Does Oracle really love Rails?

If one searched for Oracle and Rails they're bound to turn up a bunch of results that appear to indicate that Oracle is on the Rails bandwagon. How Web2.0 of them. (I'm trying to think of some funny snide remark about a rails acquisition, but can't really....)

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OSCON 2007 (July 25)

I arrived in Portland last night for OSCON. From a conference standpoint, it feels very similar to when I attended in 2005. The attendance doesn't appear to have grown much and the exhibition hall is about the same size. Though there appear to be a few more "community" exhibitors than …

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All your comments are belong to reddit

I guess this has been around since the dawn of site aggregation (ala slashdot). I'm just sort of frustrated that my previous post's most valuable and relevant comments weren't posted on my blog but on an aggregator of programming links (reddit). I'm not implying that reddit isn't useful for finding …

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Silly Python is_nan implementation

So [apparently equality for NaN doesn't make sense](http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2005-July/330042.html_. (NaN or Not a Number is division by zero, and other other operations that return non numbers, which is different than infinity or negative infinity). That makes sense, but sometimes you want to …

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Visualizing harddrive space under Linux

Today, my laptop disk became full. So, I wanted to get the most bang for my buck and not waste my time erasing small files that weren't taking up a bunch of disk space. How does one do that? One way is the command line utility du, but I knew …

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