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Welcome Steven Feuerstein

Anyone who knows Oracle PL/SQL knows Steven Feuerstein, the PL/SQL guru and author of PL/SQL books. It looks like Steven has finally decided to enter the world of blogging. Check out his new blog, FeuerThoughts.

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Filed in Oracle on 19 Jan 06 | Tags: ,


Reader's Comments

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    I’m a big fan of Steven Feuerstein, as everyone knows. However, it looks like this is a non-techie blog. Which is fine, I guess, but I’m a fan of his techie thoughts. Occasionally his socio-political thoughts crept into his work, and it usually made him look like a nut, but I digress…

    Let me know when there’s some techie content.

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    I, also, would like to see more technical content. But, Steven’s blog has been up for less than a month…

    In the header of his blog: “The FeuerThoughts blog offers the meandering thoughts from the brain and fingers of Steven Feuerstein.“, I just hope that those “meandering thoughts” will contain some technical PL/SQL stuff in the future.

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    The nut checking in…. :-)

    I might throw technical stuff into my blog….I tend to use my online diaries to talk about other things. PL/SQL already takes up SO MUCH of my life (and that has certainly worked out well!).

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    Yeah, too bad it’s simply political ramblings. Steven’s a bright guy technically, but leaves much to be desired in terms of his pseudo-political arguments. It’s funny how a lot of techies who are so exact in one area of their lives (technology) back up their political views with so little emperical or mathematical evidence. Emotional pandering at its worst.

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    Actually, for someone so keen on controlling the income potential of others, I’d be curious to hear what you think a reasonable amount of income is. In fact, why don’t you share with us exactly how much you bring home a year?

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    Just one of Steve books has sold 250,000 copies, surely over a million dollars in royalties. Steve is also very generous to charities:

    “I really adore children, love to play with them, hold babies and feed them and change them and talk to them. I used to spend Sunday mornings from 5 AM to 7 AM volunteering at an emergency children’s shelter.”

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    Don Burleson said: Just one of Steve books has sold 250,000 copies, surely over a million dollars in royalties

    Hahahah ! I can almost see the jealousy oozing out of you Don.

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    <p>I can almost see the jealousy oozing out of you Don</p>
    

    Nah, I’m not the jealous type. Steve earned every penny, it’s a superb book. . . .

    Besides, 250k copies sold pales against Kevin’s sales of 700,000 Oracle books:

    http://dba-oracle.com/oracle_news/2006_04_19_bestselling_oracle_authors.htm

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    Just thought I’d give you all an update:

    My technical blogging is going to be henceforth almost completely concentrated at my new PL/SQL Obsession:

    http://www.ToadWorld.com/SF

    As for a million dollars from royalties, nah, that hasn’t happened. I sure as heck don’t get anything like $4 a book! But hey I am not complaining. Life is good. Very busy.

    On my recent trip to Prague, Zagreb, Ljubljana and Bratislava, I not only trained a bunch of Oracle technologists but also started building some automated refactoring and anti-SQL injection utilities.

    Watch out for them at PL/SQL Obsession soon!

    SF

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    Thanks for the update Steven”FOYER-STEEN” (always wondered how to correctly pronounce your last name).

    I noticed that your http://www.oracleplsqlprogramming.com/resources.html has been relocated to your new online home. By the way, I like the way your PL/SQL Obsession web page is organized, I especially like your photos :).

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    Thanks, Eddie. By the way, I find it fascinating that people will be so free, especially when posting anonymously, to mock others, as in:

    “Yeah, too bad it’s simply political ramblings. Steven’s a bright guy technically, but leaves much to be desired in terms of his pseudo-political arguments. It’s funny how a lot of techies who are so exact in one area of their lives (technology) back up their political views with so little emperical or mathematical evidence. Emotional pandering at its worst.”

    It seems to me that when a person is going to criticize me like that, they should at least offer some specific examples. In fact, I would say that this person’s criticism would apply very well to his own statement.

    SF

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    I’d say you look more like Vin Diesel than Yul Brynner, Steven! :-)

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    Absolutely, MUCH more like Vin. By the way, like Terminator and Arnie, I think that Diesel’s finest film was his earlies (or very early): Pitch Black.

    Check it out if you haven’t seen it.

    :-)