A week last Saturday I checked my email and found an invitation to the Oracle ACE program. I was extremely flattered and instantly accepted. I spent the next few minutes preening myself whilst reading the news on Slashdot and The Register. Then I noticed that China had bought Google, Slashdot had gone pink and Tom Kyte had joined Microsoft. I checked the date and sure enough, it was the 1st of April (April fools day).
Needless to say I felt like a total jerk and responded to the mail with a, “Very funny. How vain am I to fall for that?” type response.
The funny thing is, it was actually real. You can see my ugly mug here.
I also noticed that Jeff Hunter now an Oracle ACE. Well done mate!
Of course, the pressure is on bigtime. Got to live up to this “ACE-dom” thing. I’m off to save the world!