October 1997 was the last time I took more than a week off for vacation. At that time, I was somewhere south of Summerlands watching Ferry Penguins come ashore at dusk. Anybody (except HJR) know where I was?
Anyway, the moons have aligned and I am taking off to a remote spot in the South Pacific for two weeks and a little R&R. No cell phone, no laptop. I'm not even sure about TV. Since I won't have connectivity for a while, I've invited a few people to be "Guest Bloggers" to fill in while I am away. I know the readers will get a new perspective, and I hope the guest bloggers have a little fun.
Actually, this is all Joey's idea. He came up with the idea of "guest blogger" a little while ago and I thought it was a good one. Of course, he was the first one I asked. He's been a regular on DBASupport.com for years and always gives helpful advice.
Steve's brainchild is http://www.geekster.com. Although he is a developer by trade (boo, hiss), I think he is a tinkerer by heart. A usual conversation with Steve might start out with "I am looking for ODBC drivers for a PROLOG engine that I am building into my smart-home system to automatically flush a toilet..."
Another DBASupport.com regular, Brian is a master at making SQL more efficient both from a coding perspective and from the perspective of the database. While Brian and I don't always agree, I certainly respect his knowledge and ability to think about problems using a different approach.
Jeffrey M. Hunter
OK everybody, there is more than one Jeff Hunter in the Oracle world. I usually differentiate us by saying he's the guy with the RAC Paper and I'm the guy with the blog. Someday we're going to run off and create our own consulting company, but until then, I'm sure Jeffrey will check-in with some very exciting information.
Last, but not least, we have the world renowned DaPi. David likes to be know as the "Old Cranky Philosopher", but is quite enlightened in the world of IT. (He’s also proud of the fact he has a NerdScore of 93). You can check him out at http://www.pittuck.com.
A big thanks to my guest bloggers. I hope you guys have as much fun blogging as I do.
Regularly scheduled programming resumes around September 18th. Take it away guys...