Archive for January, 2008

Beverage Discrimination

I don’t drink coffee. Never have. However, I do love and need caffeine–in large and frequent doses, but carbonated and refrigerated (refrigeration optional when desperate). That’s why I’m always a tiny bit upset when I arrive at a new customer site and as part of the usual tour I find office supplies, bathrooms, printer, and […]

Apparently, Wednesday is the day to be acquired. Today, the announcement that Broech Corporation (which does business as TUSC) was acquired by Mumbai, India-based Rolta for US$45 million. TUSC will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rolta and Joe, Rich, and Brad will continue to lead “TUSC – A Rolta Company”, at least for now. I […]

A neat thing happened today on Twitter. While I admit that I don’t necessarily “get it” as fast as some of my “web 2.0″ friends do, I haven’t seen this happen too much on Twitter since I’ve been following it in the past several months. I’m sure it probably happens all the time to cool […]

Okay, not for a while, but for those that are presenters at the conference, the US winter is a time of solemn writing. Whitepaper deadlines are approaching for the IOUG program at the Collaborate 08 (April 14-18 in Denver) conference quickly. Soon after, the presentations for those sessions will be due. No rest for the […]

On handling logging in a script

This tip isn’t really new, but it is one of those things that I used to know, forgot, remembered, and am now blogging so that it will be easier to find (for me) when I finally forget it again. Besides, I was hanging out with Bex Huff earlier tonight and he told me I need […]

I generally don’t spend a lot of time surfing around Metalink. Normally, I get in, find the bug or patch or whatever thing I need, and get out. However, my current project involves a database upgrade for a very performance-sensitive application (they have an SLA that they actually have to honor–or honour for my UK […]

8 things and tag round 2

My friend Jake at OracleAppsLab tagged me today and it’s high time I get back on the blog saddle anyway, so thanks for giving me a reason to get (re)started. Of the universe of people he could have chosen, I’m honored to be among the 8 “chosen ones” for this first round. I thought Jake’s […]