Hiding "Permission denied" errors with `find`

Jon Emmons over at Life After Coffee, a blog of linux tips and tricks, has posted some tips for the "find" command. Nothing new for myself, although his tip of redirecting STDERR to /dev/null to avoid having my terminal polluted with "Permission denied" errors is something that brightened my day,... [Read More]
Tags: linux

Back to Basics: Joins

Eddie Awad has an excellent series on the various join syntaxes, demonstrating both in the "old" Oracle syntax as well as the standard ANSI SQL92 syntax. Now you can get your head around inner vs outer joins and all the rest!I'm going to make an effort to switch to the... [Read More]
Tags: oracle joins

More Log Buffer Pity

The latest Log Buffer is out, and this blog gets a mention for doing little other than posting about an older Feuerstein article. Honestly, I'll gladly accept any non-negative mention of this site, so keep 'em coming!

Writing SQL Developer Reports

Much like hali, I have a preternatural dislike for Toad. There really is no valid reason for it, though, so I won't try to justify it. I just don't dig it. Equally unjustifiable is my preference for Oracle's own SQL Developer, especially now that it gives me a point-and-click interface... [Read More]