Here is some more thinking on the subject of brown noise in written language, stimulated by Joel Garry’s comment
to my prior post
My point is not an appeal for more creative writing in the let’s-use-lots-of-adverbs sense. It’s an appeal for clarity of expression. More fundamentally, it is an appeal (more...)
Today’s email brought a loaf of spam with this in it:
[Name withheld] is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that help customers optimize the physical infrastructure through simplification, agility, and operational efficiency.
This passage is the informational equivalent of this audio file
. If you can read it (more...)
And now, the actual OTN interview (9:11)
is online. Thank you, Justin; it was a lot of fun. And thank you to Oracle Corporation for another great show. It's an ever-growing world we work in, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.
Today we installed two new blogs over at our method-r.com
web page. We created them to give us—all of us at Method R—a place to talk about our products
and professional experiences
. I hope you'll come have a look.
I'll still be posting here, too.
Yesterday, Justin Kestelyn
from Oracle Technology Network
sent me a note specifying some logistics for our OTN interview together called “Coding for Performance, with Cary Millsap.” It will take place at Oracle OpenWorld
on Monday, September 20 at 11:45am Pacific Time.
One of Justin’s requests in his note was, (more...)
For the past several weeks, my team at Method R have been working hard on a new software tool that we released today. It is an extension for Oracle SQL Developer
called Method R Trace
. We call it MR Trace for short.
MR Trace is for SQL and PL/SQL developers (more...)
Have you ever met anyone who attracted your attention because he had the right idea, but the more you got to know how he arrived
at that idea, the less attracted you felt?
All our lives, we learn how important it is to be correct, to have the right answer. You gotta have the right answer to make good grades in school, to nail that interview, to be accepted by your peers and your families and your supervisors, .... But too many people think that an education is merely a sequence of milestones at which you demonstrate that you know the (more...)