Do you ever get bored? I do.
What do you do when you're bored? I eat. I think. I watch.
Sometimes I play on my phone. I whip it out, play some quizzes, read some feeds, send a text.
What I prefer to do is watch the world. There's plenty going on, I walk through a nearby bush regularly and sometimes it's almost like I'm absorbing pleasantness, contentment.
Thanks to Sage Computing Services, AUSOUG are hosting a free 1/2 day education event for it's members.
Join us Wednesday 19th August, 2015 at the Duxton Hotel from 2:30pm to be regaled with tales of tuning, APEX, SQL and PL/SQL.
My Kscope15 sessions are now available on my presentations page.
I linked to the Prezi version as they don't translate well to PDF, as those of you who tried downloading off the Kscope mobile app may have found.
The supporting code from my deep dive demos can be downloaded here:
Another item on my backlog is getting up to date on my favourite podcasts. I've got a post drafted that lists my recommendations, but if you're looking for a fun, well produced science podcast then go no further than The Skeptics Guide to the Universe.
They are generally 90 mins an episode and if you're not into podcasts already that may seem daunting. To me they fill my commute with fun but thought provoking stuff in lieu of commercial radio, which I'm sure causes ear cancer.
In looking for information on pivoting variable number of columns, I stumbled across a question I once managed to AskTom, many moons ago.
Adrian Billington has an interesting lead into an XML solution with pivot, but would need more digging to finalise conversation of XML data for APEX to use.
After landing late Wednesday night I'm officially back to work on Monday morning, greeted with this:
I struggled a little bit this morning, for the first time in a few days the alarm woke be up with a start. I'm not sure my brain was ready. Kudos to those that tackled the 5k, I had the energy a few days ago...
Dimitri provided a great intro to help us all understand what node.js is all about and how to learn more, covering
- Installing node
- Node package manager
Then he showed a simple text-to-speech demo using the npm.
Day 1? Really, is that all? There are so many things going on it feels like day 3.
And I'm not even participating in everything since I'm also coming back to do some family time each day.
I gave this a go this morning after not being able to find Kent on the first day. It was interesting and there were some good exercises that everyone should consider doing in the morning, though with respect to Kent, for me the woo outweighed a lot of good that can come out of meditation and moving your body.
If you're at Kscope15 (even if you're not!), do you realise there is another set of conversations going on beyond the talks and beyond the between-session banter?
It's online of course, and it's on Twitter. It's live; it's interactive; and it's worth 'listening' to, if not contributing as well.
Visit this URL to read what's going on, even if you're not registered.
Kscope15 officially kicked off on Sunday with a set of symposiums, I stayed in the APEX room the whole day, though I really wanted to hear what Steven Feuerstein had to say after lunch in the other room. I also hear a great discussion was had in the ADF room on tablet first vs mobile first.
Joel Kallman kicked off the movie themed symposiums with a great talk about how APEX really is the enterprise solution people want/need, despite what other people say about it - and the fact it has been so for some time.