If you are looking for something Oracle related, this isn't the post. More will come soon though!
Here in Utah, and many other places I've lived (Chicago, Seattle) we have High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on some of the interstates. In Utah they offer what they call "Express Passes" which allow you to travel in the HOV lane, even if you are a OOV (One Occupancy Vehicle). These are limited passes (I think about 2000 are available) and are available by subscription on a monthly basis.
Of course, when they first came out (just a few months ago) I had to have one! They cut my commute time to about 20 minutes or so one way (from maybe 40-45 minutes one way on good days, an hour on bad ones). They are worth the $50.00! Nothing is more fun than driving by at 60MPH while the other lanes of traffic are sitting there, stopped. zoom.... zoom... zoom...
So, I was driving in the HOV lane, and getting really aggravated today. Let me list my pet peeves..
1. Why do people who, with only one passenger in the vehicle and no express pass, think it's OK to just pull into the HOV lane and drive? Why is it that people can't just follow the rules?
2. The HOV lanes have restricted entry areas designated by dashed lines. Most of the HOV lane is protected by solid lines that you are not supposed to cross. So, traffic to your right is at a stand still, you are in the HOV lane moving at a good clip and WAM, some person in a truck ten foot tall with only one occupant swerves into your lane illegally and at about 10 MPH.
Again, why can't people follow the rules? Ahhhh... for the days of Mad Max and 60mm machine guns mounted on your hood.
3. Then, there is always the person in the HOV lane who wants to drive at about 1.25 percent of the speed of the people in the other lanes. This is ok, until the other lanes are running at about 15 MPH, which means we run at around 20MPH. I don't get this..... You look about 8 cars forward and it's wide open lane. DRIVE FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!
So, there is my HOV lane rant. I fully realize that the importance of these problems falls somewhere between solving the question of the source of a rancid smell and what to have for dinner tonight, but if I don't rant about it, who will? :-)