Mike Ault's thoughts on various topics, Oracle related and not. Note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are not contributing to the overall theme of the BLOG or are insulting or demeaning to anyone. The posts on this blog are provided “as is” with no warranties and confer no rights. The opinions expressed on this site are mine and mine alone, and do not necessarily represent those of my employer.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Note to Oracle: Perhaps you should find more for your experts to do, they seem to be caught in a rut.
I have stated my opinions on the subjects of indexes, clustering factors and data dictionary tables. I see no need to reiterate them. I have recanted incorrect advice I have given in the past. It is time to move on. Aren't there more interesting topics? Or perhaps they find, rather like Pro Wrestling draws a number of viewers, a good bash fest draws in more readers. I guess that is what happens when there is no technical content they can present as their own.
Learning is an iterative process, and during that time mistakes can and will be made. However if every time someone makes a misstatement or an error we bash them about the head and shoulders and then remind them of their past mistakes at every opportunity, they will soon cease learning altogether. Makes me wonder how these other experts treat their co-workers and clients, if they berate them at every opportunity it is no wonder they have so much free time.
As for me, I have too much to do to worry overmuch about what tripe they are currently dishing up, in fact, I plan not to respond to them any longer as I am reminded of an old country saying:
"It does no good to get down in the mud and wrestle with pigs, you can't win and the pigs enjoy it."
So I shall spend my time working for my clients, researching and documenting Oracle behaviors, tips and techniques and acquiring new skills. Perhaps if these other experts would spend as much energy on putting out new material as they do circling the same issues over and over we would all benefit.