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When overloading a procedure or function it is the calling parameters that make the difference. The return type does not make a difference as far as the ability to overload. Generally, when talking about overloaded procedures, you will hear or read something like “You must change at least one of the parameter data types to overload it.” But that’s not really true.
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Ahhh. Disney in the morning, nap after lunch and pizza for dinner. The weekends go too fast. #
Monday is proof that all good things come to an end. Actually, I guess that just proves 1 good thing comes to an end. Close enough. #
Defining Cloud Computing – Part 2: Distributed Computing [...]
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3 Cloud Operating Systems You Can Use Right Now http://tinyurl.com/c52puq #
Blogged “Building a PL/SQL Parser (using PL/SQL), Part 1″ http://it.toolbox.com/trd/46/2/29703/3/ #
Blogged “I apologize for the state of the code formatting” http://it.toolbox.com/trd/46/2/29705/3/ #
@wfavero the first time it is annoying, the second frustrating but after a handful of times, they need to start testing better. in reply [...]
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@bananakin why no laptop? #
New podcast; Aptana Cloud ?http://tinyurl.com/b3yg4l #
RT @Database_News DB2 Storage Engine for MySQL Coming Soon – System iNetwork: DB2 Storage Engine for MySQL Coming. http://tinyurl.com/c3qena #
Sprint laying off 8000 by march http://tinyurl.com/d484yq #
@bananakin I guess you got an apple with a wyrm in it. #
Home depot laying off 7000, caterpiller [...]
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@peglegpug Yeah, I left after the imax dome. I’ve been fighting a cold and was in bed by 9:30. Sounds like a good times was had though. in reply to peglegpug #
@mositampa How do I contact you about the Mosi Ambassador and the Jan 21 show? I’d like to be involved in [...]
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Windows 7 boots and shuts down much faster than vista. #
Netflix watch now works great in win7, too. I was afraid it might not. #
I’ve lost my back and forward buttons in firefox though. Not sure what’s up with that. #
@fuadar it’s cold here in florida too. It was low 40s today. [...]
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What’s a good db framework (ala jdbc) for PHP? I would rather not use a specific db interface. #
@surachart thanks. in reply to surachart #
@piontekdd abt tje in reply to piontekdd #
Abt the twiter client. I settled on blackbird. #
@oraclenerd planning on mosi. Looks like fun. in reply to oraclenerd #
@oracletechnet I [...]
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If you are into social sites, check out the newest for OSS: Open Source Universe.
I like this because it seems to me that most people in OSS (developers, designers and even users) tend to cluster around projects. I mean, that makes sense when actually working on the project but mixing with other projects (on a regular basis and not just at the occasional conference) makes sense. If there is regular social interaction, I think … Read the rest!Read the rest of this entry »
Got a new twit client for the bb. Have to see if it works better than twitterberry for me. #
Right now I am having a dr who marathon (season 3) courtesy of netflix watch instantly. #
I just updated my Squidoo page: Learn Oracle / http://tinyurl.com/5atjaz #
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I was recently asked this question:
Do you find that its beneficial to start a blog on the blogger platform versus installing it on your own site?
My opinion on this has changed in the last few months. I used to think that blogger or wordpress.com were “good enough”. I now think you should host your own blog on your own domain. My only reason for this is the amount of control you have by … Read the rest!Read the rest of this entry »
The Amazon AWS blog has a good story about about Soocial.com. Soocial.com is an address book on steroid. It works with (or will work with soon): outlook, blackberry, gmail, mac address book and other phones. They just need to add Yahoo and Windows Contacts.
I wrote about it on my cloud blog, 100% AWS.
The AWS blog post has a good overview of the overall architecture. They are using Postgres and pgpool II on EC2 … Read the rest!Read the rest of this entry »
LewisC’s An Expert’s Guide to Oracle Technology
TUSC, actually ROLTA, has announced that they have purchased Piocon.
Rolta, one of India’s leading Engineering and IT companies, today announced the acquisition of Piocon Technologies, Inc. of Chicago…
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Foxit just announced a new ebook reader, the Foxit eSllick. At less than a half inch thick, it has a built-in MP3 player and it uses the same eInk technology that Amazon Kindle uses. It comes with an SD slot and a 2GB SD card. It doesn’t have wifi but it comes in at $100 dollars less. It also lets you update the device via USB and supports rich PDF documents, that means that you … Read the rest!Read the rest of this entry »
Open source the way it ought to be. Today, Percona announced a replacement for InnoDB that improves performance and fixes bugs. The new engine is called XtraDB.
According to Vadim at Percona:
It’s 100% backwards-compatible with standard InnoDB, so you can use it as a drop-in replacement in your current environment. It is designed to scale better on modern hardware, and includes a variety of other features useful in high performance environments.
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The local temp on 12/16, 92 degrees:
Picture of the day (I got a new camera). I doubt I will really do a picture a day but I like this one. It’s some really fuzzy clouds in a weird pattern.
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I have written a new book on SQL DML. This is a total beginner book: how to commit and rollback, how to query, how to add data, etc.
Probably not of interest to most of the people who read this blog but if you know of anyone completely new to SQL, this would make a great Christmas present. Only 14.95. It is completely vendor agnostic, although the examples all use Oracle and MySQL.
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The results are not complete yet but I wanted to post some summary data as I get it. Here are the answers to a few YES/NO questions on open source usage.
Does Your Company Have an Open Source Policy
Does your company ALLOW the use of open source software
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