Re: flashback query vs. log miner (OT: Mladen's being too nice, here's my wife's Friday PM recipe)

Nobody really knows where Pete is, but I think he's still in Consulting 
somewhere. His occasional brush with reality is probably what makes his 
advise and observations more valuable than <something else>. Now, after 
moving back to Canberra I'm not sure what he has actually seen (most 
databases require computers and computers require electricity), but he 
can still answer a few questions here and there.

He wrote a book once. While visiting him in California, I bought the 
book in the bookstore in order to a) get the book and b) let a small 
amount of royalty go his way. When I came home to Pete with the book I 
was informed in Pete's usual diplomatic way that the publisher had gone 
bankrupt and so no royalties were coming his way - and by the way he had 
several copies of the book that I could have.

Oh, and he's an old VMS man, of course.

The DECUS (Digital Equipment Corp. User Society or whatever) has been 
killed by two mergers, but VMS lives on.

On September 17 we have a party here in Maaloev for all the old DECUS 
members. We will tell stories from the old days (about clusters that 
just worked, and disks that could be filled 100% without going down) and 
we will have people from DEComHPaq telling us about the glorious future 
of VMS on Itanium.

During those presentations we'll have one beer each, and then we'll 
start drinking, I think. And I think we shall have drinks named "Mark 
Farnham", "Mladen Gogetemall", "Connor McDonald" and "Pete the Sharman"

So here is a suggestion for all of you out there: Create your own, local 
DECUS reunion. And serve the official Oracle-L drinks.

Mogens

Pete Sharman wrote:

> Good Lord.  And the reason you think I'm in Support is ...?
> 
> I thought the information I sent across this list was useful, which would o=
> f course immediately ensure I was not in Support.  Well, at least Microsoft=
> 's Support org, that is.  ;)
> 
>  =
> 
> Pete
>  =
> 
> "Controlling developers is like herding cats."
> Kevin Loney, Oracle DBA Handbook
>  =
> 
> "Oh no, it's not.  It's much harder than that!"
> Bruce Pihlamae, long-term Oracle DBA
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] =
> On Behalf Of Mladen Gogala
> Sent: Saturday, 24 July 2004 9:56 AM
> To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: flashback query vs. log miner (OT: Mladen's being too nice, he=
> re's my wife's Friday PM recipe)
> 
> 
> On 07/23/2004 07:51:10 PM, Pete Sharman wrote:
> 
>>Air can be substituted for both the grapefruit juice and the pineapple ju=
> 
> ic=3D
> 
>>e.  And the ice for that matter.  :)
> 
> 
> 
> Dry ice is not particularly good for human consumption. Is my favorite =
> 
> Oracle support representative trying to poison the whole list?
> -- =
> 
> Mladen Gogala
> Oracle DBA
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