Michael McLaughlin
Rexburg, ID

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Fix VMware Networking
Thu, 26 May 2016 06:58:01 +0000
Occasionally, my students loose their network connection when copying their virtual machines. This article shows you how to rebuild your Internet connection. The first step requires you to identify the port number on your host operating system, which is typically Windows OS or Mac OS X. You can find that by running the following search […]

Debug PL/SQL Web Pages
Mon, 16 May 2016 23:18:25 +0000
What happens when you can’t get a PL/SQL Web Toolkit to work because it only prints to a web page? That’s more tedious because any dbms_output.put_line command you embed only prints to a SQL*Plus session. The answer is quite simple, you create a test case and test it inside a SQL*Plus environment. Here’s a sample […]

SQL Developer & PL/SQL
Fri, 13 May 2016 16:55:56 +0000
While SQL Developer installs with a dbms_output view, some organizations close it before they distribute images or virtual machine (VM) instances. This post shows you how to re-enable the Dbms Output view for SQL Developer. SQL Developer DBMS_OUTPUT Configuration You need to open SQL Developer, which may look like this when the DBMS_OUTPUT view isn’t […]

Using a Sparse Index
Wed, 11 May 2016 07:37:12 +0000
My vacation from my blog is officially over. The question that I’m answering today is: How can you pass a set of non-sequential ID values to a function and return a result set? You can solve the problem by passing an ADT (Attribute Data Type) or UDT (User Defined Type) variable into a subquery of […]

TurboTax Bug
Wed, 23 Dec 2015 20:31:42 +0000
It was quite annoying to find that TurboTax couldn’t send me a text message to confirm my order of a second state. However, I made the mistake of clicking the “Confirm my account a different way (takes longer)” radio button to get to their web page. After I got two-step verification enabled on their web […]

IT Salary Thought
Tue, 22 Dec 2015 01:24:26 +0000
During the holidays, I check salaries for my students and the IT industry overall. I’m never surprised by the reality, after all salaries pay for return on skills and effort. Here’s my annual look, which some may find unkind but reality is seldom kind. Before looking at IT salaries, it seems like a good opportunity […]

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Name: Michael McLaughlin
Location: Rexburg, ID
Subjects: Applications; Databases; Middleware; Servers;

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