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Oracle Professionals plan for the Future. . . Winners announced!

Oracle Tips by Burleson Consulting
Don Burleson


As you recall, we had a fun contest to come-up with some funny epitaphs for computer professionals and we received hundreds of entries: 

http://www.dba-oracle.com/oracle_tips_headstone_epitaph.htm

 

We had a tremendous response and a list of really great epitaph ideas.  Sadly some of the best are inappropriate for mixed company, but thanks for sending them!  You gave confirmed what I already knew, that Oracle professionals are among the most creative folks anywhere!
 
Congratulations to each of these lucky winners who will receive a free 10g reference poster and a free copy of the bestselling Rampant book Oracle Database 10g New FeaturesThe top-3 winners include these creative entries:
 
GRAND Prize Winner:
 
          "OCP DBA DOA DU2 10g" - Clive Allwork
 
Second Place:
 
          "maxextents unlimited? Sadly Not." - Tom Schofield
 
Third Place:
 
        ?Version no longer Supported. - Upgrade path not possible.? ? Dipak Thakrar
 
 
Honorable Mention:
 
The following entries receive a free Oracle10g Reference poster:
 
  • He checked in, as an Internet DBA, but he didn't check out ? George Hat
 
  • I overtuned my life. The time passed too fast. - Roberto Veiga
 
  • I was Packaged and Bundled! - Mary Ann Casey
 
  • I did data my way! ? Rick Powell
 
  • "ORA-00051" - TIMEOUT_ON_RESOURCE ? Ashwin Kumar
 
  • "Take backup of db, not me" - Jc.KC Padmesh
 
  • SHUTDOWN IMMEDIATE - Torsten Pattberg
 
  • SHUTDOWN ABORT - 1944  - 2004 - Vincent Wong
     
  • "Is it hot in here, or is it just me?" ? David McWhinnie
 
  • "End-of-file on communication channel" - Gerard Vaz
     
?        'ORA-03113: end-of-life on communication channel' - Namrata Berry
 
  • "No Listener found - Shutdown in progress" - Waseem Shahzad
 
Again, many thanks to all of you who took the time to submit an entry and I look forward to your participation in future contests.

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Mike has priced his collection of 465 scripts at $39.95, less than a dime per script.  You can download them immediately at this link:

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