Well, I had this technical post about a quirky feature of deploying OWB 10.2 maps for slowly changing dimension loads and perhaps mentioning how OWB 11g has a different default behaviour, then I remembered a discussion I had with my colleague, Bökur, a couple of days back about hints. This of course does nothing to change the fact that the default behaviours are different but may influence the steps I need to take to fix the problem; so I think I will need to investigate more, so that post will be delayed a little
I also had this post about “Numbers: number or VARCHAR2″ and the dogma wars about “if you are not going to do maths on it shouldn’t it be a character string” and “numbers are better for between predicates that strings” with that side argument of whatever you do make sure the users do the same thing or the indexing won’t work. But I thought again and decided that there was enough controversy without stirring it again
Although not posting much recently, I have tried to keep up to date with the blog world, I have free internet access from the lobby of my hotel and although not a good place to post anything longer than a few lines it does allow me to at least read my favoured writers – and I do read a lot more widely than many people think. I noticed that blog tagging has rampaged through the community, and that eventually I would be tagged (and late in the day as I am not mainstream) so thanks to Lisa, I have to decide whether I should list obscure facts about myself, or just point out that this blog already contains enough fact about me if you know where to find them.