Lost in the frenzy of last week’s travel to the Bay Area and the Marketing 2.0 Leader Summit, I neglected to mention Eddie’s brand-spanking new, a “social network for Oracle people” hosted on Ning. I know I’m late to the party, since OraNA tells me it’s been covered here, here, here, here sort of… Read More

I Need Your Help

I wrote about the Marketing 2.0 Leader Summit earlier this month, and Justin provided a more in depth description. I found out Friday that I am to be a facilitator for the two-day event, which means working with a team of 11 others on an idea that will be judged against the ideas of the… Read More

More Mix Fixes

Not many fixes to report this week, but stay tuned because Rich and Anthony are cooking up a big update for next week. Since the beginning of the year, Mix usage has slowed to between 7,000 and 10,000 visits each week, which isn’t bad but could improve. With any luck, next week’s changes will re-energize… Read More

The Working Group January Call

Since Ning doesn’t have RSS and you may not have paid attention to the email notifications it generates, here’s a reminder. Tomorrow, January 23 is the monthly call of the Working Group, the Enterprise 2.0 support group Paul formed back in December. This month’s guest speaker, Mark Mader, CEO of Smartsheet, comes to us via… Read More

Last Week’s Mix Updates

As Rich and Anthony follow a weekly deployment schedule, I’m still finding myself challenged to report the updates they’ve made. Throw in a holiday yesterday, and we’re almost on the eve of this week’s fixes. Anyway, here are the most recent updates to Mix. Thanks to everyone who has reported bugs to us with the… Read More

Meeting Marian

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of lunching with Marian Crkon of The Feature, as in “it’s not a bug, it’s a feature”. Marian interviewed Paul and me over IM month ago, and he recently interviewed David “IC Unbalanced Journals” Haimes. Marian is in Portland on a project, so we decided to have bite to eat.… Read More

Acquisition Wednesday

I woke this morning to news that Oracle had agreed to acquire BEA (press release by friend of the ‘Lab Karen Tillman), Sun had agreed to acquire MySQL AB, and that Wednesday, after a struggle to remain relevant despite its “Happy Humpday” campaign had agreed to a merger of equals with Tuesday. Oh and Twitter’s… Read More

More Fixes for Mix

We’ve had some growing pains lately here at the ‘Lab. As more people use Mix, Anthony and Rich have more to fix and tweak, which forces us to balance the enhancements we want to make with bug fixes and critical changes. The people use Mix and Connect, the more they want these apps to do.… Read More

Amazon SimpleDB and the Lazyweb

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program. Amazon released the latest offering in their AWS suite last month, SimpleDB. I tagged this and subsequent analysis posts for later consumption, and I’m just now getting back to it; a post from Web Worker Daily yesterday on LongJump and their new Database-as-a-Service offering jolted my… Read More

So Very Tired

Anyone interested in the reasons why I started the blog tag game should read this. Anyone who has permanently judged me should skip it. The game is a tried-and-true meme that’s been around for years. I didn’t invent it. Justin alluded to this in his response; his last go-round was in a tag from Jeff… Read More

I’m it.

Ok, per Rich’s post. Here goes: 1. I like lots of things, but nothing as much as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I run Norcal BJJ Academy and it consumes me. I had my first introduction by being soundly beaten by someone I outweighted by 50lbs over 9years ago. After that rather humiliating experience, I knew I had… Read More

PeopleSoft Tech Blog

This must have slipped our radar — Jeff Robbins and his crew of PeopleTools experts started a blog back in October last year.  However, looks like they need some traffic sent their way.  There are a few other PeopleSoft related blogs out there.  Here are some that pop into mind: Jim’s PeopleSoft Journal — Jim… Read More


I’m it — Floyd tagged me. So, here are my 8 things (for context on what this is, read this): January 6th marked my 11th year at Oracle (8 w/PeopleSoft and 3 w/Oracle). Seems like a long time to be in a company. The cool thing is that I’ve managed to wear many different hats… Read More

On Acquiring Innovation

I’ve been mulling a post on acquired innovation since OpenWorld. Marian asked about it during our interview. Dennis and some of the other Enterprise Irregulars have been critical of the term as Charles uses it, and I’m not planning to defend the term or the concept per se. I can speak from my own experience… Read More