Saturday, August 31, 2013

Need some Coding Therapy? Nov 5 in North Carolina!

Live in North Carolina? Live on the East Coast? Want to see me present, no matter where you live? If any of these are true, I encourage you to come to the upcoming November 5-6 ECO conference (full details below). I will reprise my always-popular Coding Therapy for Software Developers keynote, and follow up with a technical presentation as well. 

Of course, there's more to learn in the Oracle technology stack than what I have to offer about PL/SQL and the psychological/physiological aspects of programmings, so they've included a few other speakers as well.

Hope to see you there!

YOU'RE INVITED TO ATTEND THE...
NOVEMBER 5 & 6, 2013
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina
Less than $200 gets you two full days with 60 presentations, targeting both functional and technical Oracle users of all levels.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
STEVEN FEUERSTEIN, renowned Oracle PL/SQL language expert, will present Coding Therapy for Software Developers aka How Does This Code Make You Feel?
ELKE PHELPS, Senior Principal Product Manager in the Oracle E-Business Suite pplications Technology Group, will present Oracle E-Business Suite Technology: Latest Features and Roadmap.
Advance your knowledge and career with ORACLE ACE PRESENTERS: Chris Ostrowski, Kent Graziano, Scott Spendolini, Karen Brownfield, Michael Abbey, Kyle Hailey, Michael Ault, Bill Dunham, Craig Shallahamer, and more.

Relax to the acoustic music of Jason Adamo at the NETWORKING reception on Tuesday evening.
Don't Forget the Preconference WORKSHOPS:
Monday, November 4 / 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm / Pre-registration is required.
Dynamic Action Instant Immersion
Dan McGhan, Enkitec
Developing Faster Performance
Solutions: Make Oracle Work for You!

Craig Shallahamer, OraPub, Inc.
StreetSmarts® - Upgrading to eBusiness R12: How to, New Features, Functionality, and Better Ways to Do Things!
Bill Dunham & Michael Barone, OATC
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Finally breaking free of my dryer!

I have been a habitual user of our dryer for years. Out of the washer, into the dryer! Winter, spring, summer, fall....what's wrong with this picture?

Well, do I really need "natural" gas to dry my clothing?

Picked up a drying rack at Costco last week and put it to work today: