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October 2015

VirtualBox, Oracle 12c and Macs

Just a quick comment about something I noticed while rebuilding a test VM on my Mac. There is a long lead up to this, so bear with me…

Background

I use VirtualBox on three different host operating systems.

Mac : My main desktop is a Mac, so most of my tests are done using Oracle 12c on Oracle Linux 6 or 7, running under VirtualBox. Most of the VMs I use are quite old, but I keep the DB and OS patched, and you know I religiously update VirtualBox. :) The point is, I rarely do fresh installations on Mac.

VirtualBox 5.0.6

VirtualBox 5.0.6 has been released.

It’s a maintenance release. You can find the downloads and changelog in the usual places.

Happy upgrading!

Cheers

Tim…


VirtualBox 5.0.6 was first posted on October 3, 2015 at 2:31 pm.
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Project cleaning

I'm getting everything ready to start up with the codemonth projects again. To get started on a clean slate, I want to make sure that some of the old projects are polished a bit, and have a bit more description added. So this month I will do code cleanup and make sure the installation of the different projects are ready for 12c.
I will create some more detailed usage entries, and just try and slowly get back in business.

Being part of the Oracle Scene… Quite Literally

I have some advice for you all.

Do not get drunk with people from Ireland who claim to be your friend and, if you do, agree to no suggestions they might make whilst you are drunk….

I am now deputy editor of “Oracle Scene”.

os57cover

This is the magazine the UKOUG produce 3 times a year and you can click this link to see the latest issue. There are some very nice articles in there by the likes of That Jeff Smith (product manager of SQL Developer), Fanck Pachot, Philip Brown and prior (and up-coming) issues have contributions from the likes of Jonathan Lewis, Michael Abbey, Grant Ronald, Debra Lilley…

What I Wanted to Tell Terry Bradshaw

I met Terry Bradshaw one time. It was about ten years ago, in front of a movie theater near where I live.

When I was little, Terry Bradshaw was my enemy because, unforgivably to a young boy, he and his Pittsburgh Steelers kept beating my beloved Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowls. As I grew up, though, his personality on TV talk shows won me over, and I enjoy watching him to this day on Fox NFL Sunday. After learning a little bit about his life, I’ve grown to really admire and respect him.

I had heard that he owned a ranch not too far from where I live, and so I had it in mind that inevitably I would meet him someday, and I would say thank you. One day I had that chance.

I completely blew it.

New Presentation - Building Practical Oracle Audit Trails

I wrote a presentation on designing and building practical audit trails back in 2012 and presented it once and then never again. By chance I did not post the pdf's of these slides at that time. I did though some....[Read More]

Posted by Pete On 01/10/15 At 05:16 PM