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Oracle Database 12c : EXPAND_SQL_TEXT, APPROX_COUNT_DISTINCT, Session Sequences and Temporary Undo

While I was away on the OTN APAC tour, I wasn’t really able to sink my teeth into anything, so inspired by Connor McDonald‘s session in Perth, I decided to write up a few bits and pieces in my free moments in the hotels and planes (when I had enough elbow room to type). Here […]


Oracle Database 12c : EXPAND_SQL_TEXT, APPROX_COUNT_DISTINCT, Session Sequences and Temporary Undo was first posted on November 23, 2014 at 2:21 pm.
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OTN APAC 2014 : Summary

As you will have seen from my last post, I’m back in Birmingham after completing the OTN APAC 2014 tour. Here is a list of all the posts I wrote over the course of the tour. OTN APAC 2014 : The Journey to Perth OTN APAC 2014 : Perth – Day 1 OTN APAC 2014 […]


OTN APAC 2014 : Summary was first posted on November 23, 2014 at 10:46 am.
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OTN APAC 2014 : Auckland to Birmingham

Everything went smoothly at Auckland airport. Boarding an A380 takes quite a bit of time and I was near the front of the plane, so I was in the last group to board. Fortunately there was loads of room for hand luggage and the seat was pretty good. The people too my right were a […]


OTN APAC 2014 : Auckland to Birmingham was first posted on November 23, 2014 at 9:44 am.
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VirtualBox 4.3.20

Just got home to find VirtualBox 4.3.20 has been released. I’ve just installed it on MaC (Yosemite), Fedora 20 and Windows 7 with no dramas so far. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. Cheers Tim…


VirtualBox 4.3.20 was first posted on November 22, 2014 at 4:11 pm.
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OTN APAC 2014 : Auckland – Day 2

My day 2 at the conference started with my analytic functions session. I’m always a bit worried I oversimplify things, but people seem to appreciate it, so perhaps I’m just being paranoid. I’m sure the feedback will let me know. Next I went to Chris Muir‘s session of Developing Web and Mobile Dashboards with Oracle ADF. I […]


OTN APAC 2014 : Auckland – Day 2 was first posted on November 21, 2014 at 5:37 am.
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WordPress 4.0.1 Released

I got a bunch of emails this morning telling me by blogs had upgraded to WordPress 4.0.1. It’s a critical security release, so if you’ve not done an auto-update, you really need to get this sorted. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. Cheers Tim…


WordPress 4.0.1 Released was first posted on November 20, 2014 at 11:32 pm.
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OTN APAC 2014 – Auckland – Day 1

So it was really day 2 of the conference, but it was day 1 for me, so that’s the way I’m naming it… There were seven tracks available, but I’ll be speaking about what I saw… First up was the keynote by Tim Ebbeck called 10 Rules of Transformational Leadership. I’m not the biggest fan of […]


OTN APAC 2014 – Auckland – Day 1 was first posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:30 am.
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OTN APAC 2014 : Auckland Day Off

The first day of the Auckland conference was made up of hands-on labs and workshops. I wasn’t presenting, so I arranged to meet up with some friends and have a play day. On my way out of the hotel I saw Osama Mustafa, who is still looking buff like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. On […]


OTN APAC 2014 : Auckland Day Off was first posted on November 19, 2014 at 6:55 pm.
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OTN APAC 2014 : Bangkok to Auckland

I left the Bangkok event straight after my session, went back to my hotel to get my luggage, then got a taxi to the airport. I was a little worried as people said the traffic would be horrific. Luckily I beat the worst of the traffic and my hotel was very close to the highway. […]


OTN APAC 2014 : Bangkok to Auckland was first posted on November 18, 2014 at 10:44 am.
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OTN APAC 2014 : Bangkok

I spent a long time in bed last night, but it was quite fitful sleep. As a result, I slept in late this morning, which wasn’t really a problem as I was not speaking until 14:45. The Bangkok event was a single-track event, with the following running order. คุณนพรัตน์ วาณิชฤดี : Amazing Oracle SQL Daniel Morgan : Oracle 12c: […]


OTN APAC 2014 : Bangkok was first posted on November 17, 2014 at 12:17 pm.
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