Saturday, January 12, 2008

What Goes Around Comes Around

My mother used to tell me that what goes around comes around. Yesterday was another example of how wise my mother was...

Yesterday was a pretty rough day in my house. I'll refrain for laying out all the details other than to say it seemed like I was drinking from a fire hose that was spewing bad news. Sometimes life is like that, but yesterday was a doozy!

Anyway, late in the afternoon, I came home to find a UPS package on my door filled with copies of the February 2008 edition of Oracle's "Profit" magazine. Lo and behold, there on page 19 is my chubby, ugly mug and an interview about the Oracle Applications ACE program. Great timing - what a nice silver lining around one whopper of a cloud. And I also must say how much I enjoyed working on this article with the folks putting out "Profit". It was a great experience and one I hope to repeat in the future.

Okay, setting aside the TMI stuff and getting to the bottom line: if you know of someone who has made significant contributions to the Oracle user community, please think about nominating that person as an Oracle ACE. The benefits (including recognition) that come from being a part of the ACE community are significant. In fact, I was not really aware of the full extent of the benefits until I was admitted into the group myself. Personally, it's a honor for me to be part of that select group as an Applications ACE. So take a little time to do something nice for someone you respect...your single act of recognition will brighten up their day again and again.

6 comments:

Jake said...

Your issue isn't online yet, so I guess I'll have to wait to read it. It's Monday now, so here's to hoping Friday has washed away by now.

Steve Romeo said...

come on Floyd! Your picture was great. Geeks of the world unite!

-Steve Romeo

Tim said...

So what were you BBQ'ing at the time of the picture?

fteter said...

@Tim: I had a ham and some beans going in the smoker; halibut steaks on an oak plank cooking on the grill. It was good eatin'.

Tim said...

Dang, next time Im over your way I'll follow the smell - in the nicest possible way of course. The halibut sounds delicious ...

fteter said...

@Tim: Let me know when you're in the neighborhood and I'll fire up the BBQ!