As always, installations of Oracle server products on Fedora are not a great idea, as explained here.
I was reading some stuff about the Fedora 23 Alpha and realised Fedora 22 had passed me by. Not sure how I missed that.
Anyway, I did a run through of the usual play stuff.
I wrote a few months ago about having a play with Windows 10 (here).
I’m visiting family today, catching up on all the Windows desktop (and mobile phone) support that I missed while I was away.
I purposely postponed the Windows 10 update on the desktops before I went away, but now I’m back I did the first of them.
The update itself was fine, but it did take a long time. Nothing really to write home about.
WordPress 4.3 “Billie” has arrived.
I was on my blog admin pages doing something else and I noticed the update was available before the auto-updater kicked in and updated the site automatically, so I gave it a nudge and now I’m upgraded.
Like most of the recent WordPress updates, there is little new that interests me, but it’s always a good idea to be up to date, so whatever…
By the time you read this, you are probably auto-magically running on WordPress 4.2.4.
It’s a security release. You can read about the changes here.
Have a good time sitting back and doing nothing while it takes care of itself!
When I say “voodoo” in this context, I’m really talking about bullshit explanations for things based on guesswork, rather than reasoned argument built using facts and investigation.
It’s really easy for voodoo explanations to proliferate when people are starved of facts. There are several ways this can happen, but a couple of them that spring to mind and really piss me off are:
In this post, we’re going to use Delphix to create a virtual ASM diskgroup, and provision a clone of the virtual ASM diskgroup to a target system. I call it vASM, which is pronounced “vawesome.” Let’s make it happen.
Most viewers assume Gollum was talking about Shelob the giant spider here, but I have it on good authority that he was actually talking about Delphix. You see, Delphix (Data tamquam servitium in trinomial nomenclature) is the world’s most voracious datavore. Simply put, Delphix eats all the data.
I read a post this morning and it hit a raw nerve or two.
As followers of the blog will know, I use KeePass for all my work and personal passwords. I’ve come across a number of sites that prevent pasting passwords for “security reasons” and it drives me nuts. Fortunately, most of the them can’t prevent the auto-type feature, so at least that’s something…
Technology is scary for a lot of people, but the biggest problem I see out there is denial (It’s not just a river in Africa! ).
For people who are new to technology, the biggest problem I see is they refuse to actually read what is on the screen. I’m not talking about those stupid End User License Agreement (EULA) screens that nobody reads. I’m talking about basic instructions. If a screen says,
“Enter your username and password, then click the Login button.”