My name is Ignatius. Everyone calls me Iggy. My name means “fiery” (the Latin word for fire is ignis and the Sanskrit word for fire is agni). I grew up in the same town as rock star Freddie Mercury; that’s your clue. I now live in Northern California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am the editor of the NoCOUG Journal and the author of Beginning Oracle Database 11g Administration (Apress, 2009). I have a lot of opinions but am willing to change them when confronted with fresh facts. As the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson said in 1841 in his essay on self-reliance: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. … speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day.” Feel free to correct me when I say something wrong. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.