Friday, 19 September 2008


It is time to get my luggage prepared for a long trip to San Francisco. This will be my first OOW. The trip will be long and exhausting but I am happy because I will get a chance to meet many of my colleagues, the most of which I know only through emails or the oracle forums.

I will arrive on Saturday afternoon and stay there till Thursday evening. These will be five exciting days and the programm is starting already on Sunday. I was invited by Dimitri Gielis to participate in the "Ask the Experts" session together with some well known names from the apex community: John Scott, David Peake, Scott Spendolini and Anton Nielsen.

Also, Dimitri announced an Apex Meetup on Tuesday evening.

The target is to catch as many apex sessions as possible. Unfortunatelly, some of them are starting at the same time. It will be hard to make a decission which one to take.

I will stay at the King George hotel, which is on a walk distance to the Moscone Center.

So, if you are also attending this great event and you are interested in apex, there is a good chance we will meet there.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Oracle Forums Splash

I got this message at least five times today:


Having to read this for the fifth time, I was just asking myself what sense do these couple of sentences make.

"Oracle forums is experiencing technical difficulty."

So, what kind of a technical difficulty are you experiencing day by day since almost a month? Furthermore: how long is this going to last? Another month? Or two? Any ideas?

"We are aware of the issue and are working as quick as possible to correct the issue."

Hm, are you sure you are?

"Please try again in a few moments."

Well, I did but it still doesn't work.

"We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused."

Nice to know.

"To speak with an Oracle sales representative: 1.800.ORACLE1."

What should I tell him?

"To contact Oracle Corporate Headquarters from anywhere in the world: 1.650.506.7000."

I don't think they would want to talk to me.

"To get technical support in the United States: 1.800.633.0738."

Unfortunatelly, I belong to the rest of the world.

Guys, if this continues, I will never ever collect enogh points to become a guru.