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What I like best about myself

What could be more self-centered?Why should anyone else in the world care what I like best about myself?I have no idea. That is for sure. But, hey, what can I say? This is the world we live in (I mean: the artificial environment humans have created, ma…

What I like best about myself

What could be more self-centered?Why should anyone else in the world care what I like best about myself?I have no idea. That is for sure. But, hey, what can I say? This is the world we live in (I mean: the artificial environment humans have created, ma…

What I like best about myself

What could be more self-centered?Why should anyone else in the world care what I like best about myself?I have no idea. That is for sure. But, hey, what can I say? This is the world we live in (I mean: the artificial environment humans have created, ma…

Justify, a poem

Justifyby Steven Feuerstein, 2013 I should not be here.I should not be.Too many humans devouring the world.I would leaveto save a single treeor to ensurea fern leaf unfurled.But I’ll stay, instead,and switch allegiancefrom a genocidal speciesto my plan…

Vivian Vulture – a Children’s Book

I don’t just write books about PL/SQL. I also write children’s books (much, much harder!). In fact, back in 1991, I wrote my all-time favorite: Vivian Vulture. My incredibly talented wife, Veva Silva, did some fantastic illustrations for it and we p…

New presentation available for download: Golden Rules for Developers

I presented for the first time ever “Golden Rules for Developers” at the NYOUG general meeting on June 9, 2010.Click here to download the presentation in PDF form.And here’s the description of the presentation:We all want to write better code: fewer bu…