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November 2008

Miracle's fight for intellectual property rights in China

Here's a conversation I've been having over the last several weeks. Hope you enjoy it... Debra Lilley told me to put it on this blog. I always do what she tells me to do. Mogens.

Dear CEO,

Picture of Yes We Can shirt....


I just transferred the picture from my digital camera. I have no idea how to turn it. But if you put your screen/laptop on its right-hand side you should be able to get a rough idea of the shirt layout.

Let me know if anyone wants one. I'll take care of it. I think they were about 15 dollars for a normal T-shirt. Viktors shirt was bought in haste by his mother in a near-by shop because the shirt guy didn't have very small sizes.

Mine is just a plain T-shirt in black with the YWC motif.

Yes We Can

So when I first saw this speech and the hair on my arms did funny things (the relevant stuff starts 10.28 minutes into it):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe751kMBwms

... I thought: He'll win. He's the first presidential candidate EVER to use the creed of Bob the Builder (Bygge-Bob in Danish, which is exactly what my son Viktor, three years of age, calls my friend and employee CarpenterTorben, by the way).

So he won. Of course.

Then I told Dan Morgan of PSOUG the story last Sunday. He went home and found out that the Obama campaign had used the Bob the Builder figure at a rally or two. It was no coincidence.

Which might explain why McCain invented a false plumber named Joe.

So last week in Seattle (at the SQL Server PASS conference) Anette stumbled on a shirt shop that had a T-shirt with a picture of Obama and the words 'Yes we can' on it.

Carl Backstrom

A very quick note – there’s a very long one on Streams coming, with real code and everything, to say that Carl Backstrom’s family have updated his blog with details of how to give in memoriam to this most excellent technologist and evangelist. Go here and donate appropriately please.

Oracle-Validated RPM on OEL 4.5

This is officially my first post on this blog.. finally after weeks of