Yesterday, out for a curry with colleagues from our ECM practice; a good evening was had with no technical content whatsoever. However eating spicy food late in the evening (and definitely not due to any beer consumption) I had strange dreams about presenting to a user group conference on database partitioning. Dreams in the plural as it varied between being at an event when the speaker became indisposed and I volunteered to present an off-the-cuff whiteboard session covering the key points from her talk abstract, and even more unlikely being part of a comedy double act (with a well known Oracle Product Manager) running off a series of one-liners on partitioning.
Strangely, the call for papers for December’s UKOUG meeting arrived in my in-box today; perhaps the vision was a premonition, however I am not too sure I would really do either of the talks I dreamt about.
Also on the subject of meetings, I will be at the Miracle Database Forum in May – it will be my holiday, and paid for with my own money, so that just goes to show highly I value the proposed content. Take a look at this , and also the speaker list to see what I mean.