Here is a small script which shows information about running Oracle sessions. You can use commented lines to filter by an Oracle instance (in case you have a RAC), OS user, session ID, process ID or an application name.
Read more →This is a spinoff of Obsidian colour scheme for Oracle SQL Developer. It is based on Obsidian Eclipse colour scheme by Morinar.
Unfortunately Oracle doesn’t make it easy to import a new colour scheme into SQL Developer, thus a little bit of hacking is required.
Close SQL Developer. This is important. If you modify the scheme file while SQL Developer is open, your changes won’t be saved.
Locate file dtcache.
Read more →This tutorial explains how to record the output of one MIDI track (for example, arpeggiator’s output) into another MIDI track.
Although FL Studio allow internal MIDI routing, it is not possible to record MIDI information which is being internally routed from one MIDI track into another. I.e. you can have an arpeggiator in one MIDI track transmitting notes into another track, where a synth would play it, but you won’t be able to record the notes arppegiator transmits.
Read more →If you ever wanted to know how what’s taking space in an Oracle database, or how large is the table you’re working on, here’s a script which answers these questions. It shows the size of all the database objects large than 10 Mb in a particular database schema.
The following columns are returned:
Owner schema. Object name and type (INDEX, TABLE, etc.). Name of the table this object is associated with.
Read more →Some time ago I wrote my thoughts on the modern state of PC music-making applications. In the nutshell, I reckon that niche became too overpriced and overcomplicated. All the existing digital audio workstations are targeted towards professional users, with the price tags to match. At the same time, the area of casual music production remains a no-man’s land.
Since then I got an iPad and discovered that simple and cheap music apps which I missed so much are plentiful there.
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