Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity. It will be a learning and growing experience to teach a class on a software package I've never used without a book for the students to follow along in or do labs out of. The challenge of figuring out how to make handouts based off of content I don't have is a fantastic chance to learn something about what I can achieve when I put my mind to it. Creating labs for them to practice, with no real understanding of the tool, the setup, or the course material is only seasoning to make my class delivery more zesty!
While I'm at it, I'd like to thank Oracle for making their Designer software installer tell me that it is only a patch/upgrade installer, even though it actually is the full installer I was hoping it would be. When I'm setting up my software installations for a class, I don't usually get the chance to say, "Oh, fuck it, it'll error out if this is a problem." I should really take the time to appreciate those moments, because they are all to few. Editted to add: And I cannot close this letter without complimenting you on the creative way in which your installer does not work. Recieving cryptic failure messages that imply some occult doings in the bowels of your functionality after waiting over an hour for your install to progress is endearing, and really teches me the value of every minute of life. I rank this innovation right up there next to the way you have screens that don't prompt for user interaction, but prevent the install from progessing until I close them. Genius engineering.
Thank you and DIAF,