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Re: Career questions: databases

From: hpuxrac <johnbhurley_at_sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 10:42:30 -0700
Message-ID: <1183311750.108020.292880@q69g2000hsb.googlegroups.com>


On Jul 1, 10:47 am, DA Morgan <damor..._at_psoug.org> wrote:
> Bob Badour wrote:
> > hpuxrac wrote:
>
> >> On Jun 30, 7:05 pm, DA Morgan <damor..._at_psoug.org> wrote:
>
> >>> Bob Badour wrote:
>
> >>>> He also said the above is a long list of technologies that nobody could
> >>>> learn. I suspect he is mentally retarded and doesn't realize it yet so
> >>>> he assumes everybody else is too.
>
> >>> Are you willing to stand up in front of an audience of 200+ developers
> >>> and DBAs, averaging 7.5 years of experience, and field live questions
> >>> on just one of those products: The Oracle 10g database?
>
> >>> There are a small number of us that do. Any time you want to join us
> >>> let me know and I will give you that opportunity. It will be really
> >>> interesting to watch you back up your words with action, at a podium
> >>> in a lecture hall, and with no prop other than a SQL*Plus command line.
> >>> Pick any date between August 19 and December 19, 2007.
>
> >>> In the learning curve of all skills and technologies there is a point
> >>> where one begins and they know they know nothing. Then they gain a
> >>> little knowledge and they think they know it all (sort of like being
> >>> a teenager). Some dig deeper and learn how much they really don't know.
> >>> Perhaps Bob you are one of those that never took that final step. I've
> >>> never met you so I don't know. But I do know that the real experts
> >>> never make the mistake you just made.
>
> >> Calling yourself an expert is not the approach I would recommend.
>
> >> Usually experts are recognized by other people not by themselves. I
> >> am more than willing to call Tom Kyte or Cary Millsap or Jonathan
> >> Lewis an expert.
>
> > Apparently Morgan's mental retardation stems from an inability to
> > comprehend written english.
>
> Bob ... he mean't like this:http://www.oracle.com/technology/community/oracle_ace/ace2.html#morgan
>
> Rather than like this:http://www.oracle.com/technology/community/oracle_ace/ace1.html#kytehttp://www.oracle.com/technology/community/oracle_ace/ace1.html#lewishttp://www.oracle.com/technology/community/oracle_ace/ace2.html#millsap
>
> You see there's a difference. <g>

No that's not what I meant.

Any vendor based recognition system is going to be biased and heavily weighted to recognize people that promote themselves the most aggressively at the very best.

Fill in as appropriate for what it might mean at the worst. Received on Sun Jul 01 2007 - 12:42:30 CDT

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