Monthly Archives: December 2007

Absent Due To Illness

I’m fighting a cold right now, and with the cough getting worse and my washing down codeine pills with cough syrup and vodka, “escalation” seems to be the word of the day. I’m not sure how I should feel about that, but my limbic system isn’t responding to hails right now, and I am a […]

Go Back To Your Something

Two-thirds of my office’s IT department, which is to say “everyone who’s not me”, are recent immigrants to Canada – skilled, fluent in the language, but only living in Toronto for a couple of months now. They’re good, smart people both, but culture shock is culture shock, so I try to answer questions sensibly as […]

God, I Hate Oracle Products

So, yeah, about our Oracle cluster going a lovely 0x0000FFFF shade of blue: Subject: Why do we get a Blue Screen Caused By orafencedrv.sys Doc ID: Note:337784 Type: PROBLEM Cause When running Oracle 10g RAC/CRS on Windows, the Oracle CSService is SUPPOSED to reboot the OS if it detects a problem in the clusterware.The result […]