Create local users in #Oracle 12c

One of the most annoying things is when some vendor decides that it is a good idea to change some very basic and long time existing basic behaviour. In the new Oracle 12c you are no longer able to create local users the old way as sys: If you try to execute the above the… Read More »

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Some travellers you meet when you #BusinessTravel

If you travel a lot by plane you stumble on all sort of people in the airports. This is a short list of the types I identified: The lost bunch: People running around like headless chickens, lost in the terminal. They annoy everybody and create a buzz in the terminal. The herd: Compact group of… Read More »

Short thoughts on Code #Refactoring

You know when your code turns into spaghetti and you start wondering what you were eating or smoking when you wrote that code. Usually nobody is such a bad programmer that writes spaghetti code, spaghetti code is something that builds in time when features are added at big pace or when you implement fixes or… Read More »

My #businesstrip to #Luanda #Angola

This is another trip done in August 2018. How to get there: Going to Angola is easy, there are a lot of airlines flying there. Obviously, the Portuguese airline has daily fights from Lisbon but you can also take the direct flight from Paris or Brussels.     Luanda is a very strange place in… Read More »

My #businesstrip to #Ulaanbaatar #Mongolia

Working for a multinational company that implements payment systems across the world has its ups and downs. Traveling to new and strange places which are not usually on ones travel wish list is one of the ups.  This is just my opinion, I know people for which having to travel to strange places is a… Read More »

#Java #Weblogic : The server is in an incompatible state

WebLogic application server has its share of mind boggling error messages the same as its competition like WebSphere or JBoss. For some weird reason my servers (WebLogic version of a JVM instance) all dies and entered the weird state of “INCOMPATIBLE STATE”. Of course the author of that state label forgot to mention “incompatible with… Read More »

Recenzie: Budism pentru oameni ocupați : găsirea fericirii într-o lume grăbită / David Michie. – București : Atman, 2018

De curând am luat contact cu ideile budismului și cu câteva dintre învățăturile acestei filozofii. Acum câteva zile am început să citesc cu mare plăcere cartea lui David Michie Budism pentru oameni ocupați : găsirea fericirii într-o lume grăbită. O recomand celora care și-au pus vreodată întrebarea despre sensul vieții sau altfel exprimată, despre sensul… Read More »

De ce iubesc România?

Titlul acestui prim articol este un titlu care mi-a trecut prin minte, cu gândul la o carte căreia doresc să îi scriu recenzie. Cugetând la acea carte am realizat că mintea mea a combinat două titluri, anume De ce iubim femeile de Mircea Cărtărescu și Cum să fii fericit în România, o antologie de povestiri… Read More »

Secure an #nginx or #apache website using #ssllabs.com

From time to time is good to perform a security audit to your Internet exposed services. Things change fast online so you have to keep up with the security reports to be able to maintain secure services online. My favorite tool for SSL related security audit is the great resource at www.ssllabs.com. The audit performed… Read More »