My Blog Has Come Alive. Welcome!

Hello Folks,

This is the start of my Blog about topics that involve Oracle performance and availability at the platform (OS, server hardware) and storage level. I hope the topics I bring to the community will be informative, helpful and fit for discussion.

Recently I was exchanging email with fellow OakTable Network member, Tom Kyte, regarding some photos on his flickr page. Tom travels a lot (much more than I could handle) and captures a lot of the “feel” of the places he visits. There were a lot of photos there that had great composition so I commented about “fundamentals” and how having a background with an old rickety SLR like my Nikon FE2 (I actually love that thing) has helped me even with my inexpensive 6 megapixel digital. Tom made an entry in his blog about this. Carrying this train of thought to Oracle, I think a lot of the Oracle-related topics I cover in my papers and speaking engagements are rooted in this appreciation for the fundamentals. I hope as this Blog matures we both can figure out what that really means.

So, in concert with this thread about photography and fundamentals, and to get my Blog going, I thought I’d also post up a photo or two and introduce the spirit of this Blog. Nobody is perfect—most certainly not me. I will do the best I can to bring ideas and topics to this Blog that are as accurate and helpful as possible. I suppose one of the first things I should do is update my profile so readers can get an idea who I am, where I’ve been, and why I would have any business discussing Oracle-related topics from a platform and storage perspective. Hopefully my first real installment will make that point just as well.

Crooked River 1

Crooked River 2

Crooked River 3

7 Responses to “My Blog Has Come Alive. Welcome!”

  1. 1 Mogens Nørgaard October 18, 2006 at 10:27 pm

    Well, it’ll be interesting to follow your rants here over the next 42 years, Kevin.

    Welcome in Blogosphere.


  2. 2 Doug Burns October 19, 2006 at 12:37 am

    Isn’t this all just a barely-disguised attempt to be invited to the event of the year?


  3. 3 Aman Sharma October 19, 2006 at 3:55 am

    HI sir,
    Welcome and looking forward to your posts!
    Best regards

  4. 4 Niall Litchfield October 19, 2006 at 5:29 am

    Kevin blogs. Now this should be good to watch. IO Fencing needs a broader audience for starters..

  5. 5 Jeff Moss October 19, 2006 at 6:29 am

    Welcome aboard Kevin – look forward to reading your stuff.

  6. 6 Yas October 19, 2006 at 8:44 am

    Welcome, I think this will be interesting to read.

  7. 7 smart bargains October 29, 2006 at 2:43 am

    great blog come check out my blog

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