Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday, the 13th.

Could someone persuade Oracle to reinstate the good old Metalink, please?!
Yesterday, I got just "An error has occurred. Please try again later" the whole day. And I was not the only one.
Today it worked for about an hour for me (between 09:00 and 10:00 GMT+1), then it started with http-501 errors, and now this:

Update: My favourites are gone! Years of careful reading, searching and safekeeping: gone! According to the Well Known Problems I should NOT have logged on before Nov, 9th, because the updates were pending. If you did, you favourites are regarded as up-to-date, and will not be migrated. According to metaklunk2, I should have logged on. Shouldn't. Should. Sigh.

So it's like my own fault?!? Right. Don't think so. Unhappy customer here, Oracle.

Go, google, go!

Go - a new programming language. Let's hope it will not be the same disaster as Java became. Google should be large enough to withstand Microsoft. Are we waiting for Yet Another Programming Language? Only the future will tell. I see annoying things like 'garbage collection', which leads me to believe it will be just a "lazy" a language as Java.
And the supposedly simple printf is beyond comprehension. Print would be simple. Printf has too much letters.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Administration in Run-Time Only APEX

Simple, but you have to know...
connect system
alter session set current_schema = FLOWS_030100;


The doc states you have to have a session as sysdba, but system works for this version, too.