Tag: covid19

Leading Through Crisis – What Ernest Shackleton Can Teach Us About the COVID Pandemic

In January 1915, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship became trapped in ice near Antarctica. For the next two years, he kept his crew of 27 men alive on a drifting ice cap, before leading them to safety. In this article…

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How Pythian Is Flattening the IT Disruption Curve

COVID-19 is creating a perfect storm of disruption, chaos, and challenges for organizations in both the private and public sectors. The current pandemic is almost certainly adversely affecting every institution, while a few might be able to draw a few…

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While Upgrading from GI 12c to 19c, +asm1(19c) Cannot Detect +asm2(12c)

A few weeks ago, I was working on a GI upgrade from 12.2 to 19.6. After running the upgrade on Node 1, an issue occurred where +asm1(19c) could not detect +asm2(12c). The information below describes the actions I performed to... Read More >

101 Series of Oracle in Google Cloud – Part I : Building ASM and Database

About a year ago, I worked on a project with some amazing teammates (Simon Pane and Karun Dutt) to collaborate on a POC to move their Oracle environment into Google Cloud. This series reflects some of the things I learned... Read More >

Google Cloud (GC) Cloud SQL Disaster Recovery

This blog post describes how to enable roll-your-own Disaster Recovery in GCP Cloud SQL. This process is automated and will save money. However, recovery is manual. Introduction One of the benefits of using the cloud is the ability to track…

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Ten Tips When Working from Home During These COVID-19 Times

During COVID-19, business is no longer as usual. Recently I have had a few contacts ask me for tips on how to work remotely. Why? Well, I have been working from home for ten years now. Working remotely is just…

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