Well…this isn’t a horror movie, it’s something awesome
Yes it is just a few more weeks until the UKOUG conference swings by.
This has been one of my favourite conferences for years – dating back to my first one in 2002 !!. You can see from the picture at the tail of this post – whilst times have changed in those 15 years, the basic tenets of community, networking and technical content remain unchanged to this day.
The AskTOM team will all be there and there’s a fantastic agenda spread over 4 days. This user group really knows how to “bake” a good conference. Maybe they followed my recipe.
OakTable area, UKOUG 2002
Looking for that catchy title for your next presentation ?
I took the first word from the title of 1000 Oracle OpenWorld presentations, and looked for patterns . I omitted some obvious terms that are either products or definite/indefinite articles:
And here is what we end up with:
SQL> select buzz, count(*) 2 from buzz 3 group by buzz 4 order by 2 desc; BUZZ COUNT(*) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------- Building 18 Customers 14 Best 13 Digital 11 Migrating 10 Getting 10 Accelerate 8 Modernize 8 Implementing 7 Data 7 Transforming 6 Extend 6 Identifying 6 Managing 6 Achieving 6 Leveraging 5 Making 5 Creating 4
So there you go…All the verbs and adjectives you need for a successful presentation
Some people use the session catalog to grab just the presentations that they either attended, or could not attend.
Other people want a download of every available presentation so they can peruse the entire catalog offline at a later date.
I am one of the latter people.
wget --no-check-certificate -O "SessionTitle".extension "https://static.rainfocus.com/full_path_to_presentation.extension"
which of course can then be run as a batch file to grab them all. Woo hoo !!!
You can download the batch file which contains the 932 download commands here
I can’t make any guarantees the list is complete, or that the script will work without error, but it should be a good starting point, and it will be a lot faster than clicking on each presentation !
If it does not work for you, my apologies. If it does work for you and saves you a lot of time, just don’t forget that I like beer or gin&tonic next time you see me.
OK, time for some controversy
My ODC appreciation post is about support.oracle.com
Now I’m sure there will people in the community just itching to lose their proverbial about how they lost years of their lives waiting on the support response or similar complaint, and since I work for Oracle, they will be just as keen to jump on the bandwagon and claim that I’m just shilling for the company I work for.
But I’m not denying that our support resource could be better. Any company’s support resources can be better.
This post is about the value I get from support.oracle.com when answering questions on asktom.oracle.com. Yes, there is some out-dated or incorrect content on there, but there is also some awesome content on there. Many times I find myself quoting MOS notes when providing background information for a question on AskTOM.
So this is my thank you to the people who contribute support notes to MOS.
Because I’m pretty sure it’s a thankless task.
(With apologies to any Simon & Garfunkel fans out there)
Hello jetlag my old friend,
You’ve come to mess with me again.
The bedside clock is stuck on 10 to 4
And my eyes are just so bloody sore.
The decision to get on that frickin’ plane.
Was just insane.
Suffering …. my jetlag in silence
A few gin and tonics tonight and I might even put it to music