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Steven Chan
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Attended Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
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Great news: our latest update -- Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4 -- is now available.
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I am pleased to announce that Microsoft Office 2013 is certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3.  Certified combinations include Office running in 32-bit and 64-bit modes.
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"And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make."

~ Lennon/McCartney

Of the three Cirque du Soleil extravaganzas I saw in as many days in Vegas last week, "The Beatles: Love" was the one that moved me the most.  This production cost over $125 million to stage, and every penny was visible on stage -- and audible, with six hand-tuned speakers in every seat-back.  Highly recommended.
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The NYT reports today that "The Bridges of Madison County" has taken out emergency loans to keep running.  This is both sad and astonishing.

This musical was the best new production that I saw in my recent trip to NYC.  Soaring music, delicate lyrical staging, and exquisite performances by Kelli O'Hara ("Nice Work if You Can Get It") and Steven Pasquale ("Rescue Me").  I was utterly enthralled.

Of the hundreds of live performances I've seen in the last year, this was the only musical that prompted me to purchase the cast recording in advance of its availability.

This is a work of tremendous power and beauty.  Catch it while you can!
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Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

Be kind.

Always.
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Sara Bareilles's "Brave" is a terrific song with an equally splendid video (Sara Bareilles - Brave).

I'm deeply moved by how three nurses at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital were inspired by it create their own version that shows that bravery comes in many forms.
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We continue to release updates to EBS 12.2 technology stack (TXK) and Applications Database (AD) patching tools based upon customer feedback.  We released the first set of updates in March 2014, the second set in May 2014, and have just released a third set of critical updates. 

This latest update includes important enhancements and fixes to the Online Patching functionality.  All Release 12.2 users are strongly encouraged to apply these new updates as soon as possible.  These patches are cumulative: they include all AD and TXK-related fixes released in previous updates.
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One of my degrees is in psychology, which has led me to be extremely skeptical about most psychological studies.

This one is an exception. I hold this to be true. Engage authentically with as many people as you can, at every opportunity, and the world will be a better place.
The casual social interactions we often avoid may actually make us happier.
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After a long day in Vegas at the OAUG Collaborate '14 conference, I should be sleeping. Instead, I'm changing all of my passwords and resetting all of my devices. You should, too.
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Thanks for the info, I'm changing my passwords now!
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"In Asian languages, the word for 'mind' and the word for 'heart' are same. So if you're not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you're not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention."

~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
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O, be still my heart, which has been stolen wholly and utterly by +Alice Fredenham.
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I first heard The Manhattan Transfer over 30 years ago when I was learning to sing vocal jazz as a teenager.  I didn't know what Birdland was, but it sure sounded like a cool place.  The net didn't exist back then.  It didn't occur to me that the Manhattan Transfer was from, well, New York.  I just boggled at their astonishing vocal feats.

This year, during my three blissful months in Manhattan, I finally experienced Birdland firsthand.  So it is oddly fitting that The Manhattan Transfer showed up in my little town tonight, in their only Oregon stop in this year's tour.

Although Tim Hauser was out due to a last-minute back surgery, Cheryl Bentyne, Alan Paul, and Janis Siegel worked their magic seamlessly with Trist Curless.  By the time they wrapped their first set with Route 66, they had the mostly white-haired crowd in the palms of their hands.  Their second set opened with an intricate honky-tonk / boogie-woogie piano intro from Yaron Gershovsky, and then blasted into a rollicking rendition of Birdland itself.  At the end of the night the crowd surged (or creaked) to their feet in a standing ovation for Operator.  

The group's members have changed since then, and they might have a few more miles on them since they started 44 years ago, but they can still put on a great show.  Recommended.
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Glad you got to re-experience a bit of NYC right at home!

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  • Deloitte & Touche Management Consulting
  • IBM
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival
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Circumnavigated the globe twice.  Performing arts fanatic,whitewater enthusiast, aspiring musician, foodie, baker, rabid bibliophile, cineaste, neophyte diver... there just aren't enough hours in the day.

My day job is software.  Oracle customers who circle me will receive EBS-specific posts in addition to my public ones.
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  • Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
  • University College, University of Toronto
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