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Hey Mum, I’m Famous!!! April 28, 2013

Posted by mwidlake in Private Life, Uncategorized.
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I got a mail this week from Richard Harrison:

“Hi Martin
See you made it in to oracle magazine this month.That’s the pinnacle of any oracle professionals career – all downhill from here on in :-)”

I was not aware of my sudden raise to fame, but Richard is right – I’m in this month’s “peer to peer” section, which just gives some details about recent Oracle Ace’s I think. I’d forgotten that I had done a form they sent me before Christmas, answering a set of questions. It is interesting to see what they picked out of all my answers to include.

I think most of us would feel it is nice to see something about ourselves in print (so long as it is not derogatory or critical, of course!), though when I come to think of it, I don’t really know why it is nice – other than the rather self-serving feeling of having our egos polished. And as my friends I drink with would (and probably will) comment, my ego certainly does not need much polishing :-). I’ve of course made it worse by blogging about how famous I now am. Polish, polish, polish.

Don’t worry, my wife stepped in to put me back in my place. “You could tell your mum when you next ring her – not that she’ll be impressed at all!”. Thanks wife. She’s right. My mum will just say “that’s nice” in a tone that in no way convinces me she means it, and will then proceed to talk at me about her new cats, what’s on TV and all the terrible things going on in the world, according to the “Daily Mail” (An utterly horrible and vacuous daily tabloid paper her in the UK).

So thank you for the heads-up Richard. I’m looking forward to the rapid decline of my career as you predict… :-)

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1. balajiintech - April 28, 2013

To me. Ur already famous sir. Your My guru on IOTs and many more topics.

Congrats sir.

Cheers, Balaji Tr.

Sent from iPhone

mwidlake - April 28, 2013

Thank you Balaji – I hope to be doing more technical blogs soon

2. Neil Chandler - April 28, 2013

Well Done Martin. I’m sure your current clients will be very impressed ;-)

mwidlake - April 28, 2013

HAHA!!! Indeed, Neil. It’s difficult to comprehend how impressed they will be, exactly… And thus the decline of my career begins

Neil Chandler - April 28, 2013

lol. My career has been going downhill since I was 18.

3. khurrampc - April 28, 2013

Congratz Martin , you really deserve for it.


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