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Blog traffic summary, 2013

wordpress.com annual report: This year’s most popular post was my short treatment of youth soccer formations. It didn’t have much competition, however, as I wasn’t able to write much here in 2013.

Wondering Why There Hasn't Been a New 12.1.3 Procurement Rollup Patch (RUP) Recently?

So are you keeping an eye on Doc ID 1468883.1 and wondering why there has not been a new 12.1.3 RUP released since March 2013 Patch 15843459:R12.PRC_PF.B?

ZFS fundamentals: the write throttle

It’s no small feat to build a stable, modern filesystem. The more I work with ZFS, the more impressed I am with how much it got right, and how malleable it’s proved. It has evolved to fix shortcomings and accommodate underlying technological shifts.

Who is renicing these processes?

I was helping out a colleague on such a call this morning.  While the DTrace script I produced was not helpful in this actual case, I think it bear sharing, anyway.

What we wanted was a way to find out why various processes were running with nice set to -20.  There are two ways in which a process can have its nice changed.

  • nice(2) – where it changes itself
  • priocntl(2) – where something else changes it

I ended up with the following script after a bit of poking around.

Receivables Receipts Workbench Form Navigation Issue Fixed!

Oracle Support is pleased to announce a fix is available in R12.1 and later for that ANNOYING problem of not being able to use the mouse to navigate from field to field in the Receipts Workbench form.  Previously you had to use the tab function to move from field to field in this form.

 This issue was caused by the Oracle Forms Developer version, and we are delighted to tell you that the fix is now available.  

Oracle Compensation Workbench: Customizing the Default Download Definition for a Compensation Plan

Many Compensation Workbench administrators require the ability to customize
the default download definition at the compensation plan level when
downloading the compensation allocation worksheet to an Excel
spreadsheet.

Seeking Feedback: Procurement Mobile Applications: What features would you like to see included in a Mobile Solution?

As development works to enhance and expand the Procurement Suite of applications, we are interested in getting your thoughts around some of the features under discussion currently within the Development organization for Procurement mobile applications. 

Tracing PHP with DTrace - Five Minute Lightning Talk is on Youtube

I gave a 5 minute talk on DTrace in PHP at the href="http://sfphp.org" >SF PHP Meetup Lightning Talk session last
night. You can watch it href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdClN90pxf0">here. It starts
at the 14:10 mark.

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