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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. […]