Sorry for the dead air recently. When I'm on a database project, I'll post regularly on things I find or other tidbits of information I encounter during the project. Even when I'm working on a MySQL project, I'll usually have something to say about what's going on or what I'm learning.
But lately, I've been on an Oracle Applications project. There's two reasons I don't like to talk about Oracle Applications projects. First, it's strategic to the company and I don't really want to blog about company specific things. Second, I hate dealing with it. The patches are unbelievable, the processes on Metalink rarely work out of the box, and the product is so overly complex that it's extremely difficult to administer. It's just a very laborious process that I dread every time I start something new. And there's really nothing exciting about it. Except the day after I upgraded to 11.5.9, 11.5.10 came out.
So stick with me. Next up is some MySQL stuff and hopefully some 10g findings.