Enough About Technology, Let's Talk About Me...

I am much wiser than I used to be, but of course, I have forgotten most of the things that I'm supposed to be wise about.

~ Nora Ephron

Regular readers know that I strive to keep this blog tightly focussed on E-Business Suite-related technology stack news and tips.  There's a place for personal blogs, of course, but that's not the goal of this site.  That said, I'm going to wander off track for just a moment.

This has been a good year for me.

A few months ago, I was pleased to hear that I'd been entered into the ranks of our Oracle ACEs, which recognizes individuals for their expertise and contributions to the Oracle community.  Ironically, I was one of the team members who lobbied for this program to be opened to E-Business Suite nominees.  Now that it's open to Apps users, I'd encourage you to nominate other deserving members of our Apps community for this award.

At OpenWorld a few nights ago, I was honoured to receive one of this year's OAUG Oracle Ambassador awards, which recognizes Oracle staff on their efforts to reach out to the Applications community.  I suspect that this blog played a notable role in that award, so I'm pleased to accept it on behalf of all of my co-authors:  Nilesh Patel, Mike Shaw, Avanish Srivatsav, Keith Swartz, Jim Van Heel, and Sara Woodhull.

OpenWorld is always a major highlight of the year because I get to meet with many readers and customers personally.  Thanks for sharing your experiences with me.  I'll be taking your feedback and comments back to our development teams.

Most of all -- thanks for your words of encouragement and support.  They mean more than you know, and more than I can say.


Congratulations Steven, you really deserve the best because you're the best.

By the way, yesterday, I knew that you're a good friend of my co-worker (RS). What a small world!


Posted by Eddie Awad on November 16, 2007 at 06:39 AM PST #

congrats Steven. Well deserved.

Posted by Kevin Krause on November 16, 2007 at 07:23 AM PST #

Congratulations and well deserved!!

This blog(and you) provides a wealth of timely and relevant information to the E-Business Suite community!

Best Regards,


Posted by Steve Fitzgerald on November 16, 2007 at 08:52 AM PST #

Congratulations Steven and the reward very well deserved!!

You have been a great mentor for all the Apps folks at Oracle and to all our customers. You have been GREAT Team player and a leader and every acquaintance with you has been a rich rewarding educational experience for all the folks at Oracle and to our customers.


Mohammed Yakoob
Applications Technology Group

Posted by Mohammed Yakoob on November 16, 2007 at 12:21 PM PST #

Congratulations from one Apps DBA to another...There is no higher recognition than that which means anything or so I hear... :-)

Great job and another great year. Next year promises more blog entries and questions than ever. We'll be waiting...

John Stouffer

Posted by John Stouffer on November 16, 2007 at 01:13 PM PST #

Congrats & keep up the good work!

Posted by Gareth on November 16, 2007 at 01:43 PM PST #

Congratulations to you and to your entire team.

Posted by Atul Kumar on November 17, 2007 at 12:56 AM PST #

Congrats Steven ... richly deserved.

Posted by Tim on November 17, 2007 at 06:31 AM PST #

Congrats to you and your team ... Keep up the good work and keep us well informed...


Posted by Nandita Saigal on November 18, 2007 at 02:37 PM PST #


This blog is one of the best EBS blogs and everyday never passed without checking this blog.
Great job keep it up.



Posted by Magesh Raj on November 19, 2007 at 12:26 AM PST #

Congratulations Steven! You are a shining light in this community. You have filled a void that has been around since the beginning of Oracle Applications. I've very glad to see that not only have you filled the hole but you do it very well.

Please check out DamageCtrl.info. It is a new site that we are sponsoring that is aggregating all the information we can find on Maintaining the Oracle E-Business Suite. It just went live last week. It is a fun user community site where people can submit and share content, read comics, add comments and rate the content with pickles. Let us know your thoughts.

Best Regards,

Posted by Susan Dorn on November 19, 2007 at 02:49 AM PST #

Congratulations, Steven. The award is well deserved. You are an inspiration to all of us.


Posted by Marian Crkon on November 19, 2007 at 08:59 AM PST #

Congratulations to you and your team.
Yours is the best EBS Technology blog that covers the whole range of issues.
I follow your blog everyday.
Thank you very much for all you and your team efforts.


Posted by Rama Nalam on November 19, 2007 at 09:23 AM PST #


Congratulations on the award!

Your blog is one of the best technical resources available to the Oracle E-Business Suite community. Thank you for your efforts!


Posted by Elke Phelps on November 20, 2007 at 12:06 AM PST #

Congratulations Steven and I hope we'll see this blog cross great milestones in future with Apps undergoing sea-change with the coming of Fusion.

Posted by Vikram Das on November 20, 2007 at 01:56 AM PST #

Great work Steve and Congratulations.

I attended one of your sessions at the Openworld and was impressed more with you having seen you use MacBookPro(Leapoard yet?).

Posted by Jay Suryadevara on November 20, 2007 at 03:25 AM PST #

Congrats, awesome achievement for you and your team. Shame we didn't get a chance to meet at OOW, but I may get down to Bend this winter. If so, I will ping you. Rock on.

Posted by Jake Kuramoto on November 20, 2007 at 01:07 PM PST #

Thank you for all your efforts, and congratulations, this was well deserved.
This blog has been the starting point for most of the EBS-related upgrades and integrations I've done, always very precise and helpful.

Posted by Espen Hartwich on November 20, 2007 at 02:43 PM PST #


The Oracle Ace and OAUG Oracle Ambassador awards, while both great honors, do little to balance the scales against the weight of your great contributions to the Oracle community. Thank you.

Posted by Floyd Teter on November 20, 2007 at 03:45 PM PST #

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