General Technology

See Sharp Objects, Run with Sharp Objects, Crash with Sharp Objects – Obscure and Incorrect Error Messages in Commercial Products

January 15, 2016 Since October 2015 I have been fighting with an application programming interface (API) that works with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.  The API, with uses Microsoft .Net 4.0 or higher, is intended to simplify the process of automating the creation of various types of documents within the ERP system.  For example, the API […]

See Sharp Objects, Run with Sharp Objects, Crash with Sharp Objects – Nothing but .Net, C#, and ODP.NET – 1

December 5, 2015 I have been writing computer programs for a few years – the first more than 30 years ago, and have written programs in a variety of languages including C++, Cobol, Pascal, BASIC, Visual Basic, eVB, a couple of scripting languages (including JavaScript and VBScript), and a few others that are long forgotten (I could […]

Web Pages Not Databases – Part 2: Fail2ban, Apache, IP Addresses, Linux, SELinux

August 23, 2015 (Modified August 31, 2015, September 14, 2015) (Back to the Previous Article in this Series) I started using Linux in 1999, specifically Red Hat Linux 6.0, and I recall upgrading to Red Hat Linux 6.1 after downloading the files over a 56k modem – the good old days.  I was a little […]

On the Topic of Technology… 8 – First 48 hours with Windows 10

August 3, 2015 (Updated August 5, 2015, August 10, 2015, August 29, 2015) (Back to the Previous Post in the Series) I have been testing Windows 10 under the Windows Insider Program for several months using an old Dell Precision Core 2 Extreme computer (with NVidia graphics card) that was retired from engineering service a […]

Install Nagios on a Synology DiskStation DS415+ (Plex Support Also Added)

December 24, 2014 (Modified December 29, 2014 – Added Plex Support Section, January 11, 2015 – Added Nagios Web Status and Fixed Status Logging, April 5, 2015 – Added Plex/Nagios/Wordpress Stress Test, May 25, 2015 – current Plex download supports CPU in DS415+) (Back to the Previous Post in the Series) This article describes how […]

Review of Synology DS415+, How to Add Memory to the DS415+, Web Pages Not Databases

December 19, 2014 As frequent readers of this blog likely know, I have not posted very many articles recently.  It seems that lately I struggle to find time to post interesting items to the blog, which is mostly focused on Oracle Database notes, so this is a three in one off-topic post.  I have been busy […]

On the Topic of Technology… 7

September 26, 2014 (Back to the Previous Post in the Series)  (Forward to the Next Post in the Series) As I was walking from the back of the facility where I work to my office just recently, I started repeatedly saying to myself as I approached the office door, “that huge computer was not here when I started […]

On the Topic of Technology… 6

March 16, 2014 (Back to the Previous Post in the Series)  (Forward to the Next Post in the Series) It has been a while since my last post on this blog – I guess that the simple answer is that I was busy with a lot of non-Oracle Database related items, and was suffering from […]

On the Topic of Technology… 5

July 7, 2013 (Back to the Previous Post in the Series) (Forward to the Next Post in the Series) As many readers of this blog are probably aware, Oracle Corporation has released Oracle Database 12.1.0.1 so far for the Linux, Solaris, and Windows platforms.  Oracle Database 12.1.0.1 may be downloaded from Oracle’s OTN website.  This article is not […]