Hotlinking? What Year is it Again?

During this morning’s feed reading, I came across a great post from one of my new favorites, Emails from Crazy People, another hilarious UGC-based blog from the Cheezburger Network. These guys provide various forms of hilarity to brighten your day, including I Can Has Cheezburger? and the Failblog. Incidentally, they have the best business model… Read More

Join the ORACLENERD Family

Chet, the ORACLENERD, dropped me a note yesterday. He’s thinking about expanding his empire to include more Oracle content. His plan is to reach out to people in the Oracle blogging community who don’t post very frequently (ahem, John P.) to see if they’d like to join his Nerd Herd. Sounds like a good idea.… Read More

Call for Post Ideas

I’m having serious blogger’s block lately. There are plenty of topics I’d love to discuss but can’t, so I guess I’m just feeling gravity’s pull. This blog has been around for a while now, and if you read here, you know it’s pretty much my opinions and stuff I think is interesting or cool mixed… Read More

What is Blogging to You?

This post on Mashable today about another WordPress plugin that can integrate and surface your FriendFeed and Twitter activity on your blog got me thinking about what a blog means anymore. Blogging used to be the ultimate form of self-expression (or navel-gazing, depending on your perspective) on the ‘tubes, but now, Twitter, FriendFeed and Facebook… Read More

A Posse, I Has One

The sadly unfortunate and untimely death of one of our own has me waxing philosophically about our “community”. Those of us who blog about Oracle (or even just blog in general) form a loosely-coupled community of like-minded individuals, i.e. we don’t agree on everything, but we can all agree that blogging is important. I’m impressed… Read More

Blogging Success and –deleted–

Ironically, as I wrote my FAQ post on starting a blog, ORACLENERD was blogging his termination. The reason, his blog. The coincidence is multi-fold: The ‘NERD underlines why enterprise people are generally wary of blogs–writing blogs, having blogs written about their company, having people who work at their company write blogs. The only reason I… Read More

Friending in Real Life is Easier

I wanted to share funny story from Friday. After WebVisions, I headed over to Beer and Blog, a weekly Friday gathering of local bloggers at a local brew pub here in Portland. The brainchild of Justin Kistner, these working sessions are as much social gatherings as they are instructional workshops, and that’s how we like… Read More

Blogging is Hard

I just realized that I’m nearly at the one year anniversary of my very first post. Interestingly, at least to me, I’ve blogged about 350 times since then. That’s nearly one per day. Blogging is harder than it looks. What do you think of our last year of blogging? Anything you’d like to see done… Read More

Do You Know Robert?

It’s funny how micro-focused I can get. I am continually reminded of how much I live in a bubble world, and it’s always nice to have that bubble popped. Working in technology, I tend to assume that other people are geeky like me. They have Tivo, broadband, Macs, iPhones, blogs, hundreds of “friends” on Facebook/Twitter/network… Read More

Notes and New Blogs

So, I have returned from vacation on Hawai’i, a.k.a. da Big Island. Yes, it ruled, and yes, I’m suffering from post-vacation hangover. If you’re ever there and want an absolute thrill, take a doors-off helicopter ride up to the molten lava flowing at Kilauea. When the helicopter turns to your side, there’s only a shoulder… 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