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Oracle for real

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.

Artwork by Children with Autism

‘A Different Point of View’ raises awareness of autism

This exhibit is in downtown Minneapolis, on the lower (“A”) level of the Hennepin County Government Center, by the fountain and near the Service Center—Where you get license tabs, etc. I work for the County and saw it after a meeting nearby this morning. It will be on display until Sept. 28.

Artwork by Children with Autism

‘A Different Point of View’ raises awareness of autism

This exhibit is in downtown Minneapolis, on the lower (“A”) level of the Hennepin County Government Center, by the fountain and near the Service Center—Where you get license tabs, etc. I work for the County and saw it after a meeting nearby this morning. It will be on display until Sept. 28.

Saturday night and Sunday

My job requires that I occasionally work on evenings and weekends, doing things that cannot be done in normal business hours. Fortunately, in most cases I can do the job remotely by logging on to the County network from home. That helps a lot. Also, in most cases the job is goes according to plan and does not take too long. Last night…well, I am glad the first was true. Continue reading