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About Me:
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…
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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...

http://knoworacle.wordpress.com/

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

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... :)

Cheers

Tim...
 
 
 

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