WIT and Language

I’ve been thinking about this post for a while, but it took me some time to write it because this is not the kind of thing I usually write about.

I really support WIT. During my years in tech I’ve worked with many men and women, and I can’t say that one gender is “better” than the other. I really don’t see a reason for the bias and discrimination in the tech field (or any field for that matter) Continue reading “WIT and Language”

If ORA- Codes Were Buildings

It all started when Franck Pachot tweeted a simple tweet. The tweet was of building number 600 at Oracle offices and Franck wrote: “Dedicated to all ORA-600 friends”. To that Connor McDonald replied with: “The 7445 building is in the middle of the lake. Don’t try go there :-)” which led me to start a thread of “if buildings behaved according to the meaning of their ORA- number”.

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New Look

I’ve been think about it for a long time, I don’t really like the look of the blog. I wanted to change it a while ago, and checked different options, but never actually got to do it.

Yesterday I finally decided to do it!

I hope you’ll like the new look, maybe I’ll add some more stuff in the future. Let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.


External HDD Performance

This is not a technical post and it’s not related to the database world. It’s just a short experience I had with external HDDs as a simple user so I wanted to share it.

I have an Transcend external HDD for quit a while now. It’s a 2TB disk and it was very useful with my old laptop (where I only had 160GB SSD drive). Since I got my new laptop with 1TB SSD, I hardly use the external disk anymore, but I do keep backups on it (like a good IT guy). This disk contains a second copy of all of my pictures, some documents and other junk (called me old-fashioned, but I don’t want to backup all of this to the cloud).

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The English Language

I wrote this post quite a while ago and it stayed as draft since. A few days ago, during Oracle Open World 2017, I had a long chat with Jim Czuprynski and somehow we got to talking about the English language. As you well know by now, I’m not a native English speaker, but Jim is. I still managed to bring up some¬†anecdotes and taught him a thing or two about English in different countries in the world. After that talk I decided to go and publish this post. It’s not technical at all, but I like it and I think you might find some of the things amusing.

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Israelis in the Wide World

I ran into this post on Linkedin talking about what non-Israeli people should expect when working with Israelis (and especially if they visit Israel for business). It’s a very nice read and it’s not long. After reading it (and laughing to myself, as it’s quite accurate), I decided to write this post. Most of the people that read my blog are spread around the world, and the culture difference between countries is truly interesting.

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Moving to a Different Continent

It’s been a year (and a week) since I moved from the small Israel to the huge Canada. I knew it wouldn’t be easy both personally and professionally, but until you actually do this you don’t know how strange it is.

I’d like to share with you some of the professional difficulties I’ve experienced in the last year. These difficulties are related to many areas, founding DBAces Canada, being an Oracle ACE and more.

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