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RE: Homepage and Internet services for the DBA

From: Djordje Jankovic <>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 21:18:40 -0800
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I don't know whether this is because of all of us loading it now, but it takes forever to load. If it ever loads I might home some other impressions :-).  


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 12:36 PM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

What about a good homepage and freemail for the Oracle DBA? Seriously. Go to
<> and you can setup a custom
homepage BUT... why no email?!!! Currently my homepage is
<> but I want to get away from MSN so I just
checked out the Oracle portal. It is customizable but not nearly as complete as the MSN stuff. When I put the two side-by-side there was no comparison. MSN (and MSNBC) is much more appealing to the eye. It's like the Oracle site doesn't want many graphics so they can brag about performance. Seems Oracle has a lot of content catching up to do. Once upon a time I developed my own homepage but I just don't have time for that. Anyone using <> as a homepage and anyone care to give a critique?  

Along these lines, what are some other homepage, email, internet features that an Oracle DBA would find useful? Besides links to Metalink, OTN, etc., how about some graphics on the performance of our database servers? (Karma-like stuff.)  

Steve Orr  

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 8:36 AM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

I would agree with that as well. For such a large company I would have to say that they have one of the worst web pages in the history of web pages. I have seen second year students at The New Jersey Institute of Technology develop better web sites than that. Do you realize that I had to do a search for metalink website because I couldn't find the link on their website. Maybe it was like a project of larry's, he offered it up to some 12 year old HTML gurru and let em go?

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 11:07 AM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

While this pot is stewing, I'll add the following:  

What the heck is wrong with Oracle? They have InterMedia nee ConText, and the searchability of their "support" site is embarassingly feeble. Why no "smart searches"? Why no automatic notification when a "Forum" response is logged? Why no moderated lists..or listservers.....  

This stuff ( i.e. "service" ) is cheap, and OWS is making a major mistake by slacking on it.  

Much as I know people do not like Microsoft, ask any developer/manager about subscriptions to Microsoft Developer used to be near free, now it's
about 2 grand yearly, and you get *boxes and boxes* of CDs with tools, docs,

new languages, white papers, sample code, amazing stuff....  


I guess if you're one of the big fish in the sea, you get to do what you want and
let the plankton fall into line......  

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