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UKOUG Operating System and Storage Event – 28th May

Just a quick note to say the call for papers is open for the UKOUG Operating System and Storage Event in Birmingham on the 28th May. To quote the website, “This event will cover Linux and Solaris Administration, Storage and Network Administration, Virtualisation and Engineered Systems. UKOUG Operating Systems & Storage Event takes place in Birmingham on [...]




Oracle Scene Magazine Article

While I was in OUG Ireland I was given a copy of the latest Oracle Scene Magazine, which includes a little column about my Public Speaking Tips. You can see the write-up here. Oracle Scene are always on the lookout for contributors. If you have something you think they might be interested in, go to the [...]




Is this the most committed UKOUG Tech13 attendee?

Imagine for a second that you come from Brazil and are currently working in Angola. Would you be taking a trip to Manchester to attend UKOUG Tech13? That’s what Alex Zaballa did. If there was an award for, “Most Committed UKOUG Tech13 Attendee”, he’s got to be in with a shot at it. Cheers Tim…




UKOUG Tech13 : Monday

I’ve mentioned a couple of times before, I’m only attending Monday of UKOUG Tech13. One of my colleagues quit, so there is no DBA at work today while I’m out on a jolly. My session was at 09:00, which meant getting up at 05:00 to get the train to Manchester. While I was on the [...]




UKOUG Speaker Evaluations…

This is a bit of a vanity post, so excuse me blowing my own trumpet. I just took a look at the speaker evaluation feedback from UKOUG 2012 and it was pretty good. Only 4 of the people left “wordy” feedback: Could have done with more time. Just the sort of presentation I came to conference [...]




UKOUG 2012

The UKOUG 2012 conference was a rather short affair for me this year as I was only there for 1 day of it. During the Sunday I was at my nephew’s birthday party. In the evening I returned to Birmingham in time to make it to the Oracle ACE dinner. Big thanks to Debra Lilley [...]




Presenting at UKOUG 2012…

I’ve got confirmation that I’m presenting at the UKOUG 2012 conference in December. As I’ve said before, I like seeing places, but I hate the travelling, so I’m not looking forward to having to get to the ICC in Birmingham. That’s one killer 4 mile journey I’m going to have to endure… See you there! Cheers Tim…




UKOUG 2011: Days 1 – 3…

I went to lots of good presentations over the three days. Day 1: SQL Tuning – Kyle Hailey Clonedb – Me (not counting myself in the “good” list, just placing myself in the timetable) OakTable Talks Emerging Trends in RAC – Julian Dyke Upgrading your Cluster to 11gR2 – Martin Bach Learning about life through [...]




UKOUG 2011: When sessions attack…

Just finished my session. What a nightmare… I was surprised anyone turned up as it was a late change to the schedule and there were some great sessions going on at the same time. Check out the photo. It was kinda OK, until I got to the demo, which I screwed up. That was really disappointing because [...]




UKOUG 2011: Day -1

I missed the OakTable day because it was the 10th birthday party of nephew number 1, but I did make it back to Birmingham in time for the ACE dinner. Mark Rittman provided evidence of my presence here. I was already full of cake and trifle before I arrived, but the waitress didn’t seem to understand, “I’m not eating”, so I [...]