Well this sure has been a year. And the odd thing is that for me, not much changed. I do like to go to my local pub for a brew which I can’t. Luckily, they have their own caning machine for the beers and I can still get great brews from them.
On the professional side I’ve been doing a lot of on line training. Some is better than others and it’s great to see the innovations that have been made in this area over the years. So far, I’ve only done recorded type training, no interactive instructor giving the class.
One that I just finished was quite good and I thought it was great that this guy did the recordings in a room at his house. It was done over several days as far as I can tell and was really good training and the casualness of it, I thought was great.
I’ve done some training on non-Oracle stuff (Ack!) and the more I did the more I missed Oracle. I suppose a big part of that is that I’ve been using Oracle of 1000 years so it’s much more “natural” for me.
But when I hear one of the speakers in this other product say “We’ve been doing this a really long time, since 2006.”
I’m like, what? I don’t call 14 years “a really long time”. Sound like you’re just getting into a rhythm to me. But I guess in today’s world where things change in a heartbeat, 14 years can seem like a “really long time”.
The old saying of the more things change the more they stay the same is true too. This Cloud thing is in way a lot like when I started collage and I “dialed in” to connect on a 1200 BAUD modem using a land line phone to have access to the computer. Sure, it’s way cooler and faster (and has color!) then what I worked on, but the basic idea is the same. “It’s someone else’s computer” that I’m doing work on.
It's clearly the way to go for IT at least right now. The cost reduction for hardware and such alone for most companies makes it worth it.
Who knows what will happen in the future, I'm sure something else will come along and make replace the Cloud, at least as we know it today. What that will be I haven't a clue but change is the only constant in the universe, so something will.
And speaking of how much cooler and faster the new computer systems are, I’m just finding out about this Oracle VirtualBox and that is really cool. It is great for training and testing something. And it looks like you can run some pretty big stuff with it. I’d heard of it but never used one. Now that I have, I think I’m hooked. It will be great to have this on my laptop for testing and such.
Well this was a more rambling post then normal, but this seems to be a rambling kind of time and it is the name of this blog. Some days I’m not sure what day it is, and I really can’t believe it’s June already. I hope very one is doing well and staying safe.