Work and distractions…



A little over 2 years ago the company I work for was taken over and since then I’ve been trying to decide if there is a place for me in the new organization. In the back of my mind I knew there wasn’t, but the path of least resistance is so tempting. 🙂 Yesterday I was forced to make a decision, and I will be leaving in August. That means I will be unemployed when I’m at OpenWorld this year, so if you seem me throw me a couple of coppers for a cup of tea… 🙂

I don’t have any plans for what comes next, and to be honest I have no intention of making any until the end of the year.


I’ve not done a great deal of writing for the website recently. One of the reasons is I’ve been writing and rehearsing a 2 day PL/SQL tuning workshop that I’m presenting in Austria and Denmark soon. It’s been an interesting process, but it has taken quite a bit of time. Rehearsing a 12 hour workshop takes a big chunk out of what little spare time I have. 12 hours to be precise. 🙂

Another big distraction is Web 2.0. I think it’s safe to say I’ve been seduced by all things Web 2.0, which means I’m spending much of my spare time doing rather random, but fun, stuff.

Over time these distractions will fall by the way and I’ll get back to writing more. If nothing else, I must sort out the 11gR1 new features before 11gR2 is launched… 🙂



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

5 thoughts on “Work and distractions…”

  1. Patrick: It’s in Vienna on the 26th and 27th of February.

    Don: That’s more of a commute than I was looking for, but thanks for the offer. 🙂



  2. Hi sir,
    I wish you all the best for the job.Even I am also looking for a change and some talks are going on.Hope some thing good will happen.
    About the PL/sql 2 day workshop.Yes its a good one. I just did it 2 days ago. I am sure you are gonna rock!:)Wish I could sit too.

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