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October 2013

Bernie Dugggs - 8bit Oak Roots

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Bernie Dugggs Oak Table Sunday 2012 presentation taking a nostalgic look at developing games for the ZX Spectrum and how some principles don't change. Original abstract ....

8-Bit Oak Roots
"There's a reason so many Oakies are about the same age. We were the keen users of the first popular computers. The British version of that experience was based on cheap and available 8-bit home computers that unleashed people's latent passion, talent and ingenuity in over-coming platform limitations.
Bernie Dugggs will take a nostalgic look at his personal history as a developer of commercial ZX Spectrum computer games for Imagine, Ocean and Odin and show how relevant the experiences and lessons learned have remained throughout a career in software"

Bernie Dugggs - 8bit Oak Roots

Media: 
See video

Bernie Dugggs Oak Table Sunday 2012 presentation taking a nostalgic look at developing games for the ZX Spectrum and how some principles don't change. Original abstract ....

8-Bit Oak Roots
"There's a reason so many Oakies are about the same age. We were the keen users of the first popular computers. The British version of that experience was based on cheap and available 8-bit home computers that unleashed people's latent passion, talent and ingenuity in over-coming platform limitations.
Bernie Dugggs will take a nostalgic look at his personal history as a developer of commercial ZX Spectrum computer games for Imagine, Ocean and Odin and show how relevant the experiences and lessons learned have remained throughout a career in software"

OTN Nordic Tour 2013

I’ll be representing the Oracle ACE Program as part of the OTN Nordic Tour this year. I’ve just booked my flights, so in a little over a week I’ll be starting the three date tour.

  • Oct 22nd : Stockholm, Sweden (ORCAN) – 3 Presentations
  • Oct 23rd : Copenhagen, Denmark (DOUG) – 2 Presentations
  • Oct 24th : Oslo, Norway (OUGN) – 2 Presentations

I put forward a few different papers each event picked different ones, so it looks like I could be presenting up to 6 distinct sessions over the tour. This next week is going to be very busy. I’ve got to put the finishing touches to one presentation, then rehearse all 6 a few times… :)

Cheers

Tim…

OpenLDAP – Using phpldapadmin to Maintain your LDAP Server

This is the final part of a multi-part blog post on using OpenLDAP for Net Service Name Resolution.  Part 1 can be found here.

Ok, now that you have installed and configured phpldapadmin, you’ll want to do some customization, that will facilitate using phpldapadmin specifically for maintaining Net Service Names.  Remember, phpldapadmin is a generic tool, that can be used to manage any LDAP server, with virtually any type of content.  At this point, you can use it to manage your LDAP server, but, I’ll provide you two new custom templates, for managing Net Service Names and Net Service Aliases.

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OpenLDAP – phpldapadmin – Install and Configure

This is part 5 of a multi-part blog post on using OpenLDAP for Net Service Name Resolution.  Part 1 can be found here.

Day to Day Management

The tns2ldif program is great for converting a large number of Net Service Names into the LDIF format, for subsequent bulk loading into the LDAP server.  But, for day to day operation, where you may want to add or delete individual Net Service Names or modify an existing Net Service Name, hand editing LDIF files is probably not an optimal solution.  So, is there a GUI solution that may help with this type of day to day work?  There are a few free LDAP GUIs available.  The one I have chosen is phpldapadmin.

phpldapadmin

View Data Volume Estimates

When the optimizer has to estimate the data volume (the BYTES column in the plan output), it usually bases this information on the column statistics, if applicable and available (think of complex expressions).However, whenever there is a VIEW operator in an execution plan, that represents an unmerged view, the optimizer obviously "loses" this information and starts applying defaults that are based on the column definition.Depending on the actual content of the columns this can lead to dramatic differences in data volume estimates.Both, under- and overestimates are possible, because for character based columns these defaults seem to be based on an assumed 50% fill grade, so a VARCHAR2(100 BYTE) column counts as 50 bytes data volume.For multi-byte character sets the same rule applies based on the maximum width of a column using the "char" semantics, so a VARCHAR2(1000 CHAR) column counts as 2000 byte

largest SGA

I am curious and wanted to know how many memory allocation SGA config largest ever in the world, ITB, 2TB, 4TB and so on ... kind regards, Iwan

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OpenLDAP – Care and Feeding of Your LDAP Server

This is part 4 of a multi-part blog post on using OpenLDAP for Net Service Name Resolution.  Part 1 can be found here.

Congratulations!

You should now have a correctly installed and fully configured LDAP server, that’s up to the task of doing Net Service Name resolution.  So, now you’ve come this far, you probably have a whole list of Net Service Names that you want to load into your LDAP server.  We’ve reviewed the LDIF format for Net Service Names, but, unless you have a very small number of Net Service Names, converting them from tnsnames.ora format to LDIF format could prove to be a very tedious task, indeed.  In my case, I had approximately 250 Net Service Names, that I needed to load.  So, I wrote a small C program, that I called tns2ldif, for this task.

Largest SGA Ever

I am curious and wanted to know how many memory allocation SGA config largest ever in the world, ITB, 2TB, 4TB and so on ... kind regards, Iwan (iwank21@gmail.com)

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Write cache with open file handles?

I have a doubt about RAC.

I was trying recovery of OCR and voting disk. This is what I did:

-- created a diskgroup OCRVD with external redundancy and 5 disks
-- Moved OCR and voting file to the diskgroup OCRVD
-- Corrupted all the disks in the diskgroup using dd command. I was expecting c/ware to come down as all the voting disks are inaccessible. But the c/ware continued as earlier. C/ware alert log, OCSSD log and ASm alert log did not display anything relevant.
-- I even deleted all the partitions on which ASM disks were configured but c/ware still continued.
-- As soon as I stopped ISCSI service, the alert log revealed that Voting disk was inaccessible and node rebooted .

How can these results be explained in view of the fact that for c/ware to continue, more than half the number of voting disks should be accessible.

Thanks and regards
Anju Garg

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