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Melbourne Update

The Melbourne class was a little bigger than the previous classes, with 12 people including several people from Oracle Support. Being the 3rd class in quick succession, everything felt really smooth, with no real surprises. I actually managed to get a reasonable amount of sleep before both classes, which was a bonus. Saying that, I […]

Sydney Update

I’m now sitting in my hotel room in Melbourne, so the Sydney experience is complete. Originally I was told the Oracle University classes would be cancelled if there were less than 10 people. In Singapore I got 9 people, which was the smallest class I had ever taught for Oracle University. I immediately beat that […]

Refocussing my presentation…

The plane journey from Perth to Melbourne turned out to be very productive. I’ve made some substantial changes to my presentation. The content is the same, but as I suggested in my previous post, I’ve de-emphasized some bits and emphasized others. I guess my presenting style is based very much on the way I write […]

Gold Coast Update…

My last post might have left people with a negative view of the Gold Coast, so I hope this post goes some what to change that. Here is the view from my window. From 2008_GoldCoast Here’s a view up the beach. From 2008_GoldCoast Here’s a view down the beach. From 2008_GoldCoast Pretty awesome… Cheers Tim…

Gold Coast (first impressions)…

I arrived yesterday afternoon in the Gold Coast and got a bus to my hotel, the Conrad Jupiters Casino. My first impression of the Gold Coast was not too good. It is essentially a big holiday resort. The fact I was staying in a casino gave me a bit of a flashback to Vegas. On arriving at the […]

Perth to Sydney…

I got to Perth airport about 2 hours early, attempted to check in and was told I couldn’t until I paid the outstanding balance on my ticket. [Insert flashback to Frankfurt here] I called Oracle Travel and a couple of minutes later it was sorted and I got on the plane and survived the flight. […]