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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 […]

UKOUG: I’m now speaking on Monday…

A couple of slots opened up in the UKOUG schedule due to cancellations and a message came through the OakTable mailing list asking if anyone could fill them. Alex Gorbachev and myself stepped up to the plate. This means I’m now speaking about Clonedb on Monday at 11:05 in the Media Suite. See here. The […]

Missing UKOUG…

I’m a bit hacked off because I’m missing out on UKOUG… I got a free pass to check out the conference this year and I can’t go because I’ve got a cold. I spent the whole of yesterday in bed and I think I’m going back there now. I’m bored out of my brain, but […]

UKOUG DE SIG Update

I mentioned in a previous post I was speaking at the UKOUG DE SIG today. The talk itself went fine, but I had a bit of a scare before hand. I drove from work to the venue and managed to get lost, which is a little surprising as it was in Birmingham and I’ve lived […]

UKOUG – SIG Talk…

A few months ago, Andrew Clarke invited me to speak about PL/SQL tuning at a UKOUG Special Interests Group (SIG). I accepted, and today was the day. I woke up ridiculously early this morning and set off for Slough. I was totally knackered by the time I got there, so I spent most of the […]

UKOUG Bloggers Meetup…

It was cool to meet up with everyone again. Some people were at OpenWorld, some I’ve not seen since this time last year, and others were new faces. It’s good to meet-and-geek. The subject of my blog post regarding forums came up a number of times. It seems everyone is suffering in the same way. […]