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OTN APAC 2014 : Bangkok

I spent a long time in bed last night, but it was quite fitful sleep. As a result, I slept in late this morning, which wasn’t really a problem as I was not speaking until 14:45. The Bangkok event was a single-track event, with the following running order. คุณนพรัตน์ วาณิชฤดี : Amazing Oracle SQL Daniel Morgan : Oracle 12c: […]


OTN APAC 2014 : Bangkok was first posted on November 17, 2014 at 12:17 pm.
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OTN APAC 2014 : Beijing to Bangkok

The day started at 03:00. Once everything was packed and ready to go I typed up some blog posts to fill my time before the taxi arrived. I had checked out the night before, so there was no drama getting out of the hotel. The great thing about travelling early in the morning is there […]


OTN APAC 2014 : Beijing to Bangkok was first posted on November 16, 2014 at 11:21 am.
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OTN APAC 2014 : Beijing – Day 2

For some reason, unknown to me, I could not sleep. I left the restaurant at about 22:00 and switched between attempting to sleep, watching TV and playing on the computer until 06:00 the following day. I have no idea why. When 06:00 eventually came I went down for breakfast, then got back to my room […]


OTN APAC 2014 : Beijing – Day 2 was first posted on November 15, 2014 at 8:34 pm.
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OTN APAC 2014 : Beijing – Day 1

Having an extended period of sleep was really good. After a week of minimal sleep I felt vaguely human again… On my last visit to Beijing in 2011 the conference had about 500 attendees registered and we used translated slides and live translation of the speakers. This time it was a much bigger event. Over […]


OTN APAC 2014 : Beijing – Day 1 was first posted on November 15, 2014 at 8:50 am.
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OTN APAC 2014 : Tokyo to Beijing

Not much sleep last night. When I know I’ve got an early start I don’t sleep well because I’m worrying about waking up late. At 04:00 I started getting everything ready to leave. I met Bjoern in the lobby and we took the airport shuttle to Hanada airport. Once again, I piggy-backed on Bjoern’s lounge […]


OTN APAC 2014 : Tokyo to Beijing was first posted on November 13, 2014 at 8:20 am.
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OTN APAC 2014 : Tokyo – Day 2

Day 2 of the English speaking track of the Tokyo event began with: Tom Kyte : Oracle Optimizer : What’s new in the Oracle Database 12c? Mike Dietrich : Hitchhiker’s Guide to Oracle Database Upgrades After Mike’s session we went out for lunch at a Tempura place. I had vegetable tempura. Very nice! Tom took great pleasure in saying […]


OTN APAC 2014 : Tokyo – Day 2 was first posted on November 12, 2014 at 3:52 pm.
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OTN APAC 2014 : Tokyo – Day 1

Day 1 of the Tokyo event started with a taxi ride over to the conference venue. The traffic was not as bad as I expected, based on the stuff you see on TV. Does that mean TV has been lying to me all this time? Who’da thunk it? The event has 1 (mostly) English speaking […]


OTN APAC 2014 : Tokyo – Day 1 was first posted on November 12, 2014 at 3:34 am.
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OTN APAC 2014 : Shanghai to Tokyo

Not the best night of sleep last night. During the day I noticed the load time for pages on my website is really slowly in China because it hangs waiting for a Google Javascript file to load, which eventually does a timeout. Once the timeout happens the page continues to render. That means it takes over […]


OTN APAC 2014 : Shanghai to Tokyo was first posted on November 10, 2014 at 2:12 pm.
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OTN APAC 2014 : Shanghai

It’s Sunday, so it must be Shanghai… Because of the early night, I managed to get about 8 hours sleep, which was probably the best night I’ve had since I started the tour.  The hotel room had a super-firm bed, which was great. The Shanghai conference started with a session by 刘冰冰 covering most of […]


OTN APAC 2014 : Shanghai was first posted on November 9, 2014 at 1:37 pm.
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OTN APAC 2014 : Journey from Perth to Shanghai

As I wrote previously, after some drinks and food after the Perth conference, Bjoern and I went to the airport to start the trip to Shanghai. Fortunately Bjoern has gold status so he could get into the lounge and sign me in, which made the long wait for the first flight much easier. The first […]


OTN APAC 2014 : Journey from Perth to Shanghai was first posted on November 8, 2014 at 10:23 am.
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