Vote for my session for Oracle OpenWorld 2011!

Well I didn't make the judges cut, but through Oracle Mix's Suggest-A-Session, you can still send me to OOW by voting for my session, which is unofficially titled, "Making Love to the ADR ... the Don Seiler Way." The official title is much less romantic.Cheers!

Back to Blogger!

With the recent announcement of Google Apps for Domains integration with the rest of the Google tools suite, I've decided to further simplify my life and run this blog on Google's blogger utility. I've been considering coming back for a while, given that Wordpress doesn't let me do everything I... [Read More]

Beware the /var/tmp/.oracle Hidden Directory!

NOTE: This post originally appeared on the Pythian blog.A few months ago, we had a test instance complaining that it couldn't write to ASM. This was an 11.1.0.7 single (non-RAC) instance on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5, using ASM for the storage. We first saw these errors in the alert log:ORA-15032:... [Read More]