rmoff

September 22, 2010

Better safe than sorry…sanitising DB input

Filed under: metalink, silly, support — rmoff @ 13:41

As Twitter learnt yesterday, you should always sanitise user input. I was amused to see My Oracle Support doing so….recursively 🙂

The apostrophe in “doesn’t” got escaped once, and then again, and then again, and then again, and then again ……

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November 27, 2009

I think this summarises everything.

Filed under: obia, silly — rmoff @ 12:20

Why did this make me think of the OBIA upgrade documentation?? 😉

via I think this summarizes everything..

[Update December 18, 2013: The lady in the picture is Kathy Sierra]

October 26, 2009

The mind boggles…

Filed under: silly — rmoff @ 16:46

I honestly don’t dare click the “Did you mean” link 😉

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August 24, 2009

Tech Support Cheat Sheet [xkcd.com]

Filed under: silly — rmoff @ 20:32

xkcd.com is one of my favourite comics on the web. It strikes just the right balance of geeky witty humour without being too smart-ass.

I liked this recent one a lot 🙂

A couple of other favourites:

August 20, 2009

Do you mean (pt II)

Filed under: metalink, silly, support — rmoff @ 08:52

A follow up to my previous post about Metalink’s “Do you mean” feature, this one made me laugh:
didyoumean

I shall miss this kind of thing when Metalink3 merges into My Oracle Support….

Meep meep!

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July 24, 2009

Metalink 3 – Do You Mean … ?

Filed under: metalink, silly, support — rmoff @ 08:42

One of my little gripes with Metalink is its purporting to be helpful when it’s blatantly not. Here’s one:

Now which is more likely, on Metalink 3; that I’m searching for sawserver (integral component to OBIEE), or sqlserver?!

July 21, 2009

OTN forum rant

Filed under: oracle, rant, silly — rmoff @ 15:55

I read and post a bit on the OBIEE and OBIA OTN forums. The noise ratio isn’t too bad, but a few things really get my goat:

  1. Not responding to answers!
    If I’ve gone out of my way to help, or try to help, at least have the courtesy to acknowledge it, and ideally mark as Helpful or Correct as appropriate.
    Even a simple “thanks.” would do. It’s just good manners.
    It also helps people who come along afterwards as you get the completed picture rather than half a question/answer thread.
    Forums Etiquette
  2. Questions like “how do i install obiee will it work on my amiga”. R.T.F.M. has never been more appropriate!

I’m sure there are more, but that’s my steam vented for the moment 🙂

And on a lighter note: Top 10 funniest OBIEE topics

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