I’m sure it’s in bad taste to wish happy birthday to yourself in your own blog, but hey, it’s my blog, right?
Today, I am 26…it’s insane how time flies. I remember when I was 20 in a Sr. DBA position, I bought the domain youngestdbaintheworld.com just for fun. I was easily the youngest person in my company that had over 200 people in the ops department. It was a lot of fun! But now, it’s interesting to see the DBA profession grow, and other people in their early 20s getting into the DBA game.
Young punks, all of ’em. Back in my day, we had it rough. We had to log in as the internal user to shut down a database. We didn’t have no fancy AWR or ADDM or AMM or ASM, no sir. We had to put our tablespaces on different disks to keep I/O down. We didn’t have no easy buffer cache parameter, we actually had to multiply blocks for our cache! Yes sirree. Our listeners were static, our administration was text based, and our excessive extents hurt our performance. *smacks lips with the memory* Yes, those were the days.
Anyways, go out and have some cake and a drink for my birthday!