Tactical Technical Strike

Musings, Thoughts, Notes, & a brain dump of what I come across

Manage Oracle applications without using the oracle user for Linux

Oracle Express Edition is available for linux (x86 architecture) and pretty darn awesome. What better to have on your development *Nix box than a somewhat true to production dbms system as well? I clearly use postgres and mysql as much as the next guy, but when doing things for my day job, Oracle still rules […]

Virtual Box Fail: Or why was this so darn hard to figure out?

The setup: Had a VMWare Virtual Machine. Windows 2003, R2 to be exact. It was all nice and pretty, ran in VMWare just fine. The issue? Virtual Box [http://www.virtualbox.org] is my Virtualization platform of choice. It runs on almost all platforms (Linux, Solaris, Windows, and Mac), has both closed and open source versions, and contains […]

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