Friday, December 14, 2007

The Dude goes outer Space

So, my dear readers - i'm going to Netherlands. It's a road trip, looking forward to it. But.. ..twisted my tarsus joint. Anyway, nothing can stop me from the trip. No weed and space cakes this time, i promise.
Todays bass theme..'s easy but a nice one: Pulp - Babies. Check the video on YouTube.
Offise space trends. Oracle E-Business Suite 12 is up and running. I'll leave the newborn for a week, if its still alive after that period - then it'll survive ;)
Database 11g still fucked up. I havent written about that problem, anyways - someday. Many internal ORA-7445 errors a few times in an hour. Support can't do anything about it for more than two weeks.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Climate crisis

How can i help the planet Earth solving climate crisis? Thats the question i asked myself after seeing An Inconvenient Truth.
You can say "i'm small, its the problem of factories and corporations". Its not. Think!
So this week i decided to do the list of things i do good. Next week the list with things i do wrong follows.
The GOOD list:
- ride sharing. I start sharing my ride with a few neighbours. I drive one to work and back. I drive another only one way.
- burned 5 cds with An Inconvenient Truth, maybe this will affect few other people. Well its the amount of cds i had on my table. I wrote on cds: "share this with your friend".
- i stopped speeding, racing in the streets. Although i drive 1.3 liter Honda, fuel consumption will be reduced.
- i plan to change all regular light bulbs at home to clf's. This i will do next weekend.
- i dont leave my pc on during the night.
- i prefer using my laptop from desktop. It uses much less power.
- in my office i dont leave lights on, when i'm out of office, the same at home. Turn of the lights in the rooms you are not using. Dependency is simple: you use power, power plant needs more fuel to satisfy your needs. Any fuel or power plant has CO2 emission.
- i'm trying to optimize my databases, so they use less CPU, its just a time question, not a skill. Less CPU means less operations, and that leads to reduced power consumption.
Its all i can think of at this time.

Keep it real.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

International measurements

How many pubs there are in a mile?
How many pubs there are in a kilometer?
I often have to translate in my head ft, m, km/h, kt, NM, SM and others. Why do americans and brits have more pubs in their default distance mesure unit? I suggest to unify both systems and not to allow to be more than lets say 10 pubs in a mile, and the same in old continent and all other developed continents - 10 pubs per kilometer.
"Lets go to the Pub" - now you dont care where are you: UK, US or Europe (or other developed continents). I need a drink... where is the SPACE BAR?