Last, from Jonathan Lewis' Oracle Scratchpad, Always a fount of Oracle wisdom and experimentally confirmed results (in other words, conjecture-free), a valuable discussion of histogram behavior on text fields: Frequency Histogram 5.
Hyperion and Security
This posting at the Hyperion Consultant Blog brings up a concern with developing good security habits from the start in a Hyperion project (and promises some more details and tips in a later posting), but this is something that applies to all projects. It's often too easy to just throw open security during the development process because it's easy, then nail things down when you get close to production. It's a bad, wasteful idea in most cases. If you design the security in from the start you'll miss some last minute surprises in the final stages of your project. And while I'm up on the soapbox, let me put in a word for putting the security in the RDBMS. If you have the world's greatest application-implemented security and I can get unauthorized access to your RDBMS as an insider in your company at the command line, how's your security? Oracle has a ton of built-in and add-on security features. Please, use them!
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News You Can Use
Finally, one of the great quandries of life settled. No, it's not the new planet that may or may not have the right conditions for life (and may or may not exist, and may or may not have originated a SETI signal), but something really important: Lifehacker tells us how often you should flip a burger (the title really gives it away): Flip Your Burgers As Often As You'd Like for Better Cooking.