Friday, January 06, 2006

I'm back.

Well sort of.

I received a mail from Tom Kyte this morning, reminding me that I haven't posted in a while, or rather he pointed out that I had taken an entire month off!
I am still around, but there have been a few personal and PC related issues recently.

It's probably also fair to point out that in my time zone, there is a maximum of 24 hours per day. This seems to contrast greatly with Tom's timezone where he somehow manages to cram at least 60 hours into each day. :-)

Seriously, I will be back to my normal blogging self early next week.

In the meantime, I'd like to wish everybody all the best for 2006.

8 Comments:

Blogger Thomas Kyte said...

60 is just 24 in base 28 of course.

Friday, January 06, 2006 1:25:00 pm  
Blogger shrek said...

It's probably also fair to point out that in my time zone, there is a maximum of 24 hours per day. This seems to contrast greatly with Tom's timezone where he somehow manages to cram at least 60 hours into each day. :-)

damn, so that's how he does it. i gotta learn that trick. right after i learn how to get a job that lets me actually do DBA work instead of just getting a DBA tile.

Friday, January 06, 2006 1:46:00 pm  
Anonymous Andrew O said...

"right after i learn how to get a job that lets me actually do DBA work instead of just getting a DBA tile."

Amen to that brother! I must get round to some DBA work rather than the endless Crystal Reports that I have to create!

Friday, January 06, 2006 1:49:00 pm  
Blogger Lisa said...

So it's not just me then!

I'm looking for a new job at the moment.
I haven't done much DBA work in ages. We had a Business Analyst leave last year, so I have that kind of thing to do. I'm also working on rewriting policy docs and stuff. I'm getting to do a bit of techie stuff due to an app upgrade, but that's mainly writing queries and playing with data.

Anybody hiring? :-)

Friday, January 06, 2006 2:07:00 pm  
Blogger Niall said...

Andrew said


Amen to that brother! I must get round to some DBA work rather than the endless Crystal Reports that I have to create!


harumph. at least you don't get
1st line support: "why is the XXX database giving me error?".
me: "I don't know, what is the error and where is this database anyway? I haven't heard of it"
support: "er the error is a vba error (we forgot to write it down) and the file is g:\<something>\databases\XXX.xls)"
me: "£$%^$£%%"
support: "no its definitely a database - look at the directory name"

Friday, January 06, 2006 9:36:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You probably already know about, but www.jobserve.co.uk is a god place to look

Saturday, January 07, 2006 12:19:00 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

Folks, wake up and remember my last presentation in the UK. A DBA does very little DBA work (in a full-time position) compared to corporate management.

It's a fact of life. And until you realize this, find a way to maximize your DBA type time (or do the really geeky DBA fun stuff on your own time) and generally learn to deal with the corporate environment, you are going to be very unhappy DBAs.

Me, I finally decided it wasn't worth the effort anymore.... and I'm a VERY happy ex-DBA :)

And Tom doesn't live in a different timeline, he just has one of the timewinders like the one McGonagal gave to Hermione

Sunday, January 08, 2006 11:42:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
I have worked as a DBA on SQL databases for some 20 years now and we all Newbies in some aspects of the work so it not too much to worry about there. It is attitude that counts. Just read well, test and alway have a Backup (DBA = Double Backups Always, or = Don't Buy Alcohol or = Do B*gger All as a developer once said to me). On the subject of blondes I think men can't help but look women with blonde hair and good looks, just like Sun Flowers track the line of the Sun. Some blonde women get a bit dizzy with all the attention and hence are percieved as a bit dumb. The one I cannot understand is why in the UK Red Headed men and women are given such a bad press by so many people.

Nice Blogg. I wish I could just smile have an excuse if I ever drop a live table again. Come to think of it with 10G recyclebin I should be able to smile!!! Mark Searle

Thursday, February 09, 2006 5:38:00 pm  

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