“There is a real person behind every Oracle blog…”

I don’t do spam or chain letter stuff, but I think Howard’s reaction is extreme. What interest me more is what thinks Eddie about this. The OraNa Oracle info aggregator is his baby. In all I think this is a good performance aggragator test. A half year ago there was a lot of rumble going on about how big the Oracle “blogosphere” was. Look upon the positive part as well Howard ;-) / what could you do with the site info gathered, positively speaking (the other stuff, I already read)…

Reponses to Blog tagging

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The blog tagging thing will die out, one way or the other. I don’t mind the temporal flooding off OraNa (as long as Eddie doesn’t mind).

So you might ask yourself: “was he or wasn’t he tagged”. Yep I am blog tagged as well by Patrick Barel, Bas Klaassen and Laurent Schneider. So I will do my part on my own special “grumpy” way 8-) .

  1. Numbers: I became 42 in December 2007; I started “consuming” & “supporting” Oracle since 1993; First Oracle version “consumed” was Oracle 6.0 on Windows.

  2. Mondays: After high school, I studied Chemistry. My blue Monday, after this period, took in total 3 1/2 years. During that period, I tried to become an anesthesiology assistant (can you follow?). It didn’t work out so tried for a year as a operating assistant (the easy career move…). That didn’t really help. The fact that you have to stop thinking and to follow the “surgical leader” didn’t really help, so I dropped out.

    In that time I helped to deliver 30-40 babies via a caesarean section and I was lucky… nobody died on the table during my watch (some were really close though…). So don’t start about: “It is REALLY urgent, you will have to do blablabla…(IT related)“. I experienced the REALLY urgent stuff first hand. IT “stress” has a different meaning to me.

  3. Family: My wife is Greek and lived in Salonica. My daughter Athina (6) was born in Holland and is brought up dual lingual.

  4. Music: I like lots of kinds of music. Most favorite are genres like jazz-fusion or symphonic rock. Rick Wakeman is one of my musical heroes. I like(d) (there isn’t really room for all my instruments at home) to play my keyboards to “stress out”.

    Apparently my Roland JP 8000 became a classic (also its worth is increasing).

    Roland JP 8000

    My Korg Triton Pro (76 keys) was pre-ordered via the internet and has production number 176. It is a great machine but it was never that influential, like for instance the Korg 01/W or Korg Trinity (although I have these soundboards build-in).

    Korg Triton Pro - 76 keys

  6. Addiction I: I am a coffee addict. So. I said it. ;-)

  7. Food: I like Tsipouro (the anise-flavored variant) and as is custom with Greek tradition, with meze on the side..

  8. Sports: I played “handbal” for 15 years, up to the dutch second league.

  9. Addiction II: I really like my daughter, my wife, reading Science Fiction (eg. F. Herbert, J.R.R. Tolkien, R.A Heinlein, P.F. Hamilton), playing on our new Wii along with my daughter, looking at great movies (eg. Blade Runner, Alien, Lord of the Rings, Babylon 5).

… and here stops my tagging branch…