Monday, July 13, 2015

Sorry for the radio silence but this post will make up for it ( or maybe not ha ha ) makes me grumpy

It's been a busy year apologies for the lack of posts.  I have learned a couple of good things oracle related and probably forgotten more but most of the stuff I work on is now somewhat confidential that doesn't make it easy to blog about.

Last week at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland we had a very important visitor.  It was Janet Yellen the chairwoman of the well everything the chair of the Federal Reserve.

She was delivering a speech at the well known Cleveland City Club but stopped our bank.  My area was involved in doing two brief demo's of what we are working on she sat on the other side of the table across from me.  I did not have a speaking part ( just eye candy I guess ha ha ) but the people in my area who did speak were also in pictures.  Maybe next time?

I am kind of thinking about a presentation on sql plan baselines as being something to work on this winter?  There are a number of good ones out there already but the critical part of using a baseline is figuring out where to get one from ( and quickly ha ha ).


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Still in recovery mode from GLOC 2015

The conference this year was ( as usual ) just absolutely the best ever.  It was amazing and content was broad and deep and the speakers just absolutely world class.  Thanks to everyone who was involved but especially to all our speakers.

I was absolutely wiped out the week before and after the conference.  I think I am getting too old for this kind of thing but the only reason people do this is contributing to our members and to the community.

I wish I was blogging more technical stuff.  I have some very interesting things going on but confidentiality makes it difficult to approach posting items.

Stay tuned?

Thanks John

Friday, March 27, 2015

Seriously proud of this and it doesn't make me grumpy!

So the GLOC 2015 conference registration is open (GLOC 2015 ) ( has been for a while ) and recently we completed posting all the speakers/topics.  That's been good darn good.

Just out today is our SAG  ( schedule at a glance ) which demonstrates just how good our conference will be.  Low cost high quality and just an event that you really should think about being in Cleveland for in may.

The schedule at a glance does not include our 4 top notch 1/2 day workshops going on monday but you can see them from the regular registration.

I am so grateful for the speakers we have on board.  It's a lot of work behind the scenes getting something like this rolling but when you see a lineup like this just wow!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Final version of RMOUG 2015 presentation and script files are here ...

Wow I had a great time presenting at RMOUG 2015.  The room was absolutely packed and I felt presentation went pretty well ( so let's see what the evaluation numbers show ).

Here is a link (Final version presentation and supporting files )  to zip file containing the final version of the presentation as well the script and sql file shown at the end of the presentation.  Please let me know if anyone has any problems using this and sorry I thought I would get this updated and available Thursday.

Thanks so much to RMOUG!

John

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Just a few days left to submit abstracts for GLOC 2015

The Cleveland based Great Lakes Oracle Conference 2015 is going to be a big event.  Hoping to pass 350 in attendance its going to be two days of track based sessions and a 1/2 day of workshops on monday.

Full details here GLOC 2015

We have a great set of abstracts in already and we want you to consider submitting one before we stop accepting them ( February 9th 2015 ) is last day.  Please consider attending even if you do not submit a presentation proposal!

Call for abstracts is GLOC 2015 abstract call

Thanks! John

Friday, January 16, 2015

If you are in Cleveland don't miss our January 23 2015 NEOOUG meeting!

Please join us next friday for our 1st 2015 regular meeting. Mark Rabne our resident Oracle technical geek will be taking us through major 2014 Oracle technology and application announcements. Kind of a recap of Oracle Open World 2014 major items plus some additional ones after that.

It's the usual deal at the Rockside Road Oracle office so free lunch at noon and networking opportunities. Meeting starts at 1 pm.

Our March meeting will be Big Data ish related ( and we have a great announcement coming up on a workshop for our May GLOC 2015 conference ).
Here is the info on Jan 23 2015 meeting

I hope to see you there!

Friday, December 26, 2014

OT: On a musical note for 2014's year ending

There have been some really strong albums that impressed me this year.  I tend to like loud rock stuff but do mix it up somewhat.  What follows is just some ramblings:

The Drive By Truckers have a tremendous album out "English Oceans" if you like rock this is a no brainer.

Jolie Hollands "Wine Dark Sea" album is stunningly magnificent.  It varies quite a bit rocks out and blues it out and then just charms you at times.

Taylor Swift knocked it out of the ballpark with 1989.

Also digging new one by Lana Del Rey.

Discovered one that I should have known about a long time ago "Gov't Mule" album Live with a little help from our friends is straight out loud good rock and roll well put together.

My latest addition that I am just listening to is the Delphines "Colfax" this one strays fairly close to some kind of cross between rock and roll and folk/country but seems like a well put together sophisticated album that is a little slower paced than many.