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Merry Christmas + A Little Present Of Sorts December 23, 2008

Posted by Richard Foote in Richard's Musings.

I just want to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful, index rebuild free New Year !!

I have a number of topics in the pipeline for 2009, including a look at Index Organized Tables, a discussion on the SYS_OP_COUNTCHG function and how Oracle uses it to calculate the Clustering Factor (not very well in some cases) and the systematic destruction of a number of index related myths that just refuse to go away. So beware all you little myth spreaders out there …   😉

2008 has been a great year for me personally with lots happening. However, the biggest and most wonderful surprise of all was not being awarded an Oracle ACE Director, but last night when I was awarded the The World’s Greatest Business Mind. I’m so very honoured and humbled by this award and I would like thank everyone who made it all possible, especially mum and dad.

I’m going to celebrate by enjoying some lovely mince pies while listening to David Bowie and Bing Crosby as they perform that Christmas Classic “Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth“. Enjoy !!

Have a great New Year everyone 🙂


1. Marco Gralike - December 23, 2008

Keep them coming next year, Richard, those posts are really appreciated. Do some damage (regarding the Myths out there). I thought you were that kid who invented facebook, weren’t you…?



2. Asif Momen - December 23, 2008

Hi Richard,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!!

Well, today i was awarded The World’s Greatest Business Mind. lol


3. Tony - December 24, 2008

Not to be left out – I heart Richard Foote

If the content from 2009 is anywhere near the quality of 2008, we are all in for a great year. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to educating us. You’re doing a fantastic job.

Happy 2009 and congrats again on your Ace award.


4. Amardeep Sidhu - December 25, 2008

[i]…and a wonderful, index rebuild free New Year !![/i]

I read it as [b]wonderful, index rebuild New Year[/b] and was going to ask that you still support index rebuilding ? 😀

Happy New Year & Marry Christmas !


5. Amardeep Sidhu - December 25, 2008

boooaaa these tags don’t work 😦


6. Robert Klemme - December 26, 2008


Merry Christmas to you as well. Congrats to your new award – and greetings to your mum and dad. I see they were awarded as well: http://www.worldsgreatestbusinessmind.com/20081221-Mom%20and-Dad-create.html&WT.mc_id=WGB

Hopefully those planes do not come crashing down…

I wish you all the best for 09 and a spare block all the time



7. Aman Sharma - December 31, 2008

Hi sir,
Wish you a great, happy and prospersous 2009 and belated marry x-mas. You are not on Twitter?
With best wishes and regards


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