Alberto Dell'Era said Looks like that your blog is turning (partially) into the "TomSays" of "askTom", where you push Oracle topics instead of pulling them, for public discussion. If that's going to be, perhaps you may consider opening a separate section in asktom. And Rob ZIjlstra said.... basically the same thing.
I guess they have a point – it was really hard to get the code examples to fit into the blogspot templates. So, next week, I will do what I’ve done once or twice before and “ask myself” a question about LOG ERRORS on asktom – look for it over there, I’ll be sure to put a link to it on the home page so it is easy to find. But I do want to discover the in’s and out’s of LOG ERRORS before I start applying them. I think that is important – and the basic reason my “work in progress book” on 9iR1, 9iR2 and 10gR1 will have this much to say about 10g:
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I cannot imagine promoting or advising the use of a new feature that I’ve never actually used in “real life” in a book – people take that seriously. It would not really be possible to advise people on when to use them or not yet (proof: look at the previous 3 blog entries! We learned a lot but what I mostly learned was I have more to learn about them – they look exceedingly promising so far though as we understand them).
Anyway, Rob asked “what do you eat/drink when you bar-b-que and how many people are normally there”. Well, last weekend being the 4th of July we definitely did that. There was about 15 adults and what seemed like dozens of kids (but I’m told it was about 10). A friend of mine, Sean Dillon, took some shots. His comment on there about “defector” relates to the fact that he starts at Microsoft tomorrow! Right across the street from my building (which used to be his building). You can see one of my at home jobs which is running the grill. That night I was cooking simultaneously some spicy sausage (my personal favorite), burgers, chicken and the top rack was filled with veggies (at first, you have to rotate the food around). I timed it perfectly as everything came off of the grill at exactly the same time. Kids get soda and water to drink (you see an example of each with Megan) — and water to throw of course (the shot of Alan). I usually have a beer with sausage (although I have a feel that Rob from Holland would beg to differ, I’ve a feeling he would not consider what we call beer is actually beer). Then it is red wine. But just beer and wines for a bbq setting.
Later that night we set off the requisite fireworks in the driveway, a good time was had by all.Almost forgot, in response to this comment and this one, the answer is yes - I got it last week and wow, it is very very cool. It even works over the satellite connection I have at home. My son is hooked on it too. Thanks, yet another distractions