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Buckle Up, Baby!

So after over two years at Oracle, I’m moving on.  Yes, for those of you who haven’t seen the tweets and the posts, you heard right.

Do, There Is No Try

I know Werner DeGruyter will like the title of this post, so here’s a post dedicated to him as my last week at Oracle is off to a busy start…. </p />
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NoCOUG Spring Conference and GLOC 2016

I fly out tomorrow for NoCOUG’s Spring Conference, which will be held on Friday, the 13th in San Jose, California.

Adding Twitter Handle to Time in Taskbar on Windows 10

So Uwe Hesse caught my interest when he blogged about how to add your twitter handle to your time on your taskbar.  This is really cool for those of us that present, so that while we demo, you’ll see our twitter handle displayed at all times.

Mentoring

Becoming a mentor was not a direct path for me.  Even though I inspired people with my perseverance and common sense, I had no inclinations for a corner office position, (I often joke about passing up the corner offices in a fight to get to the server room) and this is often a trait that is expected for someone who is titled with “Mentor.”

Best Practices with Enterprise Manager 13c

Since the introduction of Enterprise Manager 12c, folks have been asking for a list of best practices.  I know a lot of you have been waiting for this post!

Girls Develop It Weekend Adventures- Intro to Javascript

Even though I didn’t have the “official” prerequisite classes of HTML and CSS for the JavaScript class offered by sister Meetup group, Girls Develop it, I decided on Friday that I wanted to take the weekend class and signed up.

RMOUG’s Movie Night and WIT Panel

Last night I attended our RMOUG WIT’s movie night.  We partnered with Regis and the choice in movie has received a lot of great reviews, titled, Code-  Debugging the Gender Gap.

HotSos Symposium and IOUG Collaborate 2016

I fly out on Sunday for HotSos and am looking forward to giving a joint keynote with Jeff Smith, as well as giving two brand new sessions on

The New Smartphone Upgrade

I’ve been feeling quite amorous about the camera features on my Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge phone, but noticed that it wasn’t taking as automatically impressive pictures as usual and sometimes, I even had to focus, (the horror!) I turned the camera over and could see a hairline crack inside the camera lens.  It was a really odd place to have damage, as the exterior cover to the lens was fine.