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OUGN : Day 2

Day 2 started really early. Having got to bed about 02:00, I was up at 05:30 and thinking about my 08:30 session. The previous evening’s conversation with Brynn was playing on my mind a little (in a good way), thinking how that conversation should/would affect my session. The session itself seemed to go well. I […]


OUGN : Day 2 was first posted on April 5, 2014 at 4:22 pm.
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OUGN : Day 1

The journey to Norway was pretty straight forward, but during the second flight, from Amsterdam to OSLO, my nose and eyes started to stream. I didn’t feel ill, but I was starting to worry I might be getting ill right before a conference. I landed in Norway, got the train to the centre of OSLO […]


OUGN : Day 1 was first posted on April 5, 2014 at 4:03 pm.
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Oracle Midlands : Event #3 – Registration Open

Registration is now open for Oracle Midlands Event #3 on Tuesday 20th May.. As I mentioned in a previous post, Christian Antognini will be the speaker for both the sessions this time. He’ll be covering “12c Adaptive Query Optimization” and “Row Chaining and Row Migration Internals”. Red Gate Software have kindly offered to sponsor the event again, so registration […]


Oracle Midlands : Event #3 – Registration Open was first posted on March 31, 2014 at 6:04 pm.
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300 : Rise of an Empire

I went to see 300 : Rise of an Empire yesterday. My feelings on this were a bit of a mixed bag. I was not the biggest fan of the original 300 movie at the cinema, but I have subsequently warmed to it. This film adds a bit more story about the lead up to […]


300 : Rise of an Empire was first posted on March 30, 2014 at 5:32 pm.
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UKOUG Operating System and Storage Event – 28th May

Just a quick note to say the call for papers is open for the UKOUG Operating System and Storage Event in Birmingham on the 28th May. To quote the website, “This event will cover Linux and Solaris Administration, Storage and Network Administration, Virtualisation and Engineered Systems. UKOUG Operating Systems & Storage Event takes place in Birmingham on […]


UKOUG Operating System and Storage Event – 28th May was first posted on March 27, 2014 at 10:30 am.
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Oracle Midlands : Event #2 Summary

The second Oracle Midlands event took place last night. The most important part of the evening was the opportunity to win an Oracle Press teddy bear. Oh yeah, there were a couple of talks too… I was planning to arrive early and go for a quick drink with my dad, but the Birmingham traffic put […]


Oracle Midlands : Event #2 Summary was first posted on March 26, 2014 at 9:34 pm.
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VirtualBox 4.3.10

VirtualBox 4.3.10 has been released. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. At the time of writing, the link to the Windows version seems to be broken, but the Mac, Oracle Linux and Fedora versions are there. Happy upgrading! Cheers Tim… Update: Probably best to wait a while before downloading this new version. […]


VirtualBox 4.3.10 was first posted on March 26, 2014 at 4:28 pm.
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