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Announcing Finale (The End) March 31, 2008

Posted by Richard Foote in Humour, Richard's Musings.


After much thought, I’ve decided to finally retire from being an Oracle DBA.

Previously, I had hoped to delay this difficult decision, but I’m sure the time is now right.

Recent events have convinced me that I’m just not suited to this role and all this Oracle tuning stuff is too damn hard.

In fact, if you read some of the stuff I’ve written here, it’s clearly not right that I should continue.

Little by little I’ve come to the realisation that it’s best if I simply just call it a day.

Fortunately, some of the recent comments here have really helped me to see the light and for that I sincerely thank them.

Ordinarily, I would try and battle on, but it’s just got to be all too hard for me.

Only time will tell if I’ve made the right decision.

Let me however say a big thank you to all of you who have supported me over the years, it’s been much appreciated.

So that’s it folks, I going back to working in the adult film industry, all the very best for the future …



1. Gary - March 31, 2008

Well I understand. It might take another day before it dawns on readers in the US though.

2. Andy C - April 1, 2008

Sorry to see you leave the Oracle community but good luck in the new venture.

I hope things are just as ‘hard’ in the adult film industry as that surely could represent a significant advantage.

3. Frank Pettinato - April 1, 2008


Sad to see you go, I always enjoyed your papers,blogs etc..

Are you really going back to porn?

All the best.


4. Thomas Kyte - April 1, 2008



5. Stuart Lindenmayer - April 1, 2008

Now I really don’t want to know your extent size or clustering factor🙂

6. Tony - April 1, 2008

Well I guess I should have guessed with a name like Dick Foote…seriously you can’t make that stuff up.

7. Noons - April 1, 2008

I like it!

Best April Fools so far, Richard! Well done!

8. Doug's Oracle Blog - April 1, 2008

[…] 1: I thought this was an April Fool at first …. but I don’t think so.This one definitely is. I’ve *seen* Richard Posted by Doug Burns Comments: (0) Trackbacks: […]

9. Robert - April 1, 2008


I am sorry to see you so completely deranged. First, you use a Doors title in your subject line and then you throw away all that I admired you for (and, worse, maybe go back to porn *shudder*). This is such a sad day. Of course this cannot possibly be an April Fool as the publishing date of this entry reads “March 31, 2008”. I am so sad.


PS: Will you at least leave the comment function of your blog open so we can wallow in the good old times? Pleeease.

10. Mohamed - April 1, 2008

Hi Richard,

As I am a of a french and arabic native language, I might not have clearly understood you. Does this blog will continue to be updated with your very very interesting articles or not?

Please keep this blog working

Best Regards

11. Marcel-Jan Krijgsman - April 1, 2008

Aw nuts, another Australian blogger stops blogging. At least you gave us the chance to completely leech your website after your announcement.🙂

So thanks for all your articles and good luck in your endeavours.

12. Bunditj - April 1, 2008


13. Marco Gralike - April 1, 2008

Don’t worry guys / mates / etc. I just mirrored the site with an unofficial prog thingy. I will let you know the new domain name asap if and when this site would / will go down. I will put the new domain online with the info posted here, if it needs to be necessary. No worries, everything is still under control.

14. Yas - April 1, 2008

Hey Richard, please put your first trailer on Youtube so we can have a look at it.

15. msk - April 1, 2008

Srry Richard I am Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Ass Off !

16. joel garry - April 1, 2008

Hey, if Edward Scissorhands can sell condoms, maybe you can too – “Jean Genie, let yourself go!”

17. Riyaj Shamsudeen - April 2, 2008

Sorry that you are leaving Oracle Space. Hopefully, you will change your mind tomorrow.

I always enjoyed your blogs😉

18. Richard Foote - April 3, 2008

Hi Riyaj

OK, you’ve done it. Just because you’ve been so kind with your comments, I’ve decided to come back after all !!

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