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30 December 2012

2012 in review

Filed under: Misc — Venzi @ 21:03

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 46,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 11 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

10 September 2009

Times have changed

Filed under: Misc — Venzi @ 14:58

It has been already some time that I posted something here and I’m sorry for that but there are good reasons for it. First and most important thing is that I’ll go to New York at 5th of October – business related – and stay there 1 and a half year according to the current plan. The second thing is that my company unfortunately decided to close our office here in Austria due to money saving plans – financial crisis. So you can guess that we had a lot of other things to do then. For my german readers I started a new web site where you can follow me on my trip in New York: Of course I’ll continue this blog but this one will become a pure tech blog related to my experiences in the IT industry. And that brings me already to two points:

  • I’ve updated my MacBook successfully to snow leopard!
  • Oracle 11g Release 2 is out!

13 July 2009

USB tools you must have

Filed under: Misc — Venzi @ 14:44

I’m sure you know the important USB tools like a USB coffee cup warmer or a USB ventilator without the IT wouldn’t work anymore. 🙂 Now there is another (useless) tool, the i.Saw.

Yeah, now I’m able to cut trees with my MacBook and that for just 60 dollars! 😉

5 March 2009

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…..

Filed under: Misc — Venzi @ 11:39

It has been quite a long time since my last post and I’m sorry for that. The reason for this is that my workload in the company went more and more from the database side to the application side. That’s actually a double edged sword. On the one side it’s good for me to learn more and more about the application on the other side I’ve less time for playing/struggling around with Oracle. And that’s one reason why the Oracle related posts are missing in the last couple of months. On the other hand my free time got also rarely. Not because of lot of work but more because of the amount of hobbies I’ve and one of them (volunteer Fire Fighter in my home town) needed the last couple of months a little bit more time as estimated.

Anyway, all together what’s going on so far in my life:

  • A good old friend of mine went to a new work to Berlin/Germany and I’m looking forward to visit him (sometime)
  • My vacation is now booked (yes, the last one was just in October last year!) and it goes to Cuba in the middle of April
  • With a break of 10 years I started skiing again this winter and I really enjoy it a lot. On Saturday I’ll go with some of my working colleagues to Flachau in Salzburg/Austria
  • Yesterday I had the chance to visit the Oracle Austria headquater in Vienna and got a great course about 11g upgrade and a little bit of performance tuning features and other interesting new features.

10 November 2008

Made it to Pythian Group’s Log Buffer

Filed under: Misc — Venzi @ 15:55

Wow. That was my first thought as a pingback mail arrived in my mailbox on Friday. Where it came from? It was from The Pythian Group‘s Log Buffer blog entry. Seems that my last post about the SQLDeveloper Data Modeling tool was interesting enough to make it in there. Well I want to thank the Oracle at work blog entry which pointed me to the tool and of course thanks to David Edwards who mentioned me in the last Log Buffer post.

2 May 2008

They write the right stuff

Filed under: Misc — Venzi @ 11:21

Do you also wonder sometimes why developers produce so many bugs today? And they don’t even care about it sometimes. It seems that it isn’t important anymore to THINK when you write code. QA has to find the bugs now – not the developer anymore. Software patches can be delivered easily now that broadband internet connection is available everywhere. “There is a bug…. no problem here is the patch. Oh, there is another one…. here is the patch….”. They don’t have to think anymore if they can solve an issue better – with fewer lines of code – fewer CPU time. If it’s slow then look for a faster Pc with more CPU power!

But the hope dies at last – the perfect software exists… found in Tom Kytes blog: They write the right stuff

27 January 2008

Just great!

Filed under: Misc — Venzi @ 01:56

God, I love this song! The melody the lyric, it is just fantastic and also the video is really nice…. and the babes in it! 😉

9 January 2008

Best backup advocate ever seen

Filed under: Misc — Venzi @ 09:48

Just found it in a Pythian Group Blog:

It’s the best advocate for backups I’ve ever seen! You nearly get a feeling of guilt if you continue without backup! 🙂


20 November 2007

70% Geek

Filed under: Misc — Venzi @ 18:54

Better than expected:

70% Geek

Sorry, seems that the graph doesn’t work right…

5 September 2007

Why I like Oracle much more than MySql

Filed under: Misc — Venzi @ 18:30

I’ve to get a little MySql database running on a local test system and import a “dump” file of a database to verify, if the file is valid. Sounds easy, but first you have to find out, how you get the dump file into the database. For that you must know, that MySql doesn’t write a “normal” dump file as default, but a simple SQL-file including all the statements to get the status from the database back. Ok, also not very hard. Then you import the file, but not with @ like in Sql*Plus. The correct syntax is ‘source <sourcefile>;’. While executing this you get pissed on with “value bigger than max_allowed_packet”. You spend 1 hour to get yourself throw the documentation, found 4 ways to set this damn variable but – just one way works. Ok, you throw away the database, recreate it, set the variable and get sure that it is set and before you reexecute the file you would like to spool the result. But, MySql doesn’t know “spool” like Sql*Plus. No it doesn’t know anything like that as I saw on spending some minutes on the documentation and Google. The only thing you have is a .mysql_history file, but it also didn’t protocol the echo from the database, no just the commands you typed in. Ok, well no spooling, you have the shell open and will some critical error.  So restart the import from the file and see: Same max_allowed_packet error again though the variable is set to the highest value. I’m really pissed on MySql at the moment. Sure I know, if I would know it better, it would not be a problem, but my Dad has his birthday today and it’s already 6:30 PM. I don’t want to spent more time on it in the office!

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