Joining a new place is always a new experience. As I said, this company is a small development center in India, which has barely completed one year. Small places have their own charm. First day the HR lady introduced me to all the employees and it hardly took an hour or so. My team's strength is about ten... and there is no other girl. I am happy about that fact actually. They take a good care of me and try to be nice to me :-)
For the first time I am finding myself interested in an Oracle Apps. I absolutely hated it in Oracle... Thanks to those overly ambiguous environment documentations, tedious processes and snobbish people over there. I can't really blame the company, since they had really complex environments. But people there made is more abstract and difficult to understand for a new person. I never got a feeling of belonging to that place. *sigh*
But all that is a history now. I am all geared up for Apps 11i now. We have lots of small environments here and we do all the Apps DBA activities as well as some of those core DBA tasks too. I am sure I will be done with the Apps within a month or two. It feels good to be back on the track. Yooohooo... Apps!
I am going to start with oil painting soon. I have asked jo about the how-to instructions. I have selected one of those M. F. Husain's horse paintings. Now I have to buy the canvas and the colors and you will see a painter-tiger. :-D
They gave me a laptop with IR port (Ok, it's not a T42 or an Apple... but I am happy with it). So I am not going to buy that data cable anymore. I will be able to upload photos whenever I want to, but I am not really happy with those cellphone camera pictures. There is hardly anything one can do with that camera. I think I need to buy a SLR soon. Recommendations are welcome.
This almost looks like a list of new-year-resolutions. Well, I am really going to do all this.