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Information exchange

This is a short note on the topic of information exchange. I use OraNA.info to get up-to-date technology news. This is a blog aggregator I’ve tried first and have been using it since then, which is 3-4 years I guess. It’s great :) and I’d like to use this opportunity to say Thank You to Eddie Awad for a great blogs collection!
If you still don’t use blog aggregators and rely on your own blog collection in Google Reader or something else, then consider using one entry point instead of multiple, it’s much easier. Also I’d like to suggest using contact form on the OraNA to suggest new blogs if you know some which are not aggregated. I use it regularly when I find something interesting; I have contributed about a dozen of new blogs to OraNA so far. You can [should] do the same.

I’m back

Long time no post… I post nothing for more than two months and there were reasons: I was on-site in Canada for 5 weeks in June/July, doing some stuff which I don’t do often in the back office – and most of the time quite busy; after that I spent two extremely hot and smoked weeks in Moscow either in a cold bath or under the air-conditioner in the office – and my brain refused to think about anything; finally two weeks of vacation (I’m totally a geek but prefer spending vacation offline) – and I’m here. All that made me almost forget what it is to write some technical stuff, so this quick note is just a warm-up for my fingers (almost forget how to type quickly…) and also to do an introduction to a big event happened a week ago that I missed. It’s sooo cool that I’ll make a separate post in couple of minutes :-)

Content thief

Do you happen to know Guenadi N Jilevski? If yes, then please tell him that stealing content is a bad idea.
See:
Select for update – unintended consequences – this is Mark Bobak’s Unintended Consequences
Timing improvements in Oracle 11GR2 trace – this one is Alex Fatkulin’s Timing improvements in Oracle 11GR2 trace
Oracle 11gR2 Grid Infrastructure — Memory Footprint – this is once again Alex Fatkulin’s Alex Gorbachev’s Oracle 11gR2 Grid Infrastructure — Memory Footprint

Update. As of Jun, 9 blog posts mentioned here (and in the comments section) are removed from the Guenadi’s blog.
Update #2. I made a mistake in the original post – the “Oracle 11gR2 Grid Infrastructure — Memory Footprint” is authored by Alex Gorbachev, not Alex Fatkulin. Now corrected.
Update #3. In the time of writing I was sure that one day or another these posts will be removed. So I saved screen shots – just in case. Here they are:
Update #4. Tim Hall supplied a useful link in one of his comments.

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Off-topic

Jonathan Lewis has added me to his blog roll – an amazing event. Thank you, Jonathan!

Hello and welcome to my blog all new visitors :)

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