What if you were a gamer and an Oracle DBA, what would be the ultimate job for you? You know a job where you couldn't wait to get to every morning!
I think I found the Holy Grail of jobs (at least in my opinion) and it pains me to see that I have to let this slip through my fingers knowing that if I applied I could get it. I keep convincing myself "No, I don't want to move to California". Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy what I'm doing now but... it's Blizzard *droool*.
Gaming has always been a hobby of mine (when I can find the time). I just recently acquired an old P233 and I slapped a hundred megs of ram with Windoz95 on it so I could play all those old games like MecWarriorII. Here’s the kicker I had an extra Nvidia PIC 125meg video card sitting around and I went to their website to see if they had the drivers for Win95 low and behold they did! So you’ve got 100megs of RAM and 125meg video card with plenty CPU power. The games play great the only thing is you can’t get that high resolution like 1024 X 786 only 800 X 600.
Now for something completely different….
For those of you who are upgrading from 9i to 10g Oracle has this nifty little validation checker that runs a script against your server (Solaris) to ensure all the settings, patches, bla, bla are correct. Well as of Aug 25th it’s no longer valid. Last week I was prepping a server for an upgrade ran the script and everything came back all nice, then on Saturday I was doing the actual install, it’s running its own checks and bam! It tells me I’m all messed up and not to even try installing 10g. Ohhh I was soooo mad! Sure would have been nice to know Oracle de-supported it. Only good thing that came from it all was that I was able to get back home and spend the weekend gaming *wink* hee hee.