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A Terminal Experience

Anybody you meet who works on Linux will probably have a favourite terminal emulator. I  quite like PuTTY, rxvt and Terminal (if working on a Mac) but there are quite a few out there, many of which are free. However, … Continue reading

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So Many Languages, So Little Time

In the past I’ve programmed in Basic, Pascal, Assembly Language, Fortran, Cobol, C, Java, Flash (does that count?), Shell Scripts, Quel, ABF, HTML, SQL, Perl, PSQL, PL/SQL and probably a few more if I really think about it and it … Continue reading

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No Longer Lord Of This Domain

Hi, If anyone is interested I’ve decided not to bother renewing the following 2 domains: deoxyribonucleicacid.co.uk ishouldgetoutmore.co.uk The first one seemed like a good idea at the time but it takes too long to type :). The second is probably … Continue reading

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Saving Desk Space – Two PCs One Monitor

First up, an apology – this post has nothing to do with PCs or DNA. Mind you it may make your life easier and/or save you a few quid if you work with multiple PCs so perhaps I shouldn’t apologize after all. … Continue reading

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Freebie Software for Powershell Programers

As title really. Highly recommended, although I’m happy to hear tales to the contrary or indeed more endorsements: Powershell Plus from Idera/ I might even switch from Notepad++ 🙂 Actualy, do yourself a favour and check out some of the … Continue reading

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df for windoze

As I now seem to spend more time on windows than linux these days I’ve been looking at ways to get the information I’m used to getting. There is, for example, something called ‘grep for windows’. Then there’s cygwin of … Continue reading

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Watch This Space

I saw a Linux command the other day that I hadn’t seen before. No idea if everybody else already knows about it but it was news to me so I thought that I should share it. It’s similar to the … Continue reading

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More Free Stuff

I expect most of you know that there is a free version of TOAD (Tool for Oracle Application Development) for Oracle available? I seem to remember that when Quest bought TOAD, the guy who wrote it insisted on this always … Continue reading

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New Job

Well, in an attempt to change a series of jobs into a career I’ve taken a job as a DBA team leader (Data Services Manager at Cambridge Assessment). Lots to learn. New people, new protocols, new systems, new acronyms, new … Continue reading

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SELECT ‘Hello world!’ FROM dual;

So. Yeah. Another DBA and another database blog. I was going to blog as The Grumpy DBA but there’s apparently one out there already.  Actually, I think there’s several e.g.  this one and this one. Why am I not that surprised..? 🙂 I’ll refrain from … Continue reading

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