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So a Data Architect and a Biz Guy walk into a bar.

BG: What’s a data architect?

DA: Well, a company is like a big hill and the business people are at the bottom of the hill. Data starts at the top. It looks and smells a lot like poop. As a matter of a fact, I’ll call it poop.

BG: That’s kind of disgusting and probably irrelevant.

DA: No, stick with me (like poop). I’ll get to the point soon.

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Agility and Analysis

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Cool Tool Of The Week – Open Modelsphere: Open Source Data Modeling

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Oracle INFORMATION_SCHEMA

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ORA_Tweet Now Does Short URLs

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Private vs Public Global Variables

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Catching Up – Email, PL/JSON, Oracle Open Source, ORA_Tweet on oracle.com

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View PDFs on a BlackBerry

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DBAs and Developers, Do you suffer from Performance Dysfunction (PD)?

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I apologize for the state of the code formatting

This is very frustrating to me. Apparently a change was made here at ittoolbox that is screwing up the HTML PRE tag. Posts that used to look good now look like crap. If I allow line breaks, it is somewhat readable but doesn’t keep spacing. If I don’t allow line breaks, which I usually don’t, it is pretty unreadable.

I’m not sure how long this has been going on. I posted a new entry a little while ago and thought something was wrong with my new post. However, after wasting part of my sun

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Comment by ting zhang on Oracle Modernization Solutions

Thank you very much for sharing the information of the book,in fact i was depressed by SOA..when boss told me that the new project needed SOA,in my mind,there is a big question…why ?what and how? boss said to me,you must designed it,and big questions appeared…but i cant say that boss,i dont know how to do it and why it is needed… so i searched much information about SOA,in fact,this is not a software or ide,just a thought… later i went to a meeting about SOA,and learned something

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Oracle Modernization Solutions

Oracle Modernization Solutions
A practical guide to planning and implementing SOA integration and Re-architecting to an Oracle platform
Authors: Tom Laszewski, Jason Williamson

Co-Authors: Mark Rakhmilevich, Michael Oara, Prakash Nauduri

Publisher…

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Comment by HelenWei on YOU Should Write a Blog!

Hi, experts, and coders,

I am looking for the groups those discuss the methods and procedures that can make the oracle data extraction and integration at the oracle CRM database interface client section. Please add me to any tools using discussion, such like Visual basic, Java, or SQL server, or Oracle Siebel CRM itself, or any similar applications that will help.

Thanks!

Hwei

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Comment by Darla Sycamore on YOU Should Write a Blog!

Someone on this site has hi jacked my nom de plume IFRSexorcist. I wish to report an identity theft.

Darla

IFRS Exorcist

http://ifrsexorcist.com

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Comment by LewisC on What Should I Learn? 6 Things That Will Make You better!

Cathy,

Thanks for the comment.

I think 4 is the hardest for many people. It was the hardest for me. 6 is hard for many people too.

Good luck in 2009!

LewisC

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Comment by Cathy Gibbs on What Should I Learn? 6 Things That Will Make You better!

THANK YOU Lewis C. This is a nice listing of how to start the 2009 work year tomorrow. I have copied this listing of 6 and following through. Full stop.

Each of these steps are actions that I have either done half-heartedly and I need to complete what I have started, OR some are of a newer realm that might be a little uncomfortable for me. But I wrote in a blog recently, get out there and make yourself uncomfortable because that is when you learn the most and push yourself (and those a

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Comment by Andrew on Laptop F key go bye-bye

I spill some water on my laptop. Now i broke my k key. I cant press the k button. I have to use a on screen keyboard just so i could write the letter k. What should i do. If my dad gets home, he’d be pissed.

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Partition Decoupling Method

LewisC’s An Expert’s Guide to Oracle Technology
I was reading about a new tool (pattern?, methodology?) that can find relationships and patterns in very large, time dependent, interrelated data (sounds like a warehouse doesn’t it?). From the descrip…

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What Should I Learn? 6 Things That Will Make You better!

LewisC’s An Expert’s Guide to Oracle Technology
I want to be a DBA, what should I learn?
I want to be an Oracle developer, what should I learn?
I want to get into IT, what should I learn?
I want to get promoted, what should I learn?
I get questions …

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Missing Windows in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

LewisC’s An Expert’s Guide to Oracle Technology
Well, I have been using Oracle’s new SQL Developer Data Modeler (OSDM) for a couple of months now. I’ve upgraded to beta 2. I have to say I really like it. I have given some feed back and the response …

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Comment by LewisC on Elections and Jury Duty: A Good Week to be an American

David,

Thanks for the comments.

does that mean that if I visit USA on business for a year or so and get a US driver’s licence, I will be eligible for jury duty, but if I stay off the motor vehicle driver rolls, I will not?

No. First, each state decides how to pick jurors. Some use election rolls but most have switched to drivers licenses. Why? Because people were not registering to vote so that they wouldn’t get picked. Everybody wants to drive.

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Comment by David Dickson on Elections and Jury Duty: A Good Week to be an American

“I’m 42 years old and have been driving since I was 15 (jurors are picked from motor vehicle driver rolls) and have never been chosen for jury duty.”

As a British citizen, I was surprised that US jurors are picked from motor vehicle driver rolls. In Britain, jurors are picked from the electoral register – the roll of people entitled to vote.

I am curious – does that mean that if I visit USA on business for a year or so and get a US driver’s licence, I will

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AVG and ZoneAlarm Are Giving it Away!

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AVG
Last week, AVG suggested to some users that user32.dll was a trojan and offered to delete the file for them. Know what happens when you delete a key dll like that? Kerblooey, that’s what.
AVG has s…

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XML in the Database: A Brief Overview

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How to interview an Oracle Developer

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Oracle Security: A Definition in Plain English, Part 4

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Oracle Security: A Definition in Plain English, Part 3

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TOTD, What is a DBA?

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Oracle Security: A Definition in Plain English, Part 2

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Oracle 10g+ Security and Audit – Part 1

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