I've been working in Oracle databases for over 14 years now. I know blogging is an art that I do not possess at all. However, there is something new that I learn about Oracle almost everyday so, after talking to several other "gurus" in the art of blogging, I also thought to put some of my experiences/learnings here.. Well, will attempt to. These will be solely to help myself in future (should I forget) or someone else facing similar issues.
For past several years, I've been administering databases for the Banner application from SCT/SHE (Sungard Higher Ed) at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (well, nice little community but nothing much happens around outside the University). I also wrote an article for the SELECT journal covering Oracle VPD in details and got some good feedback on it (Quarter 3, 2006 http://www.ioug.org/selectjournal/issues/06q3.cfm). Trying to expand my learning horizon and socializing with other experts in order to learn and share.
Recently we've been doing some RAC installation here at the University to support the online education initiative together with the help of Oracle and Dell. I'll be posting some of the things that I've learnt and will learn in my blogs in near future.
Update: In Nov 2008, I switched my job and moved to Texas (Dallas area). I now work for a company called Ameripath (a Quest Diagnostics company). We manage a bigger RAC architecture here together w/ a logical standby (for reporting) and tighter rules. New challenges! I enjoyed working in a challenging environment.