Interesting Oracle Question: How Does the Oracle LGWR Write to Online Redo Log Files?


As the title states I was recently asked the question above.It’s actually a simple answer with much documentation out there.  Here is the simple answer: Redo records are buffered in a circular fashion in the redo log buffer of the SGA and are written to one of the redo log files by the LGWR database background […]


Posted by on December 3, 2009

He shoots …


Well, my boy has finally done it!  This was Thanksgiving day just before turkey time!He can sight in nice!  Three shots on target from 75 yards.  He has his can and water bottle to prove it!  1st shot with a .38 the other two with the rifle sighted in here in the picture.


Posted by on December 1, 2009

Tough Love vs. Spanking


Most people think it improper to spank children these days and I agree.  I have tried several other methods to control my kids when they have one of ‘those moments.’ One that I found effective is for me to just take the child for a car ride and talk. Some say it’s the vibration from […]


Symantec Ghost Console 2.5 version 11.5.0.2113


Well I write this after several frustrating days of attempting to use the Ghost(r) Console to run various different “backup regime” for Dell PowerEdge(r) 2950’s and Dell PowerEdge(r) 2900’s.Initially I had trouble with the drivers for the R5400 as well as the Optiplex 760’s but working with Symantec I was able to get the appropriate […]


If I Only Had a Brain


As many of you know, the YouTube video below is my personal “theme song” from time to time.  Yup, I have my own live theme music I hum or whistle when annoyed. Now if only I could find that “Personal Theme T-Shirt” at www.thinkgeek.com again … lol … I’d have to upload the song and […]


Some Life Lessons


The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had.  It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it, but it’s also true that we don’t […]


Posted by on July 30, 2009

Final transition from WordPress for “ConflictedMale.com”


If you are looking for my old blog ConflictedMale.com and you find yourself here please note this is the new home of ConflictedMale.com.MikeDecides.com is still me, just a new name.Surprisingly enough the traffic has not moved from ConflictedMale.com to MikeDecides.com in a manner which I hoped.  Now we have had to just cut over here.The […]


Posted by on July 23, 2009

Internet Explorer Crash


Internet Explorer crashing?  Internet Explorer 7 & Internet Explorer 8 not opening?  Are you forced to close the Internet Explorer and it generates an error.Welcome to the latest Rant edition … or speculative AND hopefully helpful information.Today I arrived in the office to my development workstations stating that they had installed the latest High Security […]


Posted by on July 1, 2009

I405


Also fondly know by the locals as the “4 or 5 hours” (travel time).I have been to this area both north, south, east, west, and in L.A. proper.  Never before have I had to endure the traffic as I did on Friday.  lol … the sad part was, what is typically a 20 minute drive from […]


Posted by on June 21, 2009

“Swine Flu” scare


Okay, I finally have to weigh in on this topic.I have been avoiding it but it is becoming too evident the state of fear most all Americans are now in at this time.Swine Flu.Yup I said it.  It’s time to stop the craziness.  Do you know how many to date have been confirmed?  As of […]


Posted by on May 1, 2009

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