start with some background. Building blocks Deployment pipelines and automations are made up of a number of building blocks including the following. The specific tools are not important I’ve said a number of times, the choice of the specific … Continue reading "Pipelines and Automation : Switching things up to avoid additional costs"

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AI Search and the future of content creation

Thu, 2024-05-16 01:21

The recent announcements of GTP-4o by OpenAI and the AI updates from the Google IO keynote made me want to revisit the topic of how AI search will affect the future content creation. I’ve already touched on this here, but I think it’s worth revisiting the impact of AI search. The view from the top … Continue reading "AI Search and the future of content creation"

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Oracle VirtualBox 7.0.18, Vagrant 2.4.1 and Packer 1.10.3

Sun, 2024-05-05 02:39

Oracle VirtualBox 7.0.18 VirtualBox 7.0.18 has been released. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. I’ve installed it on my Windows 10 and 11 machines. Both gave me issues, which I put down to the new version of VirtualBox, but on further investigation it was actually because of my new Vagrant box builds. If I used the new … Continue reading "Oracle VirtualBox 7.0.18, Vagrant 2.4.1 and Packer 1.10.3"

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Oracle Database 23ai : How it affects me…

Fri, 2024-05-03 04:57

Oracle have released Oracle Database 23ai. You can watch the announcement video here, and read the announcement blog post here. I don’t think I can add much to that, but I just want to talk about how this affects me as a customer and as a content creator. Customer View We’ve been waiting for Oracle … Continue reading "Oracle Database 23ai : How it affects me…"

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What is the end goal for automation and AI?

Fri, 2024-04-12 06:57

I’ve been a big proponent of automation over the years. I recognise that automation will cause the loss of some jobs, but I’ve always assumed people would move on to other things. A consistent theme of mine was, why waste humans on mundane work when they could do something of more value? I recently read … Continue reading "What is the end goal for automation and AI?"

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The Oracle ACE Program : My 18 Year Anniversary

Tue, 2024-04-02 02:33

It’s April 1st, which means it’s my 18th year anniversary of being an Oracle ACE. As usual I’ll mention some of the other anniversaries that will happen throughout this year. Fingers crossed for next year… Cheers Tim…

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Social Battery

Fri, 2024-03-29 05:49

For years I’ve mentioned my issues with social gatherings. I used to come back from conferences or large social gatherings and crash for a few days/weeks. When trying to describe it, it would often sound much more serious than it was. The term “social battery” is so much better for explaining things, as it doesn’t … Continue reading "Social Battery"

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AI Prompt Engineer (AI-fu). The new Google-fu?

Sun, 2024-03-10 05:27

The other day I came across the term AI Prompt Engineer. It was in the context of being the next big thing in the job market. I did a bit of Googling and sure enough there are courses about it, and a number of jobs being offered. These seem to break down into two main … Continue reading "AI Prompt Engineer (AI-fu). The new Google-fu?"

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Automation : Increasing pressure on an existing constraint

Tue, 2024-02-20 03:58

Yesterday I tweeted that I was reminded of this post. I was reminded of it because of something that is happening to me at work, so I thought I would talk about it here. Production lines If you’ve read anything about DevOps you will know it came from manufacturing. If you didn’t know that, check … Continue reading "Automation : Increasing pressure on an existing constraint"

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Business As Usual (BAU) vs Project Work

Fri, 2024-02-16 07:10

I’ve had this conversation so many times over the years, and I’m sure I’ve written about elements of it several times, but I’m not sure I’ve written about it specifically before, so here goes… In every organisation there are conflicting demands from project work and business as usual (BAU) tasks. In case you’ve not heard … Continue reading "Business As Usual (BAU) vs Project Work"

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APEX : Keeping up to date is so easy…

Tue, 2024-01-30 03:22

Over the years I’ve extolled the virtues of Oracle Application Express (APEX) because of the ease of development. I think low code tools are a massive boon to productivity. Of course there are some tasks that need alternative tools, but for many scenarios low code tools are awesome. Something else I find really appealing about … Continue reading "APEX : Keeping up to date is so easy…"

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Continuous Improvement : It’s easy to get lazy…

Mon, 2024-01-29 06:20

I like to think that continuous improvement is always part of my process, but occasionally things crop up and remind me that I am just as lazy and set in my ways as everyone else. Here’s a little story to illustrate that… The Issue The main thing I’m supposed to be focussed on at work … Continue reading "Continuous Improvement : It’s easy to get lazy…"

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Oracle VirtualBox 7.0.14

Fri, 2024-01-19 04:11

VirtualBox 7.0.14 has been released. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. I’ve installed it on my Windows 10 and 11 machines with no drama. Vagrant 2.4.0 Vagrant 2.4.0 is still the current release, so no change there. If you are new to Vagrant and want to learn, you might find this useful. Once you understand that, I … Continue reading "Oracle VirtualBox 7.0.14"

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