Re: SLightly off topic: Poem of the Oracle DBA interviewee

I remember an interview at Harrods - can you name 3 ways to validate a field
in forms (2)?
 After giving about 6 I could see they looked uncomfortable - I think I knew
too much!
Fortunately age has made my memory a little less razor sharp!

2008/8/15 <Joel.Patterson@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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> Are we cynical?
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> Joel Patterson
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> The poem of the Oracle DBA Interviewee....
>
> Hello sir, how do you do?
> I'm an Oracle expert,
> Let me interview with you!
>
> Twenty years experience here.
> Oracle is the one,
> that my experience is near.
>
> Yes I'm an expert,
> don't you see.
> nobody can know databases,
> better than me!
>
> What is the SGA you inquired.
> his stumbling on the question,
> leaves you not terribly inspired.
>
> PGA? What is that you say?
> I do not know,
> mediocrity is really my way..
>
> But I'm an expert,
> don't you see.
> nobody can know databases,
> better than me!
>
> Explain plan? Oh my!
> I think you fix,
> your SQL will fly.
>
> Hints, I'm really not so sure,
> I think they are going away,
> besides, they make SQL un-pure.
>
> But I'm an expert,
> don't you see.
> nobody can know databases,
> better than me!
>
> Normalized design, I've read it seems.
> when you have done so,
> the database always screams.
>
> What about backups you say?
> I Put the tapes in,
> I take them out - all day.
>
> But I'm an expert,
> don't you see.
> nobody can know databases,
> better than me!
>
> Have a slow database today?
> Hardware is cheaper than tuning,
> thats what I always say!
>
> Metalink? I'm too good to go that way.
> Tom Kyte, Jonathan Lewis
> who in tarnation are they?
>
> Sadly, I look at the DBA, man,
> so sad he is...
> As I commit his resume to the can.
>
> and in the distance I hear the words...
>
>
> But I'm an expert,
> don't you see.
> nobody can know databases,
> better than me!
>
>  Robert G. Freeman
> Author:
> Oracle Database 11g New Features (Oracle Press)
> Portable DBA: Oracle  (Oracle Press)
> Oracle Database 10g New Features (Oracle Press)
> Oracle9i RMAN Backup and Recovery (Oracle Press)
> Oracle9i New Feature
> Blog: http://robertgfreeman.blogspot.com (Oracle Press)
> The LDS Church is looking for DBA's. You must be LDS to apply (please
> don't write to me and tell me I'm breaking the law. A church can choose
> to hire members of it's own faith. Look it up if you don't believe me).
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-- 
Howard A. Latham

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