ImposSiebel 1st Bday

Its hard to believe that it was exactly 1 year ago, that Impossible Siebel came onto the blogasphere.

What makes an already busy professional decide to spend time with an audience of total strangers?

Most of us start off our career by learning from others, so i think it is appropriate that we give this knowledge back to the community. As my master once said to me, Grasshopper, when your cup is full, you need to empty it, before you can drink more.

There are some great Siebel CRM Blogs out there, Neel from Siebel Unleashed was a pioneer in the Siebel blogging world and still provides the Siebel community with a comprehensive resource of really useful technical advise for beginners and experts a like.

@lex from Siebel Essentials, the tweeting trainer from Oracle is the guru on everything on Oracle CRM and BI. He's also damn quick on answering questions, something for all of us to aspire to.

Other notable mentions are Geeks Blogging, Siebel Mantra, Siebel Developer, Siebel Guide, Siebel Tips.

These are all great resources, so what what did i have to offer?

The concept was quite simple, go through Support web, bookshelf and find things that were said to be impossible, or pick on Siebel defects and turn it around in favour of the customer, plus promote german 80s pop music.

This is a very strict niche, if people put up with the german music, but life is dull when you dont have a cause.

So where do Impossible Siebel Readers come from? here are some interesting analytics.

[Visitor Country]


60% of users are American. Good to see the Germans are in there as well.

[Visitor City]


4 out of the top 5 visitor cities are from India.

[Corporate Visitors]


Nope, i dont work for any of these companies...

[Most Popular Articles]

1: ImposSiebel Toolbar Beta
2: How to create a VBC without Script - XML Gateway
3: A Siebel eScript framework
4: Reader Challenge - Display a popup applet from inside a Shuttle Applet
5: Introduction to the ABS Framework

You may have noticed that impossible articles have slowed down in the last few months, this is due to new hobby in gardening (plus a little bit of professional commitment), which has taken its toll on the website, but I'll update my twitter more often to compensate.

I'm always working behind the scenes and for those who care, the ImposSiebel Genbscript will be released within two weeks and the regular articles will continue after that.

Finally what would an anniversary be without some german pop music?

This number comes from Patty Ryan, unquestionably her greatest hit. Its got that great 80s sound, and signature euro beat.



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11 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Jason and thanks for the hat-tip.
    Keep up the good foot. Your blog and tools are a great contribution to the Siebel community.

    have a nice day

    @lex

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  2. Happy B'day Impossible Siebel ...
    Keep up the good work Jason.

    ~geeksajan
    http://geeksajan.blogspot.com/

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  3. Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing your Siebel knowledge!

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  4. happy b'day

    Also I would like to add one more (im)possible challenge.

    Accessing the calculated functions from e-Script..not sure if this you have in your radar or not

    Thx
    Dos

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  5. Hi Dos,

    Interestingly, i heard from a good source that this is possible. I have got a lead, and started looking into this, but this feature is undocumented in every sense of the word, so its not on the radar =)

    Jason

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  6. Hi Jason,

    Congratulations on completing a year. Your posts are invaluable source of information.

    keep up the good work..

    Thanks for the appreciation...

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  7. calculated functions ???

    This is something new... can you put some more light on it??

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  8. Hi

    The tip is that you can access and even add new functions to the BC calculated expressions using eScript. This knowledge is out there.

    Jason

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  9. Hi Jason,

    Congrats on the milestone, may you have many more. I'm enjoying witnessing a huge shift in availability of good Siebel resources available... not too long ago all we had was Bookshelf... now we're spoilt for choice! Your site really is a great source for "that little bit extra". Keep up the great work, Matt

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  10. Hello Jason,

    Thanks for your job. Birthday in this case came as a surprise. I personally thought that I read this site for a bit longer (at least couple of years). :-)
    Also I;d link to thank not only the knowlefge sharing approach but more importantly the willingness to share knowledge which resulted in a physical form (not just a thought as in my case). :-)
    Congrats and thanks.
    PS: BTW, Petty Ryan is singing at a party which is organized by "Radio Retro" (which is Russian radio station) named "80's Discotec" ("Дискотека 80-х" in russian) which can be clearly read in the background of the scene. :-)

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  11. Thx fkirill,

    I always wanted to know the meaning of that russian banner, now it makes sense, does Russia still have that euro disco influence?

    Jason

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