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Re: Interesting blog post

From: joel garry <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 13:22:10 -0700
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On Sep 24, 12:59 pm, Maxim Demenko <> wrote:
> joel garry schrieb:> That's a reasonable question.
> Well, i really don't like to confirm Noons prediction, but since i
> started this thread, i thought, maybe i should write as well, what was
> my motivation on it.
> Generally spoken, i don't think, cookbooks are evil, at least in my
> expirience, i use them too often. Presumed, you can rely on this
> particular cookbook. Of course, everybody writes a kind of himself for
> routined tasks - but sorry, i can't compel myself to do it in every
> occasion. Lastly i have (unexpected for me) to setup a dozens of redhat
> boxes with different Oracle versions - so i increased a visitor counter
> by Tim Hall about dozen for that task. Doing so, i had in the past
> compared his setup with Oracle documentation, with Werner Puschitz site,
> with Ivan Kartik site, reproduced his setup and finally found this
> cookbook for an reliable. On the other side, i found some cookbooks on
> which are simply not working. But this is not a major
> point - maybe another one work good, i don't aim to test all recipes
> from that site. The most disturbing thing from my point of view is the
> mentioned by Joel - the google ranking, it takes me a bit of freedom in
> my choice. That means, if i google for an oracle related term - i get in
> many cases first page with references to dba-oracle site. I don't like
> this ranking. I like even distribution. After about fifteen years public
> accessible internet, there are a lot established informational resources
> for oracle related terms - tahiti, asktom, co-operative faq, dizwell,
> orafaq and many others which cover probably most of oracle related
> questions. It would be nice to see them in the top results doing the
> fuzzy search (there is seldom an issue, if one is doing a very precise
> search). Unfortunately it is not the way how Google works.
> But who can stop me to try to change it?
> Best regards
> Maxim

Seems interesting enough so far :-)

(You have noticed who published Tim's book, right?)

Nothing wrong with trying to change the world. The lack of transparency and accountability can make the payoff from any particular effort unknowable.


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