Category Archives: Oracle

UKOUG Tech 14 : Monday

The day started with a taxi ride into New Street station to get the 06:01 train to Liverpool Lime Street. I was a little dissapointed that the train was a sprint train, so there were no tables and no power sockets. When the ticket guy came through I asked about an upgrade to first class […]

UKOUG Tech14 : It’s nearly here…

I’ve literally just picked up my train tickets for Monday’s trip to Liverpool for UKOUG Tech14! I’m only going to be there for Monday, so I’ve got a lot to pack in. I’ll be doing 2 sessions, at 09:00 and 14:30, so if you don’t want to come to my sessions, but want to meet up […]

Oracle Midlands : Event #7

The line-up for the Oracle Midlands Event #7 has been put on the website. You can see the details here. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it as I’ll be at the Riga Dev Day in Latvia. This will be the first Oracle Midlands I’ve missed. Cheers Tim…

OTN APAC 2014 : Beijing Interviews

While we were in Beijing on the OTN APAC Tour, some of use were asked to do some media interviews. You can see them here: Me Francisco Munoz Alvarez Bjoern Rost I don’t like seeing myself on video, because it reminds me I don’t look like Brad Pitt. Cheers Tim…

Oracle Midlands Event #6 : Summary

Last night was the Oracle Midlands Event #6 with Bjoern Rost. Let’s start with the important stuff! I am now the proud owner of an Oracle Press bear! I didn’t technically win it, but one of the people who did donated it to me. This was the right thing to do for two reasons. (1) […]

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 […]

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 : 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 […]

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…

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 […]