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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

PeterK is a Six Letter Word

PeterK was a marked man over at the Oracle DBA Forum. Posting a critique of DKB's article "User is a four-letter word"caricaturing users got him zinged by Mike Ault for not having a sense of humour. Then he posted a new question on "Locking topics" here.

Can't find the threads? They been zapped. Can't find Peter? He been zapped too.

Thus the BBB club expands by one more honourable soul. Peter will find comfort and support in this, his time of need, over at DBASupport.com, where apparantly even hitting on the board administrator is not enough to get you "disciplined"! Oddly enough I don't anyone propositioning the administrator of the Oracle DBA Forum....


At 9:46 AM, Blogger Bill S. said...

Ah,but IIRC Mr. Hanky did seem to proposition MA ("yer neet, can I touch you?").


At 12:34 PM, Blogger Ajay said...

Is anybody else having trouble getting to Dizwell's forum?

At 12:52 PM, Blogger DaPi said...

yup, I assumed Howard was trying some magic.

At 1:03 PM, Blogger DaPi said...

Not just Dizwell: www.phpbbserver.com faisl to respond.

At 1:06 PM, Blogger Ajay said...

Maybe they're doing some maintenance work. Its only 6am or so there.

At 1:08 PM, Blogger Ajay said...

Mikey's been debunking some myths. Among others

The "Rules of Thumb" myth -- Many Oracle professionals believe that "rules-of-thumb" (ROT) are very dangerous, and note that if a ROT can be shown as invalid, even in a single artificial test, the ROT is not scientifically valid and therefore useless.

The "Script Kiddie" myth -- This myth says that running single-user SQL*Plus scripts to "prove" how Oracle will perform are almost always invalid under multi-user databases.

This is in a new article at SearchOracle.com. You'd think he'd drop an idea that he couldn't back up in all the online debates. Instead, he goes ahead and publishes it.

At 1:42 PM, Blogger Ajay said...

Dizwell's back

At 2:09 PM, Blogger David Aldridge said...


yeah there's some stuuf in there that's a bit contraversial for my taste, and there's some stuff that is quoted completely out of context, but then there's also a lot that's true as well.

M aybe a new posting ... hmmm.

At 2:25 PM, Blogger Ajay said...

Right you are. Sorry.

At 5:39 PM, Blogger Peter K said...

Jeez, a whole three paragraphs??? Heh, my IP address was persona non-grata at dba-forum although I managed to re-registered through another IP address.

I guessed I can see more of my stuff being zapped not just on the forum but also at Mike's blog. As for Don's blog, I don't go there as it was just too creepy even for me.

At 6:32 AM, Blogger David Aldridge said...


no admonishment intended -- I was probably being too generous there .. said after TK zinged me on v$segstats!

At 6:38 AM, Blogger David Aldridge said...


>> I managed to re-registered through another IP address <<

Now, that's dedication! I tip my hat to you, sir.

At 7:22 AM, Blogger Ajay said...


no admonishment intended <<

No problem, David. I should've just waited for your next blog entry :-)

At 8:49 AM, Blogger Thomas Kyte said...

after TK zinged me on v$segstats!

I hope you didn't take that as a "zinging"... didn't mean it that way.

It was funny though how everything ties together.

2002, BMC asked me to review papers for a smartDBA contest. It was a blind review -- we couldn't see the names of the authors and Don and I were on the review team (see this for a list of the reviewers). Funny, in retrospect we were grading anonymous papers!, we had no way to judge the "credibility" of the person writing it -- heck, they could have been HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS for all we knew! In hindsight what a bad idea, eh? We should have just gotten a list of names and voted on who we thought was most smart and given it to them.

As it was, the question was about isolating hot segments in 8i here is a copy of the Q&A from the google cache I copied.

Turns out a guy I knew, Connor McDonald -- won the contest... Didn't know it was his paper though until after.

So, it just all tied together - Don (i mean Mike) writing that paper -- segregate IO -- smartdba challenge -- to don again. :)

see, it's all related

I guess I am verbose at times, I take pages where others would use paragraphs (that is my favorite quote from someone...)

At 9:40 AM, Blogger David Aldridge said...

Well I guess that Ireally felt "self-zinged" by not mentioning segment statistics -- I've been using them for so long that they should have popped straight into my head. My excuse: writing an article while changing out of biking gear and late to go pickup child from kindergarten.

You know if you had just voted on who was smart, then the result might have been unchanged. I'm also tickled by the thought of some of the less-technical of my ex-managers receiving a reply like that to the original question -- next step would be them walking round to the authors desk, printout in hand, asking "So, erm, what you're saying then, erm ..."


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