I can’t speak Danish, but I have the next best thing—a Danish friend that speaks English. The Danish arm of Computer Reseller News has a video of Mogens Norgaard (founder of the OakTable Network of which I am glad to be a member). I have no idea whatsoever about what he is discussing, but since the video starts out with him pouring a beer I’m sure I’m missing out on something. No, hold it, I did get something. Featured prominently behind him is a well-used copy of my friend James Morle’s book Scaling Oracle8i.
By the way, if you want to be an Oracle expert, that book should be considered mandatory reading. I don’t care if it is based on Oracle8i, it is still rich with correct information. Also, if you are following my series on NUMA/Oracle, I particularly recommend section 8.1.2 which I contributed to this book. It covers the original NUMA port of Oracle—Sequent. Of particular interest should be the section on one of my only claims to fame: Quad-Local Buffer Preference.
I can’t recall, but perhaps that was the topic James and I were discussing in this photo Alex Gorbachev took at one of our pub stops during UKOUG 2006. Or, maybe we (James and I to the right in the photo) were discussing the guys to our right (Mogens and Thomas Presslie) who were wearing skirts—ur, uh, I mean kilts! I do recall that 5AM came early that morning. Not the best way to start my trip home.