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September 2012

Oaktable World

Event date: 
Mon, 2012-10-01 - Tue, 2012-10-02

 The secret conference-within-a-conference formerly known as Oracle ClosedWorld which used to be held at the same time as Oracle OpenWorld has outgrown its roots and is now an open conference rebranded as OakTable World.

Philosophy 18

A question I asked myself recently was this:

Which is the worst offence when publishing an article about some feature of Oracle:

OOW 2012 – “…and that is why you need beer…”

I can imagine that you can’t follow it anymore, from closed to real to oaktable, so just lets Mogens Nørgaard, from Miracle Denmark, explain why, via the Miracle Channel: Registration is still possible via the Closed Real Cloud Oaktable World site…

OakTable World

Here’s a link to a video of Mogens Norgaard discussing the upcoming OakTable World conference (click on the picture of Mogens below). Note that the name of the conference has been changed from Oracle Closed World to OakTable World.

Fellow Enkitecies Karl Arao and Tanel Poder will both be presenting at the event along with a bunch of other well known OakTable members. I may even do a 10-15 minute TED style talk at lunch time on Monday. Hope to see you there.

Oaktable World Oct 1-2, 2012 San Francisco, CA

The secret conference-within-a-conference formerly known as Oracle Closed World which used to be held at the same time as Oracle Open World has outgrown its roots and is now an open conference rebranded as OakTable World. This is your exclusive invitation to mind-meld with the illustrious members of the OakTable Network while enjoying the free-flowing hospitality of the generous sponsors Miracle, Pythian, and Delphix. You don’t have to be an attendee at Oracle OracleWorld in order to attend OakTable World. You can attend one day or both days of OakTable World but you must RSVP here: Oaktable World

Free? Check.

Malaria

Update 7th Oct:

The run is over, and Simon completed his first half-marathon in 1:45:33, raising a little over £725.00. He was pleased with his performance as he had decided that 1:50 would be a viable target and 1:45 a desirable, but slightly optimistic, target.  He was also very pleased that the generosity of Scratchpad readers and other members of the Oracle community that helped to lift the sum he raised to well over double his original target. Our thanks to anyone who donated.  (There is still a little time to donate if you were thinking of doing so, the web address is still open.)

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Virtualized Oracle RAC and more…

Followers of my blog know I like doing virtual RAC installations.When I do these I’m focusing very much on the Oracle side of things, leaving the virtualization tool to handle the hardware virtualization, like networking and shared disk.

A few weeks ago Gilbert Standen contacted me to say he had done a virtual RAC installation using OpenvSwitch to virtualize the network components. He posted some basic tips here. When I mentioned it on G+ and twitter, it generated some interest, so I suggested he write it up with a little more detail. That process has started now on his blog. You can see the first couple of articles here:

Repairman Jack : Ground Zero…

Ground Zero is the thirteenth book in the Repairman Jack series by F. Paul Wilson.

Jack meets up with an old school friend who has become fixated by the secret history of the world and more specifically, how it links to the 9/11 conspiracy theories…

This story adds a bit more flesh to Jack’s life before he became a fix-it man. It also gives a lot more information about how the Otherness is planning to take over our reality. The link to 9/11 is both a good and bad in my eyes. It’s good because it gives this work of fiction a lot more depth and gives it a very real feeling. It’s bad because it seems a little like exploitation of a real situation and the lives it affected. I’m really not sure what to make of this aspect of the plot.

Enabling Oracle Extended SQL Trace by Module and Action

I have written previously about the value of assigning meaningful values to the module and action attributes on a database session (see Using Oracle Enterprise Manager (Grid Control) with PeopleSoft). Oracle added instrumentation to PeopleTools 8.50 (see PeopleTools 8.50 uses DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO to Identify Database Sessions) that sets module and action for on-line and batch sessions.  However, I still use my own trigger to set these attributes for processes initiated by the Process Scheduler.

Enabling Oracle Extended SQL Trace by Module and Action

I have written previously about the value of assigning meaningful values to the module and action attributes on a database session (see Using Oracle Enterprise Manager (Grid Control) with PeopleSoft). Oracle added instrumentation to PeopleTools 8.50 (see PeopleTools 8.50 uses DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO to Identify Database Sessions) that sets module and action for on-line and batch sessions.  However, I still use my own trigger to set these attributes for processes initiated by the Process Scheduler.