Category: Potpourri

There is a need within the OBI user community to have an OBIEE dashboard page where users can update the page content on one or more dashboard pages with metadata (information about the data contained on the dashboard) in free...

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The RittmanMead BI forum is happening again this year in the states in Atlanta, GA, and the caliber of Oracle BI experts is just as one would expect from this annual event for aficionados. I missed the MasterClass given by Kevin McGinley on Tuesday but it got rave revues from the attendees I've asked, although it did get a "Low Sentiment" score from the Endeca model created by Adam Ferarri which he designed to demo how Endeca can yank unstructured data, in this case Twitter posts using the #biforum hash tag from the attendees.

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I came a cross an issue where I had the 32-bit version of VMWare Fusion on my Mac but I needed to run a 64-bit OS guest virtual machine image. The 32-bit mode of the Mac OS wouldn't allow it. The message was something to the affect that the Mac must be running in 64-bit mode. I thought it did that by default - wrong. So, I sought a way to change the OS to operate in 64-bit mode. I thought it would be as simple as flipping a switch in the System Preferences. But of course, it couldn't be that easy. Or, could it? Well, I found the answer and I am sharing that below for all of the hard core demo junkies wanting to get the Oracle BI SampleApp VirtualBox VM Image up on a VMWare app running on the Mac.

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Putting the ArtOfBI podcast together guerrilla bare-bones on-the-cheap style is quite interesting.  There have been some challenges but ultimately with some open source software and some digging it has come together nicely. Currently I’ve been able to leverage Audacity for...

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"Finally, a proprietary key-based encryption provides security to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the metadata repository."

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So, especially with trying to destroy OBI 11g and taking apart some other Oracle tools, since the OBI 11g beta, I have been using PuTTy like never before.  And today, the sun was shining onto my monitor at such an...

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The guys over at Wix.com had put together a really great cartoon on the breaks of being a developer or designer.  Just thought I’d share and provide a little levity for the day.

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Let it be know that when it comes to X Windows technology and connecting a from Windows workstation to a remote Linux/Unix machine, my support goes to XMing.  Now that is not to say that XMing doesn’t have its issues...

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CodeRun.com is basically a web-based development environment that let's you write,test, and debug code online - in the cloud so to speak.

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If you haven't had a need for utilizing Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) as an ETL (or E-LT) source as ODI advertises itself then you wouldn't know that it is actually somewhat of a beast of a ETL tool. The interface leaves a lot to be desired and I could really get picky but again it is a beast - very powerful. I recently read a great review by the good folks at BI Quotient about ODI.

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