So, I’ve joined another online course, this time specifically for improving my blogging, yeah right! “I’ve heard it all before” you say….. “join this course an in thirty days you’ll be a better person than you are now”

But I’m told this course is different, using a community of like minder bloggers to comment and encourage on each others blogs I hope to get some good tips and tricks, and a kick up the backside to blog more frequently.

Its not that I don’t want to write, it’s the time factor (excuses, excuses I hear you cry!!!), but only time will tell.

My first task / assignment for this course is to re-introduce myself and my blog, so without further delay, here we go!!!

Who am I and why am I here

My nickname is l1dge (pronounced li-dge ), I am and have been an Oracle dba for the past twenty something years, with a few deviations to dabble in other areas. I’ve been using SQL Server for the last 8 years alongside Oracle. I’m certified (or is that certifiable) in both disciplines, Oracle 10 and 11G OCP, MS SQL Server MCITP DBA 2005. I’m an “old skool” hacker at heart in the traditional sense, pulling apart bits of kit to see how they work, mainly with the intention of fixing it, mostly with the outcome of breaking it! I like toying with hardware, software and new technologies and love Linux, although Windows 10 is looking pretty slick too. I have a keen interest in reading / writing and electronics. And if I can help you I will.

And now for the disclaimer:

Anything I write here is my own opinion and does not represent the view of any company I work for now or have worked for in the past.

3 thoughts on “Blogging101

  1. Greg Long July 6, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    I’m a long time dba too, not that you would know it from my blog ☺

    • l1dge July 6, 2015 / 2:26 pm

      Your site looks great Greg, our tastes are very similar! 🙂

      • Greg Long July 6, 2015 / 10:22 pm

        ☺ thanks ☺ it’s always good to meet likeminded people. It’s one of the reasons I blog ☺

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