On my walk to work today I saw a great little quote in an art store:
"In the future everybody will have their 15 minutes of fame"
For me my 15 minutes has arrived today. Please ensure to stay on this page for an entire 15 minutes so I'm not short changed. I'll be checking my blog stats continuously so don't skimp me or there will be trouble :P
Oracle has kindly accepted my nomination for an Oracle Regional Director role. I'm appreciative of Oracle (and specifically to their staff -- you know who you are) for this. As I've expressed before, there are a large amount of individuals who don't work for Oracle and spend a large time promoting Oracle products and services, possibly through user group activities such as for myself, and other forums. Volunteering and working for user groups can be a thankless task; you really have to work for a simple thank you sometimes. So a little appreciation and recognition from another direction such as Oracle's efforts here go a long way (well, you sold me anyhow) into keeping things running.
The problem is now I've a reputation to live up to, given all the other great Regional Directors!