Re: Career questions: databases
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2007 12:06:09 -0700
On 3 juil, 20:20, "Bruce C. Baker" <b..._at_undisclosedlocation.net>
> "Cimode" <cim..._at_hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > On 3 juil, 19:29, DA Morgan <damor..._at_psoug.org> wrote:
> >> Marshall wrote:
> >> > On Jul 1, 11:55 am, DA Morgan <damor..._at_psoug.org> wrote:
> >> >> incompetent < mediocre < average < good < proficient < expert
> >> >> Most people, in any field of endeavor are average. That is the meaning
> >> >> of the word.
> >> > I see. So it is your contention then, that if I had a table of people
> >> > and their associated ability, rated according to your six point
> >> > scale above, and I wanted to know which these was the most
> >> > common, that I would use avg() to find out? Or is it perhaps
> >> > the case that "average" can mean different things, like,
> >> > say, "proficient" does?
> >> >> Daniel A. Morgan
> >> >> University of Washington
> >> >> damor..._at_x.washington.edu (replace x with u to respond)
> >> >> Puget Sound Oracle Users Groupwww.psoug.org
> >> > It is amazing to me that someone who touts his association
> >> > with a university in every post appears to believe that
> >> > product training is the overarching technical accomplishment
> >> > that one might aspire to. Indeed, you don't even seem to
> >> > acknowledge the existence of any other kind of achievement.
> >> > Are we to assume that your role at the University of
> >> > Washington is that you are their DBA? Or should we
> >> > instead assume that a degree from the University of
> >> > Washington is designed to maximize one's investment
> >> > in Oracle products?
> >> > Shall you now challenge me to stand at a podium
> >> > and recite trivia? Can I choose my own area of
> >> > trivia, because I would prefer movies over Oracle
> >> > 10g, since I enjoy the former and have no interest
> >> > in the latter. Certainly if I can tell you who starred
> >> > in this movie or that, or can recite backstage
> >> > anecdotes or quotes from interviews, it means
> >> > I have a tremendous aesthetic sense, right?
> >> > For what else is there in life but the memorization
> >> > of large numbers of accidental consequences
> >> > of man-made artifacts? Doctors, mathematicians,
> >> > scientists, etc., what good are they? The lawyer
> >> > is the only one who is truly proficient in understanding
> >> > the natural world.
> >> > Marshall
> >> It is my contention that words have meaning and that one
> >> can discern that meaning by looking into a book called a
> >> dictionary.
> >> --
> >> Daniel A. Morgan
> >> University of Washington
> >> damor..._at_x.washington.edu (replace x with u to respond)
> >> Puget Sound Oracle Users Groupwww.psoug.org
> > Looking at the entire sum of your posts, I neither understand the
> > points you are trying to make nor I qualify them as relevant to
> > database theory. It is safe to say that you have not posted so far
> > anything of inherent value that can not be found on an ORACLE
> > brochure.
> > In other words, all you have established so far to Marshall and
> > several others here is a biased product driven perception of science.
> > I am curious as to what you are trying to achieve in doing that ?
> Since it was originally my post that caused DA Morgan to offer his scale of
> DBA abilities, let me come to his defense here (not that he really needs my
> assistance): I suspect his mention of RMAN is a consequence of his posting
> from within c.d.o.s, and not from any belief on his part that only Oracle
> DBAs are "real DBAs" or that Oracle encompasses the totality of database
> Take a step back, folks, and consider the context.
Context is irrelevant to an oracle borg mentality... Received on Tue Jul 03 2007 - 21:06:09 CEST