UKOUG Day 2
Mogens decided to go “Scottish” for his presentation and after an embarrassing faux pas (he had the kilt on backwards and had to change back stage), he was paraded in with bagpipes and all. Nothing like making an entrance.
I’m just getting ready to give a keynote at the UKOUG in a little over an hour. It was to have been about a ‘surprise’, the launching of Oracle 10g Express Edition (cool, I’m the quoted figure in a press release…).
I alluded to the fact that I was probably going to have “a pretty cool topic” to talk about – but the blog world beat me to the punch. The announcement leaked out a bit early (Friday) and the blogsphere picked up on it really fast, amazingly fast. I’m afraid now that I’ll have to find the one person at the conference that
- Hasn’t been on the internet for the last four days
- Hasn’t talked to anyone else at the conference for the last four days.
Maybe, maybe there will be one such person…
So, I’m going to make fun of the whole blogging phenomena as well – trying to hide the fact that what I’m talking about isn’t as “new” as I had hoped.
So, I’ll make fun of this blogging thing (many of the blogs I’ll pull on up stage will have the authors in the audience – that’ll surprise them), then talk about XE and finish up with Project Raptor…
I did my XE install in 5 minutes today (literally). Pretty cool stuff. See you in the otn forum soon if you get it yourself.
Last night was Halloween in Birmingham – I should have taken some pictures, it looked a bit strange. I think everyone under 30 (the locals) was dressed up in costume and walking about the street (many many pubs right by the convention center). It was a bizarre scene at 11pm right after the bloggers dinner.