Tap Tap... Is this thing on?
By Duleepa Wijayawardhana on Oct 14, 2008
Can you hear me back there? Anyone have a problem hearing me?
Let's have a look here then... Blog is active, name chosen, sidebar seems to work. Hmmm this Sun blogging system isn't too bad. Looks like I can configure this pretty much how I want it as I get some time.
Well, this is Dups on the Sun/MySQL Web Team and this will be my technical blog of things done, of things to come, of things to do and of things a-happening for anything that isn't well, personal and about photography. If you're interested in that kind of stuff, you might want to mosey on over to http://www.dups.ca/blog and my photo blog at http://www.dups.ca
So what's my expertise?
I always joke that I am the dumbest person in the room. My "expertise" often involves me not falling up a set of stairs. Now mind you, along the way I've had the opportunity to not fall on my ass as I've done some coding. I'm a big believer in the Perl mantra of There's More Than One Way To Do It, no matter the language and the situation. I've been involved in many disasters, some IT/Technology related, and in every situation while there were acceptable options, thinking on your feet, coming up with laterally thought solutions proved more successful than following a manual blindly.
So, what's my expertise? Solving problems. You may disagree with how I solved them, there's probably a better way. In fact I hope there is, because I want to learn it from you.
Just be polite and we can have a discussion, my ego is not that large. At least I hope not! I've learned a lot from my years of Internet searching to solve problems, so time for me to give back.
If you want to know who I am, feel free to check out http://www.dups.ca, other than that, tune in semi-regularly for updates here!
Now, why the Arctic Dolphin? Well, I live in Canada, I'm a MySQL Dolphin and as I look outside and see Old Man Winter setting up his cabin, I keep trying to remind myself of why this Dolphin lives in the Arctic!