Daily Archives: July 10, 2011

CentOS 6.0 Released

CentOS 6.0 was released today. This is great news. I have used RHEL 6.0 before and the packages were fresh enough to do web development without any third-party repos. No need to install an old CentOS for servers and a … Continue reading

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Verizon Ends Unlimited Smartphone Data Plans

I went down to a local Verizon branch to learn more about their $30 unlimited smartphone data plan before it expired. The branch was packed with people of like mind. At the stroke of 9 pm PST, the unlimited data … Continue reading

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History of Database DUAL Pseudo Table

The humble DUAL table was originally a 2-row table used with views in Oracle, but now has 1 row. “I created the DUAL table as an underlying object in the Oracle Data Dictionary. It was never meant to be seen … Continue reading

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