I’ve been meaning to write an article on how to switch from CentOS to Oracle Linux for a while since Red Hat owned by IBM announced its new direction for CentOS, I’ve found myself with a bit of spare time over the weekend so finally got around to documenting the…


Are you a puppet master?

What is Vagrant?

Puppet Master with Vagrant, but what is Vagrant? Vagrant is an open-source software product by HashiCorp for building and maintaining portable virtual software development environments; e.g., for VirtualBox, KVM, Hyper-V, Docker containers, VMware, and AWS. …


What is Docker?

Docker is a set of platform as a service (PaaS) products that use OS-level virtualization to deliver software in packages called containers. Containers are isolated from one another and bundle their own software, libraries and configuration files; they can communicate with each other through well-defined channels. …


Admission: I am not a vegan. I try to have a balanced diet of both meat and plant based meals, but I have no desire to cut animal produce from my diet completely.

The rise in popularity of plant based products has saw consumer consumption in the market rise at…


“Living the same week a few thousand times and calling it a life. I need to tell you that too many among us die at thirty and are buried at eighty.” — Robin S. Sharma

5am Club a book by Robin S. Sharma speaks about the benefits of waking up…


Over that last few weeks I have begun listening to audiobooks at x2+ speed, after each book is completed I increase the speed by 0.5 to find my max digestion speed. As it stands my current speed is at x2.15, I still have no problem taking in the information or…


If you are reading this many of you like myself work in the Technology industry, even if you don’t, the tips here apply to all.

To many of you sleep will be difficult, this is understandable as most of us stare at a screen for 11+ hours per day be…


Over the last few years Amazon have made a number of public statements on how it no longer uses Oracle Database (whether you believe this is another story) and has made significant effort on the PR front into pulling customers away from using Oracle Database products.

Oracle HQ

Oracles sales people have…

Andrew Pazikas

Database Administrator, Oracle Engineer, Tech Enthusiast & Crypto Mavrick

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