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I've been using Oracle since 1992. I am the chair of the UKOUG Development Engineering SIG chair. I was made an Oracle ACE in 2003 (in the days before they were called ACEs). Also in 2003 I won Oracle Magazine's OTN Contributor of the Year.

I work as a consultant for Logica. It says "software architect" on my business card, because nobody really knows what one of those is. Basically I am a database developer, (i.e. mainly PL/SQL) but I also work as a DBA, systems analyst, designer and business consultant. I also cook.
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Ever wonder "what if this database contains my data ?"

Hemant K Chitale asked this pertinent question on the OTN forum the other day. His text in full:

"When you see a forums posting about missing datafiles , errors in recovery, SQLs returning the wrong results because they haven't been correctly written and tested .... etc etc ... do you ever wonder "what if this database…

Posted on May 2, 2009 at 1:20am — 1 Comment

Back and blogging again

It's been a long time since I did anything on this site. I've been taking a break from cyberspace. The forums and the blog were getting too much, on top of my work. But I think I've got my work-life balance back under control (famous last words). Anyway, I've started blogging again, and participating in the forums.

But really I'm just updating this because the last message I posted here was so negative. Blogger did sort out the problem, so that's cool.

I feel better now… Continue

Posted on April 21, 2009 at 8:54am — 2 Comments

Blogger has eaten Radio Free Tooting

I am bummed out. This is the second time in six months that Blogger has taken my blog down. The last time was because they thought it was a spam blog. This time the blogspot site is just not there. I get a stripped down version of the dashboard instead.

There are a few other people in the Help forums who seem to have had something similar happen to them. Unfortunately these outages have been occurring since 29-JAN and there doesn't seem to be anyone who has managed to get their site… Continue

Posted on February 8, 2008 at 4:14am — 6 Comments

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At 10:52pm on July 24, 2008, Shivmohan Purohit said…
Hello Friends
need your advise / feedback on my new initiative on oracle related blog...


At 10:32am on March 19, 2008, John Spencer said…

Mostly I have been head down working. Big project and unreasonable deadlines (are there any other kind?).

Go-live, assuming we finish UAT is March 27, so I may have a little more time after that.
At 3:32am on February 1, 2008, APC said…
yes, I obviously need a higher res version of it. Not to mention one that doesn't make it look as though I've been trepanned.
At 3:13am on February 1, 2008, oraclebase said…
Extreme closeup of your Avatar... :)



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