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MobaXterm 7.5

MobaXterm 7.5 has been released. You can find the downloads and changelog in the usual places.
If you are a Windows user, MobaXterm is by far the best tool I’ve ever found for SSH and X Server functionality. It’s much simpler than using Cyg…

Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) in 12c and RTFM Carefully

I keep thinking I’m moving forward with this Oracle database 12c stuff, but around every corner there is another surprise. A few days ago I was setting up a demo for Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) in 12c using my existing articles (10g, 11g)….

VirtualBox 3.2.22

VirtualBox 3.2.22 arrived yesterday, and here was me thinking it was dead.
The downloads and changelog are in the usual places.
Happy upgrading!
Cheers
Tim…
VirtualBox 3.2.22 was first posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:57 pm.©2012 “The ORACLE-BA…

Oracle, please take my money!

I need to renew my Oracle Support contract. Everyone on the intertubes tells me Oracle are a money grabbing evil empire right? So it follows that they are going to be really on the case with a support renewal right?
Two days ago I wrote an email to …

MacBook Prod 15″ Retina : Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

I mentioned in my recent post about Riga Dev Day 2015 I had some trouble with my VGA adapter and had to borrow one from Andrejs. It seemed to be working fine before I left. I was going to buy a cheap replacement from Amazon, but after reading a few …

Writing a new conference presentation

At the weekend I put together two new talks. One is a session for a local University, which I will blog about when it is confirmed. The other is a new conference presentation called “Pluggable Databases : What they will break and why you should …

Raising Steam

Raising Steam is the 40th book in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.
I waited a long time before starting this book because I heard from several sources that it wasn’t very good and I didn’t want to ruin what has been an awesome 39 …

phpBB 3.1.3

I just noticed that phpBB 3.1.3 was released at the start of the month.
Although the forum is still locked on my site, it pays to keep things up to date.
Happy upgrading.
Cheers
Tim…
phpBB 3.1.3 was first posted on February 5, 2015 at 12:52 pm.…

Statistics Collection Enhancements on Oracle Database 12c

I’ve been having a play around with the enhancements to the statistics collection in 12c. I’ve put together this top-level post with links to all my other articles on this subject.

Statistics Collection Enhancements in Oracle Database 12c…