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.

Cheers

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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New – Scripts Page

I added a new page to my blog, the Script page!

I know it doesn’t have a lot of content right now, but it has some useful links to scripts and relevant posts. I plan to add interesting and important scripts to it.

I hope you will find it useful, and if you have any comments/suggestions/anything else, please share them with me.

You can find the page from the top menu or here.

Enjoy!

Happy Blog Birthday!!

I just realized that I started my blog in March 2015 so I checked and it’s exactly today, March 2nd. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my 1 year old blog!

I wrote 41 posts and a little bit over 8000 views, and I think it’s not too bad for the first year.

I wish my blog to continue growing, get more traffic, interest more people and look a little bit better :-/ (yeah, I know I need to work on that).

I hope you enjoy my writing and I will be happy to hear your feedback, comments and suggestion for the coming year.