Independent Contractor

Tools and Database Tricks

I must tell you up front, I am not a fan of anything 3rd party if the 1st party can do it. Tools must truly be value-added propositions, or they don’t fly with me. In […]

A story I want to tell…

It doesn’t need to be told. That would be me making too much of myself if I really believed that anyone had to hear me. The only reason for me to write is to express […]

Please don’t charge me more; but, also, do not make me an exception to a policy. Establish a sound policy, and make sure it is taught. By taught, I mean chain-wide, not store-wide or shift-wide. […]

Shoe Shine Mister?

It is hard to imagine how I could have been so young and had such a job. Saturday mornings at the local, four-chair barber ship in the Colonial Village shopping center in Arlington Virginia. It […]

This little experiment has big implications. Oracle RAC was ruled out on AWS because the disks could not be shared. Within the past year there have been installations of Oracle RAC using iSCSI devices as […]

What do you do when you become responsible for an Oracle database that has been running for three years, accumulating nobody really knows what, other than it’s all very important. You have the Window 2008 […]

When returning something to Target or Walmart, not only can they access your purchase by the receipt, they can access it via your credit card. Their no-hassle return policies are well-defined, and even when an item can’t […]

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