May 2014 archive

May 19

Google Doodle – Rubik’s Cube

This is just one of those posts that have nothing to do with databases.   Today’s Google Doodle is a working Rubik’s Cube to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this device. Like millions of others, I had one of these when I was growing up. I learned early on how to break them apart so …

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May 14

Tuning SQL

Not that long ago, I gave a tutorial on Explain Plan to our application development staff. One question that came up was how do I go about deciding which SQL statements need tuning? I use a few different approaches and find SQL tuning candidates from different angles.   I routinely perform code reviews on SQL …

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May 14

Updated WP

Today I updated WordPress that I use for this blog. The upgrade started when I initially upgraded the theme used for presentation. But the theme upgrade broke my blog. So I used a different theme for a short period of time. I then upgraded the WP software and was finally able to use the upgraded …

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