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Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Networking Opportunity Events #OOW14

http://www.oracle.com/openworld/register/packages/index.htmlWhere I can keep track of the special events (note: these are not “parties” as so many people are misled to believe) at OOW.  To attend one of these events:

  1. You’re registered as an OpenWorld Attendee.
  2. You’re either a prospect, customer, or goodwill contact for the host. That means you actually contact the host and ask to attend before OOW.
  3. You visit the host’s booth at OpenWorld in order to pick up whatever is required for entry and get to know what the host actually does.
  4. Do not just show up at the event and attempt to “crash” it – just spend your time at a regular OOW reception the same evening and you’ll still get plenty of party time.

Visit all those vendors and make them feel welcomed this year!

The 2013 List of OOW Events

The 2012 List of OOW Events

And OakTable World is back again, at the Creativity Museum (this year, no pre-registration required).

Agenda:

http://www.oraclerealworld.com/oaktable-world/agenda/

Agenda for Oaktable World 2014, located at Creativity Museum, is

 time Monday Sept 29 Tuesday Sept 30
8 (8:30 am) Mogens: welcome Carlos Sierra: introducing edb360 tool
9 Riyaj Shamsudeen: in-memory internals Kent Graziano: Worst Practices in DW Design
10 Chris Antognini: Indexes: Structure, Splits and Free Space Management Internals Tanel Poder: Hacking Oracle 12c
11 Martin Bach: A deep dive into HCC internals and mechanics Jeremiah Wilton: Oracle on EC2: You’re doing it wrong
12 ted talks ted talks
1 Jonathan Lewis:Calculating Selectivity Connor McDonald: clone db
2 Greg Rahn: The Current State of SQL + Hadoop Frits Hoogland: Profiling the logwriter and database writer (with version 12.1.0.2 update)
3 Kevin Closson:SLOB – For More Than I/O! Alex Gorbachev:  Anomaly detection on performance data
4 Toon: Why DBMS’s Still Lack SQL Assertions Support (A polite excuse) Karl Arao: Capacity Planning: SLAs, KPIs, Headroom, Expiry Date

Ted Talks between noon and 1pm

 Monday  Tuesday
Eric Grancher: using ASH to understand IO issues Jonah Harris: network protocal hacking making Oracle talk with MySQL
Jonathan Lewis: Breaking Exadata Jonathan Lewis:Parallel Execution Plans
Jonathan Gennick: Seven Secrets in Publishing Kent Graziano: Data Vault 2.0: using MD5 hash for change detection
Cary Millsap – The most important “trick” of performance instrumentation Alex Gorbachev: DevOps

Kerry Osborne: How to Hire World Class Oracle Dudes and Dudettes

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Networking Opportunity Events

Where I can keep track of the special events (note: these are not “parties” as so many http://www.oracle.com/openworld/register/packages/index.htmlpeople are misled to believe) at OOW.  To attend one of these events:

  1. You’re registered as an OpenWorld Attendee.
  2. You’re either a prospect, customer, or goodwill contact for the host.
  3. You visit the host’s booth at OpenWorld in order to pick up whatever is required for entry.
  4. Do not just show up at the event and attempt to “crash” it – just spend your time at a regular OOW reception the same evening and you’ll still get plenty of party time.

Unlike last year, there isn’t a specific Music Festival OOW program. Most of the effort is going into the America’s Cup race before the OOW program.  So visit all those vendors and make them feel welcomed this year!

The 2012 List of OOW Events

Momoiro Clover Z – 5th Dimension Countdown…

Because it’s out, now, on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/5th-dimension/id633919099

DIRECT JAPAN

tumblr_mkbceh8t6H1qf4yc3o1_1280… 4 days before the most awaited J-Pop album of 2013 gets released!… 

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Momoiro Clover Z – Kimi no Ato (キミノアト) Lyrics (translated to English)

ももいろクローバーZ  – キミノアト ( 歌詞) Original lyrics here: http://idolyrics.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/kimi-no-ato-%E3%82%AD%E3%83%9F%E3%83%8E%E3%82%A2%E3%83%88-lyrics/

Romajii version here: http://www.nautiljon.com/paroles/momoiro+clover+z/kimi+no+ato.html

Thinking of You

I didn’t want to leave
Thoughts of you make my chest (heart) pound
I love you and I love only you
Forever, I believe, I love you

I felt feelings for the first time as the rain begin to fall
You were like an multi-colored friendly umbrella

Am I courageous? Or my answers important?
If time taught me anything
You and your smile were always (there)

To find someone like myself to love
I didn’t know such a day would come
Words cannot express, hold me now
With colored tears, I love you

I think about the same wind that blows every season
Who would have known it was calling your name?

A familiar scene just like in the old movies
Every wish not to say goodbye
Even though the bus leaves tomorrow

I told myself I ought not to
Just think (tell my heart) it’s a lie
(Although)Sorrow is as constant as the rain
My voice will always say, I love you

When the (departing) bell rang
I came running out-of-breath to you
With a smile, still crying with a smile
What did it mean?

I hid my feelings as you left
Thoughts of you make my chest (heart) pound
I love you and I love only you
Forever, I believe, I love you

Momoiro Clover [+Z] MomoClo ももいろクローバーZ

A haunting version of Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimi Tachi Yo (サラバ、愛しき悲しみたちよ, “Farewell, My Dear Sorrows”) (Music Box version by Orgel Sound):

My own MomoClo YouTube collection:

Like this ever needs an explanation. it’s MomoClo!

My particular favorite tends to be もリフだョ 全員集合(Morifu Dayo! Zenin Shuugou …because to me, it shows off their versatility.)

Why? They’re weird. Cute. Songs steeped in tradition. Able to parody themselves. Dance like P90X done for 2.5 hours straight, in costumes. The backing arrangements are exotic, symphonic and listenable on their own. The lyrics actually mean something (usually.)

Try a read of this wiki article covering just a smattering of this group’s unique traits: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Music/MomoiroCloverZ

Most uniquely – where else do you find passionate fans overseas in Paris, France able to totally support 5 teenage girls performing a capella due to a power-failure mid-concert? (Orange Note – オレンジノート)

2012 Orange County Interfaith Music Festival Photos

Some collected images of this monumental event – with Great Thanks to all who participated and attended!

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This year’s united gathering of spiritual organizations for the sharing of music, spirit and faith was generously hosted at Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana, California. With an audience of over 800 community attendees, this free annual charity event is hosted each year to foster sharing of cultural beliefs and demonstrating the commonality and unity among all the religions of the world. This year, with the theme of Reaching Out Through Music, attendees enjoyed performances and presentations from representatives of Judaism, Hindu, Baha’i, Sikh, Anglican, Catholic, Mormon, Muslim, Zoroastrian and Shinnyo-en traditions followed by a reception for individual dialogue and cultural exchange.

For those on Facebook: more photos from our PR representative Karin Rogers:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3896489453036.2136667.1303091248&type=1

2012 Orange County Interfaith Music Festival – 11/11/12 @ 7p

2012 OCIN Interfaith Music Festival Flyer
November, 2012 – Santa Ana, California
8th Annual Orange County Interfaith Music Festival – 11/11/2012 – 7 p.m.
Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N. Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
This year’s united gathering of spiritual organizations for the sharing of music, spirit and faith will be generously hosted at Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana, California.

One of this year’s most rewarding projects – it’s free admission for everyone – Enjoy!

2012 Music Participants:
Anaheim Mormon Chorale
Baha’i Faith Vocal Ensemble
Poor Clare Missionary Sisters
Center for Spiritual Living (Capistrano Valley)
Shinnyo-en Buddhist Temple
International Institute of Gurmat Studies (Keertan)
California Zoroastrian Association (CZA)
Temple Beth Sholom

November, 2012 – Santa Ana, California
8th Annual Orange County Interfaith Music Festival – 11/11/2012 – 7 p.m.
Temple Beth Sholom,  2625 N. Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705

This year’s united gathering of spiritual organizations for the sharing of music, spirit and faith will be generously hosted at Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana, California. With an expected attendance of over 1,200 community attendees, this free annual charity event is hosted each year to foster sharing of cultural beliefs and demonstrating the commonality and unity among all the religions of the world. This year, with the theme of Reaching Out Through Music, attendees will enjoy performances and presentations from representatives of Judaism, Hindu, Baha’i, Sikh, Anglican, Catholic, Mormon, Muslim, Zoroastrian and Shinnyo-en traditions followed by a reception for individual dialogue and cultural exchange.

All are invited to attend and enjoy the diverse forms of musical expressions of spiritual unity through voice, music and sound!  Attendees are encouraged to bring a packaged staple or canned food items for donation to the Orange County Food Bank to help feed our community in need. The annual Orange County Interfaith Music Festival is produced and supported by the Orange County Interfaith Network (http://www.ocinterfaith.org) Our generous co-sponsors this year include: O’Connor Mortuary, Karen Child Family Foundation, Shinnyo-en Buddhist Temple, Central Orange County Interfaith Council, and the Interfaith Council of Garden Grove,, Stanton and Westminster.

Our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/416047301790319/425963157465400

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 Networking Opportunity Events

Where I can keep track of the special events (note: these are not “parties” as so many people are misled to believe) at OOW.  To attend one of these events:

  1. You’re registered as an OpenWorld Attendee.
  2. You’re either a prospect, customer, or goodwill contact for the host.
  3. You visit the host’s booth at OpenWorld in order to pick up whatever is required for entry.
  4. Do not just show up at the event and attempt to “crash” it – just spend your time at a regular OOW reception the same evening and you’ll still get plenty of party time.

Every Day – OOW Music Festival Concerts

  • American Steel Sunday, September 30 | 9:00 p.m. Mezzanine
  • Macy Gray Sunday, September 30 | 8:30 p.m. Yerba Buena Gardens
  • The Crystal Method Sunday, September 30 | 10:00 p.m. Ruby Skye
  • Candelaria Monday, October 1 | 7:00 p.m. Yerba Buena Gardens
  • Jimmy Cliff Monday, October 1 | 8:30 p.m. Yerba Buena Gardens
  • BluesMix Tuesday, October 2 | 8:00 p.m. Slim’s
  • The English Beat Tuesday, October 2 | 8:00 p.m. Minna Alley
  • Joss Stone Tuesday, October 2 | 8:30 p.m. Oracle Square (Union Square)
  • Afrofunk Experience Tuesday, October 2 | 10:00 p.m. Slim’s
  • The Hives Thursday, October 4 | 5:15 p.m. Yerba Buena Gardens

…and lots more

Oracle OpenWorld Music Festival Venues

How do you like your live music? In an intimate bar, an energized club, a laid-back gallery, jamming outdoors? The Oracle OpenWorld Music Festival has them all, so take your pick and enjoy the shows.

Feel free to post your own additions in the comments. 

Having quick fun with Reaper and Jamstix

So here’s a fun thing that took me all of 10 seconds to learn – Send the Jamstix output to another track (#2 shown here), recorded as audio and MIDI (on the original Jamstix track #3), then send the MIDI output from #3 to another VSTi (in this case Coyote WT/GM2 DXi on Track #1), and play both back panned hard right and left, with additional MIDI coming from the live play TriggeriO.

Have to admit – this was a LOT easier to learn quickly than when I was fiddling with Cubase 5 trying to learn it sufficiently for 2 months to do something like this.)

Kind of wish PowerTracks 2011 had support for Jamstix (self-generating VST instruments don’t work well in PT – www.pgmusic.com). But at least (working the other way around) Band-in-a-Box drag-and-drop works fine with Reaper, so getting those basic song templates in to be worked on is still very easy.

And a minor thing, it took me a few more minutes to figure out how to open a multi-track MIDI file correctly in Reaper. My initial instinct to drag-and-drop it into a track resulted in very odd looking squished MIDI stuck into a single track.

View -> Media Explorer

What we really wanted was under View -> Media Explorer (which allows you to navigate to the desired MIDI (or whatever) file:

 

Imports of multi-channel MIDI should look like this (allowing the natural splitting of channels into separate tracks – and synchronizing the tempo setting at the same time):

Then it looks like we’d expect in a plain sequencer:

DAW Reaper 4.14 with Jamstix 3.30 VSTi

Finding out that Reaper 4.14 (whether 32-bit or x64-bit version) works with Jamstix 3.30 (another latest release) on Windows 7 64-bit, only completely when Run As Administrator is checked for Reaper.

Without Administrator privileges, Jamstix produced MIDI output, but was unable to load its own sound engine and stayed silent (though if routed to EZDrummer, you could hear the drums fine).

Still evaluating the merits of running 32-bit DAW’s (shown below – more VSTi’s recognized):

Versus 64-bit Reaper:

In both cases, I’m testing sending a 2nd MIDI stream from Jamstix to drive the EZDrummer track (to use the EZD sound kits).
Reaper is available at www.reaper.fm

Jamstix is available at www.rayzoon.com

MTC’s Christmas Variety Show Extravaganza

 

MTC's Christmas Variety Show Extravaganza

MTC’s Christmas Variety Show Extravaganza!!!

Metamorphosis Theatre Company’s biggest and brightest stars take the stage to bring you a holiday show that is so much fun, you’ll want to share it with the whole family! You can’t miss this holiday extravaganza! Dec. 14 – 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Fremont Centre Theatre!