Tag: misc

(OT) an idea for Easter (and well…every day)

I don’t travel as frequently as some people do, but with OpenWorld and various Oracle conferences each year, I definitely see my fair share of the inside of a plane and a hotel room.  To pass the time on flights, I try to read,…

Testing…the surgeon’s approach

I played a lot of volleyball in a bygone life 🙂 and subsequently ruined my knees to the extent that I needed surgery. I got a shock when the surgeon (after a series of x-rays and checks) said to me: “Of course, we’ll only…

The cost of Oracle

It’s not uncommon for people on one hand to expound the functionality, performance and features of Oracle, whilst on the other hand, lament the potential high cost of the product. I’m not pontificating here – I’m commonly one of these people.  So much good…

A good day…

I work for a company that provides betting to consumers in Australia… In Australia, the three biggest days for betting are typically: Melbourne Cup (horse race) Caulfield Cup (horse race) AFL grand final (sports) Yesterday was the Caulfield Cup and we breezed through it…always…

from a friend…

A friend was recently describing Agile to me…I stress, not Agile the principle, but Agile the way its been implemented at their site…I thought I’d share it with you 🙂 [warning: profanity] “A few years back I was struggling financially, but I needed a…

Long overdue…

The OTN forums, which should be a plethora of knowledge and learning, were always hampered by the hideous interface. But, changes are coming.  It will be interesting to see what transpires https://wikis.oracle.com/display/Forums/OTN+Forums+Migration+and+Upgrade

Its not about the outage

My Oracle Support had a fairly lengthy outage today right in the middle of the Australian business day. But I’m not going to blog about that.  One thing I’ve learnt from many client sites is that people will understand and forgive things like outages,…