Fifty-two years. Less than one human lifetime. And that’s all its taken to turn one of nature’s most spectacular, imposing presences into a shrunken shell of its former self. Although it’s large enough that it’s not in danger of disappearing anytime soon, it’s still an alarming change.
And it’s happening all over the world.
Irish Class, February 14, 2011
Rang Gaeilge, 14ú lá Mí Feabhra 2011
Some love poetry for the day
Ode to a Plate of Spaghetti
More than two years ago I took an introductory class on the Oracle database management system. Oracle is used in my organization, but not nearly as much as SQL Server, which is where I had been spending almost all my time. My supervisor was an experienced Oracle DBA and handled such tasks as came up. However, she just left, to take a job in the private sector. I have inherited the role of Oracle DBA. She gave me a lot of information before she left, but there was only so much she could cover in the available time. So I have a lot to figure out on my own. Oracle is very different.
Oracle here at work runs on Linux (Red Hat and Suse). All the time I have spent working on Linux at home will now pay off. The Linux support team hers is small (three people), but very good. I am looking forward to working with them.