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Business Intelligence Architect
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Oracle Data Warehouser
Survivor of Informatica and Business Objects

Oracle ACE

Apr
12
awarded  Yearling
Oct
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
10
answered Why do some non-English words become English words?
Aug
30
comment Is “more informed decisions” or “better informed decisions” the more correct form?
@JonCram Those would be decisions made on the basis of an increased quantity of information, rather than on the basis of increased quality of information -- does the tool provide greater quantity or greater quality of information?
Jul
22
comment Can “born” be used with creatures that come from eggs?
Or "decanted"! No, not really ... see Brave New World for use of "viviparous" in a literary context huxley.net/bnw/two.html
Jul
1
comment What is the origin of being “in the pudding club”?
George and Mildred?
Jun
26
comment Is it “peek”, “peak” or “pique”?
With regard to general reference, when did a Google search become a replacement for a dictionary?
May
24
answered Is it correct to say “I am heading off” when I am about to leave?
May
9
answered Synonyms for “doing one's best”
May
9
comment Meaning of the word “findings”?
This question feels like a Rorschach test
May
9
answered Meaning of the word “findings”?
May
7
comment Why does “issue” have a negative connotation in the US?
"synonymic" -- an adjective, isn't it?
May
3
comment “Wake up Joe” or “Wake Joe up”?
+1 just what I was also thinking. But "Joe rose from ..." and "Joe rose up from ..." have different tones to me, and they might both be valid. Including "up" seems to make the act sound more purposeful, and a less casual act.
May
2
answered Non-financial costs
May
1
comment Word for describing the emotion of helping someone
You're welcome. [throb]
May
1
comment Word for describing the emotion of helping someone
I'm searching for a term that describes the joy of fulfilment of an empathic urge. Or perhaps "surge". Or "an empathagasm".
May
1
answered Word for describing the emotion of helping someone
May
1
answered “Cyclicity” vs. “cyclicality”
Apr
30
comment Is “Please be reminded to …” a valid construction?
Yes -- it sounds like airline-speak: "At this time we will be asking you to please return your seat to the upright position ..."
Apr
30
comment What is “plaice” in the US? Would love a good fish and chips
And that delicious Chilean Sea Bass? Real name is the not-so-appetising "Patagonian Toothfish".