At the moment I am in Cairo delivering a number of 11g New Features trainings.
I have a completely packed class with 21 students.
Muhammad is an internationally recognized artist and has been painting since more than 25 years now. He had exhibitions in Paris, Hamburg, Berlin, Zurich and many other places.
He lives in a very poor area near the great basar Khan Al-Khalili.
I will deliver a number of Oracle 11g trainings here.
This is the first time I am in Egypt after 12 years.
In the middel of the ninetees I had been living here for a couple of longer times.
I am very interested in the developments in Egyptian society since then.
Hopefully I will meet a lot of interesting people.
Yesterday I had organized a little dinner with Steven Feuerstein, my former collegue Christoph Burandt and his lovely wife Silvia as well as my dear friend Jenny.
Steven had delivered a two day seminar for Oracle University in Munich. Although he was very sick in the last days, he had caught a chest cold and swollowed an enormaouse amount of remedies in order to be able to deliver anyway, he preferred not to hang around in his room alone and come for our little dinner.
Thanks for coming Steven! Hope you’re feeling better already.
We talked about everything but PL/SQL and had a lot of fun.
Christoph is the one who had introduced me to PL/SQL in 2000 and I was very happy to meet him once again.
I think that he is one of the best instructors in this field you can get in Germany.
His wife is from Peru and Steven adressed her in Spanish.
Everybody could speak Spanish except me!
I am just downloading the latest patchset for RDBMS Server 10.2.0.4 for Linux x86.
It is documented in Metalink NOTE: 316900.1
Components of This Patch Set
The following are the updated components of this patch set:
I am very curiose about the possibility to capture a workload in 10g and run for Real Application Testing in 11g.
It should be included in this patchset.
I will try it and post about it here ASAP.
All you need to do is threaten them!
They have removed the links to my content.
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Looking at my list of referrers to my blog I recently found a link comming in to one of my posts.
I followed the link and found a website where someone had a blog which justs consists of stolen posts. He just had added my post to his blog and did not even mention me. His name is, oh no! I am not even going to mention it here because this would only increase his daily hits!
I contacted him by email and asked him to remove my post right away – nothing ever happened since more than a week now.
Theft of intellectual property seems to become a more and more fashionable practice.
Here is a link to a list of some recent popular cases of this kind of vandalism.
I am not sure if I want to continue blogging in the future.
Let’s publish books again
and let people pay for it!
“Making PL/SQL a better language”. This is Steven Feuerstein’s obsession.
In his courses he always encourages his students to send their comments to Bryn Llewellyn the project manager for PL/SQL at Oracle.
A while ago Steven already has launched a PL/SQL forum in OTN where people can directly ask him questions.
Now Steven has put together a website to make it really easy for developers to communicate their concerns and priorities to Bryn (with his support, of course).
Seems to become an interesting place and I will add it to my blogrole.
It contains my article on some 11g New Features related to DDL.
I had posted about them a while ago in my 11g Top New Features Series.
Thank you SOUG!
On Dec. 3rd. Oracle has released
Enterprise Linux Release 5 Update 1 Media Pack
for x86_64 (64 bit)
and x86_32(32 bit)
for download on Edelivery