Monday, 10 October 2016

OTN Appreciation Day : Function Result Cache

Feature: Function Result Cache.

Why : because this feature is Simple.
It is_almost_ no hassle to activate, and it had a Good Effect where we needed it.
Simple.

Why not: If you need this feature badly, you probably got something wrong in the design of the application. But hey: our app was an off-the-shelf COTS package, and the users took advantage of the software in ways that had never been envisaged 10 years ago...

Why not : because it didnt work in our case, despite all the RTFM we did. But one of my colleagues was persistent... and we found a workaround. Now it works like a charm.

Thx Peter Swier for persisting.

Thx Tim Hall for re-vitalizing my blog-postings.

More on FRC: Later.
Or come see me somewhere...
At SIOUG in Portoroz,
at HROUG in Rovinj,
at DOAG in N├╝rnberg,
or at UKOUG in Birmingham(UK).

Or... provide me with a desk to work + some coffee on one of my motorcycle tours  ...







Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Plans, plans, plans

As a conference-speaker, you have to announce your speaking-assignments on the internet...

Posting on the internet (Twitter, FB, blogs, forums even) generates links for the event-organizer,

Posting on the internet generates interest in your presentations...

But most of all, it allows me to "publish" my travel plans.

This particular post also serves to earn me a free (and hopefully safe) parking space somewhere... hehehe.

Plan for my October business trip is:
 - [tentative] POM: Paris Oracle Meetup
 - POUG.org: Polish Oracle User Group conference
 - SIOUG.si: Slovenian Oracle User Group
 - HROUG.hr : Croatian Oracle User Group

On a map, it looks like this..


Any one interested to come to my ppts ?

Saturday, 16 April 2016

The next ride.. 

This spring I am lucky to speak at :

OUGF.fi (18+19May)

SrOUG.rs (25-26May)

BgOUG.org (3-4June)

I hope to learn a lot again: I always get a lot of good info out of those conferences.

But another reason to do this is of course: to ride the motorcycle...

(why doesnt google maps provide a motorcycle icon.. they know enough about me to server up adverts...)

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

SIOUG and HROUG both at 20th Edition

Next week I will try to ride by (and speak at) SIOUG and HROUG conferences.
Both events are at their 20th Edition, so extra-celebrations.

SIOUG:


HROUG:




Also, many other Oracle friends seem to have discovered this corner of the world.


Travel plan is approximately.. (I will try to include some nice mountain roads.... )



Monday, 11 May 2015

SROUG and BGOUG, by motorcycle, of course....

Plans...

Next months I plan to visit (and speak, to justify the trip) at SrOUG and BgOUG.

The links to the usergroups are here:

alt text..
27-29 May, Zlatibor

And 

12-14 June, Plovdiv.



The intended route is here on googlemaps.

On this trip, I will try to take more time to see things and talk to people (and taste coffee and local food). I also need some time to work remotely for a customer.

But I cannot wait...










Thursday, 2 October 2014

Riding to SIOUG and HROUG

Usergroups are the lifeblood of a good community. And I like to help a little, but visiting or speaking if I can.

Hence I will be speaking at SIOUG.si and HROUG.hr usergroup conferences together with some some old friends and lots in interesting new people that I look forward to meeting.

Check the links to the conferences here. SIOUG is in Lubljana, the lovely capital of Slovenia:


And HROUG is in Rovinj, on the Adriatic coast:



This trip will not be as long as expedition I did last summer, visiting 3 conferences, doing 12000km including some classic mountain passes. But I still look forward to riding a lot of interesting roads on
the motorcycle.

The previous trip was a Great Success.  So let's do it again.

Here is the approximate route-plan for the coming weeks:

the route.. click to enlarge



If anyone who lives along the route wants a quick consulting visit or simply has good coffee, drop me a note. I always like to stop by hospitable folks (and I may need to dry some clothes if the weather isn't cooperating)

In case of moderate weather, I will have to use the toll-roads and tunnels like everybody else, but if the weather is good, I will search out some real motorcycle roads !

Best thing I ever did: re-start my motorcycle-life after so many years!


Friday, 11 April 2014

Simple, just go.


Despite an interesting migration project coming up, here is my travel plan for the summer... 




Ferry tickets Talinn-Helsinki-Talinn are booked, I guess I'm committed. 
No airplanes for me this time: plain two wheels (more simple? maybe).

At least one customer is gently asking to stay in touch by providing a laptop and/or remote facility.
Any tips for finding good Wifi on the trip ?

I'l put up some more details when I have them, and the more personal, non-Oracle stuff probably goes the pdvsecondblog where I tend to put my bike-pictures (yep,  new hobby)...