In the ‘I Told You To Not Wake that Sleeping Dog’ Department
A British television personality set out to prove that all these losses of personal computer data are ‘much ado about nothing’.
Well, that was a sad story, because he decided to prove his point by publishing his own data, and an enterprising member fo the TV audience used that data to take a batch of money from his account and transfer it to charity to prove his or her point. Read about the whole thing here.
A good link to a paper from University of Arizona on database forensics at Paul M. Wright’s blog.
Christian Bilien has a great little article on tracking down missing memory (containing all kinds of grotty technical detail).
Using PL/SQL Associative Arrays
ODP.NET developers can use PL/SQL as an API to the data in the database and use associative array binding to reduce network round-trips. The result is a reduced workload for both the network and Oracle Database, which means faster performance and better scalability for your applications.
I don’t know how I missed posting a link to this list of the Seven Deadly Habits of a DBA before.
In the early days of the mini-computer (i.e. before PCs), someone came up with a very simple editing program. You couldn’t realliy call it word processor, because it basically just printed things you typed on paper. They called the program Expensive Typewriter.
Well now you can relive those days of heady misuse of technology thanks to Tanel Poder and his article: