Monday, February 20, 2006

This cannot be good!

Flight 1555

Check out my flight number in the upper left hand corner! UA1555

I can only hope the undo retention period is set properly... See you on the other side.


Blogger Dan Loomis said....

Yikes! How old is the aircraft? You might be on manually configured and managed rollback segments, circa 7.3.4. ;-)

Mon Feb 20, 02:35:00 PM EST  

Blogger David Aldridge said....

It took me about 45 seconds to get that joke -- I think that strikes the right balance between too geeky and too dumb.

Mon Feb 20, 03:13:00 PM EST  

Blogger Scott said....

At least Disney didn't stick any animals on your plane...

- Scott -

Mon Feb 20, 03:28:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

I didn't get the joke yet.. it is 2 minutes now and counting... :-)

Mon Feb 20, 03:31:00 PM EST  

Blogger Doug Burns said....

It took me a second or two. I think I should lie down.

Mon Feb 20, 03:47:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

Took me a while but ...
Slow down, you move too fast. You got to make the morning last ...

Mon Feb 20, 04:03:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

Thanks! I needed a little humor today.

Mon Feb 20, 04:38:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

somebody out there 'unfold' the joke , please

Mon Feb 20, 05:03:00 PM EST  

Anonymous TBarry said....

It's good you flew United instead of Oman Regional Airlines. Then I'd be truly worried.

Mon Feb 20, 05:08:00 PM EST  

Anonymous John Hurley said....

It has 1555 aka "rollback segment too old".

I have to say it's not exactly very readable.

Mon Feb 20, 05:24:00 PM EST  

Blogger David Aldridge said....

This has opened up a whole new branch of numerology. My usual flight to the UK, BA0218 decodes as ...

ORA-00218 block size string of controlfile does not match DB_BLOCK_SIZE (string)

That can't be good.

Mon Feb 20, 07:27:00 PM EST  

Anonymous alejo said....

Does that make me an Oracle geek if I got the joke at a subsecond response time?

Mon Feb 20, 07:27:00 PM EST  

Blogger David Aldridge said....

Why yes Alejo, yes it does :D

Mon Feb 20, 07:29:00 PM EST  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

Does that make me an Oracle geek


Mon Feb 20, 07:32:00 PM EST  

Blogger Niall said....

It wasn't UA3113 now was it :)


Mon Feb 20, 07:35:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Alejo said....

Err... I may need to take a vacation from work then... But no flight 0600.. oh no, I wont take that flight. ;-)

Mon Feb 20, 07:44:00 PM EST  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....


had to look it up:

UA3113 - flies from Chicago to Denver, Denver to Seattle

UA600 - flies from Chicago to (gulp) DCA (one of my two home airports :)

I'll watch for those...

Mon Feb 20, 08:00:00 PM EST  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

Oh yeah, no UA7445 as far as I could tell

Mon Feb 20, 08:01:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Gord said....

I got it right away. Is it a long flight??

Man that's geeky! :-)

Mon Feb 20, 08:15:00 PM EST  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

From Dulles to Orlando is about 1 and 3/4ths hours, not very long at all

Mon Feb 20, 08:15:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Alejo said....

Yeah... expect a "long running" flight from that one. Good luck Tom. :-)

Mon Feb 20, 08:17:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

The javascript hotel. You can check in, but don't use your dialup on the phone.

Mon Feb 20, 11:27:00 PM EST  

Blogger Roderick said....

So, technically if you were on UA3113, would you feel obligated to miss the connecting flight in Denver?
How appropriate is it that UA1578 flies from TPA to IAD?
Then there's DL-60 from Rio de Janeiro to Atlanta...

Tue Feb 21, 12:40:00 AM EST  

Blogger Peter Lewis said....

If it were to exist I'm sure that flight 0000 would be everyone's first choice...

Tue Feb 21, 02:08:00 AM EST  

Blogger Howard J. Rogers said....

Bugger. I was on QA600 a while back. I could have milked that for all I was worth. And it *was* a bumpy flight, too!

Tue Feb 21, 03:22:00 AM EST  

Anonymous OracleDoc said....

I'm think'n someone needs to spend more time with thier wife!

Or, get a girlfriend.

You guys kill me.

Tue Feb 21, 05:33:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Markku Uttula said....

My last flight was on AY096 and the next one will be on SQ351...

- invalid value string for parameter string, must be from among string
- Recover-to time invalid

Yep, sounds about right based on previous trips :p

Tue Feb 21, 05:49:00 AM EST  

Blogger DB.Centric said....

Guess this could happen only to you! Hope you did not have to return back to Dulles! Airport too old :)

Tue Feb 21, 06:44:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Paul said....

- ever been in in a bar where people seem to get 28836 permanently?

Tue Feb 21, 07:08:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

Oracle geek...

When your kids go to the table at dinner time, and your wife complains that they didn't wash their hands, and your first taught is "why didn't they trigger fired ?". then you are really an Oracle Geek


Tue Feb 21, 07:28:00 AM EST  

Blogger Bob B said....

Wouldn't a 600 or 3113 flight be those flights where you go from NYC to Philly and your luggage ends up in Rome somehow?

Tue Feb 21, 08:54:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Sokrates said....

before dinner trigger

that was a good one !
is it a family level or for each child ?

Tue Feb 21, 09:27:00 AM EST  

Blogger Fuad Arshad said....

i'd probably put it at the family level

Tue Feb 21, 11:56:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Patty C. said....

ROTFL!! I got it right away, only because I've seen way too many of those errors in my career as a DBA. Definitely can't be the geek reason. Now if it were a blonde joke, that would be a different story.

Tue Feb 21, 02:58:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Ric said....


28836, 00000, "Wallet is not open."
// *Cause: The wallet to be used has not been opened yet.
// *Action: Call the function that opens the wallet.

Unfortunately, yes :-(

Wed Feb 22, 05:13:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Dratz said....

Hillarious. God, geeks are fun.

Wed Feb 22, 08:31:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

I think that means it's time for a vacation....


Wed Feb 22, 09:12:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Dave Fowler said....

LOL. I guess I'm a geek, I got it immediately. Glad you didn't get rolled back in flight.

Wed Feb 22, 09:14:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Kashif said....

Glad you didn't get rolled back in flight.

And who knows if it was a restartable flight, plus the number of concurrent flights during the day would've forced you to restart the flight during off hours, or at least size your budget according to your flight's maximum possible length... sorry, couldn't resist.

My next flight - 201:

00201, 00000, "control file version %s incompatible with ORACLE version %s"
// *Cause: The control file was created by incompatible software.
// *Action: Either restart with a compatible software release or use
// CREATE CONTROLFILE to create a new control file that is
// compatible with this release.

Oh boy, that can't be good... ;)


Wed Feb 22, 10:43:00 AM EST  


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