Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a session by Connor McDonald. I heard a lot about him, his presentation style, and I even did a book review back in 2005. Everybody I talk to who attended a session by Connor - ever - is always very positive on his presentation style. And it is very impressive, humor, technical knowledge, all the ingredients are there to keep you focused on the content.
The 3 October quiz focused on ways to use UTL_FILE package to copy the contents of one file to another file.
Two players wrote with a concern about a possible conflict between the stated minimum version of this quiz (10.2) and the parameter list in the calls to UTL_FILE.FCOPY. Here's one of the comments:
Oracle Open World is underway. My first session, which I didn't plan, was on Unstructured Data. There is a lot of unstructured data going around, as opposed to relational data, and it will only increase in the future. The number of images and videos will only increase in the future.Especially for this, Marcelle Kratochvil is putting together an Oracle Unstructured Data with Multimedia SIG, just to spread the word on unstructured data and multimedia. She even put up a website (to be moved in the future) with white papers, preseentations, and links to other useful information.
Somebody asked why adding a user to the
wheel group in Oracle Enterprise Linux didn’t enable them as a sudoer, as qualified in my earlier Fedora post. The reason is that you also need to modify the
/etc/sudoers file to specify users allowed that privilege (and the file differs from it’s Fedora cousin). If you have the
root user privileges, you can do the following:
This post is more for me than it is for you, at least I will have a place to quickly check where am I supposed to be going next.The rest of this post is basically just my schedule for the upcoming week in San Francisco.Really looking forward to all the sessions, meeting old friends and making new ones.
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The 28 September quiz asked the following:
My friend, Dylan (3 yrs old), and his dad joined my family on Saturday for a birthday dinner (for me, I am now 53 years old). Also at the dinner was my good friend and all-around computer know-it-all, Joel (manages my websites, builds php/mySQL apps for me lickety-split and so on. For more info, visit his website). Joel drove up on his motorcyle and walked in with his big helmet and sturdy gloves.
In the month of September (to date), over 1260 Oracle technologists submitted 14,360 answers to quizzes, and explored the library of past quizzes. Here is a selection of quizzes from this month: