It’s a bit unfair to call Buxton a baby Bath, but it is. Built to service the spas by the 5th Duke of Devonshire it’s cute. It has a station with an hourly service to Manchester and beyond, though I suspect it had a much better service back in the day.
It has the obligatory park, lots of pubs and craft beer outlets, some decent restaurants and of course the assembly rooms in the crescent:
Let’s start by asking the question: “how on earth in the 21st Century do we still have inherited wealth and privilege on this scale in a monarchy?” Most other civilised countries seem to do OK without it, and all the pomp and pageantry that goes with it. I’d sooner see an elected figurehead looking solemn than an inbreed who got there by chance of birth.
I’ve been collecting choice nuggets about the royal family on Facebook, so here they all are, and more, in one place. It’s by no means a complete list. Can you tell I’m not a fan of the monarchy?
Due to my upcoming job having a large part being Oracle, I figured I should install Oracle on my Mac. I found this article on the Oracle site that made running it in a virtual machine look easy. Simply, it’s:
git clone https://github.com/oracle/vagrant-projects
# Optional: download the Oracle Database installation file and place it in this directory
And that’s where the wheels fell off. I haven’t used Vagrant for a couple of years. My Vagrant fell into a wibbling heap. I needed to do the following to drag everything up to date:
brew install vagrant
And then install Virtualbox from the Virtualbox downloads page. Bringing up vagrant then refreshes the vagrant image, brings the oracle image up to date and runs it.
oracle21c-xe-vagrant: INSTALLER: Started up
oracle21c-xe-vagrant: Oracle Linux 8 BaseOS Latest (x86_64) 3.3 MB/s | 49 MB 00:14
oracle21c-xe-vagrant: Oracle Linux 8 Application Stream (x86_64) 3.2 MB/s | 37 MB 00:11
oracle21c-xe-vagrant: INSTALLER: Oracle preinstall and openssl complete
oracle21c-xe-vagrant: INSTALLER: Environment variables set
oracle21c-xe-vagrant: INSTALLER: Downloading Oracle Database software
You’re going to need the instantclient libraries. Do the following in the instantclient directory, you might want to have copied *.dylib* into /usr/local/lib: