Category Archives: Personal

What’s he doing anyway…

I know I haven’t been really active on my blog lately, but that is mainly because I don’t have much energy left after a full day of work. Beside that, I am using most of my spare time to create my presentation for KScope12 and for a guest college at a school beginning next month. […]

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ACED and KScope12

For a couple of days my Twitter timeline is filled up (well, it’s not all that is happening) with the news that Oracle will cancel it’s support for a lot of conferences. One of them being the KScope12 conference. This is to bad, although, considering the current economic status, I can somehow understand why Oracle […]

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Oracle ACE

Just a quick note to let the world know of the fact that I am now officially an Oracle ACE. I am even in the Ace Directory. Thanks to Learco Brizzi of Itium Oracle Professionals for nominating me. And thanks to AMIS for making it possible for me to present at different conferences like KScope11 […]

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Life after OPP…

As I am writing this I am on a plane ride back from Atlanta to Amsterdam. I had a great time in Atlanta during OPP. I also enjoyed doing the sessions I presented. One was on ‘Table Functions’ and another was on Collections and Bulk Operations. Both these session were scheduled in the same timeslot […]

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I got tagged!

Jornica tagged me. Thanks for the invitation. Here are a couple of things you may, or may not, know about me. My nickname was given to me about 13 years ago, by a friend. Patch is shorter than Patrick. I am married to Dana. We have 3 kids, Quinty (9), Kayleigh (7) and Mitchell (4). […]

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Seasons greetings…

I know December is quite a busy month for everybody, especially for me, with the birthday of my eldest daughter (December 18th), X-mas and my own birthday (December 29th). That’s why things have been quite slow on my blog ;-). But hopefully you will be having a nice end of year and I wish you […]

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Change has come…

I have been busy with a lot of personal stuff lately. Took my daughters on a short camp with about 60 other girls. Visited a couple of friends, attended some birthday parties, had Steven over for a day, that kind of stuff. That means I didn’t really have the time to write up something for the blog.

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Finally…

Steven has arrived in The Netherlands. After having his flight from Oslo canceled due to technical problems (did they loose a wing or something like that) he arrived at Schiphol airport around 21:30. About 2 hours later than expected but definitely on time for the events scheduled for tomorrow. First there is the TOAD User […]

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