Rob Farley

Rob Rob Farley has been consulting in IT since completing a Computer Science degree with first class honours in 1997. Before moving to Adelaide, he worked in consultancies in Melbourne and London. He runs the development department in one of Australia's leading IT firms, as well as doing database application consultancy and training. He heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, and holds several Microsoft certifications.

Rob has been involved with Microsoft technologies for most of his career, but has also done significant work with Oracle and Unix systems. His preferred database is SQL Server and his preferred language is C#. Recently he has been involved with Microsoft Learning in the US, creating and reviewing new content for the next generation of Microsoft exams.

Over the years, Rob's clients have included BP Oil, OneLink Transit, Accenture, Avanade, Australian Electorial Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Royal Borough of Kingston, Help The Aged, Unisys, Department of Treasury and Finance (Vic), National Mutual, the Bible Society and others.

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14 March 2006

On teeth

My wife Roslyn has had bad teeth ever since our first child was born. My teeth have never been too bad, although I don't like them. I don't know many people that do like their own teeth, although it's not really a typical conversation piece - "Hi, I'm Rob... do you like your teeth?"

One of the big problems with my teeth is that my lower wisdom teeth grow sideways. I don't know why this is, but I've seen the pictures, and it's definitely true. They grow sideways, towards my other teeth. I discovered this a few years ago, but it was going to be all too complicated to get them removed, and they weren't giving me any grief, so it was all fine. Not the case any more. Now, it seems that on the right, my wisdom tooth has punctured the tooth next to it, and made a hole that the dentist couldn't reach if he tried.

So on Thursday, I have an appointment with an oral surgeon. I think that should be someone who just talks about surgery. I remember having oral exams in French class at high-school, and it certainly didn't involve a reclining chair, weird light and a bloke counting. Anyway - Thursday isn't the big day, it's just a consult.