Thank you, United Airlines

Well, we all have read a lot of stories about United Airlines in the past months. And my experience with United isn’t that good either.

In the past, UA managed to either let my luggage sit for 5 days in London while I was already in Redwood Shores, and I spent roughly 10 hours in their terrible telephone system waiting for anybody tracking my luggage.… [Read More]

Beijing, Seoul – and OTN Tour Tokyo – just in one week

Uhhh … next week will be a tough traveling experience. 19870 km (12347 mi), all in cattle class on 4 different airlines.

I tried to avoid Lufthansa as they canceled recently flights I heavily relied on – with no reason! And there’s still a huge risk of announcing just their 9th strike within a year and a bit.… [Read More]

Back Home …

Now finally back from my short trip to Johannesburg, South Africa. Flying out Monday overnight, returning Friday morning after another overnight flight (all Eco). But thanks to Turkish Airlines – including the short stop-over in Istanbul was worth it as the seating comfort in Turkish’s economy class is far better than Lufthansa’s – as is the food and especially the entertainment system, the service … almost everything.… [Read More]

Long time no update …

I deeply apologize for not updating the blog for some weeks now. I’m still working for Oracle, still in the same group – but due to some other things going on in preparation for Oracle Database 12c I had either no time or simply nothing to report at the moment. I didn’t want to bore you with Oracle Database 11.2 stuff as the slides don’t get changed right now.… [Read More]

Some impressions …

Thanks again to our colleagues of Oracle Japan for the (as always) excellent organization of our journey to Japan in December 2011. And thanks to all the customers and colleagues we’ve met and which did visit the workshops ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ll hope to meet you next time again!

And here are some impressions:

Osaka by Night

Silent Cooking in Tokyo

Mackerel ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Yes … Otoro and Maguro … delicious!!![Read More]