I recently started using a password manager, due to the fact that its impossible to remember all the different ones, and it would be plain stupid to have one for all sites and systems.
The only problem is I have forgotten the master password to get into the password management system!
Trouble is, the password manager is soo secure there is no way of retrieving the master password.
This reminds me of a company I was at that installed a state of the art Wifi system, but then banned Phones from the office.
Not really great dits, but useful to point out that some technology is great, but utterly useless if implemented badly.
Reminds me of another tech – OBIEE. Please implement responsibly.
Blogs of the week
John Lamont Watson discusses:
- So, what is an ATR File?
- Dissecting the ATR File
- Is the ATR file the same for a user object?
- And what can we do with this information?
- The solution
Joe Ferna goes through:
Issue 1: User Lockout Issues
Issue 2: BI Publisher not accessible.
He says that the solution to the above issues is to validate the catalog.
Srini and Venkat go through how to use runcat.sh or runcat.cmd and goes through the areas CatalogManager understands commands.
This Oracle Document covers:
- Section 188.8.131.52, “Process: Validating the Catalog”
- Section 184.108.40.206, “Tasks in the Validation Process”
- Section 220.127.116.11, “Important Guidelines for Validating the Catalog”
- Section 18.104.22.168, “Performing a Basic Validation of the Catalog”
- Section 22.214.171.124, “Specifying the Elements for Validating the Catalog”
Kevin McGinley gives us a Day in the Life of BI Cloud Service. He says, “What that means is that you get to watch me figure this stuff out as I write, rather than write this perfect, everything-is-easy article that basically tells you nothing meaningful. That means you’ll see me get errors, make mistakes, make poor decisions, and even do things in a sub-optimal fashion. The goal, of course, will be to work past them and gain a better understanding of what to do next time.”
Kevin continues with Part 2 of this series, which is entitled ‘Incremental Load’.
Mangesh Dange of KPI Partners blogs and shares this video:
Dimitri Gielis blogged about changing the Login page to enhance the user experience.
Gurcan Orhan shares his experiences of food, cars, Tata and of course, the event itself.
See also the following posts:
Boris Dahav continues this series of blog posts by writing, “In the previous post I demonstrated how to use Prompts with column names to select column dynamically. In this post I will do the same but with User Friendly values in Prompt.”
Referring to this white paper,
Vishal Pathak writes about a process to use conditions on sections to implement a 3 way decision rather than just a boolean (true/false) decision.
UKOUG tweeted A Day of Real World Performance
Sarah Zumbrum posted Real Time BI with Kevin & Stewart: Ep 023
Kevin McGinley shared Oracle BICS DITL Part 01: Load, Baby, Load
Richard Chan shared Cloud business intelligence grows, but most BI users still grounded
Ian Bristow posted Feedback request from the Oracle BI Doc Team
Videos such as Customizing Explorations using Oracle Stream Explorer
and Sail Racing teams up with ORACLE TEAM USA and the America’s Cup