I can't see a tie
Yesterday someone commented on my pictures on my books. They said they cannot tell if I was wearing a tie. As there is a funny story in there, well here we go.
Expert One on One -- a tie. On the original WROX one (the red book), you can see it very clearly on the bottom of the page. Later editions (which proved that I have hair since they stopped cutting my head off at my forehead), it is harder to tell but it is there.
Beginning Oracle -- a tie. But, the guy in the middle of that piciture, his name is Chris Beck, and that is not his body. They did not like what he was wearing so, a little photoshop and Chris has the shoulders he’s always wanted. Did they ask? Nooooo, was he surprised? Bigtime. Was it funny – absolutely, we would tease him that his shoulders must have looked really wimpy for them to replace them like that.
Effective Oracle by Design -- a funny story. I was wearing a tie for that photograph, but due to the creative use of photoshop - my head is now on someone elses shoulders and body! (No idea whose body that is).
That is my Oracle Magazine column picture. The magazine staff told me the photographer was coming in and gave me no "dress code", so I wore what I would for a customer visit (suit and tie). The magazine didn't feel it fell in with the rest of the pictures and therefore (unbeknownst to me) edited it. I laughed a lot upon seeing the picture for the first time — I call it my “californization” picture. Looks very “California Corporate”, the black tshirt (of which I own – well, zero).
Anyway, Oracle Press really wanted my picture on the book and I really didn’t want it. I wouldn’t send them one figuring that was that. Well, they went to Oracle Magazine and got it from them. If you look closely at the book, you can see the line on my neck where they slid my head on. It also explains why I look a little “funny” in that picture, the head is not in a natural position.
This is perhaps the only thing I have in common with hollywood.