I'm in a much-anticipated Oracle Database Administrator training course this week. For those of you lucky enough to maintain a comfortable distance from the world of information technology, this probably doesn't mean much. I've discovered, however, that I am still enough of a computer geek to be loving it. The mysterious data-storing black box that I've interacted with for years as a software developer is suddenly revealing its secrets.
It is making me seriously consider changing career tracks to position myself as an intermediary between database expert and software architect. Developers rarely master the database side of things, which leads all too often to illogical designs, rotten performance, and security holes. I'd be half plumber and half Sherpa. And finally useful.
Anyway. My first goal is to pass the OCA certification, mostly to prove to my management that I'm serious about this. Bets are now open on whether I'll be Oracle certified before I'm licensed to drive in France.
[And here ends a random and relatively uninteresting brain dump, with my apologies.]