It's been a dry week in the writing arena for me.
Not feeling the love from outside...a couple of promised guest posters are MIA. :)
No worries though, I can always find something to talk about.
Oracle OpenWorld (OOW)
I started tagging all OOW related posts and tweets using Google Reader. Cool thing I like about it is that I can share that information. If you want to see all that I see in relation to the event, check it out here.
As to my attendance...no one has come forward to pay for any of the following:
1. Plane Ticket
2. Hotel Room
3. One week's pay
Number 4 would be getting time off of work, which I'll asking for tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
Oracle has done an incredible job keeping this release quiet. I read...a lot...and I've hardly seen a thing about it over the past 6 months. I fully expected it to be announced at OOW, but I've heard as early as September 1. According to this latest article, that is highly unlikely.
Baseball Data Model(ing)
One person. One person has signed up. I'm a little shocked. Either my "following" is mostly based outside of the US or I no one likes baseball anymore. WTF? Regardless of whether you know baseball, the exercise of building out a fairly complex data model should be fun? Shouldn't it?
Oracle won't (hasn't) offered up any licenses, but @hillbilytoad has. He's offered at least one. I might be able to talk him into more. @DataChick expressed mild interest. Of all the people I follow on twitter, she, by far, talks about modeling more than anyone else...something I've rarely seen.
Is modeling a lost art? (via Dom Brooks). I'm shocked at how little I see out there...perhaps I'm just not looking in the right places? If you know of good sites, please let me know.
The Department of Justice (I wish I had had the foresight to buy that domain) approved Oracle's acquisition of Sun today.
Miladin Modrakovic [ oraclue ] has an interesting piece on tracking DDL changes in 11g. Miladin was initially the "inspiration" behind PMDV. OK, maybe not inspiration...he told me to find some way to do it. Now he seems to have a much better way. Oh well. Good exercise none-the-less.