Biting the bullet
By Sean on Jun 03, 2008
Oracle employee Day three
I knew that I had to do this at some point and I had been putting it off all week. So I did it today. It was wet. I had time put aside. A few of my colleagues had also got theirs done my now so I knew there would be people around for help if I got stuck.
What am I talking about? Getting myself on the Oracle network. Yay!
It was one of those classic IT installs. You know those times when you need to do step 1, but before you start step 1 you have to do a, b and c. And you can't do c until you have the password from step 2, but you can't do step 2 until you've completed step 1. Arrgghhh.
Or as a colleague of mine said it's like the old joke about the bomb disposal manual over two pages, "First cut the blue wire", turn the page, "before cutting the blue wire you should ensure...".
It was painful. Slow. Draining. Mind-numbing. But necessary right? And don't get me wrong, good on our IT folk for having a terrific set of step-by-step instructions for us to follow, I just wish there weren't so many steps and so many ID's and so many installs.
I'm off to Melbourne tomorrow to meet some more Oracle folk and to talk about product roadmaps. I'll post more info here as soon as I can.