Thursday, December 01, 2005

Random Things...

A different way of looking at database constraints

I didn’t entirely believe Scott when he IM’d me from the airport that this really happened. But I saw it on the news that night and he has the pictures to prove it…

I’m going to start calling this guy the vagabond. He has the blog site of the week (no really, this is the “last time” he says…) and no fear of rewriting his site at the drop of the hat. Me, I’ve been meaning to start an asktom rewrite for many many months (maybe I should open source it… get everyone else to do my work…)

Excellent advice from Sue Harper (a very smart Designer/Jdev/Forms/etc person)…

Makes you think, “what are these people thinking”. Like I really want gooey cheese that close to my machine.

Kathy is back, after a hiatus. Glad to hear she is feeling better.

Mogens Norgaard has started a blog. The word “irreverent” might pop into mind sometimes

Making fun of IE on Gizmodo. I laughed at the comment about "when you find out what does makt it crash, let me know so I can do it too".

Move it, that is all, move when you talk.
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16 Comments:

Anonymous Patty C said....

Thanks for the 'last day before my vacation' chuckle. I have added the fondue pot to my Christmas list. It would make the desktop support people here go crazy! LOL

Thu Dec 01, 01:17:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Raj said....

Move

That's a good one . - Any suggestions for the beginners to improve the presenatation skills ( other than toastmasters ) ?

Raj

Thu Dec 01, 04:05:00 PM EST  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

Any suggestions for the beginners to improve the presenatation skills

I'll borrow from Nike:

Just do it.


Until I just did it (I signed up to do a seminar series - 4 or 5 cities per week for a couple of weeks) I was not very good, confident, whatever. After I did that - well, everything changed

I know everyone cannot do that because your jobs don't have that opportunity - but just do it (user groups, special interest groups, brown bag lunches at work, whatever).

and ask people who don't like you for feedback and listen to it :)

Thu Dec 01, 05:54:00 PM EST  

Blogger Howard J. Rogers said....

The Vagabond???!!!

Cheeky sod!

:)

Some might call it re-arranging the deckchairs on the Titanic, I suppose. But it keeps me amused.

Thu Dec 01, 06:09:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

Tom: Thanks for making the trip to St. Louis today to speak to our local user group. I thoroughly enjoyed your presentations and can't thank you enough for sharing your time and knowledge today even though you were feeling ill. You are the best! We all hope you feel better soon. -Mike

Thu Dec 01, 11:50:00 PM EST  

Blogger DaPi said....

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Fri Dec 02, 08:46:00 AM EST  

Blogger DaPi said....

Not just turkeys: a cat too

Fri Dec 02, 08:50:00 AM EST  

Blogger Alberto Dell'Era said....

Nice Idea, to open-source the Asktom application ... I may even work on it, when my current workload will drop to an acceptable level :)

Fri Dec 02, 11:59:00 AM EST  

Blogger Cameron said....

Raj -

Check out http://www.presentationzen.com/.

There are a lot of good ideas there; particularly pay attention to the list of Popular Posts in the right sidebar.

-- Cameron

Fri Dec 02, 01:28:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Gabe said....

Alberto said: “… when my current workload will drop to an acceptable level”

Yeah, yeah … you’ve been busy looking for patterns within trace data to extract the CBO’s “genetic makeup” ;)

And you managed to get Jonathan all excited about it! I read his note and immediately remembered my abstract algebra professor coming in 1995 and talking non-stop for few hours about Andrew Wiles proving Fermat’s last theorem.

Well done.

Fri Dec 02, 01:39:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

There are a lot of good ideas there; particularly pay attention to the list of Popular Posts in the right sidebar.
Naked Presentation - what a concept! Would really spice up those Fed briefings.

Fri Dec 02, 02:41:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

I have a random thing.

I was going to ask Steven Feuerstein this but maybe you can think of a solution.

How would one go about using Oracle to find the largest Prime Number : ).

I came up with some code to do it but then I run out of a datatype to hold a number that large.

I considered using a Table with multiple columns, as soon as one datatype was full I would spill to the next but then I couldn't do the operation.

Just something to think about ... : )

Sat Dec 03, 11:53:00 AM EST  

Blogger Alberto Dell'Era said....

Gabe, that happened on Sunday, when I was still a free man, not a Corporate's slave :)

Sat Dec 03, 04:10:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Sokrates said....

How would one go about using Oracle to find the largest Prime Number

I have discovered a truly remarkable SQL-Query therefore which this margin is too small to contain.

Mon Dec 05, 05:53:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Mariano said....

LOL, that's a good one, Sokrates.

After reading Simon Singh's Fermat's Last Theorem I tend to think that maybe Fermat was too optimistic about his solution...

Mon Dec 05, 10:47:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

What ever happened to the "write the way you talk" thread? I finally have some time to back and disagree, and I can't find it. I figure I can ask here, it's a pretty random question.

Thu Dec 08, 01:13:00 PM EST  

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