this blog has been dormant for quite a while now. Today, my buddy Robin tweeted on a blog post which was imply too true and too good not to share. This prompted me to rethink my decision to abandon blogging and get this blog going again.
So without much further ado, here’s the promised link:
James is spot-on with this one. Adding to his line “Best Practices are being used as an alternative to rational thought.” I would like to point out one more thing which I see happening more and more often: Best Practices are being used as an excuse for not doing proper analyses or worse, justifications for sub-par implementations.
Situational context can have a profound impact on the basic reasoning underyling a practice. Make sure to take it into account when choosing your Right practices.
Thought of the day: Fas est et ab hoste doceri
Jeff McQuigg moved his blog away from IT Toolbox so I thought I’d quickly share this:
Thanks to Steven Chan for reposting the links to the OOW presentations. Very useful since I had lost the URL myself a while ago.
My blog is somewhat playing the sounds of silence recently. I don’t really have the chance to write posts a lot these days. At least not if I want to blog with sufficient details. And yes, I know I still owe you several posts / topics.
Sorry guys. Content coming up soon 😉
No use hiding, folks. I see that there’s people from CH browsing my blog. Yes, and I’ve also seen the connection from Baden and the Oracle CH offices 😉
So please leave a comment. I’d like to see who’s actually interested in this here in Switzerland.
/me points to the subject
Ok, I feel I owe an explanation as to my choice of address for this blog since questions about it kept coming in.
In ancient Greek mythology (before the age of heroes, even before the age of gods), the hekatonkheires were three giants who possessed a hundred and fifty hands. They were the children of Gaia and Uranos and basically the first beings in existance after the chaos. Cast into Tartaros,
So while I could have chosen an address directly referencing the topic, I found it more fitting to pay hommage to these mythological entities. If we regard all the aspects that Oracle BI entails nowadays, you really need a hundred hands (or a hundred heads, depending on the source). And who would be better suited for a task like this than those guys.
Hope that answers your questions.
Hello and welcome!
Last Saturday I had a nice chat with the guys from RittmanMead and Jon was inquiring as to why I’m not blogging my findings and thoughts, which I frequently send out. Prime reason – and he fully agreed with that – is the “assumed knowledge” factor.
When I note something for myself (i.e. offline braindumping), I can’t help but wonder whether it would be “blog-worthy” or not. Obviously the answer normally was: “Naah. That’s too basic” or “That’s way too case-specific to be explained in a way useful to others”. Some time afterwards, lo and behold! Venkat, Mark, John or one of the other usual suspects write about since they stumbled upon it themselves, someone asked the question (for the hundredth time) on OTN or because they’re working through their collected project post-its.
So he got me thinking. Then this week: enter Chet Justice (aka oraclenerd). He basically asked his audience to “pressure” me into blogging.
Well Jon, Chet (and all the others who kept asking the same)…here I am.