Tired but done...
- Windows or Linux, what should we go to and why
- RAC, ASM, Grid (the what, the when, the how)
- Continuity of operations
Every now and then we’d get down and dirty (latching, locking, tuning) but mostly the topics centered around those four key ideas. The four key ideas were all tied together as well – most of the people were looking to consolidate, using grid technologies, on either windows or linux and being up 24/7/365 was an important consideration.
So, the conversations got easier, since I was sometimes saying almost the same thing (deja-vu…).
Perhaps the hardest one was the last one I did yesterday. It was an interview with a local computer magazine. These are typically fairly easy – but this time it was complicated by the fact I don’t speak Hebrew and he couldn’t take notes in English. I found it very hard to get complete thoughts across – since I had to talk in “sound bites” (else he couldn’t jot down his notes fast enough). We ended up with sort of a process – I would say “no writing for a moment”, then speak my idea/answer to his question in a complete paragraph. Then we would “sound bite it” – having the other Oracle people present translate some of it into Hebrew. It was quite a process – took a while, but it was working well by the end.
Anyway, this trip is almost at the end. My flight leaves at 5:30am, so I have to be at the Tel Aviv airport by 3:30am, so I have to be up by… Well, really really early.
Normal programming to resume Friday, East Coast of the US time.