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Gary Myers
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Attended University of the West of England
Lived in Sydney, New South Wales (current)
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Check your mules are working with a spycam
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The 'Time' and 'Names' links are well worth a read.
Inspired by falsehoods programmers believe about time and usernames, I thought I'd start collecting falsehoods programmers have about networks. Data on the network cannot be altered. Encrypted data on the network cannot be altered. Data cannot be accidentally corrupted, because TCP has checksums and Ethernet has CRCs If it's inside my perimeter firewall, that means I have total control over it (@armorguy) If it doesn't return an error, then send(...
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Ever Increasing Priorities - Blog Post
Inspired by a recent Martin Widlake post, I also have something to say about urgency. In most problem/incident management systems there is some 'priority' level. And all the ones I've met,...
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"So tell me, do you think a Project Manager's role is to help realise people's ideas, or manage people's expectations ?"
The PM doesn't usually have any decision making powers as to the quality, scope and budget, of the overall project, so whether people's ideas get realised is entirely down to whether they'...
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These things are popping up on a monthly basis now.
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Is blackmail a business model ?
title: Say cheese! scene: coffee #7733:How about those instagram guys, huh? Facebook gave them A billion dollars for less than two years work. #1234:It Makes you wonder what You're doing with your...
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There's been a meme about how various people view my job. It doesn't impress me much, but I get excited when I see a breakdown of actual figures. So I'm a data geek.

People disconnected from the job often don't know what is involved.
SwissMiss points to a great infographic about how professional photographers actually spend their time. Part of the magic (and the risk) of the internet is that if you want to, you can use your access to tools, markets and media to go even further in the direction of the chart on the right. You can become your own booker, accountant, publicist and more. Hey, it's free! You get to keep all the money! Of course, it also means you don't get to spen...
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My latest blog post on $$PLSQL_UNIT and $$PLSQL_LINE

Yes, I still blog. Just not very often
I've had the good fortune, in my current role, to be doing a fair amount of PL/SQL development in 11gR2. Boy, it feels good to be actually using up-to-date versions. Being picky, we are on Apex 4....
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Oracle Web Developer
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  • Independent Consultant
    Developer, 2011 - present
  • SMS M&T
    Consultant, 2008 - 2011
  • DWS
    Consultant, 2007 - 2008
  • Independent Consultant
    Developer, 1998 - 2007
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Sydney, New South Wales (current) - Adelaide, South Australia - Perth, Western Australia - Bristol, Enlgand - London, England
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This is a 'stub' based on my Google Apps account
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Husband, father, blogger and winner of the Q2 2011 PL/SQL Challenge
Education
  • University of the West of England
    Systems Analysis, 1987 - 1991
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Grilled fish and chips for the family. Great value dinner.
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My family are regular "take-awayers" here. Great selection of dishes. Our kids love the duck with pancakes.
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