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bio website jeffkemponoracle.com
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Oracle Database Designer and Developer

Since 2000 Jeffrey has designed, developed, maintained and enhanced a variety of large and small custom applications for the government sector using Oracle Database 7.3, 8i, 9i, 10g and 11g; Application Express 3.1, 3.2, 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2; Oracle Forms 4.5, 6i, 9i and 10g; Oracle Reports 2.5, 6i and 9i.

He has particular interests and experience in Oracle SQL, PL/SQL, database performance tuning, and Oracle Application Express (APEX).


May
7
comment How to use translator websites?
@Emmanuel, I think the only real course of action is to either learn both the languages, or find someone who already has.
May
7
comment Origin of “off the meter” idiomatic phrase
Similar: dial it up to 11 (in reference to turning up the volume on an amplifier above the (typically) 10th point)
May
7
comment How to use translator websites?
The best translator is someone who understands both languages. A computer only barely "understands" any language - so translating between two languages it barely understands, is understandably a very hard problem.
May
7
answered Tower of Babel, what is the meaning of the following verse?
May
5
comment Takeout vs Pickup, is there a difference?
The way I've seen these terms used generally, takeout/takeaway are used as the opposite of eat in (e.g. at a cafe/restaurant). Pickup is used as the opposite of Delivery (e.g. at pizza places). That's why the combination "Takeout or Pickup" seems a bit strange to me, although I would probably understand it in the same way you have.
May
5
comment Is this correct: “[x] is where [explanation]”
But that's how definitions work - you refer to something that can be perceived (whether in a place, or in a time) and say that is called x. Anyway, I think both are acceptable in this case because recursion can refer to both something in a place (e.g. "at this point in the code*) or something that happens at a particular time (e.g. "10 minutes ago the program started recursing").
May
3
comment “Very much true”: how often have you heard a native speaker say that?
Yes, I watched it.
May
2
comment Is this correct: “[x] is where [explanation]”
When talking about computer programming, both location and time make a lot of sense - if I'm scanning through some code, and I'm asked "identify the recursion in this code", I might ask, "how do I do that?", and the answer is "You're seeing recursion wherever a subroutine calls itself." In addition, if I'm watching a program running, I can identify the time when recursion is happening - recursion occurs when a subroutine calls itself.
May
2
comment What is a single word that means both 'Import' and 'Export'?
When designing software, worry less about trying to find the shortest term for everything (although brevity is a good thing, usually). Instead, the best thing you can do is examine how most other softare convey the same idea. This is why we still have icons that look like 3.5" floppy disks that everyone knows mean "save", even though half of those people probably don't remember floppy disks any more.
May
2
answered “Very much true”: how often have you heard a native speaker say that?
Apr
29
revised Word for a friend you have never met?
this is a question-and-answer site, not a chat forum - if the question is useful, it should be retained; if it is not useful, it should be closed.
Apr
29
revised Should I use price, cost, or rate when referring to rent?
added 238 characters in body
Apr
29
comment Is there a word for not taking the specific date into account when calculating an age?
"athletes must be of X age by 31 Dec" would normally be understood to mean they must have had their Xth birthday sometime this year. This is similar to the way some countries/states organise children attending school - e.g. Grade 1 is for children who turn 5 sometime during the calendar year.
Apr
29
comment Is there a word for not taking the specific date into account when calculating an age?
@oerkelens yes - and I believe this same counting is used in the Jewish culture as well - e.g. He was raised on the third day (buried on Friday, remained buried through Saturday, and raised on Sunday)
Apr
29
answered Should I use price, cost, or rate when referring to rent?
Apr
29
comment Word for a friend you have never met?
No need to delete the question if it may be useful to others.
Apr
29
suggested suggested edit on Word for a friend you have never met?
Apr
29
answered Capitalization after '3D'
Apr
29
comment How would you call someone that connects two people together?
Generally mediator is related to resolving a conflict or misunderstanding. More context is needed.
Apr
29
comment Word to describe subconsciously retaining value judgments from rejected worldview
should that be Espoused Values?