If you are one of the lucky people who was greeted by the following dreaded error page when you visited my blog, OraQA.com or OraNA.info in the past few weeks, I have good news for you (and me). Obviously, the shared hosting account that I had with BlueHost.com could not handle the load of three websites (my fourth domain oradot.com is forwarded to my Tumblr blog). I have not had any issues with BlueHost until recently when my account was “exceeding its CPU quota” several times a week. This was not good. I had to do something.
Sean Corfield recently wrote about his move from a shared hosting account to a Virtual Private Server (VPS) at HostMySite.com. So, I decided to do the same. I completed the move of the three domains from BlueHost to a Linux VPS on HostMySite last weekend. Like Sean, I am very impressed with the excellent support at HostMySite and so far the sites are in a very good health.
On another personal note, I took Thursday and Friday off to spend some time with my family. The weather in the Portland (Oregon) area has been warm and sunny for the last few days. On Friday, we toured a couple of places a few miles east of Portland. Here are a couple of pictures:
This is me holding my 9 month old daughter Julie
… and with my 6 year old son George
Can you guess the places where these pictures were taken? Here is another hint from my car’s GPS, the red arrow represents the car:Comments Off | Filed in Personal, WordPress | Tags: blog, photo
Here is, in summary, what Oracle Develop at Hilton San Francisco and the Oracle DEMOgrounds looked like today:
After Steven Feuerstein’s session – 10 things you should never do with PL/SQL – Andrew Clarke and I went for a walk around the Moscone center and the exhibition halls:
I was lucky enough to win a ride on a Segway. Actually, I made a deal with the salesperson: I attend your 10 minute product demo, you let me “drive” the Segway:
Before heading to the appreciation dinner hosted by Oracle Magazine, I went to register for Oracle OpenWorld. The “full conference” registration lines were long but I managed to blend in with the “Alumni” registration line which was a lot shorter. Still, it took them quite a bit of time to find my registration record and issue “the badge”. During my wait for “the badge”, I managed to shoot this short clip:
After the registration I headed to the E&O trading Co, a few blocks away, to attend the Oracle magazine editorsâ€™ choice award winners appreciation dinner. It was fun and exciting to meet many of the Oracle Gurus in person. Here are a couple of pictures:
For more pictures, visit the Oracle OpenWorld Flickr Group.3 Comments | Filed in Oracle | Tags: oow, photo, video
How do you share photos with the OOW06 group? Easy! If you belong to the group, just add your photo to the group pool (if not, join the group first). The easiest way to add a photo to the group is to go to your photo’s page, and click on the “Send to Group” button that you should see between the photo title and the photo itself. Click that, then choose the group “Oracle OpenWorld – 2006″ and you’re done! You can also send a batch of photos to the group from your Flickr’s Organize page.
Note: If you do not have a Flickr account, you can easily sign up for a free account at flickr.com/signup.Comments Off | Filed in Oracle | Tags: flickr, oow, photo
In addition to the awesome coverage of the Oracle bloggers attending this event, I have noticed that a number of them have been posting OOW photos on their blogs. That’s great, as this gives us, outsiders, a feel of what people and things look like at the conference form the point of view of an insider. However, in an effort to collect all of these photos in a central and convenient repository, I have created the Oracle OpenWorld – 2005 Flickr group. So, if you have a Flickr account (like I do) or do not (just create a free one), and you are attending OOW, please feel free to add your photos to the Oracle OpenWorld – 2005 Flickr group.1 Comment | Filed in Oracle | Tags: blog, flickr, oow, photo