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Miracle Oracle World 2012 Recap

I ended up so wrapped up in everything going on when I returned home that I never did get my Miracle Oracle World 2012 post out on my blog, (bad DBA Goth Princess!:)) so here it is! Miracle Oracle World, (aka MOW2012, hashtag #MOW2012) is a yearly event held by Mogens Noorgard and his company […]


Presentation Slides from MOW 2012 Available!

Anyone interested in viewing the PDF to either of my presentations from MOW2012, which was held in Billund, Denmark this last week, the slides are now available via the following links: Making EM12c Work for You and ASH Analytics, Top Activity the Next Generation If you have any questions, please let me know, I’ll be […]


Denmark, MOW2012 and ODTUG’s KSCOPE Blog

I am preparing to fly out to Denmark tomorrow for Miracle Open World, 2012 in Billund, Denmark, MOW2012 It will be my first time to Europe, so I’m highly anticipating the journey and conference. I also had the pleasure of guest blogging on ODTUG’s blog this week: ODTUG’s Blog I’m all packed, ready to go […]


Assumptions- The Other DBA Killer

~ The least questioned assumptions are often the most questionable ~ Paul Broca I’ve always found assumptions to be one of the most common cause of failures in software releases/maintenance windows. If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard, “I thought you were going to take care of/do that…” or “I didn’t involve […]


EM12c’s Configuration Topology

This is another little known feature, but one you have to work with to get a solid feel for and find value in. When I came upon it in EM12c, I was not that impressed, but quickly became more impressed with the “just the facts” and “all in one” interface that it is, especially if […]


Oracle for the SQL Server DBA Presentation Slides

Chris Shaw from Colorado Springs SQL Server SQLPass group invited me to come speak at this wonderful group last week and I promised a few folks that I would upload my slides to my site, (they are also available via Chris, too…) The group is a small, close knit group that I was very pleased […]


Andy Colvin is Now an Oracle ACE!

Congratulations to my coworker, Andy Colvin who just received his Oracle ACE!! Just one more immensely technically gifted individual who is very deserving of this award at Enkitec and makes me proud to be part of such a great group of folks!


Enkitec and SQLPass, Colorado Springs Style

Two things to be happy about today! 1st-  Enkitec did a lovely announcement on Enkitec regarding my coming on board.  I just arrived last night after three days at the main office in Irving, Tx, (Dallas area is lovely with all the fields of Blue Bonnet flowers this time of year…) and am psyched about […]


My Review of REI Monorail Sling Bag

Originally submitted at REI The REI Monorail Sling bag has the volume of a daypack and the features to meet all the challenges of the daily urban grind. Outdoor-inspired details make hauling the load comfortable and convenient. REI Monorail Sling Bag Light, Sturdy, Roomy and Comfortable!! By dbakevlar from Westminster, CO on 3/17/2012   5out […]


SQL Saturday Presentation!

Due to scheduling conflict though, it’s on a Thursday evening for once! I will be presenting for the first time as an Enkitec employee in Colorado Springs, March 22nd. All you SQL Server folks out there that want to come on out, here are the details: SpringsSQL


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