July 12th, 2005

What I’ve been up too.

Hey guys,

Well, I’ve been busy. I’ve moved into my own place in Murfreesboro, TN. It’s pretty cool up here. I’ve got some great neighbors and I’m located within 5 feet of a pool. Overall, everything is going well.

As for working on my own stuff, I haven’t had much time. Actually, I’m still settling in to my new place, and driving back and forth to my old house every other weekend, so its taking some time to get used to stuff. I plan on working on some projects as soon as I feel comfortable.

At work I’ve been learning some pretty cool stuff. Recently, I’ve been working with VMWare which turns out to be pretty cool. You can run multiple OS’s on a single box, which I can see as being a major money-saver.

I’ve also been working with Oracle – Oracle is not fun. It is way too complicated for what I would consider an “enterprise level” database. My idea of “enterprise level” is easy to use, easy to maintain, and as flexible as possible. Two of those things are missing. Now, that’s my humble opinion, but if I was paying thousands of dollars, I would require those three things out of a database, especially since there are free databases out there that have 75% of the above three attributes.

I’ve seen those Oracle Guru’s out there with their huge ego’s learning complicated software for the sake of learning it. Why make it any easier and put those $100,000 a year oracle admins out of work? I always see this elitism on the forums when I’m looking through old posts of people asking for help. I guess I’m not a member of the in-crowd quite yet, and I’m not entirely sure I want to be.

Well I’m getting of this machine for awhile,

Take it easy everyone,
Jim Fisher

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